Jamie Leduc
Technology Department Head. Animation, Visual & Audio Effects, Media Project Management Teacher

Introduction to Animation - Unit 1 (grade 11)

Curriculum Published 12/2/15 Last updated on 3/2/20

Course Descriptor:

This exciting stand alone animation course is made up of the following 2 half credit ICT framework courses: 2Animation (ANHR35S) and Modelling (MOHR35S). This course will allow students to enter the creative world of animation. This course develops student’s digital voices through 2D animation, stop-motion. Modelling and video rendering using Adobe Flash CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Premiere CS5, and Adobe After Effects CS5.

Course Assessment:
Unit 1 - 35% of final grade
Unit 2 - 35% of final grade,
Hands-on Exam Activity - 20% of final grade
Final Written Exam - 10% of final grade.

Unit Plan & Activities:
(Activities worth 8%)
  • Activity 1 - Exploration of Animation
  • Activity 2 - Character and Concept Development
  • Activity 3 - Principles of Animation
  • Activity 4 - Lip Sync
  • Portfolio (12%):
  • Rich Activity (10%)
  • Test (5%)
Key Concepts:
  • Frame by Frame (Cell)
  • FPS
  • Frame Rate
  • Optical Illusion
  • Persistence of vision
  • Squash and stretch
  • Anticipation
  • Staging
  • Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose
  • Follow Through and Overlapping Action
  • Slow In and Slow Out
  • Arc
  • Secondary Action
  • Timing
  • Exaggeration
  • Solid drawing
  • Appeal
  • movie extensions: swf, mov
  • work file extensions: fla, psd
  • image file extansions: jpg, png

  • Audition

    Audio recording, mixing, and restoration.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • After Effects

    Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

  • Animate

    Design interactive vector animations for multiple platforms.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

Age Levels
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Knowledge Constructor
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Light Tables (recommended)
  • Graphic Tablets
  • Computers
  • Post-it-notes
  • Selfie sticks
  • Smart Devices
CC License
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Peter Krizovensky

Posted on 5/17/20 4:20:16 PM Permalink


Dilki Nimasha

Posted on 5/14/20 11:33:00 AM Permalink


Robyn Needelman

Posted on 10/13/19 12:46:24 PM Permalink

​How do I sign into and take this course?

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/1/19 5:53:39 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing I highly appreciated your valuable efforts


Posted on 6/7/19 4:34:32 PM Permalink

This course is very interesting, I plan to prepare a tutorial taking inspiration from your course, thank you for sharing.

Cortez William

Posted on 5/19/19 6:10:32 AM Permalink

​Thanks a lot for sharing. I a look forward to using it.

agus rustanto

Posted on 5/11/19 12:28:20 PM Permalink

thank you​

Eric Chow

Posted on 4/16/19 5:33:29 AM Permalink

A comprehensive intro to animation. Thank you!​

Carly Manhart

Posted on 4/2/19 6:16:35 AM Permalink

This is just what I needed. Thanks for sharing. ​

Ali Imam Reza

Posted on 3/20/19 2:29:16 PM Permalink

​thanks for sharing

Percy Ordonez

Posted on 3/4/19 2:23:48 PM Permalink

​Very useful information. Thank you

Judy Durkin

Posted on 1/12/19 9:55:41 PM Permalink

​Thank You!

Shauna Miller

Posted on 12/8/17 7:58:24 PM Permalink

How do I purchase this program?​

Jamie Leduc

Posted on 12/9/17 12:08:47 AM Permalink

Adobe Flash can be purchased through adobe. I also use FlipBook for traditional animation.

Shauna Miller

Posted on 12/11/17 9:11:05 PM Permalink

I have Animate so I can use this curriculum. Also, does this have all the information including assessments or how can I get this to help me teach the foundation of animation?

Jamie Leduc

Posted on 12/11/17 10:33:16 PM Permalink

vanessa oakes

Posted on 8/31/17 3:17:50 PM Permalink

​I was asked to teach animation 20 and have no clue where to start, do you have anymore helpful tips to get started? I will basically be learning right before I teach this class.

Jamie Leduc

Posted on 12/11/17 10:34:41 PM Permalink

Ai Choo Ashe

Posted on 2/18/16 9:22:26 PM Permalink

Thank you. I'm starting a unit on animation during the last 9 weeks. This will be extremely helpful.

Claire Richards

Posted on 1/10/16 1:45:38 PM Permalink

This is really detailed! The BeHance site is useful!

Jamie Leduc

Posted on 1/10/16 4:33:10 PM Permalink