Hybrid Workflow

This class is focused on learning how to take advantage of the current technology and make it work for you instead of working against it. 3D animation can be technologically intimidating, and with so many different options on how to work, it can also be very overwhelming to deal with. In this course, Kevin will give you a systematic approach that includes the old-school ways that 2D animators used and the new workflows that take advantage of the computer and make the program work for you. 

*Streaming courses do not include assignments, teacher feedback, or certifications.

Course curriculum

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    • Course Syllabus

    • Class 01 - Understanding the difference between pose to pose and layered

    • Class 02 - Scripts and tools

    • Class 03 - Mechanics and the graph editor

    • Class 04 - Posing and your reference

    • Class 05 - Dissecting the necessities of your shot before you even start animating!

    • Class 06 - Anim Layers

    • Class 07 - Acting shot Blocking

    • Acting Blocking

    • Class 08 - Acting shot Polish

    • Acting Blocking

    • Class 09 - Action shot Blocking

    • Class 10 - Action shot Polish

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!