Animation Curriculum 2

This video explains in depth the many types of animation that exist, including 3D, hand drawn, stop motion, gifs, zoetropes, flip books, and more. The landscape of animation today as well as the professional development skills necessary to work as an animator today are explored as well. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Deepti Menon.

Video Walkthrough

  • Animation Skills
    • Storyboarding
    • Character Design
    • Backgrounds
  • Animation Techniques
    • Hand Drawn Animation
    • Rotoscope
    • Stop Motion
    • Pro Create Animation
    • Gif Animations
    • 3D Animation
  • Contemporary Animation
  • Professional Development
  • Animation Critiques

Resources

The complete Animation for Self-taught Artists Curriculum document links to every video that expands on the topics touched here.

Full Curriculum

Overview · Animation 1 · Animation 2

Artists & Films Mentioned

  • Rebecca Sugar
  • Steven Universe, 2013 TV series
  • The Rabbi’s Cat, 2011 film
  • Frank Miller
  • Janice Chun
  • Claws for Alarm, 1954 film
  • Hey Arnold, 1996 TV series
  • Calvin Xingpei Shen
  • Princess Mononoke, 1997 film
  • Suzan Pitt
  • Scott Blake
  • Zumbakamera animation studios
  • Bill Plympton
  • William Kentridge
  • Caleb Wood
  • Max Fleischer
  • Matthias Brown
  • Leon Washere
  • Russ Murphy
  • The Gumby Show, 1955 TV series
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993 film
  • Curse of the Were Rabbit, 2005 film
  • The Brothers Quay
  • Cindy Qiao
  • Sean Lark Reece
  • Janice Chun
  • William Fetter
  • Tron, 1982 film
  • Inside Out, 2015 film
  • Toy Story, 1995 film
  • Creativity, Inc., Amy Wallace and Edwin Catmull
  • Final Fantasy:The Spirits Within, 2001 film
  • PES
  • Vrinda Zaveri
  • Midnight Gospel, 2020 Netflix series
  • Marcus Armitage
  • Facing It, 2018 film, Sam Gainsborough