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.

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Video Walkthrough

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Artists Mentioned

  • Suzan Pitt
  • Scott Blake
  • Rebecca Sugar
  • Frank Miller
  • Janice Chun
  • Calvin Xingpei Shen
  • Zumbakamera animation studios
  • Bill Plympton
  • William Kentridge
  • Caleb Wood
  • Max Fleischer
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Deepti Menon

Books & Films Mentioned

  • Tron
  • Inside Out
  • Toy Story
  • Facing It, Sam Gainsborough
  • Creativity, Inc., Amy Wallace and Edwin Catmull
  • The Rabbi’s Cat
  • Claws for Alarm
  • Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Curse of the Were Rabbit
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Deepti Menon

Full Curriculum

Overview · Animation 1 · Animation 2

TV Shows & Books Mentioned
  • Steven Universe, 2013
  • Hey Arnold, 1996
  • The Gumby Show, 1955
  • Midnight Gospel, 2020


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

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