Traditional Animation: Composition, Rhythm and Camera

A course by Ezequiel Torres
Animator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
On Domestika since 10/15/2018
, Animator

Learn techniques and tricks for creating fluid and original animation sequences

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (99)
  • 2611 students
Traditional Animation: Composition, Rhythm and Camera

Learn techniques and tricks for creating fluid and original animation sequences

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (99)
  • 2611 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 24 Lessons (5h 23m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German
  • Unlimited access forever

The rhythm is one of the most important elements that an animator must take into account to capture and maintain the viewer's attention. Ezequiel Torres, as animation director of his studio -Rudo-, has been experimenting with picture-by-picture animation on paper and digital for more than a decade, exploring all the possibilities offered by this discipline.

In this course, Ezequiel will teach you how to create fluid and original animation sequences. Playing with the camera, the rhythm and the composition of the animation, you will create unexpected turns that will make the spectator stay with his eyes glued to the screen.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. How to fall in love with the artisan animation.
  • U2
    U2. Space and time
  • U3
    U3. Camera
  • U4
    U4. Drawing, camera, action
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin to know better the work of Ezequiel Torres and the projects he does as director of animation in the studio Rudo. He will tell you about his influences and the animators that most inspire him and will analyze together some pieces of Japanese anime and western animation.

Doing a review of some of the basic principles of animation, Ezequiel will teach you to create dynamic animations and work on the composition of your animation from the poses of your characters and also, the camera angles with connection exercises, fluency and dynamism. In addition, you will understand the importance of measuring the percentage of full and empty.

Once you have the most theoretical knowledge of animation, you will make your first sketches. Using your own style of drawing, Ezequiel will show you the keys to bring to life all those stories that your characters are wanting to live in motion.

What is this course's project?

You will create a project of your own with a character moving through space as the protagonist, performing a series of exercises to explore the possibilities of camera movements in frame by frame animation.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Animators, illustrators, designers, creators of characters and anyone interested in giving life to their characters and finally see in motion all those stories they draw on paper.

What you need

It is necessary to have knowledge of drawing. In addition, the use of perspective and the creation of characters will be very useful for you.

With respect to the materials you will need a computer or computer in which you must have Toon Boom installed, a camera (which can be your mobile phone) and it is advisable to have a graphics tablet.


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Ezequiel Torres

A course by Ezequiel Torres


Ezequiel Torres has been working in the animation industry for more than ten years. He started working in a small studio editing with Photoshop and soon learned some tricks to animate in After Effects. In 2011 he worked for a time in Flamboyant Paradise, where he had the opportunity to learn from Tonio Quairiat and Javier Lourenço.

This trajectory and experience helped him to found his own studio, Rudo, together with Pablo Roldán. From there they experiment in each piece they are commissioned and work hard to create animations that hook the viewer. In 2017 they published The Wolf a video that went viral in which Ezequiel worked for the most dynamic shots and that allowed him to learn and improve his vision of narrative shots, rhythms and sensations in the characters.


  • U1

    How to fall in love with the artisan animation.

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Space and time

    • Connection I
    • Connection II
    • Inertia
    • Key pose, breakdown and timing I
    • Key pose, breakdown and timing II
  • U3


    • Types of camera
    • Camera flush with the floor
    • Composition, rhythm and percentage of full and empty
    • Collation and FPS
  • U4

    Drawing, camera, action

    • Sketching the idea
    • Back to childhood
    • Timing I
    • Timing II
    • Ready to clean-up I
    • Ready to clean-up II
    • Ready to clean-up III
    • Clean-up I
    • Clean-up II
    • Clean-up III
    • Clean-up IV
    • Painted I
    • Painted II
  • FP

    Final project

    • Traditional Animation

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Traditional Animation: Composition, Rhythm and Camera. A 3D, and Animation course by Ezequiel Torres

Traditional Animation: Composition, Rhythm and Camera

A course by Ezequiel Torres
Animator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
On Domestika since 10/15/2018
  • 99% Positive reviews (99)
  • 2611 students