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2D Traditional Animation Workshop Syllabus:

Essentially we’re tackling 3 assignments: 1 pantomime and 2 dialog tests. The first week of each assignment is all about the idea and goals you want to achieve. The rest is all execution under the guidance of Randy Haycock. He will use his extensive knowledge to strengthen your skills and make sure you end up with a couple of great looking 2D shots.


Assignment 01:
Weeks 1 - 4

  • Pantomime test
  • Maximum 200 frames and only one character

Assignment 02:
Weeks 5 - 8

  • Dialog test 1
  • Maximum 150 frames and only one character

Assignment 03:
Weeks 9 - 12

  • Dialog test 2
  • Maximum 150 frames and only one character

  • Week 01: Introduction / discuss pantomime test / Pantomime lecture

  • Week 02: Pantomime test blocking

  • Week 03: Pantomime test in-betweening

  • Week 04: Pantomime test clean-up

  • Week 05: Dialog test 1 / discuss audio clips/ideas / Dialog lecture

  • Week 06: Dialog test 1 blocking

  • Week 07: Dialog test 1 in-betweening

  • Week 08: Dialog test 1 clean-up

  • Week 09: Dialog test 2 / discuss audio clips/ideas

  • Week 10: Dialog test 2 blocking

  • Week 11:  Dialog test 2 in-betweening

  • Week 12: Dialog test 2 clean-up

Week-by-Week Breakdown: