Full course description
City Summer Youth Academy is for students ranging from incoming 6th graders through currently enrolled high school students. CSYA is underwritten by a generous grant from the Wells-Fargo Foundation.
Create Your Own Animation
Monday-Friday, 6/12-6/16/2023, 8:30am-11:00am, online
Instructor: David Hurwich
Do you love animation and are looking to learn how to create your own animated short? This workshop is aimed at beginners looking to get their feet wet in the world of animation. This will be a live synchronous workshop that teaches students the animation techniques that professionals in the industry use such as frame-by-frame, squash and stretch, keyframing, storyboarding and walk cycles. The workshop will use the free, but powerful, animation program Tahoma2D.
At the end of the workshop students will have produced their own animated short that can be exported and shared with others on platforms such as YouTube. Students will also get final tips and feedback during the last class session from professional animator Arne Wong, an industry veteran whose work includes: Tron, Tom and Jerry, CatDog, Darkwing Duck, among others.
This will be a live synchronous course. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed. Students will also need to install the free cross-platform program Tahoma2D. The program is free and can be run on Mac and Windows desktop computers.
David Hurwich is a professional interaction designer and instructor. He has done contract animation / motion graphics for KQED, the WB channel and other television outlets. He is currently working on an animation ‘Weird Amazing Adventure Show’.
In addition to his professional work he is an instructor with almost fifteen years of experience teaching at the post-secondary level. He has taught design and animation at University of California - Davis, California College of the Arts, SAE Expression College, City College of San Francisco and others.