2D DIGITAL ANIMATION ONLINE COURSE
STUDY UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF
A TOP ANIMATOR
© SPA Studios
THE BEST IDEA FOR NEXT-GEN ANIMATORS!
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) and by Giulia Landi who has worked for several feature films, among whose “Titeuf”, "Pinocchio" (Enzo d'Alò), "The Congress" (Ari Folman), "The Red Turtle" (Michael Dudok de Wit), "Funan" (Denis Do), "Bunuel in the labyrinth of the turtles" (Salvador Simò) and “Where is Anne Frank” (Ari Folman).
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
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
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
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
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
Duration: 12 weeks
LEVEL UP YOUR ANIMATION SKILLS
Acting without dialogue
Acting with dialogue
Duration: 12 weeks
ENROLLMENT DATES 2021/22
Enrollment deadline: subject to availability
Starts on: September 27, 2021
Ends on: December 20, 2021
Monday: 15:00 - 19:00
Thursday: 15:00 - 19:00
IMPORTANT: The school reserves the right to change the course's schedule
The cost of each module (12 weeks) of the 2D Animation online course is 1750€
The sum is to be paid at the enrollment