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create your first

animated

short

in 10 days

ANIMATION COURSE FOR BEGINNERS

coming soon

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“IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT”

- Walt Disney

THE FINISHED PROJECT >

We help beginners interested in animation to start and finish their first project (alone or with a small team).

Why? So they can share their humor, message and ideas to the world.

Join a ComMunity of 26,239 Happy Students

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10 DAYS? HOW?

PRODUCTION PLAN

(The complete process)

DAY 1

script image

Coming up with ideas and

Writing a Script

DAY 2

simple panel of storyboard

The Director's Storyboard

(the ugly version)

DAY 3

photoshop design of indoor drawing

Production: Drawing

Backgrounds and Props

DAY 4

character drawing of Nancy

Character Design and the

Improved Storyboard

DAY 5

audacity editing audio

Sound Post Production and

The Animatic

DAY 6

moho drawing of nancy

Tracing Nancy in

Moho Debut 12

DAY 7

moho drawing of agent

Tracing The Agent in

Moho Debut 12

DAY 8

setting bones for rigging

Preparing for Animation: Set

up a Bones Rigging System

DAY 9

animating a scene

Animation Part 1:

From Scene 1 to Scene 7

DAY 10

animating a second scene

Animation Part 2:

From Scene 8 to the End

sky drawing

turn your imagination

into animation

SOFTWARE USED IN THIS COURSE

Adobe Story Logo

Adobe Story (FREE): To write the Script.

Audacity Logo

Audacity (FREE): For Audio Mixing and Post Production.

Adobe Photoshop Logo

Adobe Photoshop CC: To Draw and Paint the Backgrounds (you can follow along with your preferred drawing software).

Smith Micro Moho Debut 12 logo

Smith Micro Moho Debut 12: For Character Animation and setting up each scene.

Adobe Premiere Pro logo

Adobe Premiere Pro CC: To edit the animatic and put together each animated scene (you can follow along with any editing software).

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What about beginners who don't know

how to use the software?

thought you’d never ask!

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audacity logo
adobe photoshop logo
moho debut 12 logo
adobe premiere pro logo
Each section has an introductory tutorial

In the Introductory Tutorials you will learn the basics of each software so you can follow along with the course. Intermediate users can skip these sections and move on to the core of each day's work.

YOU WILL LEARN:

(Course Curriculum)

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How to turn an

Idea into a Story

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Visualize the Story

with a Storyboard

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Draw beautiful backgrounds

for non-artists

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Character Design

- Drawing your characters

iphone recording audio

Record Voice Acting with

your Smart Phone

website of free sound files

Get Music and Sound

Effects for FREE

audacity interface

Mixing Audio for

Animation in Audacity

premiere pro project of animatic

Creating an Animatic

- The Visualization

rigging a character with bones

Prepare Characters

(Rigging using Bones)

setting a scene in moho

Setting up a Scene and

Camera Movement

nancy animation of her face

Animating

Facial Expressions

agent animation of close-up

Putting all the

Scenes together

cartoon character looking left

create your first

animated

short

in 10 days

ANIMATION COURSE FOR BEGINNERS

coming soon

JOIN THE WAITING LIST