Animation (Portfolio Preparation)

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Animation (Portfolio Preparation)

*******This class is now Full*******

This evening course is designed to provide aspiring animators with the essential skills and knowledge necessary to create an animation portfolio. The course is structured as a hands-on workshop format: you will develop your own animation concept as a “pitch” portfolio ( for TV, film or web) with guidance and feedback from teachers and students alike.
By the end of the 8 week course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to pursue a career or educational opportunities in areas such as film FX, television, advertising, gaming, or independent animation.

Course Content

Week 1: Introduction to Animation

  • Overview of animation principles and techniques
  • Exploring different animation styles and genres

Week  2: Animation Fundamentals: Bouncing Ball

  • Principles of motion and movement
  • Animation Project: Bouncing Ball (digital or flip-book)

Week 3: Portfolio Planning

  • Defining your animation portfolio goals
  • What makes an effective portfolio?                                                              
  • Story structures in animation & film

Week 4: Story & Concept Development

  • Developing an animation project or story (the seed of an idea)
  • Scripting basics

Week 5: Pitch Day

  • Individual concept pitch
  • Individual concept feedback

Week 6: Character Development Strategies

  • Creating compelling characters
  • Basics of character design and development
  • Creating appealing backgrounds and environments

Week 7: Visual Design and Backgrounds

  • Colour theory and tone
  • Translation from script to storyboard

Week 8: Storyboarding / Portfolio in Process

  • Fundamentals of visual storytelling and composition
  • Ongoing Portfolio feedback
  • Strategies for online/offline promotion
  • Final portfolio presentation and feedback session
  • Exploring career opportunities and further education in animation

Course Dates

Tuesday Evenings from 3rd October to 28th November (No class on Tue 31st Oct) (8 Weeks) 6:30-9pm (20 Hours)

Course Costs


What to Bring

Participants on this course should have many of their own Art Supplies. A comprehensive list can be found by clicking here