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2D Action & Japanese Key Animation Ultimate Starter Pack

2D Animators, Julien Cortey & Mary Kim

Class Details

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Enter the World of 2D Animation
From Action to Genga Key Animation

Begin your journey into 2D animation with this 2-in-1 course!
Learn the entire animation pipeline from storyboarding,
mastering dynamic movement, animating hair & clothing,
and creating impressive action scenes that leave an impact.

30+ Exercises That Will Help You Start
Creating Your Own 2D Animations

Part 1. The Basics

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Animation Basics & Template

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Enhance Your Storyboarding

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Working with Simple Shapes

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Mastering the Mechanics

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Utilizing Inbetweens

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Animating a Character

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Basic Choreography

Part 2. Practical Application

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Clothing & Hair

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Using Shadow & Light Effectively

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Inbetween Department Indications

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Adding 2D FX to Characters

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Character Combat Scenes

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Action with Environment & Setting Interaction

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Action with Weapons & FX

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A Complete Guide to Starting Out in 2D Animation

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This CLASS has been carefully constructed
by the education experts at Coloso to provide a curriculum
that will help customers prepare to enter the industry.


Class Highlights

Get Started with 2D Animation & The Japanese Work Pipeline

Learn the basics of animation, storyboarding, and the Japanese animation pipeline to create action-oriented scenes.

Coloso 연사명 Introduction

Create Key Animation & Expand Your Characters Movement

Create your rough animation and express dynamic movements by choreographing fast-paced scenarios, animating hair and clothing, and mastering timing.

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Elevate Your Animations with Clean-Up, Shadow, Light, and FX

Clean up your animation and add in elements to bring your characters to life. This includes shadow, light, FX, camera, background work, and more techniques.

Coloso 연사명 Introduction
2D Animator, Julien Cortey
2D Animator,
Julien Cortey

Full time Animator at Fost Studio

Freelance Animator
Key Animator at Toei, Madhouse, Pierrot, Titmouse, etc

Projects & Awards

[Key Animation]
One Piece
My Hero Academia - Season 5
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Takt op.Destiny (TV)
AREA21 - Pogo

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2D Animator,
Mary Kim

Freelance Illustrator and Animator

Projects & Awards

Illustrator and Animator in Death Division and NSPC Editorial Cartooning (2019) - 3rd Place Winner


Class Details
You'll Learn

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In-depth Look

Course 01. Julien Cortey
Course 02. Mary Kim

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Interview with
Julien Cortey & Mary Kim

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Is there a specific reason why you chose this specific topic/themes?

Mary: Action-oriented animation is considered one of the hardest forms to convey and is often classified as the climax of an animated film or series but with the right guidance you learn the basics and start creating fun action scenes that move like the ones you see in your favorite animations.

What would be the most important takeaway from your class?

Julien: My class focuses primarily on the main animation process, sharing tips and techniques for each step. I believe understanding the process behind Japanese animation, from storyboarding to incorporating FX, can help you on your path to becoming a key animator.

Please share your thoughts on the industry's job market and where you see it going in the future or let us know about a must have skill in this industry and why.

Julien: Globalization has fueled substantial growth in the Japanese animation industry. Anime-style animations are no longer limited to Japanese artists, as a more diverse range of artists are now joining the industry. Technological advancements in animation software, real-time rendering, and VR have revolutionized workflows, attracting artists from different backgrounds and unlocking immense potential for Japanese anime.

Required Programs

This course will use Clip Studio Paint EX & TVPaint 11.
Please purchase and install these program(s) for an optimized lecture experience.

*These programs and/or materials will not be provided with the lecture.

Adobe Photoshop CC

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