A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Animation with Danielle Rhoda | Guardian Master Classes

Think about the list of feature films coming out this year. Recall some of your favorite childhood TV series. Watch some advertisements. You’ve probably come across films, series or commercials either fully animated or enhanced by animation. In fact, animation is rapidly dominating not only our television and movie screens, but also our phones, billboards, explainer videos and more.

As such, careers in animation are in high demand. In this masterclass with Danielle RodaHosted by the BBC, City of London and CNN, you’ll learn the basics of animation, then apply your knowledge to real-time activities that bring your creations to life.

As well as learning about a brief history of animation – from the very first cartoon in 1908, to CGI and special effects, and a future of VR and AR – you’ll also complete this workshop with the ability to prepare assets for animation. animation, animating using the stop motion technique and drawing for animation, eventually gaining a solid understanding of how to build a career from your new skills.

This course is for…

Course content

  • A little preview of the animation

  • Practical exercises: create your own animation with pen and paper, and see it come to life

  • Group feedback and review

  • Top tips for a career in animation

  • Other resources and software recommendations

  • Questions and answers

Tutor Profile

Danielle Roda

Danielle Roda is a Polish illustrator and animator. She has created 2D animations for clients including The New York Times, BBC, CNN, City of London and many more, translating stories into visual language and using a variety of media with a focus on traditional materials. She is currently based between Barcelona and the UK. See his website here.


Date: friday november 18
Time: 2-4:30 p.m. GMT
Price: £65 (plus £3.56 booking fee)

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