Students will develop their visual accuracy when drawing poses, which will help in creating animations that feel more in line with nature and real life. From the basic principles to the importance of emotion, this course will focus on understanding how to create appealing and efficient 2D animations. This course will help students develop a heightened sense of timing related to physics, which will aid in creating sharper instincts for assessing animation integrity. By the end of the course, students will become skilled at strong facial expressions, how to break down a line of dialogue, how to create motion blur, and how to use video reference to improve your animation. Finally, the course will introduce a professional animation software that is becoming accepted and implemented more and more throughout the industry. This course uses ToonBoom Harmony, either the “Advanced” or “Premium” version (must have bitmap feature). Students should have taken at least one animation course prior to enrolling in this course, and should be familiar with one animation software.
*This course will be offered at a promotional price of $699.
Saul was born in San Antonio, Texas. For the most part, Saul is a self-taught artist who has been drawing since the age of seven. Saul's passion for the arts has lead him to pursue an interest in music as a drummer for a variety of percussion ensembles, various forms of martial arts, dance, and of course drawing. Saul continued his artistic journey in college where he rediscovered his true passion in Animation. Saul received his BA in Strategic Management at the University of North Texas and later moved to San Francisco where he completed his MFA in Animation at the Academy of Art University.
Saul currently teaches Animation at the Art Institute of San Antonio and is in production of a short animated film and a children's book.
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Animation itself is always changing especially its medium. But the fundamentals are the same, this course helped me understand what I need to improve on . It helped me feel more comfortable with toon boom Harmony . I found more joy in animating.
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