Digital 2D character animation using Animate stage 1

Course Dates: 18/09/19 - 16/10/19
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Benjamin Austin

This beginners course introduces Adobe Animate CC (formerly known as Flash) - an accessible and powerful digital animation program. The course explores traditional methods of drawn & cut-out animation using digital tools with a focus on animating characters.


What is the course about?

This course introduces you to traditional and experimental techniques of drawn and cut-out animation. We’ll go through the entire animation workflow from planning to final completed pieces of work, with lessons structured around short practical projects designed to introduce you to different aspects of the software.

What will we cover?

- Navigating the Animate interface
- Using the Drawing tools with a Graphics tablet
- Working in drawn and cut-out styles of animation
- Importing assets into Animate
- Exporting your work.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- know your way around the Animate interface
- understand good Animation workflow
- know different strategies for animating elements in the software
- sync Animation to sound
- use the Camera effectively
- export your work as movies and Gifs.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a fast-paced beginners’ course. Experience of other Adobe software is very beneficial but not essential. You will be expected to have a good basic computer literacy, such as opening and saving files and copying and pasting.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Animation and film making.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

The latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can develop your skills in Animate further in VG162 Digital 2D character animation using Animate stage 2 course or develop Animation skills in VK413 City Lit Animation course. City Lit offer a range of courses in 2D and 3D Animation, Adobe Animate, Adobe After Effects, Character animation, editing, sound, illustration, cartooning, storyboarding and adobe Photoshop to enhance your animation practice.

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Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: VG161

Wed, day, 18 Sep - 16 Oct '19

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £97.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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