Animation Director, Seoro Oh
"Create seamless and realistic animations
by developing a solid understanding
of motion and its dynamics."
An all-in-one class covering
including everything from theories
to animation techniques.
Award-winning Animation Director Seoro Oh
shares his insights, work process,
and helpful tips behind his original
and outstanding works.
It's more than just a simple software tutorial.
This class expands your creative toolbox
through a fundamental understanding
of movement and its application
to the animated form.
Experience Seoro's 2D-Frame
by Frame animation class at Coloso now
and start bringing your ideas to life.
Leading Animation Director
Seoroh Oh's Profile & Portfolio
Hello, I'm Animation Director Seoro Oh.
My short animated films Afternoon Class
and (OO) have been screened
and received awards
at many notable domestic
and international film festivals,
including SICAF, ANNECY.
In 2016, I won the Lotte Reiniger
Promotion Award as the first Korean director
ever at the Stuttgart Festival
of Animated Film - the world's largest
and most renowned animated film festival.
As the best award
that a young director could receive,
I was very honored to receive it.
I am currently working
as a freelance animation director.
thankfully, I have received recognition
from various fields and clients:
domestic and international animation studios,
organizations, film festivals, and companies.
I also share my work through social media,
including my Youtube channel,
which has over 470K subscribers worldwide.
I want to share everything I observed
and learned as an animation director in the field.
Freelance Animation Director
Projects & Awards
2020 Kakao Animation Series Project - executive director/designer/producer
2020 TED-ed Animation(US), lesson "How do personality tests work?" - director/producer/designer
2020 Digicon 6 Asia(Animation Festival) hosted by Japan TBS, Relay animation "Around and around.." - Korean representative director/animator
2019 Tonko House(US, Japan) Animation Exhibition Seoul, - collaborative exhibition animation
2019 iPad painting app Procreate 5(Australia) promotion animation - director/producer
2019 Viborg Animation Festival
2019(Denmark) VAF Artist, film festival trailer, poster - director/producer/designer
2019 Gwanghwamun Ilmin Museum of Art Korea+Brazil Collaborative Art Exhibition "Dear Amazon: The Anthropocene" animation - director/producer/designer
2017 short animation "(OO)"
2015 short animation "Afternoon Class"
[Awards and Recognitions]
2018 Insomnia Festival, Russia, Competition, Grand Prize
2017 The 19th Bucheon International Animation Festival, Competition, YOO Kwang-sun Prize, AniB's Choice
2017 Seoul Independent Film Festival, Jury Award
2016 Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film - Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film
2016 HIROSHIMA - Stars of Students
2015 Animafest Zagreb - Jury’s Special Mention
2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival - 2015 Student Competition Official Selection
YouTube channel OSRO(488K subscribers, lifetime views 446M)
SIGGRAPH ASIA TOKYO 2018 finals judge
Web Animation mentor for The 1st-3rd Creator Partnership Business hosted by Korea Creative Content Agency & Korean Independent Animation Filmmakers Association
16 Class Exercises
Part 01. Practice exercises
Speed and Weight 1
Speed and Weight 2
Capturing the Properties of an Object
Liquid vs. Gas
Impact vs. Destruction
Dealing with Characters
Morphing: Natural Elements 1
Morphing: Natural Elements 2
Morphing: Robotic Transformation
Part 02. Practical examples
Example 1: Morphing
Moving objects against their natural properties
Example 2: Emotion Morphing
Changing the facial expressions of a character
Example 3: Making Burger
Featuring a variety of objects to make it more complicated
Example 4: Inspiration
Amorphous transformation without restraints
Obtain mastery over Frame by Frame animation concepts
Learn the essentials of animation production
using the Frame by Frame technique - known as the original form of animation.
Understand and apply the rules of animation and analysis
Create natural-looking animations by learning to effectively express the characteristics of speed, weight, and object transformation.
Discover the much-beloved animation direction style of Seoro Oh
By examining the process behind Seoro Oh's ever-changing animation through non-edited samples, you can learn how to apply them to your own production process.
Building up a foundation in animation with the Frame by Frame techniqueStarting with the 12 basic principles of animation, we will go over how weight, gravity, rhythm, timing, and more work in animation. You will also learn the characteristics, benefits, and techniques of digitalization used during traditional animation production methods.
Understanding and utilizing the frame for 2D animationExplore different frame techniques used in standard 24 fps animation: full-frame, 2s-, 3s-, limited animation, and more. Based on this knowledge, you can discover the frame technique suitable for the movement you'd like to deliver.
Types of animation that help convey movementWe will explore and analyze the movements of an object with different traits: speed, weight, textures, states of matter, impact, and destruction.
Mastering morphing animations that move against their natural propertiesLearn the sequence and methods used to transform one object into another using the "morphing" technique, commonly found in well-made 2D animation.
Practicing expression techniques frequently used in animationGo over the planning and production process of 2D animation through practical examples using four classic animation techniques: emotional shifts, visualizations, exaggeration, and timing.
Analyzing good and bad examples of natural movementWe will examine the standards of good and bad movements in animation; listing common mistakes and how to fix them. This checklist will provide insights into natural movement in animation.
with Animation Director Seoro Oh
How does the future look like for 2D animation?
Globally, we're seeing an increased need and value for 2D animation in various industries: from commercials, music videos, and more. Especially since traditional animation techniques are no longer limited to 2D animation and have expanded into other fields, including 3D animation. Instead of learning 2D animation from a technical side, understanding and practicing the basics of traditional animation techniques is considerably more beneficial in becoming a better animation director.
What are your strengths
as an animation director?
My strength is in squash, versatility, smooth transitions, and a good sense of timing. As part of my process, I constantly research different ways to capture attention and entertain others with motions. To do so, you have to observe every motion around you, dissect it into frames, and recognize how each frame connects to another.
What are the primary take-away
from this class?
This class will include everything required to animate various motions using frame-by-frame animation techniques, from theories to personal tips. You will be able to animate anything using traditional animation after obtaining a basic understanding of motion (speed, weight, and more) and grasping standards for improving motion analysis.
Who should take this class?
For beginners in 2D animation, this class provides knowledge and insights into traditional animation. For those with basic knowledge who still struggle, this class serves as a way to develop observation and motion analysis skills. Overall, these carefully curated class exercises will help you discover what's missing from your animation and how to improve it.
The instructor will use: Adobe Animate CC 2019
* You may use other software with animation production features such as TVPaint, Toon Boom Harmony, CLIP STUDIO, Procreate, etc.
*Software and other materials are not provided as a part of the class.
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