Animation Student

This is the page for anyone who wants to learn about the art of animation. Here you will find posts on developing your skills, how to do stuff, courses you can take, useful books, DVDs and all the things that you will need to make your best animation.

Don’t forget to check out the Types of Animation page as there you will find lots of information specific to the type or technique of animation that you might be specialising in.

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Are UK universities letting down their animation students?

Image copyright Escape Studios The animation industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. In the last ...
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How to capture video from your screen in QuickTime v10

Exactly what does a swan do with it’s feet as it tries to take flight? How does a wing cycle ...
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Learn to animate wings – discovering wing movement, part 2

In part 1 we looked at using video reference on your phone as a guide to breaking down and understanding ...
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Learn to animate wings – discovering wing movement, part 1

  As you may have guessed animation is all about movement. But how do animators find out how something moves ...
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5 Anatomical Rules for Animators – Stuart Sumida

Stuart Sumida is the go to person for animal locomotion, when he is not teaching at California State University he ...
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Is animation tedious?

Frame based animation – is it tedious?

Is frame based animation a tedious, painstaking process, made by nerds who clearly have nothing better to do? First some ...
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