TAC: Level 2

 
 

     

 

 

12 - one hour long sessions: Meeting online through Adobe Connect

 

Continuing where Level 1 leaves off, Level 2 will introduce the student to the concepts of physics (and how they apply to animated motion) and body mechanics (the way joints and structure are utilized during basic locomotion:  i.e. walking, running, jumping, etc.).

 

We will also explore the concepts of adding emotion and acting to animation, further enforcing the idea of bringing a character to life.

 

As with Level 1, Level 2 can be experienced in any form of animation (hand drawn, computer, etc.).

 

Topics covered through the course:

  • Weight and Balance

  • Basic human structure

  • Force

  • Body language

  • Examining human walks and runs

  • Acting and Expression

  • Communication and the Face

  • Joint critiques of student work

  • and much more

 

As with Level 1, there is free animation software available for students, but you will need access to a computer that will run it or if you would like, you can choose to run your own software.  All you need to do is be able to show your animation in a video.

 

Cost:  $300 (You can reserve your spot with a $50 registration fee)

Ages:  11 to 18

Taught by Chad Stewart

 

Prerequisite:  The Animation Course:  Level 1

 


 

  • Class meets once a week via Adobe Connect
  • Interact Live via Chat Box and Microphone
  • Classes recorded if student is absent
  • Class animation projects graded and reviewed by a professional animator
  • Full access to the teacher
  • Full access to tech support and Tech Time

From the week of June 5th 2017 to the week of Aug. 28th 2017:  Click on the Class Time to Register 

Mondays 9:00 am Pacific Time  Click here for time zone converter  ONE SPOT OPENED!

Tuesdays 2:00 pm Pacific Time  Click here for time zone converter  CLASS IS FULL!  Recordings are available!


From the week of Sept. 18th 2017 to the week of Dec. 11th 2017:  Click on the Class Time to Register 

Mondays 8:00 am Pacific Time  Click here for time zone converter  

Tuesdays 3:00 pm Pacific Time  Click here for time zone converter  

 


 

 

  • Student watches recording anytime during the week of Live Class
  • Class animation projects graded and reviewed by a professional animator
  • Full access to the teacher
  • Full access to tech support and Tech Time

From the week of June 5th 2017 to the week of Aug. 21st 2017:  Click on the Link to Register

 

Recorded Class with Grading

 


From the week of Sept. 18th 2017 to the week of Dec. 11th 2017:  Click on the Link to Register

 

Recorded Class with Grading

 


 

 

  • Student watches recording anytime they want (available all year round)
  • NO access to individual reviews of class assignments
  • NO access to the teacher
  • NO access to tech support and Tech Time

Recorded Class Only