What's in it for me?

A complete hands-on 3d animation course, fulls of theory and techniques as we do a blocking advanced , frame by frame, step by step on 2's for a quality film animated shot.

  • Grow up!

    Improve your posing with appeal, workflow and timing skills, the flow and many other different techniques and tips of 15 years of experience in the animation film industry.

  • Free premium license of ToyRig

    Free full access to ToyRig for a year to use it for this course and any personal/student shot you'd like to do.

  • Get endorsed

    The possibility to access to a certificate that you'll be able to use as endorsement in your career path.

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  • 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 ;)

Price

+ detailed info

  • +13 hours of video with theory, tips, tricks and practice.

  • Access to Open Feedback where we go over any questions or animation you'd like to show and get some feedback.

  • Up to 10 weeks of work practice

  • Discuss your assignments with other students

Course curriculum

  • 1

    1 .Intro to the course

  • 2

    2 - The Essence of Animation

  • 3

    3 - The animator's Pre- preproduction

    • Mod 3 Student Package

    • 3.1 Anticipating the limitations

    • 3.2 The character

    • 3.3 Practice : Character study

    • 3.4 The audio

    • 3.5 Practice : Get familiar with the scene and the audio

    • 3.6 Deadlines

    • 3.7 Practice : Deadlines

    • 3.8 Summary

    • Copy 12 poses

  • 4

    4. Preproduction planning

    • Mod 4 Student Package

    • 4.1 Intro to the Method for animators

    • 4.2 The Method for Animators ( 1/ 3 )

    • 4.2 The Method for Animators ( 2/ 3 )

    • 4.2 The Method for Animators ( 3/ 3 )

    • 4.3 Shot Planning 1 . The performance

    • 4.4 Shot Planning 2 . Identifying the bits and the Golden Poses

    • 4.4 Identifying the bits and the Golden Poses ( 1/3 )

    • 4.4 Identifying the bits and the Golden Poses ( 2/3 )

    • 4.4 Identifying the bits and the Golden Poses ( 3/3 )

    • 4.5 Adding depth to the Golden Poses. How to push poses ( 1/2 )

    • 4.5 Adding depth to the Golden Poses. How to push poses ( 2/2 )

    • 4.6 Pushing the energies

    • 4.7 Practice : Deepening your own poses

    • 4.8 Summary

    • Deepening your own 5 to 10 poses

  • 5

    5. Blocking 1 - The Golden Poses

    • Mod 5 Student Package

    • 5.0 Intro to working the Golden Poses

    • 5.1 Posing with the SUCCES rule

    • 5.2 Learning appeal

    • 5.3 Entertainment value

    • 5.4 Tips on posing

    • 5.5 Practice with the shot course. Posing the Golden Poses ( 1/5 )

    • 5.5 Practice with the shot course. Posing the Golden Poses ( 2/5 )

    • 5.5 Practice with the shot course. Posing the Golden Poses ( 3/5 )

    • 5.5 Practice with the shot course. Posing the Golden Poses ( 4/5 )

    • 5.5 Practice with the shot course. Posing the Golden Poses ( 5/5 )

    • 5.6 How to copy animation

    • 5.7 Rest

    • 5.8 Summary

    • Copy blocking 1

  • 6

    6 . Blocking 2 - The Key Poses - First blocking pass

    • Mod 6 Student Package

    • 6.0 Intro to working the first blocking pass

    • 6.1 About Key Poses

    • 6.2 The timing of the dialogue

    • 6.3 Posing the Key Poses

    • 6.4 Simplicity

    • 6.5 Practice: Extracting the key poses based on the audio dialogue ( 1/3 )

    • 6.5 Practice: Extracting the key poses based on the audio dialogue ( 2/3 )

    • 6.5 Practice: Extracting the key poses based on the audio dialogue ( 3/3 )

    • 6.6 The flow

    • 6.7 Practice : First blocking pass after working flow ( 1/2 )

    • 6.7 Practice : First blocking pass after working flow ( 2/2 )

    • 6.8 Summary: Blocking 2 - First blocking pass

    • Copy blocking 2

  • 7

    7 . Blocking 3 - The Accents

    • Mod 7 Student Package

    • 7.0 Intro to working the accents

    • 7.1 The nature of the face expression

    • 7.2 Studying the facial animation

    • 7.3 The 2 bouncing balls tip

    • 7.4 The mask

    • 7.5 The brows

    • 7.6 The eyes

    • 7.7 Iris and pupil

    • 7.8 The mouth

    • 7.9 Reference reference reference

    • 7.10 Timing on the right frame

    • 7.11 Practice : Posing the accents ( 1/2 )

    • 7.11 Practice : Posing the accents ( 2/2 )

    • 7.12 Summary : Blocking 3

    • Copy blocking 3

  • 8

    8 . Blocking 4 - Lipsync

    • Mod 8 Student Package

    • 8.0 Intro to working the lipsync

    • 8.1 Lipsync workflow ( 1/2 )

    • 8.1 Lipsync workflow ( 2/2 )

    • 8.2 Practice & Summary

    • Copy blocking 4

  • 9

    9. Blocking 5 - Breakdowns & the Flow - Blocking Plus

    • Mod 9 Student Package

    • 9.0 Intro to working the breakdowns

    • 9.1 Keep using your body

    • 9.2 Workflow on breakdowns

    • 9.3 Ease ins and outs

    • 9.4 Overlap of actions

    • 9.5 Micro gestures

    • 9.6 Smears and distortions (1/2)

    • 9.6 Smears and distortions (2/2)

    • 9.7 Holding the extremes

    • 9.8 More breakdown techniques (1/5)

    • 9.8 More breakdown techniques (2/5)

    • 9.8 More breakdown techniques (3/5)

    • 9.8 More breakdown techniques (4/5)

    • 9.8 More breakdown techniques (5/5)

    • 9.9 Summary and practice: Blocking 5 -Blocking Plus

    • Copy blocking 5

  • 10

    10. Finishing up

    • 10. Finishing up

    • 10.1 Letting go and/or polish

    • 10.2 Tips on asking for feedback

    • 10.3 About the certificate

    • 10.4 Farewell and happy animating

    • Submit your own personal shot