Weekly animation practice ideas.

3d, 2d, stop motion, cutout or any kind of media you prefer.
Basically it would be to improve basic skills and move into more complicated stuff since there are a couple of ¨how do I get started¨posts on animation.

In these weeklies we could learn from each other and provide examples, resources and feedback. Almost like our little own animation mentor. Have been thinking about it and Pasquale confirmed it with that cool animation feedback video.

It could be something of the sort:

Part 1 - Basics

-Bouncing ball (timing spacing, smear frames, arcs)
-Bouncing ball with tail (timing, spacing, secondary action)
-Moving bouncing ball-rebound
-Different bouncing ball weights ping pong, bowling ball, tennis, balloon (weight)

-Flour sack jump (weight, volume, mass distribution)
-Flour sack walk / run / strut / sneak
-Flour sack gymnastics
-Flour sack dance (attitude, staging, extremes)

-Hips and legs movement (Analyzing and breaking down video reference)
-Hips and legs walk / different perspectives (weight, balance)
-Hips and legs dance
-Hips and legs custom movement (free running, kicking, drunk, etc)

-Arms (breaking of joints)

-Character walk (up, down, passing positions, arcs)
-Weird walks (breaking joints)
-Picking up heavy things (weight, balance)
-Character dance
-Character fight (anticipation, force, balance)
-Character gymnastics

-Lip sync 101
-Lip sync arcs, squash and stretch
-Lip sync rap battle (choose a sound clip and animate it)


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  1. This is wonderful. Going to get started with this and make this a living document of learning progress. Thanks for sharing. :D

  2. No prob! if there are other themes you may want to see here don't doubt on writing them up. Ill start the practice this or next week and keep a google doc on each week's post

  3. Practise is the best. A tutorial is like getting a new bike. You need to get reps on that bike before you’re any good at riding it.

  4. How do you achieve it for flour sack and such if you are working in after effects...?? Help

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