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.
Course duration: 3 months
The course starts every 3 months:
June 1, September 1, December 1, March 1
Prerequisites: Intermediate Animation Skills
Recommended software: Autodesk Maya
Additional animation tutorials:
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What is most important in making animation? What are objectives of the course? How can we make completely different characters from the same rig and create animation memorable.
Setting up the character. Make different characters from the same rig by transforming it and changing it's appearance.
Personality curve. Creating personality BIO for character to animate. Using reference to see how diverse and specific can be character's movements.
Content developed by professionals, challenging assignments and mentor's assistance is your way to success!
3 months of intense studies! Comprehensive animation course!
12 online meetings with your mentor and video reviews of your work!
More than 20 hours of video lectures and tutorials!
More than 50+ recordings of QnA sessions and video reviews available!
Attending QnA sessions and having your assignments reviewed by a mentor significantly increases your progress!
Scene better staging and body language advises to make animation more realistic and easier to understand character's emotions.
Pose and timing corrections.
Realistic poses makes us believe the animation. Unless it's a cartoony action, we must respect the physics laws. Sometimes by splining scene, we can see some more things to fix.
Step by step pose and expression correction according to the action character must do. Some facial expression fixes and advises. Adding more poses to make scene come alive.
Putting your creative ideas into life is simple to do... Just devote some time.
The best course and personal progress evaluation is students’ feedback.
I really enjoyed this course! JP's energy/enthusiasm for animation is infectious. He knows great ways to push the acting choices to make the performance more interesting and clear to the audience.
— Sara Lesko
I can't imagine a better course for someone who is looking for a method to face acting animation. I can see the difference on my work before and after taking this course very clearly! And Juan Pablo has been amazing and inspiring in every way possible!
— Mauricio José María Medina Olaechea
Nice workflow of how to breakdown the performance to get unique characters. JP also have an entertaining and clear way of presenting the information so it never feels boring.
— Olov Johansson
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