Course overview Course overview
Style the Action
In this course we will go in depth into what handdrawn FX is and what it can be used for today. We will be going over the basic physics of elements such as fire, lightning, water, smoke, magic and push them further and add appeal. In each chapter we will talk about how to get inspiration, how to breakdown references, how to create interesting designs, but mainly how to make your animations feel dynamic and more appealing.
By the end of this course you will have solid knowledge on: creating appealing shapes and dynamic designs. How to add unique styles from stylized, illustrative to realistic/organic.Understand the basic physics of elements and how to take them and push them further in your animation. Hand drawn techniques from roughs to clean animation. Creating cycles. Planning and rendering your FX.
NOTE: Understanding 2D animation is a long learning curve and this course is here to help you push your basic knowledge further. It is recommended that you know the basics of FX prior to enrolling in this course. This course is to help you boost up your skills and understanding for how to make your 2DFX have a higher quality so that you can feel more confident in your work or to help you have a showreel to apply for getting that 2DFX job you wanted.
2D FX Animation WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Unleashing your creativity
Helén Ahlberg is a 2DFX artist, who emerged from the ruins of Gotland. At the moment she is designing FX for one of Netflix’s unannounced Feature Films. Working for games, tv shows and animated features, gives her a wide range of experience. She believes that exploring and expanding your knowledge is key to a solid base for your work. Some of the studios Helén has worked for are Bron Animation, Pearl Studio, Titmouse, ICON Creative, Ludosity Interactive and Zoink.
Spring TERM Registration
Feb 8, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021
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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
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Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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