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*Monthly drip release date: February 4, 2020.

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What's in it for me?

In this lecture based course we will dive deep into the 3D animation film industry, managing teams, working for big productions & studios, how to continually nurture your creativity in those environments, facing impossible dilemmas, maintaining your balance and lots of coaching resources to interact with your employers. NOTE: The number of modules and lessons displayed as reference, this is the minimum amount but much more will be added once course is done.

  • Knowledge is power!

    Having faced so many circumstances and challenges as a professional 3D animator, Jorge Vigara will share some knowledge and techniques to better prepare you for a professional career as a 3D animator in the film industry.

  • Subtitled

    No good english? No problem, the entire masterclass will be subtitled so if you are not a native english speaker you'll be able to understand everything of what's going on.

  • Coaching

    Access TWO Q&A sessions per month with Jorge Vigara, where you may discuss technical aspects of managing deadlines, furthering your career, tips on what steps to take to further it, any dilemma that you may be facing and doing so in a balanced & healthy way.

  • Flexible

    No deadlines. You can adjust the progress to your personal situation in case you are working, or studying something else. So don't stress ;)

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Intro to the Masterclass: Balancing your 3D animation career as a Warrior!

  • 2

    Module 1: What are we dealing with

    • Creating a vision. Creativity vs Professionalism

    • Understanding the animation industry as a business.

    • The chain of command. The heads of the project.

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    • The animation department and the immediate departments.

    • The production pipeline.

    • The issues that are natural to the profession. Competitiveness, insecurity, short contract, OT.

    • The common benefits. The salary, the time off, and "the fun".

  • 3

    Module 2: Creativity

    • What's creativity?

    • Kinds of creativity. The cognitive, emotional and conscious/unconscious creativity.

    • The personal creativity and the team creative work.

    • Creative Exercise 1 : Primal creativity.

    • Conclusions on exercise 1. The emotions and the self expression.

    • Creative Exercise 2 : Your Self creative.

    • Conclusions on exercise 2. The symbols.

    • Creative Exercise 3: Following your self creative.

    • Conclusions on exercise 3. Finding your creative point of reference and impulse.

    • The Flow.

    • Integrating your creation.

    • Creativity in 3d animation.

    • Why are you an animator?

  • 4

    Module 3: Proffesionality

    • The obligations and expectations of the character animator.

    • Understanding the limitations of the character animator: deadlines, the character and the script/dialogue audio.

    • Improving your communication skills.

    • Techniquest to deal with limitations, mental blockage and programmation.

  • 5

    Module 4: Tools to deal with main dilemmas.

    • -Dilema #1 The Creative love and freedom vs. following the hierarchy & deadlines

    • Dilema #2 The instability and uncertainty

    • Dilema #3 The stress

    • How to find the right job for you.

    • Bringing your self creative to the team work.

  • 6

    Module 5: Life style tools to help find balance.

    • Ask for help, use your benefits.

    • Resting tips .

    • Relaxation techniques : Breathing exercises and Autogenic Training .

    • Meditation practice - Vipassana practice.

    • Be open to change & grow.

    • Farewell.

*Monthly drip release date of each module?

Drip release date provided as reference. Each new module may be released earlier, bi-weekly, or monthly in some cases until entire course is uploaded and complete.

Who is teaching this?

Jorge Vigara - experienced producer and animator.

Jorge has 15 years of experience as a 3D animator in the animation film industry. Having worked in movies such as Despicable Me, Hotel Transylvania 1 & 2, The Smurfs 2 to name a few.
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Who's teaching this?

Jorge Vigara- Watch his reel here