Getting Started in Animation

Joe Stucky
February 12, 2015

Utilizing hand-drawn techniques, students are beginning to understand the fundamental aspects of animation. They are currently analysing the physics of a circular form that bounces in place, and the same object bouncing across the page. An example of this can be seen above.

Next we are working with follow through and overlapping action. Students will capture reference video to study this concept. The question they are attempting to answer is two parts: what happens to the extremities of an object when it moves, and what happens when this main force comes to rest? We are excited to see how they answer these questions visually in their own work.