ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS COURSE
GENERAL INFO, CAREER PROSPECTS AND REQUIREMENTS
DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC STUDIES
Director of Academic Studies, teacher - Art director and Production designer - PIXAR Studios
Anthony Christov is an internationally renowned art director and production designer for the award-winning Pixar Animation Studios...
This program is aimed for individuals who are:
Addicted to animation, but have not received professional training
Looking to become 2D/3D animators in the video game and film industry
Professionals looking to further their skills
Artists and illustrators looking to get in to the animation industry
Interested in a focused and unique program
Looking for an elite level of education that’s rarely offered in Europe
THE IDEA FACTOR
Courses taught by experienced industry experts, including Anthony Christov (Director of academic Studies)
Every instructor is hand-picked by Anthony Christov to ensure that his teaching techniques are carried through to the students
Heavily focuses on the development of fundamental skills
A completely different approach to animation to truly comprehend the art of animating and give life to characters
Real-world inspired projects with huge focus on the development of students demo reel
Project-based assignments. Students have the freedom to focus on their field of interest within the project’s scope
The Academy will organize outdoors sketching sessions in museums and several suggestive historical locations in Rome
KEY SKILLS DEVELOPED IN THIS COURSE
Being able to work in different environments and with a variety of animation styles and softwares. Come up with creative solutions to problems during development. Being pro-active and always have the will to learn a variety of things and not just one style of animation.
Clarity of staging and composition is extremely important for games and films, as the average film shot is about a second and there is little time for the viewer to observe and absorb the visuals. Developing a strong understanding and appreciation of film history, camera framing, story telling disciplines, cinematic aspects of movement, action, comedy, body movement and staging.
Being able to work in teams, have an overall view of the project necessities and add your own creativity, passion and talent to the team. Understanding how the project works both technically and emotionally.
Using 2D and 3D animation techniques and understanding of production pipelines. Students need to go beyond mechanics of movement and effectively convey a vast range of emotion to the audience. Our instructors at IDEA Academy will work with the students in showing them the process and the steps taken to make their animations truly alive.
Develop an impressive working-ready demo reel, while learning how to communicate your skills, artistry and love for film making.
CAREER PROSPECTS IN ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN
Become Animators for:
Films and Animated features
EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS
All technical equipment and course related softwares are supplied by IDEA Academy.
At least 16 years of age
Medium knowledge of the English language (capable of reading English-written articles)
Basic drawing skills
Applications should meet the minimum entry requirements to pursue the program. Applicants are required to sit through an interview with IDEA Academy’s staff.