Animation Fundamentals & Intro to 2D Animation
The State University of New York at Fredonia - 2022
The University of Massachusetts Amherst - 2022
Flour Sack Project
Animating a living flour sack is a foundational exercise for beginning animators, developed by animators at the Walt Disney Studios. Students were asked to plan, storyboard, and animate the flour sack reacting to an external event within a simple setting. The following animations were hand-drawn in either Adobe Animate or Toon Boom Harmony.
Flour Sack 1
Flour Sack 2
Flour Sack 3
Drawing inspiration from a wide variety of cut-out and silhouette animations, students shifted from drawing to an analogue setting and created a short film using Dragonframe. The project required students to spend more time in pre-production than previous projects, designing characters and scenes, storyboarding sequences, editing an animatic, and experiementing with sound design.
Blown in the Wind
This project gave students practice with use of video reference, acting and directing for animated sequences, art direction, and digital workflow. Students worked with Adobe Premiere and Toon Boom Harmony.
The student-directed final project gave students agency in all aspects of the creation of a short work. This was an opportunity for students to explore a new animation technique that they were excited to try, or to polish skills with a process they had already learned. Students pitched their project proposals and production schedules for approval before completing the final work.