For students with more time and who are interested in making a bigger and more structured commitment to their animation studies, the 2D Academy now offers a series of comprehensive, apprentice-style courses online via the excellent Udemy educational website. The over-the-shoulder, step-by-step tutorial style of program offered here reveals much of my 40-year career knowledge and experience. It also embraces the incredible apprenticeship experiences I too experienced when studying with 3 of the finest master animators ever – Ken Harris (Warner Brothers), Art Babbit (Disney) and Richard Williams (3 times Oscar winner/author ‘The Animator’s Survival Kit’).
“Mastering 2D Animation: 01” is the first of a 3-part series of courses that together can lead students to the Academy’s own “Advanced Diploma in Traditional 2D Animation”. ‘Mastering 2D Animation: 02’ and ‘Mastering 2D Animation: 03’ will be online by spring 2014 and summer 2014 respectively. Additional specialist courses will be added in time, including a greatly expanded version of the ‘Motion Comics ~ How to Animate Graphic Novels, Comic Books and Cartoons’ eBook process.
(Note: Students registered for any of these course will be able to purchase the required ToonBoom Studio software at $10 below ToonBoom's published academic price!)
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Tony's easy-going, easy-to-understand teaching technique can be seen in this early, book-related video tutorial.