Online course
Polishing and Pro Level Animation Techniques

Perfecting the art of animation and making it the best!

  Course trailer   Enroll Now

Polishing and Pro Level Animation Techniques

You’ve worked hard and learned the principles of Animation. You’ve honed your technique, built up your skillset and now feel ready to pursue your dream career in Animation. So, what next?

This class will teach you the tools, techniques and concepts professional animators use to polish their own shots. You will learn how to dramatically boost the quality of your work and create and edit a professional Demo Reel that will showcase your skills and dazzle Industry recruiters.

Polishing

Making the audience believe what they watch on screen is paramount to our job as animators. The audience must be completely convinced that what they see is real and alive in order to become fully immersed in the experience. If the motion on screen isn’t convincing, nothing else matters-- the audience will not be able to lose themselves in the moment and enjoy what they see. This is why polish is so important. We want our characters to feel real by creating a world where the physics and acting are realistic and convincing so that our characters look alive and organic. Polish is this final step to bringing our characters to life in the most convincing way. We will learn how to create refined movement, believability of thought and decision-making, and adding a sense of tangibility to the characters and environment on screen.

In this class, we will learn how to study, breakdown and analyze advanced, professional animation. We will learn how to add quality, richness and sophistication to your work and how best to apply those principles. These concepts and techniques apply to everything we do as animators, but are especially important to how successful the final look appears. From a bouncing ball to full-body, feature quality character animation, every detail counts when recruiters are reviewing your work. Not only will you learn how to incorporate sophistication and a sense of maturity but we will expand your ability continue to learn and grow as an animator on your own when the course is completed.

Demo Reel

Creating an impressive Demo Reel that will get you hired is a challenging artform in and of itself. In this course, we will also discuss what elements give successful reels an advantage when reviewed by recruiters. Additionally, we will consider what pitfalls to avoid when crafting your demo reel. We will hear from professional animators who will share their wisdom and experiences getting hired at some of the best studios in the Industry.

This class will be tailored specifically for each individual’s career aspirations and strengths as animators. Whether your interest is in feature film animation, game animation or live action character fx animation; together with the guidance of your instructor, we will design a reel specifically engineered for that industry and those recruiters. During this process, we will personally assess what may be missing from your existing work and discover what will make your Demo Reel stronger. Based on that personal assessment we will polish, enhance and refine your current body of work, as well as create new content for your Reel.

This class will not only significantly improve the quality of your animation, but will also arm you with a professional-quality, polished Demo Reel to pursue your dream career in animation.

Course data

  Course duration: 3 months

  The course starts every 3 months:
June 1, September 1, December 1, March 1

  Price for Mentored Studies:
3 monthly payments for the course: $449 USD each
or 1 full payment for the course: $1347 USD

  Price for Independent Studies:
3 monthly payments for the course $199 USD each
or 1 full course payment $597 USD

  Prerequisites: Basic Animation Skills

  Recommended software: Autodesk Maya

 Additional animation tutorials:
CGTarian Masters Animation Workshops


Course instructor and animation mentor Scott Lemmer
Course mentor:
Scott Lemmer

Course starts in:

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

  Enroll Now

100% risk-free, 14-day money back guarantee.

Lecture previews

The best way to learn what this course is about and get an insight into it!

About Demo Reel

Lecture preview

What a Demo Reel is? What your reel should consist of? What message should be in the Reel? This and much more from Scott on creating the great Demo Reel and showing best of you in it.

Polishing character's face

Lecture preview

Face analysis in the scene from the film Frozen.

Eye blink

Lecture preview

Polishing character's eye blink using graph editor. Fixing up spacing and timing of the eyeblink.

All that you need!

Content developed by professionals, challenging assignments and mentor's assistance is your way to success!

3

3 months of intense studies! Comprehensive animation course!

12

12 online meetings with your mentor and video reviews of your work!

20+

More than 20 hours of video lectures and tutorials!

50+

More than 50+ recordings of QnA sessions and video reviews available!

Prices

100% risk-free, 14-day money back guarantee.

Monthly pay

3 monthly payments for the course
459 USD
Simple and convenient payment schedule.
Possibility to switch to one payment schedule.
  Enroll

Single payment

One full payment for the course
1347 USD
In case of full payment the price is reduced by 30 USD.
  Enroll

Independent studies

At enrollment to this course you can choose one of two payment options: mentored studies or independent studies (without mentor's assistance). Comparison of these two options is provided below.

Independent studies
Monthly payment

3 monthly payments for the course
209 USD
Simple and convenient payment schedule.
Possibility to switch to one payment schedule.
  Enroll

Independent studies
Single payment

One full course payment
597 USD
In case of a full payment the price is reduced by 30 USD
  Enroll

Attention! This course is provided at a reduced price meaning independent studies without mentor's assistance, no online meetings or video reviews of your assignments. However, recordings of QnA’s and video reviews of previous groups will be available for your reference.


Overview and Comparison of Mentored and Independent Study Courses

  Mentored courses Independent courses
Video Lectures Yes Yes
Assignments Yes Yes
Bonus video-lectures Yes No
Mentor's Help & Answers Yes No
Live Q&A with Mentor Yes No
Your assignment review by Mentor Yes No
Q&A recordings Q&A recordings of your group and all previous groups of your course.
Fascinating amount of useful video content and interesting information!
Q&A recordings of your group and one random previous group of your course.
Q&A recordings with a mentor Assignment Review recordings of your group and all previous groups of your course.
Fascinating amount of useful video content and interesting information!
Assignment Review recordings of your group and one random previous group of your course.

Download Free Demo Pack of the Course

Get the grasp of amazing stuff that is waiting for you!

Request a Free Demo Pack

Where do our students work?

Many of our students got employed in world famous studios working on top level projects. Below you can find some of them:

Animaccord
Маша и медведь
Blizzard
World of WarCraft
Wargaming
World of Tanks
SKYFORGE
Мельница