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On the International Day of Animation, the capital’s non-profit organizations offer young Muscovites to sign up for online animation courses, master GIF animation and listen to Yuri Norshtein’s lectures without leaving home.
Animation Day is celebrated around the world on October 28. Non-profit organizations of the capital have prepared events for everyone who is interested in it and wants to learn how to create cartoons on their own.
“In order for the rich tradition formed by Russian animators to continue, it is necessary to educate a new generation of animation masters and their grateful viewers. Therefore, we support non-profit organizations that popularize animation and open the door for Moscow schoolchildren to this magical profession, ”said Pavel Simakov, director of the NGO coworking center network.
Make thaumatrope and learn GIF animation
Project DShI.online offers several courses at once, thanks to which children can understand how animation works. For example, you can join the Create Your Own Thaumatrope online lesson. The thaumatrope, or spinning miracle, is a toy invented at the beginning of the 9th century, based on optical illusion: with rapid rotation, the drawings on different sides of the circle merge into one. A similar optical illusion is at the heart of animation. To participate you need submit your application.
You can learn how to make popular digital animated images at the workshop “Creating GIF-animation“ In a backpack ””. During a week of classes, the guys will learn how to create a video script, why a storyboard is needed and what to look for when editing a video. After the participants of the master classes have listened to all the lectures and completed practical tasks, they will be able to make a video in GIF-animation format – pictures replacing each other. To do this, you need the Stop Motion Studio program (its basic functions can be used for free), as well as the contents of a school backpack and improvised items. Participation in the master class is free, you can register on the site.
In addition, DSHI.online is currently developing a free online course “Animation” for children from seven to 13 years old. His listeners will learn how to build a composition of the frame, set the light, master the basics of photography and video editing. The knowledge gained will allow children to make videos for school and social networks and can become the first step into the world of professional animation. You can leave a preliminary application for participation here… Once the course is ready, all registered users will be notified by email.
Listen to lectures about animation and learn how to make cartoons
Those who are seriously into animation can listen to lectures and perform practical exercises on the online platform of the Animation and Me project. The first part of the training is theoretical. The portal contains lectures by renowned directors, artists, screenwriters and other specialists in the field of animation. Among them are Yuri Norshtein, Ivan Maksimov, Konstantin Bronzit, Georgy Boguslavsky and many others.
During the second, practical part, the teachers will talk about all the intricacies of the animator’s work – from organizing the workspace to post-production. In addition, each video lesson is accompanied by a creative task. It can be completed, posted on the project forum and discussed with other participants. Registration is not required for the course. All materials are available on the site project.
Find inspiration in comics
And in between classes, you can visit the online opening day “Children about the important: drawing comics.” The project’s website contains stories about school life, families and parents, pets, ecology, and the problems of megacities, created by young artists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Smolensk and other cities of Russia. More than 160 works were presented in total. You can see them here.
Even more useful materials and current news from the capital funds are published on the portal “Soulful Moscow”.
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