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2D Animation With No Drawing Skills in After Effects

Learn to create and animate characters who express with body language in After Effects

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Learn how to practice animation even if you don’t know how to draw

This course is divided in 3 parts:

  1. Theory (Secrets to do awesome animation with no drawing skills, and how to make interesting characters no matter how simple they look)
  2. Rigging (A series of tutorials that teaches you how to rig a character step by step)
  3. Animation (Another series of tutorials that teaches you how to animate body language for simple characters)

There are a couple of things you need to understand to achieve simple animations.

  • Shapes
  • Body Language
  • Emotional Expression
  • Character Relationships
  • What makes a good story

And for your character, you only need a Body, Arms, Legs and a Mouth. Eyes are optional.

If a simple circle has personality, people will watch it.

Our personal purpose is to help anyone interested in Animation to start practicing with little projects, simple Characters, and most of all, explore the expressiveness of their Body Language and Character Acting.

Many people seldom to start learning 2D animation because they are convinced that you need to know how to draw.

While drawing skills can help you to improve, that is not the essential skill to do animation. For animation you need to understand the most basic principles in animation, like timing, anticipation, pose to pose.

Concepts that Thomas and Johnson, 2 of the animation masters in Disney talk about in their famous book, Illusion of Life.

This course puts those basic concepts into practice and also explains step by step how to achieve great body language when a character is talking.

What you will get:

  • Lifetime Access to all the Lessons: This is not a membership course. We offer a 1 time payment to have full access to all the lessons, and if you claim your spot, you will have everything for free.
  • Downloadable Project Files: You can download the project files to follow along with the tutorials and practice on your own. Heck! You can even skip the Theory and start with Animation!
  • Access to Student Discussions: In here you will be able to share any ideas or projects you are currently working on with other fellow students, and even ask for help when needed.
  • Step by Step In Depth Explanations: The course covers everything from Theory to Practice. You will learn how to set up your characters and why; with tutorials to help you animate them.
  • Printable Workbooks: Thanks to all the feedback from all the students in our other courses, we decided to add Practical Guides that will help you set your characters easier.
  • Full HD Video Tutorials: All the lessons were recorded in Full HD so you can see every detail and every step of the process. Every click and every keyboard stroke is shown.

What are the requirements?

  • You don't have to know anything, this is a STARTER. But some experience in After Effects helps.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Design Simple Characters
  • Do Character Animation, expressing with body language

What is the target audience?

  • Absolute beginners who don't have any drawing skills and would like to learn animation.
  • Not for students with a lot of experience in Character Animation


Your Instructor


Mark
Mark

With a background of 11 years in the film industry at Autumn Leave Films, and with over 30 short films produced to this date, Mark belongs to a group of animators who love to share everything they know about animation, from pre-production, animation, to post production.

Showing you how they work on Autumn Leave Animation

His aim is to equip future animators with all the necessary techniques and tips to help them do better projects.

Mark has helped more than 24,000+ students discover techniques and all the knowledge they need to start animating their projects.


Class Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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