Building on what we learned in the introduction to traditional animation, students will delve deeper into the animation principles and character movement animation. We’ll discuss how to create believable movement, motion and action, the subtle details and the little extras that bring a character to life. Some of the demos and exercises will include: 4 legged walk, dialogue, strong poses & creating emotion and believability in your character’s performance. Each class, students will get feedback from the instructor on their work and how to improve and push it further. Hone skills in creating intriguing and plausible character movement animation. Sharpen your pencils or charge up your tablets it is going to be a fun course!
This workshop requires Internet Access and will take place via Google Meetings/Hangouts. Sessions will be recorded and shared with students.
- Pencils (Optional: Col-Erase Pencils)
- Animation Paper
- Animation Pegbar
- Light pad or tablet
- Animation Software for Pencil Tests (examples: Rough Animator, Stop Motion Studio, Monkey Jam, FlipaClip, or other software of choice)
- Tripod & camera
A more detailed list of these materials will be provided to those who register for the class.
About the Instructor
BRYCE HALLETT is a Toronto based independent animator with over 20 years of experience. He is a graduate of Classical Animation at Sheridan College, Graphic design at Canadore College and studied Film and TV production at Humber College. His freelance career spans the gamut of creating animation and motion graphics for documentaries, Tv commercials, educational films, sketch comedy, music videos and the odd video game App. In addition to animating he enjoys sharing his expertise teaching courses and workshops at various institutions including The Toronto Animated Image Society, Teletoon, Sheridan College, Seneca College and OCAD University.
He is the illustrator of the book “ Animation Unleashed: 100 Principles Every Animator, Comic Book Writer, Filmmaker, Video Artist and Game Developer Should Know”, written by Ellen Besen. Currently they are working on the second edition expected out some time next year.