Digital Animation with Experimental Techniques

A course by Danaé Gosset
Designer and Animator . New York, United States.
Joined March 2020
, Designer and Animator

Combine the digital and the physical world by creating animations with mixed media like acrylic paint or pastels

  • 96% Positive reviews (27)
  • 1082 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
Digital Animation with Experimental Techniques

Combine the digital and the physical world by creating animations with mixed media like acrylic paint or pastels

  • 96% Positive reviews (27)
  • 1082 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 15 Lessons (1h 57m)
  • Available from the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

Digital animation allows us to unfold the creative ideas that live in our imagination. Experimental animator Danaé Gosset combines digital animation with traditional art supplies to create ethereal, dream-like pieces that intrigue her viewers.

Explore the world of experimental animation and learn how to create sequences using mixed media techniques. Let your imagination guide you to create vibrant animations inspired by your creativity.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Materials
  • U3
    U3. The Production Phase
  • U4
    U4. Post-producing Our Work
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Begin by getting to know Danaé. She shares her artistic journey, and how she came to develop her dream-like style. Hear about her diverse influences and the artists who inspire her.

Danaé goes through the materials for the course, starting with the physical ones like art supplies and a printer, and the digital ones like Cinema 4D, Photoshop, and After Effects. Get inspired by hearing Danaé’s creative process before searching for references for your project.

Learn how to create an animation on Cinema 4D by exploring the different tools to shape and render your design. Explore InDesign and see how to map out your motion graphic before printing. Then, grab the art supplies of your choice and add detail to your illustration. Danaé shares her creative process while using Photoshop to edit the texturized images of the sequence.

Discover how to create a seamless animation by cleaning your frames and correcting the color on After Effects. Explore the software’s tools to create a crisp motion graphic and bring your design to life. Wrap up the course by learning how to correctly export your animation and share it with the world.

What is this course's project?

Create a playful animation using art supplies and four different image-editing and animation software.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn animation with mixed media techniques.

What you need

Basic knowledge of Cinema 4D is required.

To take this course, you need art supplies, an inkjet printer, scanner and access to a computer with Cinema 4D, InDesign, Photoshop, and After Effects, or similar software.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


1082 Students
27 Reviews
96% Positive ratings

Danaé Gosset

A course by Danaé Gosset

Designer and Animator

Danaé Gosset is a multidisciplinary artist specialized in experimental animation. Originally from Paris (France), she studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where she lived for ten years. During her time in New York, she co-directed and animated singer-songwriter Mitski’s music video A Pearl.

Danaé has worked with companies such as Talmor & Talmor, Delcan & Co, Art Camp, and Sagmeister & Walsh. She has also collaborated with organizations including The Art Directors Club, D&AD, Graphis Annual, Indigo Awards, SXSW, Adobe, and the Type Directors Club.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Materials

    • Preparing the Materials
    • My Creative Process
    • Collecting References
  • U3

    The Production Phase

    • CD4 - Animating a Cube
    • InDesign
    • Illustrate 1
    • Illustrate 2
    • Scanning
    • Taking the Sequence Back to the Computer
  • U4

    Post-producing Our Work

    • Cleaning Frames 1
    • Cleaning Frames 2
    • Color Correction
    • Exporting
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Digital Animation with Experimental Techniques

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  • Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need for completing a specific final project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the instructor and other users, thus creating a dynamic course community.

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Digital Animation with Experimental Techniques. A 3D, and Animation course by Danaé Gosset

Digital Animation with Experimental Techniques

A course by Danaé Gosset
Designer and Animator . New York, United States.
Joined March 2020
  • 96% Positive reviews (27)
  • 1082 students