Have you ever wanted to learn how to animate traditionally? Now is your chance! Learn from Master Animator/Director Don Bluth for a full year online! Classes start Feb 6th, 2018.

http://www.donbluthuniversity.com

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Classes include, Draftsmanship, Concept Art, Advanced Animation, Storyboards, Layout, Script Writing and much more. Details below

01. DRAFTMANSHIP (6 Weeks)
Drawing is the language of traditional animation. This class will reveal the secrets of the master animators who communicate eloquently with a pencil. Your focus should be on ideas and gags, no the mechanics of drawing

02. INTRO TO ANIMATION (6 Weeks)
Walt Disney taught good draftmanship, insightful caricature, (action as well as features), a knowledge of acting, and the ability to think of gags. This class will teach the same principles.

03. ANIMATION TIMING (6 Weeks)
The many styles of animation are distinguished by timing. Commercials, TV specials, shorts, and feature films are distinctly different. In this class we intend to explore them all.

04. THE ART OF STORYBOARDING (6 Weeks)
Translating a script from words to pictures requires vision. This class will deal with acting setups, chase sequences, staging decisions, (where to place the camera), and emotional messaging.

05. THE ART OF LAYOUT (6 Weeks)
The “layout” is comparable to “the set,” in a live action film. This class teaches you how to create a 3 dimensional reality with a 2D design. Besides providing a space for characters to act, the drawing must create a mood.

06. PRINCIPLES OF ACTING (6 Weeks)
So many animators feel that pulling faces with their characters (mugging) is sufficient. Hand drawn characters must create a willing suspension of disbelief, in both facial expressions and body language. This class will cover that.

07. SCRIPT WRITING for ANIMATION (4 Weeks)
A great asset in your animation career will be your ability to tell a good story, or at least a recognizable one. This class will cover the structure and the essentials of good script writing.

08. ORCHESTRATION OF COLOR (2 Weeks)
Each color has a personality of its own. Colors express emotions. They will help you tell a story if used properly. Colors have an emotional power similar to music. This class will reveal those secrets.

9. PRODUCING A SHORT (8 Weeks)
This class will ask you to write, storyboard, layout, and animate your own production. It can be any of the styles of animation discussed, and it must put across an idea or a gag. (Short will no longer than 3 minutes)

10. MASTERCLASS IN ARIZONA (1 Week)
A BONUS! We are giving a Don Bluth Masterclass at the end of the school year to each of the enrolled students. This will be a full week intensive with Don Bluth in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Students must arrange their own transportation.)

You can register for classes here: http://www.donbluthuniversity.com

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Lavalle Lee

Lavalle Lee

Lavalle has been making animated online cartoons since 2001 for his website flashcartoons.org. In 2009 Lavalle started learning from Don Bluth in his hand-drawn animation classes, as well as attending his Masterclasses in Arizona. In 2011 he started this website after seeing most animation sites were about all types of animation, not any specific to classical hand drawn animation. Lavalle also is the host of the popular online series. "The Traditional Animation Show". Lavalle is currently working for Don Bluth Films as a Production Manager and helped champion Dragon's Lair: The Movie Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign.

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  1. January 23, 2018 at 2:36 am — Reply

    Thank you for your sharing.

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