Visual, Written and Performing Arts

Animating in Historical Styles

Do you create 2D animation or study classic animation styles? In this course, instructor Dermot O’Connor gives professional insights on several historical styles. First, Dermot talks about the differences between a surface style of a period and reproducing the essence of it. Then he goes over the technical factors, animation methods, techniques, and post-production effects for 1920s rubber hose animation. Next, Dermot does the same for 1940’s Looney Toons style animation, 1960s TV animation, and 1980s Saturday morning cartoon animation. He concludes with a thorough comparison of Bluth and Disney animations in the 1970s and 1980s and how you can approach each style.

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