Online Academy:

Simple Character Animation

Instructor: Jake Bartlett,

Motion Designer and Online Instructor – Denver, CO

with Adobe Illustrator & After Effects

> Course Description:

In this class, I'll show you step-by-step how to design your own personalized character in Adobe Illustrator, animate it in After Effects, and export it as a looping GIF. I'll cover every step of the process in detail, so you can follow along even if you've never used Adobe software before.

> This Academy Meets on:

Monday, July 27​​

Tuesday, July 28

Wednesday, July 29​​

Thursday, July 30

> How to Prepare for this Academy:

1.    Download and Install the free trial of Adobe Illustrator https://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator/free-trial-download.html

2.   Download and Install the free trial of Adobe After Effects https://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects/free-trial-download.html

3.   Download and Install Adobe Media Encoder https://www.adobe.com/products/media-encoder.html

4.   Download the set of files that we will use for our characters.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hbulvtoskrmfnnh/Instruments.zip?dl=0

> Instructor’s Links: 

1.    Website: www.jakeinmotion.com

2.    Skillshare: www.skillshare.com/jakebartlett

> Lesson Plan:

•    Day 1 - Designing Your Character in Adobe Illustrator

•    Day 2 - Importing Your Character Artwork into Adobe After Effects

•    Day 3 - Animating Your Character

•    Day 4 - Exporting Your Animation

> This academy is for:

1.    Participants of all ages.

2.    Enrollment of up to 20 students.

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