Experience the magic of animation and learn how timing, persistence of vision, sleight of hand and hard work can transform your drawings into animations. Develop your skills by doing a range of exercises, from creating bouncing balls and turning heads to more complex exercises such as walk-cycles. Sebastian Danta leads you through the mystical, but totally practical, ‘12 Principles of Animation’, devised by the old masters at Disney Studios, and shows you how to put them into practice in a studio setting. Throughout the course you will use both traditional and digital techniques, including cut-outs, claymation and digital drawing using drawing tablets. Each student will be provided with their own dedicated computer and tablet. Drawing ability is appreciated but certainly not required for the course. Students will leave with a QuickTime movie of their own animated work.