Advanced Animation: Acting in Animation (online course)

What makes a character unique?

As animators, our goal is always the same: to bring characters to life, to make them move, feel, breathe, and most importantly, think.

It is our objective to connect with the audience emotionally, whether it is through laughter or tears. But how do you make a character unique while adding that extra layer of believability? How do you make a character not only think, but also be so unique in personality, that it is different from all others? How do you make the character stand out from all the rest, and make s/he, simply, one of a kind?

In this class, we will do just that; learn how to animate with true purpose, while honing in on specific personalities and believable performances. We will go over different techniques and tools to create unique characters. We will also be studying particular aspects of acting, movement, and rhythm to create very specific character traits. Throughout this course, we will be adding to your knowledge on how to become a diverse animator.

We will go over actors and how they prepare for their rolls. We will study what changes between those rolls, and the adjustments and thinking processes behind them. We will analyze techniques that are used in the industry every day as well as go over fundamental and advanced acting techniques to bring your performance to a new level. This course is built with the purpose of enriching our library and skills and to become diverse animators; in style, performance, and appeal.

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Course Information

Duration: 3 months (12 weeks)
Start Date: March 1st
Start Date: June 1st
Start Date: September 1st
Start Date: December 1st
Instructor: Juan Pablo Sans
Reviewing instructor: Juan Pablo Sans
Prerequisites: Intermediate Anim. Skills
Price: $1497 USD (or $499 monthly)
Promo Price: $1347 USD (or $449 monthly)
Independent Study Price: $597 USD (or $199 monthly)

Standard course:
• 12 weekly video lectures
• 20+ hours of content
• Weekly Live review sessions with instructor
• 3 months additional access to videos
Price: $1347 USD (or $449 monthly)

Independent Study:
• 12 weekly video lectures
• 20+ hours of content
• 3 months additional access to videos
Price: $597 USD (or $199 monthly)

Registration ends on December 2nd, 2017.

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Students Testimonials

Attending CGTarian was one of the best things I did in my career. I was working in the animation industry here in Argentina before that. I even had a position as animation director in a big videogame, but I wasn't extremely confident about my skills. After doing "A thinking Character" with Jalil and "Acting in Animation" with JP, I can say that I really stepped up my game. That allowed me to land a job abroad, first in Ireland and then in Canada, in a tv series called Imaginary Mary that mixed a CG character in a sitcom. After working for a couple of months in the project, I was promoted to sequence lead animator, in charge of a small team. Next December I'll start working as an animator in the new untitled animated Spiderman at Sony Imageworks, so my dream of working in a major animation studio is becoming real!
What I liked the most about the courses was the dedication that Jalil, JP and Mike put into them (I was in Mike's class but I couldn't finish it due to time constraints). I used to attend another animation school some years ago and that was the first thing I noticed and I loved about CGTarian. I was used to 15 minute reviews (at the most) and didn't have the opportunity to talk to my mentor while he was reviewing. In all the courses I took in CGTarian I was able to really ask all my questions and the mentors took the time to answer them. I learned so much more than what I expected! I keep recommending this school to everyone that ask me "where can I study animation?"

Agustín Ross Beraldi (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
course «Acting in Animation & A Thinking Character & A Character Close Up»


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