Friday, January 15, 2016

New Animation Class for Spring 2016!

NEW ANIMATION CLASS for Spring 2016!! Laney College is presenting a beginning 2D animation course teaching drawing fundamentals for animating, plus professional animation software skills in Digicel Flipbook, which is used by all the animation studios, as well as all the art/animation colleges throughout the Bay Area.

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!

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