Realistic Creature Animation in Movies – 10 Week Online Animation Course

(3 customer reviews)

1,900.00

Designed for those beginning their Animation Careers, students, Junior Animators and Intermediate Animators who want to specialize in high-end Visual Effects Films animating Photo realistic Characters or Creatures with precision in the following:

  • A highly detailed and photo realistic demo-reel shot(s) using a character or creature rig that resembles any Hollywood movie.
  • A creative and technical work methodology involving high quality film footage with match moved Maya scenes used in creating high quality animation for film.
  • To gain confidence from the tools and skill-set of a proven workflow to produce high-end Animation.

 


Photo-realistic Creatures in Movies – 10 Week Online Animation Course

Designed for those beginning their Animation Careers, students, Junior Animators and Intermediate Animators who want to specialise in high-end Visual Effects Films animating Photo realistic Characters or Creatures with precision in the following:

  • A highly detailed and photo realistic demo-reel shot(s) using a character or creature rig that resembles any hollywood movie.
  • A creative and technical work methodology involving high quality film footage with match moved Maya scenes used in creating high quality animation for film.
  • To gain confidence from the tools and skill-set of a proven workflow to produce high-end Animation.

NOTE:

The course level is not for absolute beginners in animation and computer graphics.

Students must have knowledge of the basic animation principles and must know how to use Maya proficiently.

If you are unsure of your skill level, feel free to contact us here  for a free consultation:

Griffin Academy information request form


..more package information :

The Package includes:

-8 weekly video chats and recordings of reviews with your teacher(or more depending on your uploads for review)
-Access to 37 Video tutorials (At least 4 hours of learning videos)

Each week you will have access to unlock each new instructional video to help build your knowledge and skill set:
Class 1       Instructional videos:
Class 1.1 Storyboards, Animatics and posing.
Class 1.2 Uploading your footage to Syncsketch
Class 1.3 Selecting your keyposes
Class 2       Instructional videos:
Class 2.1 Create projects folder
Class 2.2 Reference Cam, char and Saving files
Class 2.3 Download storyboard with notes from Syncsketch
Class 2.4 Export an image sequence in Aftereffects
Class 2.5 Importing image sequence into Maya
Class 2.6 Stepped Keyposing workflow
Class 2.7 Blocking in a basic camera animation
Class 3       Instructional videos:
Class 3.1 Adding backgrounds
Class 3.2 Adding FX cards
Class 3.3 Camera:Rule of thirds
Class 3.4 Camera:Central framing
Class 3.5 Camera:Action leads camera
Class 3.6 Camera:Types of camera angles
Class 4       Instructional videos:
Class 4.1 Balanced Posing-Centre of Gravity
Class 4.2 Energy and Residual motion
Class 4.3 Spacing and Timing
Class 4.4 Uneven timing in your shot
Class 4.5 Blocking to Spline – Maya process
Class 5       Instructional videos:
Class 5.1 Designing Appeal
Class 5.2 Line of Action
Class 5.3 Zig Zag movements
Class 5.4 Animation analysis- Space Punch
Class 5.5 Follow Cam script
Class 5.6 Smear frames and action lines
Class 5.7 Anatomy of a punch
Class 6       Instructional videos:
Class 6.1 Tracking Arcs
Class 6.2 Tracking arcs with Ghosting script and Syncsketch
Class 6.3 Feet weight and Squish
Class 6.4 Body, chest and head overlap
Class 6.5 Alembic caching
Class 7       Instructional videos:
Class 7.1 Demo reel shots – selection
Class 7.2 Demo reel – Quality over Quantity
Class 7.3 Demo reel – Order and Flow of shots
Class 7.4 Demo reel – Edit and soundtrack

-Matchmoved cameras and Tracked Maya scenes included.
-FX (such as destruction, explosions etc).
-Access to the 2d FX library.
-Access to The Griffin Animation Academy community.
-Access to professional industry guest speakers and Animation webinars each month.
-Access to Top Talent Solutions–A recruitment firm to help you prepare for your job search.
-Discounts as a Griffin Animation Academy Alumni for reviews.

 


Each student that graduates at the end of the course gets a free hour with Top Talent Solutions recruitment agency to discuss topics on preparation for their job search such as how to write cover letters and resumes, building your LinkedIN profile and interview conversations with animation studios.

