Live.
Took place on October 15, 3:00pm. EDT

Make More Realistic Animations — Live with Jake Bartlett

Live stream with

Jake Bartlett
Motion Designer
Top Teacher

About this Live Session

Miss this session? Check out the recorded class here!

Make your animations more realistic than ever! As a bonus, by joining this live session, you’ll be helping ensure every kid in the US has access to healthy food—more details below.

Skillshare Premium Members are invited to join us on Thursday, October 15th at 3PM ET for a live online Zoom session with Jake Bartlett all about what animators need to understand to create more believable movement. The session will run for approximately 75 minutes. Click the “Remind Me” button above to register! 

Not only are you invited to create and connect with us, you’ll also be giving back to a worthy cause. We’re proud to share that for every one who joins a live session during the month of October, Skillshare will be donating $10 to No Kid Hungry, up to a max donation of $10,000. This organization is working to ensure that every child in the United States has access to healthy food, and just $10 can help them connect a child in need with a whopping 100 meals, so make sure to join us live so you can make a serious difference in a kid’s life.  

Jake is a motion designer and top Skillshare teacher based in Denver, CO. He’s passionate about teaching animators of all skill levels the tools they need to master After Effects, bring new styles into their work, and become better motion designers—and has created 30+ popular classes on Skillshare have helped over 200,000 students do just that. Over the years, his own work has made it everywhere from a Netflix documentary to The History Channel, National Geographic Channel, HGTV, and so much more. 

This live session will include:

  • A discussion of why understanding things like weight and physics is important for growing your skills as an animator
  • An exploration of tons of examples of animations that work (and ones that don’t) when it comes to realistic motion
  • A live animation demonstration in After Effects showing you how to apply these principles to make bouncing objects of different sizes and weights look as believable as possible

Throughout the session, you’ll be encouraged to work alongside Jake and ask questions. Feel free to add questions in advance of the event (discussion forum below) or bring them live to the Zoom session. We look forward to seeing you soon!

How to Participate: 

  • Click “Remind Me” above to register for the live session.   
  • On the day of the event, we’ll post a link to join the Zoom call. 15 minutes prior to the start time, we’ll open up the room so you can access the event. Make sure you’re subscribed to “Updates from Skillshare” in your account settings to receive an email reminder 15 minutes before the session starts.  
  • Come with your questions, or just listen in! 

What to Know About Zoom: 

  • Zoom is a free online video conferencing tool. Download it to your device here. Note: Zoom will download automatically when you join your first call. 
  • Once you’ve joined the Zoom call, use the “chat” window to type your questions in real time. We’ll get through as many as possible! 
  • To make sure everyone can hear, we’ll be using Zoom’s “mute” feature so that audio is coming through from the teacher’s end only. 
  • You are encouraged (but not required) to turn on your camera.
  • We want to keep Zoom a safe space for everyone — please abide by Skillshare’s community guidelines throughout the session. 

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