Flash Animation Every designer secretly aspires to be an animator. Using Adobe Flash you can fulfill this wish! Once you've mastered the basics in Flash, it's time to study animation. Though the focus of this class is on character animation, the techniques you'll learn can enhance any Flash design project.
Studying with master animator Chris Georgenes, you can learn how to create animations using Adobe Flash. Using basic frame-by-frame techniques and tweening, you'll learn how to draw and animate simple characters, adding motion, drama, and expression. In just six online lessons, you will storyboard and animate a 30-second sequence with a soundtrack, and bring your character to life!
Chris Georgenes has been using Flash since version 3, when Flash was primarily considered an animation tool. His background is art, and he is self-taught as an animator. Chris spent six years as Director of Creative Development for Soup2nuts (a division of Scholastic,) and art-directed many animated TV shows including Home Movies (Cartoon Network). Chris is currently a full-time freelance artist, animator and all-around designer for the Web, digital media, and television. His clients include Pileated Pictures, Lucas Arts, Universal Records, Plot Developers, AOL and more. He also maintains www.mudbubble.com as his online portfolio. Chris is a member of Team Adobe.
LEFT: Animation from Flash Animation with Chris Georgenes
Click "Play" above to see some of Chris Georgenes’ animation magic that you learn in this class.
Own and have basic experience with Adobe Flash MX or MX 2004. Digital drawing tablet (such as Wacom Tablet) recommended but not required.