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Drawing into Animation

Sebastian Danta
  • Term: Summer School Week One 2018
  • Start Date: 8 Jan 2018
  • End Date: 12 Jan 2018
  • Time: Mon-Fri, 9:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Number of Classes: 5
  • Teacher: Sebastian Danta
  • Level: All Levels
  • Age: All Ages
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Unavailable

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.

Sebastian Danta

Sebastian Danta is an animator/motion graphics designer whose work has screened on five continents. In between gigs for clients such as the ABC, the Sydney Film Festival, Tropfest and the Disney Channel, he teaches and makes films. He spent five years teaching at the University of NSW and six years in the Masters of Animation program at the University of Technology, Sydney, and he is currently halfway through completing a Masters in Animation and VFX at AFTRS. Sebastian’s short films have screened at over 50 international film festivals, including Telluride, Pusan, Flickerfest, Anima Mundi, LA Shorts Fest, Nashville, Montreal, Berlin Short Film Festival, Animafest Zagreb, Göteborg and Melbourne. His most recent film, Father, screened on SBS TV and won Best Animation at the ATOM Awards.

The teacher will discuss in the frist class any materials to bring throughout the week but for the first day please bring a pen and notebook to jot down notes and ideas

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential