This two week ‘bootcamp’ with Adam's Animation Academy is designed to cover fundamental skills in animation using the latest version of Toon Boom Harmony software.
The aim is that by the end of the course each participant will be able to animate confidently within the software, and therefore open doors to all the Toon Boom work within the UK.
The course will be delivered online over 6 x 3-hour virtual classroom sessions:
Tuesday 6 April (am)
Wednesday 7 April (am)
Friday 9 April (am)
Monday 12 April (am)
Wednesday 14 April (am)
Friday 16 April (am)
Each session will allow time for both learning new concepts and lots of Q & A. Participants will also have access to additional resources during the course, including recordings of all live sessons, email support between classes and a video library covering related topics to support deeper learning.
This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills Animation Skills Fund with contributions from UK animation productions.
A two week Toon Boom rigging bootcamp will take place 4-14 May. You can apply here
Who it's for
This course would be especially useful for those already in or starting out in the animation industry but lacking the technical knowledge to use the software to a high standard.
What it covers
Toon Boom topics covered include:
interface and file structure
setting up for cut-out animation
drawing tools and substitutions
animating with pegs & deformers
animation principles within Harmony
props and the node view
blocking and inbetweening shots
importing and exporting to the library
walk cycles and head turns
lip sync and sound
full character performance
hierarchies and the node library
art layers and advanced properties
creating, exporting and editing templates
reusing animation for better productions
colour palettes and importing reference
posing with master controllers
export settings and good studio practice
By the end of the course, each participant will have had the opportunity to animate several test pieces including lip sync, character performance and a walk cycle.
All training material and a software license will be provided.
This training course is subsidised due to ScreenSkills funding, however, if you still require additional help to cover your fees or enable you to access the course, some discretionary support is available. You may indicate on your application form if you would like to apply for support.
Adam’s Animation Academy
Adam’s Animation Academy (formerly Toon Boom Trainer) was created in 2016 by Adam Oliver to tackle the lack of industry-focused training in 2D animation.