Animation I: Introduction to Disney's 12 Principles of Animation
10 Weeks | $495 | Online
Using the simplicity of basic 2D animation, students will become familiar with Disney’s "12-Principles of Animation." Whether 2D, CG, or stop motion animation, these principles are the backbone for all character animation projects. Students will learn to use Key Pose Animation, Squash and Stretch, Anticipation, Staging, Lines-of-Action, and more to create several short animation projects and a final 10-15 second film.
What You Will Learn:
- How to apply traditional animation processes to 2D animation projects.
- Integrate pose-to-pose keyframing, squash & stretch, anticipation, staging, and arcs into 2D animation projects.
- An understanding of shapes, weight, depth, balance and appeal in 2D animation projects.
- How to develop an animation that utilizes cycles.
- A thorough understanding of Timing, Spacing, and Lines-of-Action in animation.
- How to analyze real world observations and apply them to animation.
- Be able to research from life, read and prepare Exposure Sheets to document the animation action, all while demonstrating critical thinking skills.
- How to critique and discuss animation projects.
Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring | Online
Course Fee: $495
Prerequisite: Basic drawing and computer skills (Mac or Windows).
Required Materials: Students must have a scanner for scanning pencil drawings or a Wacom tablet with a drawing program that can save JPEGs or PNGs. Basic movie-making software is free. Please see the Materials List.
Note: Elective course for Art and the Creative Process professional certificate.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Number: ART-40557
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Art and the Creative Process
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4/4/2023 - 6/11/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
Van Hamersveld, Eric, Worked for over 30 years in the entertainment industry as an animator with Warner Bros., Walt Disney, J. Ward Productions and Hanna-Barbera studios.
Eric Van Hamersveld teaches Animation I: Introduction to Disney's 12 Principles of Animation for the UC San Diego Extension Art and the Creative Process Professional Certificate .
Eric has a BFA degree TV and film production from Texas Christian University. For over 30 years he has been involved in all creative, technical and business phases of the entertainment industry. He has worked as an animator for Warner Bros. Studios, J. Ward Productions and Hanna-Barbera Studios. His credits include: "The Pink Panther," "Road Runner," "Speedy Gonzalez," "George of the Jungle"; numerous TV series and several commercials including "Capt'n Crunch" and "Star Kist-Charlie The Tuna." He also ...Read More
Early enrollment advised.
No visitors permitted.
No refunds after: 4/7/2023.
Early Enrollment Discount: $470 ($495 if enrolled after 3/6/2023).
SCBWI/MOPA members can receive our $25 Early Enrollment discount prior to course start date. The max discount a MOPA/SCBWI member can receive for one class is $25. It is applied upon course enrollment over the phone or in person with proof of membership. This is an online course. There are no face-to-face class sessions. You'll have access to your online course on the published start date. Login on your MyExtension account, select My Courses and click the link under LOCATION.
4/4/2023 - 6/11/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts department at 858-534-5760 or email@example.com for information about when this course will be offered again.