Learn the essence of all animation: TIMING and SPACING. Get hands-on experience animating many exercises using Disney's 12 principles, such as anticipation, follow through & overlap, ease in & ease out, squash & stretch, and more! Animate by drawing on traditional light tables ( Laney has a room full of them!), scanning drawings into Flipbook, edit the timing, add sound & color, and voila!
We will study character design, movement, objects and weight with gravity, momentum, & inertia, visual effects such as water flows, fire burning, dust clouds, etc.and styudents will be able to unleash their own creativity & ideas in making their own short movies, too!
I am a 30 year professional animator and have worked in Hollywood, Europe, and all over the San Francisco Bay Area since 1982. My professional experience includes 5 jobs for Disney Studios, featuring Chip & Dale's Rescue Rangers and Goof Troop, and Disney World's EPCOT Center, plus MTV, FOX TV, Universal TV, many advertisements, storyboards, & numerous character designs.
I have also taught beginning through advanced animation techniques at 4 different universities & colleges over the past 18 years. You can animate. I will show you how with hands on lessons!