2D Character Animation

6 Weeks of LIVE Classes which include Lessons, Project Files, Homework, Feedback & Community with the possibility of paid internships for the best overall students

Only 10 seats available

Course Overview

The 2D Character Animation workshop focuses on teaching character animation within Adobe After Effects giving students the ability to breath life into whatever characters they create.

Designed for students from all artistic backgrounds, this workshop starts with the principles of animation as taught by Disney's pioneer animators and apply those principles to bringing stories to life through good character animation.

Students will gain a solid foundation of animation using real world projects and characters and will improve their creativity and enhance their digital skill-set.

To prepare students for the real world there will be discussions about professional expectations and behavior, creative process, working environments, and career paths.

To prepare students for the real world work environment, there will be discussions about the Motion Design industry including but not limited to professional expectations and behavior, creative process, working environments, and career paths.


Brian O. Wilson /Course Instructor

Brian Is Creative Director at Zero Gravity and has been working in the field of animation and motion design for over 12 years. He graduated with a Masters degree in Computer animation from Bournemouth University and has had his short animated film featured on several platforms including film festivals. He has created motion design and animated content for a diverse range of brands like Pepsi, Soul II Soul, GTBank and Zenith Bank.

Course Objective

  • Gain a strong working knowledge of After Effects Character Animation
  • Integrate work into various disciplines and learn industry trends and added tools
  • Learn the art of timing in animation
  • Learn basic storytelling skills
  • Learn the skills to create your own short animated film

Course Format

This 6-week course will involve a 3-hour workshop once a week with homework given after each workshop. Workshops will consist of lessons, demos, student presentations, and critiques. Homework will be submitted 2 days before the next class via online link. Classes will be collaborative with every student critiquing everyone else's work and defending their own work. The workshop will be intense and fast-paced however participants will leave having the necessary tools and confidence to take on any motion graphics project.