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ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS YEAR 1

ANIMATION &

VISUAL EFFECTS

YEAR 1

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...

INTRODUCTION TO YEAR 1

Our first year of course is made of 3 modules; each module runs for 12 weeks. Students must complete all 3 modules in order to graduate.

Thanks to Anthony Christov's expertise and guidance as Director of Academic Studies, each module will cover all the skills needed to work in a professional environment as an animator and team member. 

Students will get through all the needed 2D animation skills to access the second year of course and prepare an amazing demo.

Our students will have the chance to take inspiration from the countless artworks and historical architectures of Rome, the eternal city, where they will have the chance to breathe the air of ancient Rome and taste the real Italian lifestyle.

Duration: 12 weeks

MODULE 1

2D ANIMATION (1)

HISTORY OF ANIMATION

Screening and analysis of animated shorts

DRAWING FOR ANIMATION (1)

Basics of gesture drawing and body dynamics

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP FOR ANIMATION

Photoshop software fundamentals, tools, brushes and their application for animation

12 principles of animation, how to convey weight, material, friction and other dynamics through movement. Focus is on humanoid characters through the study of takes, weight shifts, push and pulls and force lines

Shape recognition, use of shape to convey feelings, prop design and use of references

CHARACTER DESIGN

Duration: 12 weeks

MODULE 2

LAYOUT AND BACKGROUND DESIGN

Study of perspective, lighting, rendering, use of references, fundamentals of painting

Looping animation, walk cycles; production phases: tie down, clean up and color

Study and practice of Flash and creation of a mini animated short

Staging, composition, camera movement and storytelling for animation

STORYBOARD

Dynamic sketching, understanding of body anatomy and how to exaggerate it

DRAWING FOR ANIMATION (2)

ADOBE FLASH

2D ANIMATION (2)

LIVE ACTING

Improvisation, acting with a mime and its applications to animation

MODULE 3

Duration: 12 weeks

2D ANIMATION (3)

TV PAINT

Study and practice of TV Paint

DEMO REEL

DRAWING FOR ANIMATION (3)

Facial expression study, advanced dynamic sketching

Pre-production and creation of an individual show reel

Effects animation, acting for animation; production phases: animation and clean up of characters drawn by others

COST

The Animation & Visual effects Year 1 cost is divided as follows:

 

  • € 1500 annual enrollment fee 

  • € 4500 tuition fee 

 

The sum is to be paid as follows:

 

  • Enrollment:                1500€ to be paid at the enrollment

  • First installment:         1500€ to be paid within the beginning of the course

  • Second installment:    1500€ to be paid within January 15th

  • Third installment:       1500€ to be paid within April 15th

 

Alternative payment solutions can be arranged with the school

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