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Frame by Frame Animation Basics

via Skillshare


Learn how to create cel animations and utilize this skill to enhance still imagery or moving video. Cel animation is a simple, and very versatile skill to have as a designer and animator. Because design is becoming increasingly more digital, it is important for a designer to be able to incorporate motion or animation into their designs. 

Cel animation is a basic type of motion animation that can be used to make an illustration come to life and easily be added to any design, image, or video! This class will teach you the basics of cel animation and how those basics can be applied. There is no limit to the creativity and possibilities of what you can create with cel once you’ve learned the basics. 

Cel is most traditionally used in illustration style animations, however, it can also be applied in more refined or realistic styles to give the final design any look and feel that is desired. During this course we will cover a range of styles and executions to give you the tools you need to achieve your vision.


  • Introduction
  • Class Projects, Tips & Tricks
  • What is Cel Animation
  • Basic Animation: Brainstorming
  • Basic Animation: Sketching
  • Basic Animation: Building
  • Basic Animation: Exporting
  • Animation+Image: Brainstorming
  • Animation+Image: Sketching
  • Animation+Image: Building
  • Animation+Image: Exporting
  • Animation+Video: Brainstorming
  • Animation+Video: Storyboarding/Sketching
  • Animation+Video: Building
  • Animation+Video: Exporting
  • Till Next Time...

Taught by

Kyle Cernicky


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