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The 12 principles of animation




In this course, we will be reviewing the 12 principles of animation from Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston ´s The Illusion of
 and explore why it's fundamental in animation and why it's something that we constantly apply as
animators. Because... we create the illusion of life out of pixels!


Running September 7th to October 12th 2023, every Thursday.
6 Live sessions in total

From 7:00pm - 9:00pm

(Eastern Daylight Time, GMT -4).


One Single payment : $269

Benefits of this course:


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Who hasn't heard of the 12 principles of animation? They are the fundamental rules that have guided animators for decades, and they form the basis of all great animation. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced 3D animator, understanding these principles is essential to creating believable and captivating animations. In this course, we will explore each of the 12 principles in detail, from squash and stretch to anticipation, timing, and more. Through practical examples, and engaging lectures, you'll gain a deep understanding of how to apply these principles to your own work. Whether you're animating a bouncing ball or a complex character, these principles will be your guide. So come and join us on this exciting journey into the world of animation!

Course Breakdown

Session 1 : Squash / Stretch + Anticipation
Session 2 : Staging + Straight Ahead / Pose to pose
Session 3 : Followthrough/Overlap + Slow in/out (ease)
Session 4 : Arc / Spacing + Secondary Action
Session 5 : Timing + Exaggeration
Session 6 : Solid Drawing + Appeal




Calista Antonio

Calista Antonio is an artist and animator from Indonesia with 15 years of experience in the industry. Intrigued and inspired by how animation is able to make fish talk in Finding Nemo by Pixar, teenage Calista began her animation journey and moved to Vancouver where she attended the Art Institute of Vancouver in 2006. Over the years, she has been practicing her skills by working on various TV series and feature films.

Calista's passion for animation has taken her to different parts of the world. She moved to Montréal in 2016 to work on Mikros Animation's Sahara and has since worked at Cinesite Studios, an advertisement company SHED, online Agora Studio, and Reel Fx. Her animation credits include but not limited to, Paramount's Spongebob: Sponge on the Run, Spinmaster's Paw Patrol The Movie, Reel Fx's short film La Calesita, Warner Animation's Scooby Holiday Haunt and Netflix's The Monkey King. She is currently freelancing for Animal Logic Vancouver.


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