Traditional Animation 2

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309AKR2 Z 3 28SS Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Upon completion of the course, students:

Mode of study

Study is comprised of workshop and classes and individual work on the practical. In the workshop, students are introduced to the theory and assignment of individual exercises. As well, in the workshop (upon analysis of results of given exercises) students are provided with feedback and space for discussion on the givebn issue. The approach is, to a certain exent, individual and works toward meet the requirements and particulars of individual students.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Developed drawing skills. Skill in graphic and dramatic expression. Skill in fundamental animation mechanics of hard and soft bodies. Managing basic bipedal gait. Knowldge of fundamental animation techniques and principles with basic professional terminology.

Course contents

Instruction aim

The instruction aim is adopting in animation various forms of bipedal gait/running, various humanoid movement, panoramic camera movement and basic animation production processes. Acquired skills are aimed at the requirements for executing the semster work.

Instruction content

The classes flow from the previous course - Drawn animation 1.

This study is comprised of classes (workshops) and individual work on practice exercises (approx: 5-6 hours/week). In the course students are introduced to theory and assignment of individual exercises. As well, students (upon analysis of the results of given exercises) are provided with feedback and space for discussion on the given issue. The approach is, to a certain extent, individual and meets the requirements and particulars of individual students.

Recommended or required reading

Required literature:

DOVNIKOVIĆ, Borivoj. Škola kresleného filmu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Nakladatelství Akademie múzických umění v Praze, 2007. 179 s. ISBN 978-80-7331-091-2 · il.

WILLIAMS, Richard. The animator´s survival kit : a manual of methods, principles and formulas. 2nd expanded ed. London: Faber & Faber, 2009. 382 s. ISBN 0-571-23834-7 · fot., obr. +

Recommended literature:

URC, Rudolf. Animovaný film. Martin: Osveta, 1984. 162 s. · fot.

THOMAS, Frank a Ollie JOHNSTON, 1981. The illusion of life: Disney animation. New York: Disney Editions. ISBN 0786860707.

HALAS, John OBE a Harold WHITAKER, 2009. Timing for Animation. 2nd vyd. B.m.: Focal Press. ISBN 978-0-240-52160-2.

HOOKS, Ed, 2017. Acting for Animators: 4th Edition. 2nd vyd. B.m.: Routledge. ISBN 1-138-66912-1.

MUYBRIDGE, Eadweard, 2000. The Human Figure in Motion. B.m.: Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-20204-6.


Pivotal domestic and foreign animated films of renowned artists.

Review of Annecy films

FAMU student work

Assessment methods and criteria

Workshop participation, class participation. On-going completion of individual exercise activity averaging about 5-6 hours of work a week. Grading of this course is part of the summary exam.


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Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room 420
Room No. 420

(Lažanský palác)

Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Tue 14:00–15:35 Pavel KOUTSKÝ
Room No. 420
Lažanský palác

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