Lesson 7 - Timing

Lesson 7 - Timing

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In the last lesson, we learned how adding arcs to movement makes animation flow much more smoothly and realistically. In this lesson, we will talk about timing your movements so that they will have even more authenticity and emotion.


Timing, anticipation, drag, and overlap all work together to make interesting, believable animations. Speaking of working together, it is important to be able to communicate your timing to the in-betweeners and ink and paint departments so they can time their drawings to match yours. To do that, animators use timing charts, which you will also learn how to use in this lesson.


Draw along with me as I demonstrate how to accurately time your animations to get the effect you are aiming for. I will also share an exposure sheet template with you so you can plan your timing to fit into your scenes just like the pros do!


Letter from Instructor

Hi class, welcome to Pomeroy Art Academy! I’m so excited you are going through this course. With a lot of practice, patience, and persistence, I know you will be able to sharpen your animation skills. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @pomeroyartacademy and use the hashtag #pomeroyartacademy so we can see and share your work!