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Master the Essential Techniques, Software, and Skills for Animation Artistry. Our animation course is highly sought-after, providing a steady stream of fresh, exciting talent to the industry. In just 12 intensive weeks, we ensure that you are fully prepared for studio work, equipping you with the necessary skills and expertise.

Whether you are an aspiring professional or a beginner aiming to break into the industry, this course is suitable for individuals at all levels. Throughout the 12-week studio-based program, you will undergo comprehensive training to master the essential techniques, industry-standard software, and skills required to thrive as an animation artist. Following this period, you will have the opportunity to work on a project and receive weekly feedback and guidance during an additional three-month duration.

Alex Williams, our esteemed Head of Animation, collaborated with industry professionals to develop this course, guaranteeing its industry-led approach and relevance. With an impressive portfolio of film credits, including renowned works like “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “The Lion King,” “The Iron Giant,” “Harry Potter,” and “The Chronicles of Narnia,” Alex has worked with esteemed studios such as Disney, DreamWorks, Fox, Warner Bros, and Sony. Moreover, our daytime courses (full-time) provide direct insights from industry professionals, ensuring you receive valuable feedback from experienced practitioners.

Training Course Outline Module 1: Locomotion and Mechanics Week 1:

  1. Introduction to Maya: Basics of modeling, texturing, and lighting Week 2:
  2. Further Exploration of Maya: Lighting, texturing, and rigging Week 3:
  3. Understanding General Principles of Animation and Introduction to Locomotion Week 4:
  4. Advanced Locomotion Techniques: Mastering runs, hops, jumps, and skips Week 5:
  5. Introduction to Character Animation Week 6:
  6. Advancing Character Animation: Building and blocking shots, utilizing parenting and constraints

Module 2: Character Performance Week 1:

  1. Weight and Flexibility: Exploring cartoon physics and animating a Box Lift Week 2:
  2. Animal Locomotion: Trotting, walking, and running animations Week 3:
  3. Continued Study of Animal Locomotion Week 4:
  4. Acting, Dialogue, and Lipsync Techniques Week 5:
  5. Final Exercise to Showcase Character Performance Skills
  6. Week 6 – Showcasing Your Animation Mastery: Demo Reel

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