What is FlipaClip?
In this four week course students will learn how to animate a cartoon character that bounces across the screen. The main focus will learning the animation principle Squash and Stretch which give characters the impression of a fluid exaggerated feel to their movements.
Students don't need any experience for this class, however, having some knowledge of drawing and their way around a tablet/iPad will be beneficial.
Fun, engaging and inspirational! No student will be left behind!
There will be worksheets available to use that will help students understand the fundamentals of animation and drawing
In order to do well in this course students will need to have the app FlipaClip that can be download from both app stores here:
There is a free and paid version for under $20
Students will also need an Android tablet or iPad with matching stylus/pencil to draw their animations with and a device/computer to view the class with.
I have chosen 9 and up due to the possible difficulty of the class, parents will need to make sure that the tech setup is ready to go before the start date. I will be happy to help set this up if you are having trouble.
Students will have weekly goals to complete at the end of each class and will be required to take a screen shot or export their animations when asked
Week One - Learn the fundamental tools of FlipaClip; introduce students to each other; share any ideas/characters they have and begin our first animation!
Week Two - Learn the animation Squash and Stretch principle and begin drawing your key frames; discuss ideas and scenarios with other students
Week Three - Continue with adding drawings to your key frames; exploring and sharing ideas with other students
Week Four - Add the final details to your character, learn how to export your final animation.
All students that enrol on my course get a free copy of The Bumper Cartoon Project Book to practice their drawings with.