In January 2020, I enrolled at School of Motion's Animation Bootcamp to up my skills in 2D animation and After Affects. I knew very well what I was in for from seeing other people's projects on Behance, Instagram and personal websites. This course has been intense and excellent. I knew how to use After Effects to some degree, but now I actually know how to use the animation principles.
Here are the first two assignments from the Animation Bootcamp.
This was one of the very first assignments at School of Motion - Animation Bootcamp course where we were taskedĀ to animate a flying dot. The purpose was to understand the spacing between the keyframes by animating this simple dot in Animate CC.
Another homework from School of Motion's Animation Bootcamp. The aim of this assignment was to get the grip on the speed and motion, as well as the direction of the animated object - a paper plane in this case, that is narrowly avoiding its enemies.
Excuse the excessive use of poor colour schemes in the sketches. I was a bit too excited aboutĀ  new fineliners.
The sketches in the bottom right corner were my thoughts on improving the animation with a character that finishes a race. I haven't yet had enough time to create it. Perhaps when the course ends, though.
I take notes through the course to better understand the lessons we get, and to be able to easily return to something. It's easier to find the information in the notes than it is to scrub through the videos.
When I'm working on the homework, I always try to sketch the animation loosely to know what I might want to do and choose some options before setting any keyframes.
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