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Introduction to Animation Filmmaking

via Skillshare


Want to know how to take your animations to the next level? Join animator and educator Eve Leonard to learn how animators use filmmaking practices to create compelling animations.

Students will get tips and advice to develop beginner projects, such as a bouncing ball or walk cycle, into portfolio work. The content covered is this course is theoretical and technical. Techniques can be applied to any computer software used for image manipulation and compositing. Any animation medium can be used - stop motion, 2D animation, 3D animation, etc. The goal of this course is to introduce beginner level animators to concepts that artists use in animated films.

This course combines filmmaking concepts with practical application so beginner students can apply creative problem solving into their own work. Any artist considering taking their skills to the next level should consider beginning that journey with this course.

Software used for demonstration in this course: Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.


  • Introduction
  • Animation Filmmaking
  • Clean Up
  • Alpha Channels and Rotoscoping
  • Staging the Scene
  • Creating Assets
  • Camera
  • Lighting
  • Compositing
  • Sound
  • Rendering & Sharing
  • Distribution

Taught by

Eve Leonard


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