Try it out: animation

Course Dates: 13/09/22
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
Ever fancied producing your own animations for web, devices and video? Come and learn the basics of creating professional-looking drawn animated sequences using the professional software application Animate CC.
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Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00

Course Code: VK417

Tue, day, 13 Sep - 13 Sep '22

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This hands-on taster will guide you through the basics of creating drawn animation sequences using Animate CC software. Get to grips with using the drawing tools, creating keyframes and using onion skinning in Animate CC , as well as the key techniques in creating traditional drawn animation.

What previous students liked most about this course:
“I liked the tutor’s teaching style. She simplified the software and made it fun.”

“Brilliant! Learnt so much in just a day.”

“Enjoyable course that allowed exploration of the potentials of using Flash for animation. ”

“Running this course during a period that allows for participants to enrol onto full-time animation course.”


What will we cover?

- An introduction to the drawing tools in Animate CC
- Using layers, keyframes and onion skinning to create animated sequences
- Exporting sequences as QuickTime movies.

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

- Use the paint, pencil, fill and transform tools in Animate CC
- Use layers and onion skinning
- Produce an animated sequence using keyframes and blank keyframes
- Export an animated sequence to a QuickTime movie.

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

This is an introductory course, so no prior experience is required.
You'll just need to be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You'll also need to be happy to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

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

We will guide you using demonstrations, group and individual assistance, and notes.
Please note we will be working on Apple Mac computers.

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

The latest professional equipment and software are available for your use on this course.
You may wish to bring a memory stick or a portable hard drive to store your work.


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

You can develop your animation skills further with VK509 Start digital animation using Adobe Animate or if you feel ready to make a commitment to developing your animation practice you may like to do VK101 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.

Litza Jansz

Litza has a background in animating titles and animated graphics for Documentaries working on award winning productions as an independent animator/director for Channel 4 and the BBC. Over the years her practice has moved from 35mm and 16mm film making to working digitally using a range of digital and traditional approaches, techniques and software in her work. Litza now focuses on commissioned participatory animation projects working with community groups and her own experimental animation practice. Her animated films with Prisoners and young offenders were screened at the Tate Modern and the ICA and her films are regularly shown at animation and film festivals. Her animation work is part of her developing fine art practice which also incorporates mixed media art work. As well as producing animations, Litza has published 3 graphic novels and an illustrated children’s book and has contributed cartoons and illustrations for a range of book and magazine publications. Teaching animation, Film making, illustration and cartooning has always been an integral part of her practice.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.