Twelve Principles of Animation

The 12 Principles of Animation as described by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston in their book “The Illusion of Life”. Since it can be hard for starting animators to find resources, and the resources that are out there don’t go very in depth,  Alan Becker decided to start a video series dedicated to each of the 12 Principles of Animation!

1. Squash & Stretch – 12 Principles of Animation

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haa7n3UGyDc?rel=0&showinfo=0]

 

2. Anticipation – 12 Principles of Animation

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8OtE60T8yU?rel=0&showinfo=0]

 

3. Staging – 12 Principles of Animation

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-SXLaQGg50?rel=0&showinfo=0]

 

4. Straight Ahead & Pose to Pose – 12 Principles of Animation

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8quCbt4C-c?rel=0&showinfo=0]

 

5. Follow Through & Overlapping Action – 12 Principles of Animation

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OxphYV8W3E?rel=0&showinfo=0]

 

6. Slow In & Slow Out – 12 Principles of Animation

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQBFsTqbKhY?rel=0&showinfo=0]

 

7. Arcs – 12 Principles of Animation

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1_tZ9LhJD4?rel=0&showinfo=0]

 

8. Secondary Action – 12 Principles of Animation

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjBHWw1TbP4?rel=0&showinfo=0]

 

9. Timing – 12 Principles of Animation

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BarOk2p38LQ?rel=0&showinfo=0]

 

10. Exaggeration – 12 Principles of Animation

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfFj-VQKiAM?rel=0&showinfo=0]

 

11. Solid Drawing – 12 Principles of Animation

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7An0jukOkCI?rel=0&showinfo=0]

 

12. Appeal – 12 Principles of Animation

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