Interested in 2D animation? Our guide will introduce you to digital 2D animation and provide the knowledge and tools to become a skilled 2D animator. Let’s get started!
Storytelling may be one of the most important human pastimes. As time has passed, we have improved the tools we use to tell these stories, whether it be for entertainment or education. One of the many mediums developed to help us share these stories is animation. While animation now comes in a few different forms, today we want to highlight a particular type: 2D Animation.
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Welcome back for Part 2 of our interview with animator Sandro Cleuzo who has worked in the industry for decades, including at top animation studios like Walt Disney. While he has industry experience, he is a self-taught animator. His art education background stems from personal creative development without the need for expensive art education.
If you want to learn more about his background, read Part 1 of the interview: Interview with Sandro Cleuzo – an Awarded Character Designer and Storyboard Artist
Today, we will discuss questions related to animation techniques and skills, as well as how to develop a strong mindset to succeed in animation. As Sandro’s career shows, you don’t need to have a flashy degree in order to succeed in the animation industry. With perseverance and dedication to your craft, you can also aspire to create the animation films of your dreams.
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Animation Desk was created with the goal of providing a handy tool for people of all ages to create their first animation. As this 2D frame animation app has become more popular, we have begun to receive questions about the animation industry, specifically about what animation technical skills are needed and what jobs there are to strive for in the industry.
In response to these questions, we thought it would be a great idea to get in contact with animation professionals with real industry experience to help quench our users’ thirst for knowledge.
This led to us reaching out to Sandro Cleuzo on Instagram. Even as a busy professional animator with tons of experience and prestige under his belt, Sandro graciously took the time to join us for an “Ask Me Anything” session. This interview allowed us to gain more insight into his experience as a character designer, animator, and storyboard artist.
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Animation Desk is hosting an all-new competition: create an animation based on your favorite internet meme!
For this challenge, you can use the meme we’ve provided or create an original animation based on your personal favorite meme. A helpful tip to get you started is to pick some key elements from memes you like and create animated stories based on the images. Since this is an animation challenge, we would like to see how you transform a static meme image into a moving animation!
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Is it possible that animation could become more accessible? You may find the answer in this article.
Animation Desk made a breakthrough innovation as it was the first animation app on mobile devices in the market, providing a revolutionary way for artists to bring their imagination to life by drawing cartoon characters with ease and convenience.
At the time the animation market was very focused on animation software that users could only use on their PC or Mac. While this worked well in the early 2000s, another trend started to emerge at the end of the decade: smartphones. The rise of smartphones allowed any tasks that were meant to be done at a stationary desk in your home or office to be taken with you anywhere you go.
In 2009, as the first iPhone launched worldwide, the leaders at Kdan Mobile asked the question,
Is it possible that animation could become more accessible?
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