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How to Make Awesome Animated Movies (Intro to Animation)

The ultimate introduction to animation.

Ages: 9-15

Previous Experience Required: None (this class is for beginners)

Concepts Taught: How to create characters, movement and acceleration, frame rates, keyframes and timing, lip syncing, layers and parallax, walk cycles, the 12 Principles of Animation, how to use all the necessary software, and how to put it all together

One of the most popular online classes in the world, this is the ultimate introduction to animation. Students will go from having no former knowledge to having a grasp over the major concepts of the art form and knowing how to create their very own short animated films. This class gives students the skills to turn whatever fantastical things they can imagine into reality.

Each week, we’ll learn some new concepts, and then spend the majority of class time creating an animation together that puts those concepts into practice. The homework each week will be to finish what we started in class, and if students follow along and complete the homework, they will end each week with a new short animation that shows off their new skills and their imagination. At the end of the class, the final assignment will be to put it all together into a final project where the students can create a longer animation about whatever they want and then share it with the class.

Students are guaranteed individual attention and instruction.

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Reviews

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5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 105 reviews)
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The Alyra charm

September 28, 2023

If you’re thinking about this class, just do it! Cody is awesome, and I’ve learned SO MUCH. My animations are getting better every day.

Harper Y.
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Walked cycles were my favorite part

August 15, 2023

Can’t believe I made a character that actually walks and talks! Learning the 12 Principles of Animation was my favorite part. This class is a must

Yasmin A.
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Child is happy, I'm happy

August 13, 2023

To see my child excited about homework was a first for me! Each assignment was more of a fun project than a chore

Elise W.
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Great

August 9, 2023

The world of animation seemed complex until Cody came along. He’s transformed my 9-year-old’s perspective, and she’s proudly showcasing her weekly creations to the whole family!

Marisol H.
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who knew animation was THIS fun?

July 6, 2023

i used to think making animations like this would be impossible

Christopher B.
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Lindsey's patience = Gold

June 6, 2023

Alyra Academy’s animation course is pure gold! My son can’t get enough of it, and he’s eagerly awaiting the next batch. High fives to Cody and the team!

Zoe K.
Verified

Double wow

June 1, 2023

We’ve tried other online classes, but Cody’s stands out by miles. My son and daughter are both genuinely excited about animation now and can’t wait to further their skills.

Ava B.
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Excellent!

May 12, 2023

Cody’s animation class was the perfect blend of creativity and technical skills. My daughter can now animate her own stories! Thank you, Cody!

Jenny W.
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Excellent!

May 12, 2023

Cody’s animation class was the perfect blend of creativity and technical skills. My daughter can now animate her own stories! Thank you, Cody!

Jenny W.
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Learning & Laughing!

May 7, 2023

Lindsey’s sessions were the cherry on top! My 13-year-old daughter especially admired her teaching style. Such a blend of expertise and charm!

Johan S.
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