Animation for Cartoonists

Have you ever watched an animation on TV or in the movies and wondered how they are made? Learn about how professionals like the ones from Pixar create storyboards to plan out their ideas. Create your own animation starting from a simple sticky note storyboard to an online storyboard-building tool before animating your story using an easy-to-use app on a mobile device!

In this course, students will learn about the history of animation and briefly explore the common types of animation that are featured on television and in movies. They will discover that no matter what type of animation it is, a good animation depends on good planning. Professionals use what is called storyboarding to plan out their work before creating their animation and students will have an opportunity to try it using a web-based tool called StoryboardThat. Later on, students will be introduced to a mobile-based app called Toontastic 3D, where they can create engaging 3D animations using their storyboards as their blueprint.

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Description

Have you ever watched an animation on TV or in the movies and wondered how they are made? Learn about how professionals like the ones from Pixar create storyboards to plan out their ideas. Create your own animation starting from a simple sticky note storyboard to an online storyboard-building tool before animating your story using an easy-to-use app on a mobile device!

In this course, students will learn about the history of animation and briefly explore the common types of animation that are featured on television and in movies. They will discover that no matter what type of animation it is, a good animation depends on good planning. Professionals use what is called storyboarding to plan out their work before creating their animation and students will have an opportunity to try it using a web-based tool called StoryboardThat. Later on, students will be introduced to a mobile-based app called Toontastic 3D, where they can create engaging 3D animations using their storyboards as their blueprint.

This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.

  • Computer or tablet with internet connection
  • App Lab account (free with code.org)
  • Paper, index cards, pens, pencils, markers

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Get a basic understanding of what an animation is, and some common types of animation that they see on different media
  • Understand what a storyboard is and why it’s important in digital storytelling
  • Use a web application called StoryboardThat to create a digital storyboard
  • Explore a mobile app called Toontastic 3D to create simple animations

Course content

Unit 1 – What is Animation?
Lesson 1: Let’s Think About Animations
Lesson 2: Different Types of Animation
Lesson 3: Show Your Understanding

Unit 2 – What is Storyboarding?
Lesson 4: What is Storyboarding?
Lesson 5: What if…?
Lesson 6: Creating Your Own Story
Lesson 7: Story Structure
Lesson 8: Creating Your Own Storyboard

Unit 3 – Let’s Create a Digital Storyboard
Lesson 9: Let’s StoryboardThat!
Lesson 10: Layouts
Lesson 11: Backgrounds are Key to Scenes
lesson 12: Characters and Objects
Lesson 13: Say What?
Lesson 14: Presentation of Learning

Unit 4 – From Storyboarding to Animation
Lesson 15: Getting to Know ToonTastic 3D!
Lesson 16: Structure and Scenes
Lesson 17: Characters
Lesson 18: Let’s Animate!
Lesson 19: Creating the Rest of Your Animation

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  • Product Type: Foundation
  • Career Pathway: Digital Storytelling
  • Career Track: 2D Animation
  • Level:
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Age: 9-12
  • Grade:
  • Style: Self-paced
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  • Certificate Awarded: Yes
  • Animation for Cartoonists

    Have you ever watched an animation on TV or in the movies and wondered how they are made? Learn about how professionals like the ones from Pixar create storyboards to plan out their ideas. Create your own animation starting from a simple sticky note storyboard to an online storyboard-building tool before animating your story using an easy-to-use app on a mobile device!

    In this course, students will learn about the history of animation and briefly explore the common types of animation that are featured on television and in movies. They will discover that no matter what type of animation it is, a good animation depends on good planning. Professionals use what is called storyboarding to plan out their work before creating their animation and students will have an opportunity to try it using a web-based tool called StoryboardThat. Later on, students will be introduced to a mobile-based app called Toontastic 3D, where they can create engaging 3D animations using their storyboards as their blueprint.

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