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Mastering Character Animation

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Explore the art of character animation, understanding the principles of movement, emotions, and storytelling while also learning about the creation of backgrounds, ensuring the setting complements the characters' narratives and enhances the overall visual experience. You will also learn camera techniques to frame shots effectively, mastering the art of visual composition and storytelling through camera angles and movements before moving on to exporting animations to various formats, ensuring compatibility across platforms. You will also get an introduction to digital video, learn about the key concepts and terms used in video editing, and explore the free video editing software DaVinci Resolve.

Explore the art of character animation, understanding the principles of movement, emotions, and storytelling while also learning about the creation of backgrounds, ensuring the setting complements the characters' narratives and enhances the overall visual experience. You will also learn camera techniques to frame shots effectively, mastering the art of visual composition and storytelling through camera angles and movements before moving on to exporting animations to various formats, ensuring compatibility across platforms. You will also get an introduction to digital video, learn about the key concepts and terms used in video editing, and explore the free video editing software DaVinci Resolve.

Beginner

10 hours

Completion Certificate

Last Updated May 13, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Synfig Studio • 2D Animation
Prerequisites:
Digital Arts Fluency

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Character Animation

Through careful attention to detail and the use of fundamental principles, create believable and dynamic character movements, capturing the essence of personality and storytelling.

Lesson 2

Backgrounds, Camera, and Environments

Learn how to navigate backgrounds and environments by strategically positioning and moving the camera to convey emotions, highlight important details and guide the audience's attention.

Lesson 3

Exporting and Embedding Digital Animation

Explore various formats for exporting animated sequences and show the world your creativity by embedding your animation in presentations, social media, and other online spaces.

Lesson 4

Introduction to Digital Video

Discover the art and power of digital video editing. Learn about storytelling, technical concepts, and the history of video editing. Unleash your creativity and potential in this captivating medium!

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Kemar McInnis

Animation Lecturer

Kemar McInnis is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and an Animation Lecturer at the Vocational Training Development Institute. He teaches 3D Animation Production, Principles of 3D Animation, Character Design, Creative Coding, and Visual Effects. Previously, he worked as a Motion Graphics Designer and Animator at Television Jamaica (TVJ). Kemar also serves as the Training and Development Manager at the Jamaica Animation Nation Network.

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Joe Conniff

Video Editor

Joe Conniff is a professional video editor, educator, and producer. His entertainment industry experience spans across motion pictures, commercials, theater, documentary, and other mediums. He has done work for Lionsgate, The Walt Disney Company, and Revolver Entertainment.

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