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Traditional Animation: Composition, Rhythm and Camera

A course by Ezequiel Torres
Animator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined October 2018
, Animator

Learn techniques and tricks to create smooth and original animation sequences

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (285)
  • 7128 students

Learn techniques and tricks to create smooth and original animation sequences



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (285)
  • 7128 students
  • 24 lessons (5h 23m)
  • 9 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Rhythm is one of the most important elements an animator must take into account in order to capture and hold the viewer's attention. Ezequiel Torres, animation director of Rudo studio, has been experimenting with frame-by-frame animation on paper and digitally for more than a decade, exploring all the possibilities this discipline has to offer.

In this online course, Ezequiel teaches you how to create smooth and original animation sequences. Play with the camera, rhythm, and composition to create unexpected twists and turns within your animation to keep the viewer's eyes glued to the screen.

What will you learn in this online 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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Start by getting to know Ezequiel Torres, his work, and his role as animation director at Rudo studio. See the influences and animators who inspire him the most before analyzing some Japanese anime and Western animation together.

After reviewing some basic animation principles, Ezequiel teaches you how to create dynamic animated pieces. Work on composition elements with character poses and camera angles through exercises that focus on connection, fluidity, and movement. Then, discover the importance of measuring the percentage of positive and negative space.

Once you have a good grasp on animation theory, it’s time to start with your first sketches. Using your own drawing style, Ezequiel shows you the secrets of bringing your stories to life and setting your characters in motion.

What is this course's project?

Create and animate a character moving through a space of your choice, exploring the possibilities of camera movements in frame-by-frame animation through a series of exercises.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Animators, illustrators, designers, character creators, and anyone interested in bringing their characters to life and finally seeing all those stories they draw on paper in motion.

Requirements and materials

Some basic drawing knowledge is required. Experience in character creation and using perspective is a plus.

In terms of materials, you need a computer with Toon Boom installed and a camera (you can use your mobile phone camera). A graphics tablet is also recommended.


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7128 Students
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Ezequiel Torres

A course by Ezequiel Torres

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Animator

Ezequiel Torres has been working in the animation industry for over ten years. He started out doing editing work in Photoshop at a small studio, and, before long, he picked up some animation tricks in After Effects too. In 2011, he worked for Flamboyant Paradise, where he had the opportunity to learn from Tonio Quairiat and Javier Lourenço.

His career and experience culminated in him founding his own studio, Rudo, together with Pablo Roldán. For each commissioned piece, they strive to create animations that hook the viewer. In 2017, their video The Wolf went viral. The work that went into creating the dynamic shots for this video allowed Ezequiel to sharpen his vision of narrative shots, rhythm, and character emotion.


Content

  • U1

    How to fall in love with the artisan animation.

    • Influences
    • Presentation
  • U2

    Space and time

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

    Camera

    • Collation and FPS
    • Composition, rhythm and percentage of full and empty
    • Types of camera
    • Camera flush with the floor
  • 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 course by Ezequiel Torres
Animator. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Joined October 2018
  • 99% positive reviews (285)
  • 7128 students