Improve for 3D Animators - LIVE 3D Animation Course

Do you ever wonder how some of the top animators come up with such interesting, exciting, and unique choices in their shots? The secret is freeing your mind to be able to rapidly generate new and unique ideas on the fly with improvisation. With this course, you will get the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of improv and practice those skills as they relate to animation.


Each week will be broken up into TWO classes:

The FIRST CLASS of the week will always start with some IMPROV followed by a discussion style LECTURE on improvisation principles followed by rounds. It can be tricky to draw connections between improvisation and animation, so the SECOND CLASS of the week will be a LIVE ANIMATION DEMO, demonstrating how the principles of improv are applied. The class will collaboratively decide through improv what is animated during Ere´s live demos.


Improv for 3d animators will start this October 20 to December 17. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm (Vancouver time, GMT -7).

For a total of 18 sessions. (Very limited seating).


  • Creative Juices!

    Get those creative juices flowing and uniqueness on your animation choices with on the fly improv techniques by the hand of Ere Santos - multifaceted improv comedy performer and featured film character animator (Jellyfish Pictures, Pixar, Sony, DNEG, MPC)!

  • Practice, practice, practice...

    Every week Ere will be presenting a live animation demo, demonstrating how the principles of improvisation are applied to 3d animation. You wont want to miss this, aside from valuable learning content, Ere is hilarious!

  • Free regular license of ToyRig

    Free full access to ToyRig for 4 months to use it for this course in preparing unique acting shots, and any personal/student shot you'd like to do.

  • Animbot coupon

    Get Animbot license free for 4 months - one of Maya's most powerful tool set for professional 3D animators.

  • Accreditation

    Receive course accreditation/letter of recommendation upon completion to aid you in your career path.

  • Flexible

    All sessions will be recorded and uploaded here so you may go over them on your own time, same with assignments. Course access never expires and you may come back to it whenever you want.

Course curriculum

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    • Week 01 - Session 01: Intro

    • Week 01 - Session 02: Ideation

    • Week 01 - Assignment

  4. 4
    • Week 02 - Session 03: Improv I / Rounds

    • Week 02 - Assignment I

    • Week 02 - Session 04: Demo I

    • Week 02 - Assignment II

  5. 5
    • Week 03 - Session 05: Improv II / Rounds

    • Week 03 - Session 06: Demo II

    • Week 03 - Assignment

  6. 6
    • Week 04 - Session 07: Improv III / Rounds

    • Week 04 - Session 08: Demo III

    • Week 04 - Asssignment

  7. 7
    • Week 05 - Session 09: Improv IV / Rounds

    • Week 05 - Assignment I

    • Week 05 - Session 10: Demo IV

    • Week 05 - Assignment II

  8. 8
    • Week 06 - Session 11: Improv V / Rounds

    • Week 06 - Assignment I

    • Week 06 - Session 12: Demo V

    • Week 06 - Assigment II

  9. 9
    • Week 07 - Session 13: Improv VI / Rounds

    • Week 07 - Assignment I

    • Week 07 - Session 14: Demo VI

    • Week 07 -Assignment II

  10. 10
    • Week 08 - Session 15: Improv VII / Rounds

    • Week 08 - Assignment I

    • Week 08 - Session 16: Demo VII

    • Week 08 - Assignment II

  11. 11
    • Week 09 - Session 17: Improv VIII / Rounds

    • Week 09 - Assignment

    • Week 09 - Session 18: Student Showcase

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    $649.00Action Improv (Fall-Winter)

    Available for a limited time only! Join Ere Santos this Fall and Stephen Eusebio this Winter. Grow your acting and body mechanic skills. Get lots of practice and live feedback by seasoned professionals. Plus enjoy FREE E-Critique (Shot Follow Up)!
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Who is teaching this?

Ere Santos

Ere has been an improv comedy performer for about 6 years, 3 of which he has worked professionally as a character animator in feature films. Ere has had the privilege of working all over the world in studios like Pixar in the USA, Sony in Canada, And DNEG, and MPC in England. Currently a Senior Animator at Jellyfish Pictures on their first feature film project He has worked in a variety of styles ranging from ultra realistic to ultra cartoony, and the one thing he has noticed is that THE BACKBONE of every great animation is a solid grasp of entertainment and performance.

Check out Ere's reel down below!