Successful animators have a comprehensive understanding of basic animation techniques and principles. This eight-week course focuses on one of these concepts each class by working traditionally with pencil and paper and also with paper cut-outs. Budding animators will develop a strong foundation, continue to build their knowledge of art and animation, and hone their unique skills. Continuing students will arrive prepared to work on their own project but will also learn additional animation skills throughout the course.
This class will be held entirely online using the video conference interface, Zoom. Students will be expected to have an internet connection, camera and microphone to communicate with the teacher and other students.
Students will need to have an iPad, iPhone or Mac that can run iStopmotion in order to capture their animation. If you do not have access to a Mac or the software, please contact us so that we can try to assist you. Please download the PDF with the full list of materials needed.
The Walt Disney Family Museum’s After School Animation program works with both traditional animation and digital software. Students enrolled in this course should have the following materials before class begins:
- Camera or document camera
- White printer or animation paper
- Construction paper
- iStopmotion software; please download to run on a Mac, iPad, or iPhone
Each student will need these items in order to capture their animation and present it in class for review. If you do not have access to these items or are unable to run iStopmotion on your Mac, please contact us so that we may try to assist you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for After School Animation Winter 2021 will be available as follows:
- All member levels: Purchase tickets online beginning Tuesday, January 12 at noon
- Public (non-members): Remaining tickets available online beginning Wednesday, January 13 at noon
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