Visit here for more information.

 


..more on Griffin Animation Academy :

What to expect from GRIFFIN Animation Academy:

● A scheduled Skype/Zoom chat each week for discussion on progress, professional
feedback and any questions or concerns you have.
● Up to 3 times per week professional recorded feedback will be provided- detailed on ‘Syncsketch’
with annotations and notes.
● All work will be archived on SyncSketch with unlimited access to each student.
● Access to a GRIFFIN School Animation Mentor via the chat program ‘Telegram’ will
be accessible.
● 1 recorded detailed video at the end of each week providing professional feedback
and notes.
● A beautiful, dynamic and polished shot or shots for your demo-reel for use to apply
for jobs as a professional animator in film, high-end TV or games.
● Professional tips on how to use LinkedIN and demo-reel as a tool to reach out to
recruiters.
● Professional tips on how to structure your demo-reel for recruiters.

 


..more on the Course Requirements

Course Requirements:

Students considering enrolling in the 8 week course will need the following:
● A copy of Autodesk Maya for Animation / Students must be comfortable using Maya.
A free student version is available complete with a license.
● https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/maya
● Signup for a Syncsketch account for feedback and notes.
https://syncsketch.com/
● Download ‘Telegram’ chat program for online communication.
https://desktop.telegram.org/
● Download DISCORD and ZOOM software for video and live feedback discussions. Please test to
ensure that both audio and video are in working order before your first class.
● https://discordapp.com/
● A rig(s) to animate with.
https://www.highend3d.com/character-rigs/c/downloads
● Students will need an active LinkedIN account, email address and social media accounts for post course follow up.

**Please note: GRIFFIN Animation Academy do not provide a copy of Autodesk Maya.

A license from the Autodesk website is available. Rigs are not provided- free or paid rigs
available online.

 


A variety of free to use and purchasable rigs will be provided to the students to choose from .


 

3 reviews for Realistic Creature Animation in Movies – 10 Week Online Animation Course

  1. Bachir Kazzi

    “I first met Eddie in 2006 when we animated on one of our first shows together, Zeke’s Pad in Sydney. We sat next to each other for almost a whole year so we got to know each other well. Eddie is an outstanding animator and artist. He’s also very well natured and pretty much one of the most genuine and decent guys in the industry that I know. I’m absolutely honoured to be part of Griffin Animation Academy. I’m working in a technical support, modelling and rigging capacity at the school and have dabbled in particle effects too. I hope to also complete one of the animation creature courses too at some point in the next month or so so that I can pick at Eddie’s glorious pink brain matter. I would certainly recommend this school to anyone interested. Eddie will guide you well and push you to make something you would be very very proud of. Excited for the future!”

  2. Natalie Spangler

    “When you are bettering yourself as an artist in any medium, there comes a point where your peers only know as much as you do, and can no longer give you critique to better your art. Finding a professional in the industry to critique you is essential to getting that first job. I started a wolf walk cycle with the intent of making it realistic. I reached out to Griffin Animation Academy and they immediately had notes to give. I felt like I was learning so much through different iterations and by the end, I had a very professional looking asset. My art continues to use the techniques that Eddie Chew gave me. After learning so much through Griffin Animation Academy, I went back and fixed up some earlier work of mine with the new knowledge I was given. I had been looking for a more stable job and was getting a lot of rejections, but promptly was offered a job within a short time after fixing my work. I can’t promise that you’ll find your dream job immediately after taking a course, but if you are looking to become an Animator in the industry, having professionals actively working in it is one of the best things you can do for your demo reel. Griffin Animation Academy is created to boost your skills and give you tools to better your eye. If you’re looking for a positive environment to get a trained, experienced animator’s eye to look at your work, Griffin Animation Academy is that and more. You will learn how to look at animation and become the animator you’ve always dreamed of being.”

  3. Pranav Virdi

    “Eddie is extremely detailed, every frame has to be perfect. I did one shot with him and I learned a tonne. I am planning to do more once I get some free time. The webinars are very informative. One should definitely try those. I will recommend “Griffin academy” for individuals of any level. There is always something to improve.”

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