Award-winning master animator, author and teacher Tony White offers 29 outstanding online tutorials on the core principles and techniques of 2D animation. Through extensive illustrated text-based lectures and over 4 hours of over-the-shoulder, apprentice-style video tutorials, Tony offers the finest foundation material possible in here presenting "Mastering 2D Animation: 01"! Each of Tony’s tutorials embrace a comprehensive, step-by-step, apprentice-style of instruction, using both classically hand-drawn techniques and the latest ToonBoom Studio digital technology. (Although the core principles contained in this course material may be applied to ALL forms of animation - from ‘3D’ to ‘Stop-frame’, from ‘Cut-out’ to ‘Claymation’.) Tony believes the ‘apprenticeship’ style of teaching is the ONLY way to really learn animation and that the instruction offered by some of the big, for-profit animation schools and colleges around the world is entirely inadequate for the modern professional world. Consequently, by literally drawing from his own early apprenticeship experiences with three of the finest master animators of all-time - Richard Williams (3 times Oscar winner), Ken Harris (Warner Brothers) & Art Babbit (Disney) - Tony has crafted here a series of unique and defining courses that are knowledgeable, accessible and perfectly suited to studies in a home-based environment. "Mastering 2D Animation: 01" is the first of 3 courses that can ultimately lead to an “Advanced Diploma in 2D Animation” through the 2D Academy. Here students will learn all the foundational principles of movement and 2D technique. And, in an attempt to keep the cost of exceptional, informed and relevant education within the reach of everyone, with a total cost for all its Diploma courses that totals less than the cost of a one semester course in many degree-level, for-profit schools and colleges! Note: For a comprehensive understanding on what a student needs to get into the animation industry (and stay in it), do check out Tony's definitive new eBook at the iTunes store, "Jumping Through Hoops ~ The Animation Job Coach".