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Frame-by-frame Handdrawn FX

What’s the result?

In this course, you will learn not just how to animate special effects, but also how to actually draw them, so you will get additional knowledge of drawing techniques.

We will dive deep into the principles of how to animate any type of energy. You will study liquids, morphings, smokes, bubbles, and many more.

Level

Basic

Format

Online

Lessons

10

Duration

4h+

Required Software

Toon Boom Harmony

Language

English

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COURSE CURRICULUM

What will I learn in Frame by Frame Handdrawn FX course?

LESSON #1

Drawing Effects

Principles of drawing effects. We will learn what organics mean and how to draw them.

Drawing Effects

LESSON #2

Animating Energy

We will animate rigid bodies that differ from animating more amorphous bodies.

Animating Energy

LESSON #3

Starting Scene + Liquid

In this lesson, we move on to creating the scene itself. Make a small review of the draft animation, the scene structure, and start animating fluid or, more precisely, liquid plumes from moving objects.

Starting Scene + Liquid

LESSON #4

Morphing #1

In this tutorial, we will look at how morphing is done in practice. We will make the transformation of a frog into a sloth.

Morphing #1

LESSON #5

Smoke Effects

Here we will create not only the smoke animation but also the ink that the squid emits at the end of the scene.

Smoke Effects

LESSON #6

Morphing #2

Here we will animate sloth to squid morphing.

Morphing #2

LESSON #7

Bubbles

Animation of bubbles created by an object falling in the water.

Bubbles

LESSON #8

Squid Animation

In this tutorial, we will animate a squid. Although it can be considered character animation, we still decided to include this lesson in the course. Animating a squid is more similar to the effects animation, since the squid is an invertebrate creature, and its movements are more similar to the movements of energy than to those of the characters we are used to.

Squid Animation

LESSON #9

Lettering

The name of the lesson speaks for itself. We will analyze the text reveal animation.

Lettering

LESSON #10

Transition

The final lesson in which we will create a transition from one scene to another, which you can save as footage and apply it more than once in your videos.

Transition

Who will be teaching?

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Who will be teaching?

My name is Danila, and animation has always been my hobby since very childhood.

I started making my first cartoons when I was 12 years old. I started my way with Macromedia Flash MX, then switched to After Effects, became a freelancer, but after a few years of creating commercials, I realized that I was not interested in it anymore. I decided to forget about cut-out animation and go deep into frame-by-frame only. My wife and have created an animation studio called Jambo and begun to get acquainted with like-minded people who, like us, are burning with this idea. We want to grow professionally and to do great things, make beautiful, unusual animation, and not just commercials.

Frame by Frame Handdrawn FX

Learn to create outstanding frame by frame special effects to spice up your animations;

All our students will be able to get 3 months of Advanced Toon Boom Harmony for as low as €9/month instead of €43/month! Such prices are only available for higher education students and only for long-term subscriptions.

Showcase your new skills to the community of our students and worldwide to your future fans and clients.

Frame by Frame Handdrawn FX

A course on drawing and animating special effects like smoke, natural phenomena and organic forms. Gain frame-by-frame animation skills essential for any software.

LEVEL

You’ve already started taking the first steps in the sphere and have a basic understanding of the work principles of this soft.

Basic

LESSONS

10

DURATION

4h+

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