This Introduction to Animation short course has proven to be very popular and has sold out quickly leaving a waiting list for the following dates. We strongly recommend applying sooner rather than later. The course is taught in a fun, practical and informative manner that will help you create your own animated story.

You will be guided through developing ideas and producing a short piece using After Effects software. Your first lesson will be understanding ‘The Bouncing Ball’. The classic starter for all animation teaching. The bouncing ball teaches the basics that run through all animation -timing, squash, stretch, fairings and acceleration/deceleration of movement.

You will be encouraged to expand on your own creative skills and reach out into the world of animation, and ultimately produce a short digital showpiece.

The course is run by Tim Sanpher an industry professional with over 20 years’ experience working at the top end of the animation world. His enthusiasm for all aspects of animated filmmaking have led him to work on feature films, TV series, music videos and hundreds of commercials. This variety of work has exposed Tim to many styles and techniques that he will share with you.

Applicants are expected to have a certain level of drawing skill and attend all ten sessions to get the full benefit from the course.

***We are now full for the September start date. Applications are now open for January 2018 start date***

Course nameIntroduction to Animation
Start dateMonday 22nd January 2018
Duration10-week evening class: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Course fees£310

What will you study?

Editing and setting up a sequence
After Effects tutorials
Story development and realisation process
Facial expressions including lipsynch
Rotations - rotating an inanimate object
Walks and runs
Cameras and multi-planning: faking paralax
Effects: water, rain ,fire, wind
Case Studies
Abstract animation to music

Did you know that the Introduction to Animation course tutor, Tim Sanpher, has created animation work for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Doctor Who, Cartoon Network, BBC, Audi, House of Fraser, DRINKAWARE, Adidas and many more.