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Video Overview of White Hat Lessons

Introduction to White Hat Recipes: The Basics

Learn the basic principles, vocabulary, and skills behind all animation by experiencing a

step-by-step hands-on series of lessons. 

Video Overview of Yellow Hat Lessons

Introduction to Yellow Hat Recipes: Combining the Basics

You have all the basics down. You are ready to combine, mix, and experiment with animation basics and special effects with unique blends of animation principles. Your vocabulary expands!

Video Overview of Red Hat Recipes

Introduction to Red Hat Recipes: Character Animation

Your animation confidence and technique are to the point where you can create character acting. You learn how to help a character move through a range of emotions and poses which impact your audience's enjoyment!

Video Introduction to Blue Hat Recipes

Introduction to Blue Hat Recipes: Bring a Story to Life

You now have the knowledge and skills to venture into animated storytelling. It's time to bring it all together! Storyboarding, dialogue, set building, character design, shot selection, timing, layout, pacing, acting, sound effects, editing, and voice overs all come together as you see a movie unfold from scratch to finished film. 

Introduction to Black Hat Recipes: Projects & Ideas

Examples and behind-the-scenes tips and tricks from real-world projects.

Ideas for school projects, holiday-themed animations, after school projects, cartoon series creation, and insights into the many ways stop motion can bring things to life. Always expanding and growing.