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An animation starter
The animation industry has revolutionized storytelling not only in feature animation but also in live-action film, games, commercials and most recently AR/VR experiences. This course will cover an introduction to animation and some of its basic principles. The goal is to get acquainted with Maya's animation tools and ultimately decide if Animation is for you. This course serves as a foundaton for all Animation Master Academy Programs. The Animation for Beginners course is complimentary, but please note seats are limited. A $50 application fee is due when you submit your application; this fee is held pending your acceptance and will be refunded if you are not selected to participate in the course.
Animation for Beginners WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Your Journey Starts Here
Todd Elliott has over 25 years of experience in the animation industry. Immediately after college, he worked as a production assistant with many of his childhood heroes on ABC's Muppets Tonight. However, as much as he loved The Muppets, he always knew his true passion was animation. He earned first big break in 1996 as an assistant animator on Space Jam and he never looked back. With over 15 film credits from Tippett Studio, Rhythm & Hues, Sony Pictures Animation, and a portfolio of freelance work, including Emmy award winning Arrested Development, he has found his home at Disney's Blue Sky Studios. Some of the more notable movies Todd has contributed to are Hotel Transylvania, Epic, Ice Age: Collision Course, Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie, Ferdinand, Spies In Disguise and he is currently animating on Nimona. Todd now looks forward to sharing his knowledge with students and artists interested in discovering all that animation has to offer.
Fall TERM Registration
Jul 27, 2020 - Oct 12, 2020
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What makes this learning experience unique?
Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
1+ Year Access
Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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