Traditional hand-drawn animation requires an incredibly high number of individual drawings for each piece of movement. It has been estimated that classic animators like Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men were able to complete from 14–24 seconds of animation per week. If each second of animation requires 24 individual drawings, that equals between three and six hundred drawings each week—enough to give anyone a hand cramp. In this workshop, create a short animation showing an animator dealing with the painful experience of a cramping hand.
This workshop will be held entirely online using a video conference interface. Students will be expected to have an internet connection, camera, and microphone to communicate with the teacher and other students. Basic materials such as pencils, pens, and paper will be used during the workshop. Any additional materials needed will be communicated by the teacher.
Tickets for Virtual Studio Series: Animating a Hand Cramp are available as follows:
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- Public (non-members): Remaining tickets available online beginning Monday, May 25 at noon
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