Welcome to the 4Talent : MOVE IT Animation Tutorial!

Welcome to the MOVE IT animation tutorial site. MOVE IT started life as an open event for individuals interested in animation. It allowed them to experiment and present their ideas to a panel of judges and eventually four aspiring animators were given the opportunity to develop their ideas into a short animated film.

What is this tutorial?

This tutorial is based around the animation "Minty Cool, Minty Cool" which was produced by Inglis Thorburn as part of the MOVE IT project together with some supporting material kindly supplied by INK Animations. Through it you will gain an understanding of the processes involved in planning and creating animation.

What skills do I need?

You don't need to know anything about animation or be a computer whizz to enjoy and learn something from this tutorial. There are interactive online tools and explanations throughout to help you gain a basic understanding of the animation process.

What will I get from this?

By the end of this tutorial we hope that you will be inspired to pursue a new found interest in animation - be sure to visit the 'Extras' section of the tutorial for some advice on possible further steps.

  1. Welcome
  2. The MOVE IT Animations
  3. What is Animation?
  4. Styles & Techniques
  5. Equipment needed to complete this module
  6. How to use the Tutorial