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How to Make Animated Films by Kathryn Spencer, Tony White

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Masterclass 2 

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The Bouncing Ball

Class objective: To get a sense of spacing, timing, weight, and flexibility in motion.

Equipment required: Lightbox, pencil, and paper.

Now that we have established the principles of key, breakdown, and in-between positions in an action, it is now possible to go further and tackle something a little more advanced. The principle of the bouncing ball has been around since animation began, and it's very tempting to think it cliché to work with it here.

The core frames that comprise a bouncing ball action.

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However, ...

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