What you'll learn

This course contains the recordings of the original live class: 12 lessons and it's around 24.5 hours long. The main highlights you'll learn are...

  • Breaking down the workflow on eye mask, full face and lipsync.

  • Finding appeal during the acting process.

  • Understanding core concepts of acting in live-action and how it applies to animation.

Benefits

Buy this course and you will get...

  • 3 Assignments + Personal Shot feedback

    Complete 3 assignments as you go through the course. Once you have completed the course, you'll be able to work on your own personal shot and get it reviewed at each step of the workflow by one of our recognized teachers to help you improve your skills.

  • 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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    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.

Recognized artists walk you through every step

3d Animation can be technically overwhelming! All of our teachers are experienced professionals in the animation field and will show you every small detail of their creative thought processes and workflows.

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Course curriculum

  1. 2
    • Class 1 recording

  2. 3
    • Class 2 recording

  3. 4
    • Class 3 recording

    • Assignment 1 - Emotional Change

  4. 5
    • Demo Playblast

    • Class 4 recording

  5. 6
    • Class 5 recording

  6. 7
    • Class 6 recording

    • Pantomime demo pt 1

    • Assignment 2 - Full Face emotional change, with no dialogue.

  7. 8
    • Class 7 recording

  8. 9
    • Class 8 - The Subtext

  9. 10
    • Class 9 recording

  10. 11
    • Class 10 recording

    • Subtext Reference

    • Dialogue Lines Reference

    • Dialogue Breakdown

    • Assignment 3 - Full face and dialogue emotional change

  11. 12
    • Class recording A

    • Class recording B

    • "Tried" playblast

  12. 13
    • Class 12 recording

    • "Tried" playblast

  13. 14
    • 1st Blocking Pass

    • Blocking Advance or WIP

    • Polish and Clean up

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Who is teaching this?

Freelance Animator

Kevin Nguyen

Kevin Nguyen is a freelance animator in New York City. He has been animating professionally for 6 years. He got his big break into feature film starting out as a Disney Apprentice. He then continued onto Sony Imageworks where he worked on several projects such as Angry Birds, Storks, and The Emoji Movie. He also got an opportunity to learn the lego style of animation when he joined Animal Logic on the production of Ninjago. During the time that Kevin was in feature films, he was in a long distance relationship with his now fiance, who lives in NYC. Kevin always knew that he had to find a way back to her. Near the end of 2017 he was introduced to the freelance life, and that completely changed his mindset. Since then he has been a freelance animator, creating his own company, Kwin-Z Artist inc, and has worked on numerous projects such as Google Spotlight’s “Age of Sail” that was directed by John Kahrs, Netflix’s Love Death and Robots shortfilm “Suits” (not on his public reel because of NDA rules), several feature films such as “Scoob!” and “Ugly Dolls”, and a number of cinematics from Blur. The fast paced freelance animation lifestyle forced him to adapt quickly to each new production. It was because of this that Kevin slowly developed the hybrid workflow. When Kevin is not animating you can find him lacing up and playing basketball with his friends. He is a huge fan of the NBA and when the season starts Kevin can easily be found glued to his TV watching games. When he’s not obsessing over animation and basketball, he loves to spend time with his fiance going for walks in Central Park or watching Broadway shows because of his love for musicals. So far, “Hamilton” and “The Book of Mormon” are his two favorites!

What other students say

4 star rating

Facial animation doesn't feel as intimidating as before

Dionysis Douliakas

Kevin's attention to detail was inspiring. It was very helpful to see him working and analysing his thought process. I now have a better understanding on ...

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Kevin's attention to detail was inspiring. It was very helpful to see him working and analysing his thought process. I now have a better understanding on how to approach facial animation and it definitely isn't as intimidating as it was before. What I missed a bit was a scientific approach to the underlying structure of the face and how the muscles work together. He showed that in practice and I guess that is the way he works, but I'm more analytical and believe that it would be helpful to have this info in the back of my mind. An aha moment was when Kevin was using a movie clip as a ref, and not really trying to copy the expression that is on the actor's face, but try to find out the emotion underneath, and thinking of how to best and most clearly show that on the rig. I'll go back to the lectures and watch them again, since there's a lot of useful information

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5 star rating

Amazing

Peter Grecnar

This course was amazing. I am very grateful for the Animawarriors project. It is affordable. These are really professional courses from professionals. Thank ...

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This course was amazing. I am very grateful for the Animawarriors project. It is affordable. These are really professional courses from professionals. Thank you for being able to fulfill my dream and learn cartoon animation. I don't regret the money at all.

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