This course will introduce processes for the creation of TV quality character animation. Basic principles such as anticipation, follow-through, squash, stretch, extreme poses, in-betweens and character turnarounds will be discussed, all of which are necessary to create the illusion of life in both two-dimensional and 3D characters. Students will draw their own simple characters as well as acquiring basic knowledge of affordable animation software. Computers with Opentoonz software and interactive pen tablets will be available for student use during class time.
ICTC Instructor Artie Romero has 38 years of screen credits for producing, directing and animating TV shows, commercials, movies, games, web graphics and apps. He's the founder of ARG! Cartoon Animation Studio.
OpenToonz Tutorials & Other Resources
Please study these important video tutorials. They cover the use of OpenToonz software and basic principles of character animation. If you have a computer at home, you should download and install OpenToonz, and follow along with the tutorials to establish basic knowledge of our primary production tool.
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