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Animation and Illustration Portfolio Preparation (16-18 year olds)

Animation and Illustration Portfolio Preparation (16-18 year olds)

London College of Communication
Taught by
Francesco de Manincor


Combine your creative and technical skills to tell stories. This practical and intensive course will introduce you to the fundamentals of animation and illustration, by the end of the course you will have completed a short film you can use to support an application for further study.

Through group discussions, project work and design studio time you will learn about current practices and get some hands-on practice.You will experiment and explore a range of techniques using your drawing skills on paper as well as computers loaded with the latest software. By the end of the course you will have a deeper understanding of how animation and illustration can be used to get people’s attention and communicate ideas.

The course draws upon LCC’s legacy of teaching animation and illustration and has been designed specially for younger people who are interested in further study in this area. The practical skills you will learn and your ability to speak about the subject will help you make an application for further study in a range of subjects including animation or illustration as well a range of other courses: UX design, fine art, media studies and filmmaking.

Please note that this course is suitable for you, if you are applying for further study at LCC, but does not guarantee entry.

Topics Covered

  • Concepts and theory
  • Drawing skills
  • Printmaking
  • Storyboarding and storytelling
  • Sound design
  • Digital design
  • Individual project and presentation

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Show sound conceptual and technical skills for animation and illustration
  • Have an understanding of the uses of animation and illustration for storytelling and communication
  • Be confident in experimentation for animation and illustration
  • Support an application for work or study with an animation short

Who Should Attend
Thiscourse is suitable for you if you are between 16 – 18 and are considering further study or a career in animation or illustration.

Beginner: You do not need any previous experience.

Follow Up Courses
Once you have taken this course you may be interested Filmmaking Portfolio Preparation (16-18 Year Olds) or Digital Media and Interaction Design Portfolio (16 – 18 Year Olds).

Related undergraduate courses at LCC
You may be interested in finding out more about BA (Hons) Animation or BA (Hons) Illustrationand Visual Media.

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Tutor Description

Francesco de Manincor is a character designer, animator and illustrator with a broad experience in visual storytelling, from storyboarding to animation. After studying Fine Arts and Art Direction, and working in comics, illustration and visual communication in his native Italy, Francesco moved to London and for the past 15 years has worked on commercial projects and taught digital media, design and animation, creating visual content, illustrations and concept art, editing videos, motion graphics, and designing characters for print and product applications.

Francesco likes to start by exploring ideas drawing on paper, to then complete production and post-production using digital tools, for the unbounded possibilities that these offer. He believes that it's all about realising our vision, about storytelling, to captivate and engage the viewer and create that little bit of magic.

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