Over the past several weeks (6-10), I've been diving deeper into my passion for animation. While a lot of my experience up to this point deals with design in the analogue world, I stumbled on an amazing opportunity to delve deeper into the digital realm of the creative industry.
I like type, logos, branding, etc. but where things really seem to be striking a chord lately is animation/motion graphics. I love being able to add more life to the things I create. I came across School of Motion's Animation Bootcamp and knew I wanted to get in on it.
In college, I had the privilege of taking a few hand-drawn animation classes. Ever since watching Wile E. Coyote fail time and time again and Pepe Le Pew realize his desire to love was going to be difficult, I always wondered, "How do they do that!?". And finally, through basic animation classes in college... I learned how! My projects were fairly basic -- a ball bouncing, a walk cycle, and animating another classmates' characters. But, it was a blast!
Since then, I hadn't had much opportunity to develop more of my taste for animation and honestly, I wasn't quite sure where to go from there. Now however, I'm happy to say I found that next step. I'm just finishing up Animation Bootcamp. It was great to be reminded that the principles I learned in traditional animation were still being taught and respected by many people doing interactive work. I STRONGLY recommend the course.
I have several projects from the Bootcamp that I plan on adding to my site. In the mean time, a quick apology; my website got put on the back burner for the past several weeks. However, sometimes sacrifice is necessary to make larger strides. My sole focus was to get as much as I could out of Animation Bootcamp. So with that being said, I can't wait to share what I've learned! So stay tuned.
In the mean time, if you'd like to see more about School of Motion's Animation Bootcamp, check out the video below. :)