Workshop: Fundamentals of Compositing for 2D Animation

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Workshop: Fundamentals of Compositing for 2D Animation

Danny Araya
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This 2-3 hour workshop will be a walkthrough of the process and tools I use for compositing 2D animated work. This process is inspired by the current methods used at studios like Powerhouse Animation on shows such as Castlevania, Masters of the Universe: Revelations, Seis Manos, and more.

You will learn:

  • Basics of navigating After Effects.
  • Basics of getting your file properly set-up
  • How to use the Plug-ins frequently found in anime/western productions
  • How to approach your color palettes and lighting


  • Access to a recording of the Fundamentals of Compositing for 2D Animation Workshop
  • A PDF Guide with some of the basic ideas covered
  • Maybe some other stuff idk

About Your Instructor: Danny Araya is currently a Director working at Powerhouse Animation Studios in Austin, Texas. He has worked as a Director, Storyboard Artist, Character Designer, and Background Painter. Past work includes:

  • Castlevania
  • Untitled Avatar the Last Airbender animated movie
  • Masters of the Universe: Revelations
  • Skull Island
  • Pantheon

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Learn the basics of compositing for anime-styled 2D animation!


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