Full course description
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 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, 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 exported and shared with others! 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.
Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device.
More about David Hurwich: David Hurwich has had a life-long passion for creating art and graphics. Growing up in a quiet New England town he adored drawing and cartooning. He was soon influenced by cartoonists such as Charles Adams and Jim Davis. While attending Carnegie Mellon University he began experimenting with in other medias besides pencil. He soon became infatuated with film and motion graphics. He was strongly influenced by the work of Bill Viola, Tim Burton, and Ridley Scott for creating stories the incorporated beautiful and creative visuals. David Hurwich currently resides in San Francisco where he teaches visual design. He’s been a professor for more than a decade teaching at San Francisco State University, University of California, Davis branch, California College of the Arts, and City College of San Francisco just to name a few. Some of his hobbies besides creating art include: surfing, cooking and tinkering with code.