SPIDER-VERSE Action Acting Animation

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17. 8. - 28. 8. 2020
10 days [80 hours]
5 / 12 participants
intermediate to advanced
English
Litomyšl, Czech Republic

1 500 EUR

per participant

Boost your animation style into the next level and innovative projects will find you!

Add another layer to your acting skills. Enhance your demo reel with some action shots thanks to this course. This is crème de la crème in our training catalog. Don’t miss your chance!

About the Course

Join Spider-Verse animators David Han and Nick Kondo for a two-week animation workshop focusing on physicality and action in animation. They will guide you from through the process of animating an action shot from planning to layout, blocking to polish and will introduce techniques that were unique to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

On completion of the course you will:

  • further, enhance your skills in any 3D animation project
  • boost your job prospects, expand your knowledge, and meet new colleagues and professionals in the field.

Mentor’s reel

David Han

Sony Pictures
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Nick Kondo

Sony Pictures
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How it works

Each day will include live lectures and/or demonstrations. The remaining portion of the day will be spent working on your own shot while the instructors are on hand to give individualized feedback & help with technical issues.

 

Goals

The goal of the workshop is to come away with a stronger understanding of physicality and action in animation including a stronger understanding of the character’s relationship with the camera in an action shot. Attendees will finish with an awesome new shot for their reel and new techniques to help tackle their next big project or assignment.

Who is it for

The workshop is designed for animators with a solid understanding of animating in Maya. It will be a good fit for animators with at least 1-2 years of experience animating 3D characters. All lectures and feedback will be delivered in English.

Requirements

  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Maya with particular focus on animation tools
  • Prior experience animating CG characters (minimum 2 years)
  • Openness to learning new approaches and topics
  • Communication skills in English

Selection criteria

  • Portfolio 3D character animation works
  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Maya

Where will this get me?

All participants will get well-respected qualification within the industry, demonstrating you’ve studied an industry-based course and have the practical, hands-on skills studios are looking for.

Our students go on to work in many areas of the industry. See some of their success stories.

You can consider junior level opportunities as 3D character animator on completion of the course.

 

WHY THIS IS A RESIDENTIAL AND NOT ONLINE COURSE

The advantage of this course, as compared to online training, is that you will get direct interaction with the mentor, with dedicated answers, tailored to your needs. This will not only give you the chance to build on your own strengths quicker, but also to lean out and clarify immediately the concepts that would otherwise take days to grasp.

You will also benefit from a strong interaction with other students. Having different views on how to tackle a problem is key in learning this software, as more often than not, there are many different ways to achieve the same thing in animation. So this will give you the chance to challenge yourself with each other and learn faster and more efficiently.

Fees and Funding

Fees: 1 500 EUR

The fee covers the fee of the course. It doesn’t cover accommodation, meals, and travel.
Approximate living costs during your stay in the Czech Republic:

  • Accommodation at the venue: 12 EUR / night
  • Breakfast at the hotel – 5 EUR
  • Restaurant meal between 5 – 10 EUR
  • Grocery in general – 50 EUR per person a week

 

Funding for Czech employees and freelancers

Czech Labour Office (Úřad práce) offers to cover up to 85% of the course fee within the so-called POVEZ II project (Support of Vocational Training for Employees II). See the details and conditions here.

 

Cancellation Policy

The fee of 50% off the course price applies when canceling 45 days before the start of the course into which one gets accepted.

 

Selection process

1
Reservation

Reservation is binding, but you won’t pay at this moment

2
Open call

Waiting for more participants to register for the course

3
Registration deadline

At this moment, the selection of participants begins

4
Invitation & Billing

You will recieve an invitation letter with billing info.

Partner

CAD Studio

Providing ANOMALIA with the Autodesk Maya animation software training, CAD Studio is the top Autodesk partner in the Czech and Slovak markets.

www.cadstudio.cz