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Cel Animation for the Digital Era

October 14, 2020

A crash course based on existing internet resources plus additional things I’ve learned in a year of experimenting with hand painting on cels. Read more

Plog Your Way To Filmic Victory

December 2, 2020

Plan + log = plog. Set priorities and track progress on your current animation project. Read more

$60 Multiplane Animation Rig IKEA Hack

August 30, 2019

Build your own multiplane animation rig for $60, from IKEA parts! Read more

Cel Animation for the Digital Era

October 14, 2020

A crash course based on existing internet resources plus additional things I’ve learned in a year of experimenting with hand painting on cels. Read more

Robert Breer’s introduction to Byron Grush’s “The Shoestring Animator”

December 5, 2020

Robert Breer on getting started in animation, and working with index cards. Read more

Portable 10F lightbox with pegbar for $40

October 23, 2020

Make a portable (USB powered) 10F animation lightboard for animating on the go. Read more

Cut-Out Animation Basics: Persistence of Vision

October 26, 2020

The first installment of DIYAC’s kid-friendly cut-out stop-motion animation course. Read more

Cameraless Direct Animation: A Paper-Based Approach

November 5, 2019

A cheap and easy approach to teaching cameraless direct animation for the post-celluloid era. Read more

The One-Page Zine As Brainstorming Tool

November 5, 2019

Make a tiny zine as a project development exercise. Read more

A $20 DIY Animation Light Box That Requires No Tools To Make

September 3, 2019

8″ x 10″ x 1″ acrylic shadow box + 8″ x 10″ x 1 5/8″ cradled birch panel + battery-powered LED pen light = an animation light box for the masses. Read more

Simplified Walk Cycles for the Stick Figure Artist

August 30, 2017

A quick formula for the easiest walk cycle in the world. Read more