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Course: Cinematography for 2D Animation Essentials

Cinematography for 2D Animation Essentials

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  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
About this Course

The most common problem with amateur animations is that everything is covered from only one camera angle

That is because they either don't know other options, or because drawing the different angles of a character can be challenging.

One thing is certain:

  • Good cinematography pulls the audience into the story
  • The objective of having awesome shots in your animation is to MAKE THE AUDIENCE FEEL. How can you call yourself an artist if you're not making your audience feel?
  • There are basic cinematography concepts ignored by many animators, and that is because in animation, the priority is to make a character come to life, which is the foundation, but once you have that, you need to be able to communicate in another level, a level that makes people happy if you want them to, or sad, or angry, or scared
  • Good cinematography can make a dramatic scene even more dramatic, or a strong character look even stronger, or a weak character look weaker
  • You can help to create tension between two characters, and also, you can help the audience feel more attached to one character than the other

This 30 min course will explain the different concepts in cinematography

  • Frame Compositions
  • Rule Of Thirds
  • Camera Angles
  • Blocking Your Characters
  • Dialogue Coverage
  • Panning and Tilting in 2D
  • Camera Movements
  • Parallax

And at the end of the course, you will learn how to bring everything together to improve a scene.

You will see 3 versions of it.

The amateur version

A More sophisticated version, which includes Over The Shoulder Shots

The Best version that includes camera movements like push and pull.

This course will help animators improve their shots, making the audience feel something when they see the animation. All thanks to the basic cinematography language that any animator should know.

Who is the target audience?

  • Animators who want to learn the basics of cinematography
Basic knowledge
  • No prior knowledge is required
What you will learn
  • Apply different cinematography concepts to their animation
  • Make the audience feel something
  • Improve their shots
Curriculum
Lectures quantity: 15
Common duration: 00:26:11
Introduction
  • Introduction to Cinematography  
  • Basic Cinematography Concepts  
  • Basic Concepts Review  
Static Camera
  • Frame Compositions  
  • Rule of Thirds  
  • Camera Angles  
  • Blocking  
  • Basic Dialogue Coverage  
  • Static Camera Review  
Moving the Camera
  • Pan Tilt - Moving the Camera View  
  • Camera Movements  
  • Parallax  
  • Moving the Camera Review  
  • Improving a Scene  
  • Final Words  
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