2D DIGITAL ANIMATION ONLINE COURSE

STUDY UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF
A TOP ANIMATOR

2D ANIMATION

© SPA Studios

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC STUDIES

Director of Academic Studies, teacher - former Art director and Production designer - PIXAR Studios

Anthony Christov is an internationally renowned art director and production designer for the award-winning Pixar Animation Studios...

THE BEST IDEA FOR NEXT-GEN ANIMATORS!

COURSE INTRODUCTION 

Enroll in one of the most dynamic  2D Animation programs in Europe!
 
IDEA Academy offers the one and only animation course directed by Anthony Christov,  former Art Director and Production Designer at Pixar Animation Studios.
 
The course is taught by Giovanni Braggio, an experienced professional who has worked for companies like SPA studios, Cartoon Network, The Line, Double Plus, Passion Pictures and on international projects like the Oscar-nominated movie "Klaus", a production of the SPA Studios and Space Jam 2 (Tonic DNA, Warner Bros), Tout en Haut du Monde – Long Way North (Nørlum, Sacrebleu) as well as many popular shows such as The Amazing World of Gumball and many others.
 
This ​​one-year program is designed for passionate individuals looking for a career in the entertainment industry. The course is made of 3 modules; each module runs for 12 weeks and will allow students an in-depth study of 2D to learn how to convey weight, motion and personality to characters with the most advanced techniques. If you’re an aspiring storyboard artist or 2D animator, join us and learn from an internationally renowned professional!

IMPORTANT: Applications should meet the minimum entry requirements to pursue the program. Applicants are required to sit through an interview with IDEA Academy’s staff.

Courses are taught in English in an online live streaming format

LET'S GET STARTED

2D ANIMATION 

INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION + SOFTWARE BASICS

Basic principles of animation, working with simple shapes and humanoid characters...

TIMING AND SPACING + SLOW IN AND SLOW OUT + CHARTS - the bouncing ball

Exercise: rough - bouncing ball

Exercise: rough, a flick/hit/kick/punch on something that reacts 

ANTICIPATION, OVERSHOOT, SQUASH AND STRETCH - 

Working on easy movements like a hit, a drop, a knock, breaking the joints

MODULE 1

Duration: 12 weeks

STAGING, POSING, SOLID DRAWINGS and EXAGGERATION

Exercise: rough - sack of flour acting bit

FACE ACTING, OVERLAP, TAKES - Get the rhythm and don't time all together

Exercise: rough - mid shot, a character looks around and changes expressions

CENTRE OF GRAVITY, ARCS

Exercise: rough -wide shot, a simple body action, bowing, sitting, standing up

BASIC WEIGHT, FLEXIBILITY AND TAKES – secondary action

Exercise: rough -wide shot, little body movement (weight shift/one step/etc) head turn, the character sees something and…

FOLLOW THROUGH AND TIE DOWN - Spice up your animation!

Exercise: tie-down - add a feather, a belly, a cape, something to your previous animation then tie it down

MORE ON WEIGHT -

Lines of Action, change of shape

Exercise: tie down - animate a push, a pull or a lift

LOOPS

Exercise: tie-down, animation loop like a flying animal or something more complex like a dance loop

WALKS - A generic walk

Exercise: tie-down, animate a generic walk

WALKS – A walk with character

Exercise: tie-down, animate a more personal walk

MAKE YOUR CHARACTERS ALIVE

2D ANIMATION

Personalized walk

Run and jump

Stop and start a walk/run

Change of direction

Moving on a different kind of ground

Sports actions (volleyball spike, football shoot, baseball swing, etc)

Analyzing active and passive body parts while moving 

Fighting sequence

Dynamic actions

BODY MECHANICS

MODULE 2

Duration: 12 weeks

LEVEL UP YOUR ANIMATION SKILLS

2D ANIMATION

ACTING

Face acting

Body acting

Acting without dialogue

Acting with dialogue

MODULE 3

Duration: 12 weeks

TEACHER

ENROLLMENT DATES 2021/22
Enrollment deadline: subject to availability
Module 1
Starts on:  September 27, 2021
Ends on: December 14, 2021 

TIME SCHEDULE

Monday: 15:00 - 19:00
Tuesday: ​15:00 - 19:00

IMPORTANT: The school reserves the right to change the course's schedule

COST

The cost of each module (12 weeks) of the 2D Animation online course is 1750€  

The sum is to be paid at the enrollment