Digital 2D Animation

Digital 2D Animation is an opportunity to focus your storytelling and animation skills through a series of guided exercises and the production of your own original short animated film. Over 20 years ago, Pixar's proprietary hardware and software first provided digital ink and paint for Walt Disney Feature Animation. However, for The Princess and the Frog, Disney turned to ToonBoom for their modern "tradigital" tools. Achieving a traditional look with digital tools, production artists who use ToonBoom for storyboards and animation have an advantage in a wide variety of production environments. More than a software course: students will acquire proficiency with not only the tools and methods of modern digital film-making, but the focus on workflow and techniques will support creativity and problem-solving, in order to make the digital environment more transparent to the 2D artist.