Project Description

Course Description

This is an entry level digital animation course, those who want to learn 2D Animation in computers but do no know where to start ! 2D Animation / Animate (formerly Flash Professional) is the industry-leading software for designers and developers who want to create interactive animations. Animate includes cutting-edge drawing tools and the ability to publish animations. Learn the difference between frames and keyframes and motion tweens and shape tweens. Then, apply these concepts to apply looping animation to create the appearance of realistic movement.

Mediums & Media/Programs Used

  • Graphic Pen
  • Digital Tablet
  • Adobe Animate

Subject Covered

  • Intermediate Character Acting & Advanced Actions



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Joe Zaffuto

3D Animation / 2D Animation & Gaming Instructor

Joe Zaffuto is a graduate of Ringling College of Art & Design, receiving a BFA in Computer Animation in 1999. I then obtained a MFA Degree specializing in Modeling from The Academy of Art University of San Francisco.

With over 14 years that span over a plethora of different projects from college instruction, movies, television, and video games. My true passion is for lighting, and art direction, but I also love to instruct, inspire and lead.

Frank Cordero

Traditional and Digital Animation Instructor

Frank Cordero is a 2D/3D digital artist with a unique blend of art skills in animation, interactive, and art education industries for companies like Walt Disney Feature Animation, Electronic Arts, Full Sail University and CG Master Academy with experience in storyboarding, animation, cinematics,3D prop modeling/texturing, PBR workflow, illustration, character design, logo/mascot design and art direction.

Genesis Laboy

2D & 3D Animation Instructor

Genesis Laboy was born and raised in Puerto Rico. As a kid I was always interested in film and animation but never imagined this could be a career for me. After moving to Florida I’ve had the opportunity to grow as an artist by exploring both traditional and digital mediums while learning the different steps of the production pipeline.

My background in theatrical lighting helped me with the transition into digital lighting for animated movies while working on the short film Tiffany and attending the University of Central Florida. I’ve since dedicated myself to learning as much as a can about lighting so that I can enhance the look of the animated projects I am a part of.

Frankie Caldarazzo

2D & 3D Animation Instructor

Frankie Caldarazzo is a 2D/3D animator and digital artist with a degree in Emerging Media from the University of Central Florida, specializing in Character Animation. He has been drawing for most of his life and has focused on digital artwork since 2010, driven by his passion for cartoons and storytelling. Some of his experience includes creating motion graphics and animation for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team as well as a variety of graphic design work for numerous businesses and apparel.

In his spare time, he creates character concepts and illustrations inspired by tabletop RPGs he enjoys playing with his friends. Some of the programs he has used to create his work include the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, and Flash), After Effects, Cinema 4D, and Maya.

Monica Rodriguez

Digital & Traditional Instructor

Monica Rodriguez is a freelance animator and digital artist skilled in digital 2D animation, character design, 3D character animation, storyboarding, compositing, and video editing. Programs she works with are Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Animate, Premiere Pro, Audition, Toon Boom Harmony, Storyboard Pro, and Autodesk Maya.

Graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA in Animation and has worked on short films and promotional videos with many creative collaborators. She eagerly delves into storytelling or character performance, and not only loves to teach the craft but likes to learn from others experiences as well.

Eddie Pittman

Digital & Traditional Instructor

Eddie Pittman is an award-winning cartoonist who works in animation, comics, and illustration. He began his animation career with Walt Disney Feature Animation, working on films such as Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Lilo & Stitch. Most recently, Pittman was a writer/story artist for Disney’s hit TV series Phineas and Ferb. He is the author online at

Sophia Hidalgo

Digital & Traditional Instructor

Sophia Hidalgo is a young animator, digital, and traditional artist skilled in 2D & 3D character animation, storyboarding, illustration, and editing. Some programs that she frequently uses are Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Substance Painter, Illustrator, Animate, and Clip Studio Paint.

Graduated from University of Central Florida with a BFA in Character Animation where she produced a short film with her team. She is an intense anime enthusiast, avid video game player, and was also certified as a Veterinary Assistant. Going through a scientific and artistsic field she couldn’t let go of what she was truely passionate about, creating characters and stories through the world of art. ”