Animation classes for kids and teens
We teach kids and teens to create animation in Adobe After Effects and Anime Studio
Adobe After Effects is a professional program for animation creating and visual effects. On our Anime Studio classes in Itgenio we are showing kids the animation creating basis, the program’s interface and basic instruments. We are teaching them how to use visual effects, filters, how to work with sound, text, how to add transitions and create 2D animation. After classes a kid will be able to create a video sequence, do enjoyable transitions and a voice-over, add a video caption, make and animate various effects, create his unique cartoon and many more!

We recommend to start learning animation with Anime Studio and then pass to the more difficult program which is called After Effects.

Who are the classes suitable for?

For the lessons a child has to have a great command of PC, for example to know how to use web browser, open new tabs, download and install files on the computer, create and rename folders. He also should be familiar with a keyboard layout, know how to type, use the hotkeys and how to hold a mouse in the hand confidently.

After Effects classes are recommended for those who are older than 10 years old.

Before the classes start, you have to install the program on your computer.
What topic do kids study on the After Effects classes?

1)The basis of teaching kids and teen computer animation:
  • Studying of interface and main instruments
  • Working with keys
  • Working with masks
  • Creation of simple figures animation
  • Shaping morphing
  • 3D imitation using 2D tools
2) Working with effects:
  • Natural phenomena effects: rain, snow, wind, smoke, lightning
  • Zooming effect
  • Imitated 3D sphere effect
  • Space effect
  • Double exposure effect
  • Broken glass effect
  • Glitch effect
  • Broken screen effect
  • Motion stabilization effect
  • Textile effect
3) Working with text
  • Text animators overview
  • Simple text animation
  • Liquid text animation
  • Handwriting text animation
  • Pixel text animation
4) Working with Shape Layers
  • Logo animation
  • Creation of dynamically changing shapes
  • Animated patterns
  • Shaped flashes and fireworks creation
5) Working with camera and 3D layers
  • Camera tool overview
  • Futuristic 3D background creation
6) Character animation
  • Introduction to rigging with the help of Duik plugin
  • Animation of a simple character
7) Tracking
  • Tracking basics
Examples of students’ projects

System requirements

• Operating System: Windows 10 x64, Mac OS 10.13 or later;
• Processor: Intel® 6th generation Intel processor or newer - or similar AMD, with a clock speed of at least 2 GHz, preferably 4, 6-core;
• Installed Internet browser Google Chrome;
• RAM: 8 GB (recommended 16 or 32 GB);
• Video card with support for DirectX 12 and 2 GB of video memory (GPU with support for DirectX 12 and 4 GB of video memory or more GPU is recommended);
• Hard disk space: at least 20 GB of free hard disk space;
• Sound Card: With ASIO or Microsoft Windows Driver Model support Screen Resolution: Minimum 1280x800 (Recommended 1920x1080 or higher monitor resolution);
• Microphone or headset;
• Speakers;
• Internet connection from 1 Mbps.