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Intro to Clean-Up Animation with Marshall Lee Toomey, Michael Cedeno

Intro to Clean-Up Animation
First Look at Clean-Up Animation Learn how to clean up the key drawings of "Neo Opening a Pot" scene

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Marshall Lee Toomey, Michael Cedeno
Entertainment Arts
Animation, Design, Sketching
1h 14m 3s

In this lesson, instructors Michael Cedeno and Marshall Lee Toomey will give you a brief introduction to clean-up animation. You will learn how to indicate your drawing to ensure the clean-up artist understands the character’s key movements. Marshall will talk about the importance of communicating with his animator as he works on the clean-up.

This lesson belongs to the course The 12 Principles of Animation. In this course, professional animators Michael Cedeno, Kathleen Quaife-Hodge, and Marshall Lee Toomey will introduce you to the 12 principles of animation. You will explore timing, slo-in slo-out, squash and stretch, arc, anticipation, pose to pose, straight ahead, and many more. Kathleen will show you how to set up a downshooter to transfer your pencil sketches to an actual film. Michael will demonstrate how to employ the principles in animated scenes to achieve good flow and continuity. You will practice developing appealing characters and exaggerating your design to evoke emotions. Lastly, Marshall will walk you through a quick overview of clean-up animation. After this course, you will become familiar with the 12 principles of animation; from there, begin to utilize them in your creation.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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