What you'll learn

This course contains 6 lessons and it's around 10 hours long. The main highlights you'll learn are...

  • Learn the drills to apply any basic workflow for blocking and breakdowns. Our goal after this course is that you learn the most basics methods to handle simple body mechanic shots.

  • Watch in depth techniques from a working professional in the film industry. You will see how Sam directly works his way through each shot and his own personal way to do posing, spacing, timing, deformations...etc.


Buy this course and you will get...

  • 6 Assignments

    Follow up with the teacher along with the creation of your animated exercises. Once you are ready to show, we will get one of our experienced teachers to criticize your work and have a deeper learning experience.

  • Open Feedback

    Access to twice monthly Q&A grouped sessions with any of our recognized teachers in which you may ask any question related to the course, or for feedback on your shot.

  • Unlimited access

    This course is 100% flexible with no deadlines. Adjust the progress to your personal situation and come back anytime. So don't stress ;)

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  • Get endorsed

    We can provide access to a certificate of completion OR a letter of recommendation, that you'll be able to use to support your career.

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Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Promo code for 3D Animation Basics 1

    • Session 01 | Run | Blocking

    • Session 2 | Run | Breakdown

    • Session 3 | JumpGap | Blocking

    • Session 4 | JumpGap | Breakdowns

    • Session 5 | FightMoves | Blocking

    • Session 6 | FightMoves | Breakdown

  2. 2
    • Assignment 1 - Run , blocking.

    • Assignment 2 - Run , breakdowns.

    • Assignment 3 - Clear the gap , blocking.

    • Assignment 4 - Clear the Gap , breakdowns.

    • Assignment 5 - Fight , blocking.

    • Assignment 6 - Fight , breakdowns.

  3. 3
    • Open Feedback Calendar

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Who is teaching this?

Animator at Sony Imageworks

Sam Surplice

Sam is an animator from England currently working at Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver. With a total of 7 years of professional experience in the industry he is willing to share his knowledge from his career in TV, games and features films. He started his education as a 2D animator and transitioned comfortably into 3D animation, while retaining his 2D sensibilities. Working professionally for over 3 years in games productions created a healthy understanding of body mechanics and his TV work cultivated speed as well as proficiency with story telling, camera and staging. While at Sony, Sam worked on titles such as 'Hotel Transylvania 4', 'The Seabeast' and currently on 'Spiderman - Across The Spiderverse'. As shown in his work, Sam has a strong grasp of the entertainment value in animation and is willing share his processes to achieve that. Sam enjoys rugby (sports in general), video games, drawing and getting out (and about) with friends and family in his free time.

What other students say

5 star rating

Really nice course and great for beginners!

Noelson Solofoniaina