How animation is made – basic, intermediate, and advanced!

The basics of animation, we have that. An intermediate 3D version of the animation process, we watch that. An in-depth look into the animation process for Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, we love that. Below, we show three ways to describe the animation process for anyone willing to pay attention!

Basic –


Intermediate –


Advanced –



The Last Airbender’s 60 page FX Guide



If you’re working on a 2D film that requires a few effects, then these Avatar pages are just for you. This was posted 2 years ago on a site dedicated to hosting all of the greatest effects animation tips and pieces that exist on the internet to date. In addition to the Avatar guide, I’ll also leave a downloadable link to the 207 page pdf full of effects animation notes that Ron Doucet (TV animation director, 14 years of experience) scanned throughout his career.

Avatar effects guide:

Download the 207 page effects design binder here: