Learn traditional animation techniques and create fun video clips that are successful on social media
Animation is that place where several disciplines can converge, perhaps that was what attracted the famous Argentine illustrator and animator Alexis Moyano, a discipline where he could channel his passions both by illustration and by the audiovisual world. His humorous animations made him gain great visibility on social networks, a success that led him to work for Cartoon Network, TNT Sports, Nike, La Nación, Brahma, Fox Sports, Vans, Campari, Penguin Random House, among others.
In this course, Alexis will teach you the basics of 2D animation, how humor is built and show you the keys to find your style and produce animated content.
About this course
You will start the course knowing Alexis Moyano, who will tell you about his career in the creative world, about the references that have influenced him the most, and will give you a preview of what you will do during the course.
It will give you an introduction to what humor is, analyzing what makes something funny, what tools can help and dialogue as a motor of humor. You will discover how workflows in animation are, and what is Alexis' specific method.
He will share how his creative process is when receiving an assignment, with an example of an animated dialogue: you will see how to draw a concept map, ask yourself who the characters are, their relationship between them ...; then, you will prepare lists by way of brainstorming , using some techniques or "idea triggers", you will create the context and you will think about possible paths, until you reach your idea.
You will discover the importance of sound in an animation, seeing examples and analyzing them. You will deepen the dialogues of your idea, being agile and flexible in the process. You will see how to record and edit audio with Adobe Audition, and you will learn the techniques to achieve a fluid dialogue.
You will discover what an animactic and how to use it for your storyboard . Then, you will see how to create, design and then animate your characters. You'll see the basics of animation and start animating with Adobe Animate; You will also use Lipsync to synchronize the audio track with the characters.
You will do the postproduction in After Effects, taking care of the color and details. You will see how to export your material in different formats and compressions. Finally, Alexis will give you some tips to address your professional profile, and analyze your audiences to enhance your work.
What is this course's project?
You will create an animated humorous dialogue between two characters.
Who is it for?
To any enthusiastic person of drawing, animation and humor, who wants to explore new forms of expression.
What you need
No prior knowledge of illustration or animation is required. Of materials, you will need a computer with any traditional 2D animation program, a sound editing software and postproduction software. Alexis recommends Adobe Animate and Adobe After Effects (you have the possibility to access the trial version, if you don't have the programs). You will also need a microphone or cell phone, and a graphics tablet, which will make your job easier (although not essential).
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.
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Alexis Moyano is an illustrator, graphic designer and Argentine animator. He draws since he has memory and was always attracted to the audiovisual world. He found animation, which was the place where both disciplines converge. In his most personal work, he always tries to do something he is passionate about, he usually works in a humorous way, playing in a line between fun and absurdity.
Throughout his career he has made all kinds of projects: web series, TV shows, commercials, book covers and infographics, among others. His animation work on social networks was what brought him visibility: in addition to expanding his audience, he led him to work for companies such as Cartoon Network, TNT Sports, Nike, La Nación, Brahma, Fox Sports, Vans, Campari, Penguin Random House , among others.