LONG TERM COURSE
STUDY UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF
A PIXAR ART DIRECTOR
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...
THE BEST IDEA FOR NEXT-GEN ANIMATORS!
Enroll in one of the most dynamic Animation and Visual Effects program in Europe!
IDEA Academy offers the one and only animation course directed by Anthony Christov, currently art director and production designer at Pixar Animation Studios.
Our teachers are all experienced professionals who have worked for companies like Cartoon Network, Google, Red Knuckles, etc, and oscar nominated movies like "The Red Turtle" a co-production of Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli, as well as many popular shows such as: The Amazing World of Gumball, Last Man, Long Way North, Titeuf etc..
This 3 years Animation course will allow students an in-depth study of 2D and 3D animation to learn how to convey weight, motion and personality to your characters with the most advanced techniques. If you’re an aspiring storyboard artist, visual effects artist, 2D or 3D animator, join us and learn from internationally renowned professionals!
Courses are taught in English
MAKE YOUR CHARACTERS ALIVE
Basic principles of animation, working with simple shapes and humanoid characters...
Convey feelings through movement, gestures and epxressions...
Creation of dynamic and stylish visual effects
Use of thumbnails, shapes research and recognition, props design, visual development pipeline...
DRAWING FOR ANIMATION
Gesture drawing, body dynamics...
Tie down, clean up, coloring
MASTER CG ANIMATION AND ADVANCED CHARACTER ANIMATION
Convey feelings through advanced movement, gestures and expressions
Basics sound design, implementation and sound effects for animation
Combine layers of previously-created material, special effects, graphics...
Timing out the sequences, putting scratch SFX and music into the reels...
Basics of modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging, rendering…
Splines, graph editor, customization, timeline techniques, cameras, curves, motion trails, IK/FK...
PARTICIPATE IN MAKING A SHORT FILM
Third year students form production teams to create their collaborative movie. Teams collaborate to plan and manage a project and confront with the dynamics of the real working pipeline. These productions allow students to specialize in their preferred area of interest and contribute to the team while preparing themselves for the job market.
Passion Pictures, Google, Red Knuckles
The Red Turtle
Studio Bozzetto, Movimenti Production, Animago
and Jumon Studio