A complete beginner’s guide to animation with Danielle Rhoda

Think about the roster of feature films being released this year. Recall some of your favourite childhood television series. Watch some adverts. Undoubtedly, you will have encountered films, series or adverts that were either entirely animated, or were enhanced by animation. In fact, animation is rapidly dominating not only our television and movie screens, but our phones, billboards, explainer videos and more.

As such, careers in animation are in high demand. In this masterclass with Danielle Rhoda, the animator for the likes of the BBC, the City of London and CNN, you will learn the foundations of animation and then apply your learnings to real-time activities that will see you bring your creations to life.

As well as discovering a brief history of animation – from the very first cartoon in 1908, to CGI and special effects, and on to a future of VR and AR – you will also complete this workshop with the ability to prepare assets for animation, animate using the stop motion technique, and draw for animation, ultimately gaining a solid understanding into how to make a career from your newfound skills.

This course is for …

  • Complete beginners

  • Creative people with an interest in expanding their skillset

Course content

  • A brief overview of animation

  • Practical exercises: creating your own animation with pen and paper, and seeing it come to life

  • Group feedback and review

  • Top tips for making a career in animation

  • Further resources and software recommendations

  • Q&A

Tutor profile

Danielle Rhoda is an illustrator and animator from Poland. She has created 2D animations for clients including the New York Times, the BBC, CNN, the City of London and more, translating stories into a visual language and using a variety of media with a focus on traditional materials. She is currently based between Barcelona and the UK. See her website here.


Date: Friday 18 November
Time: 2pm-4.30pm GMT
Price: £65 (plus £3.56 booking fee)

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