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Winter 2021: 3D Animation Program / Body Acting
TERM DATES: Jan 3, 2021 - Mar 20, 2021
LEVEL: Intermediate 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Animating Characters, Body Mechanics, Introduction to 3D Lighting, Introduction to 3D Modeling, Introduction to Rigging, Body Mechanics
1. Body Acting
In this course students create a multi-shot pantomime story, learning body kinematics in the context of acting. By using a character's expressive actions and poses, the students learn how to make a character appear to think and make decisions based on external forces or internal motivation. Students learn posing, rhythm, solidity, beats/phrasing, appeal, personality, structure, solid and malleable parts, simplicity of form, straights and curves, texture in timing, thorough blocking, moving holds and how to stage their performance for optimal presentation to an audience. Multiple shot assignments focus on hookups, screen space, and cameras, knowing shot context and importance. With their first serious attempt at storytelling at AnimSchool students express their creativity at a whole new level.

1 - Brainstorm an idea for your multi-shot story animation.
2 - Confirm your story idea and begin planning the animation in detail.
3-7 - Blocking and blocking plus for your characters in the scene.
8-10 - Spline and polish.
11 - Finalizing and submitting assignments.
critique time *
class time
Friday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday 11:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Sunday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Jean-Luc Delhougne
With more than 15 years of experience, Jean-Luc started his career as a 3d generalist on several commercials then decided to specialize in character animation. Since then, he has been lucky enough to animate, lead and supervise talented people from all over the world on a w...
Morten Enevoldsen
Morten is a Danish animator with more than a decades worth of experience. His experience stretches feature animation, tv, vfx, cinematics, AR, VR and plain old commercials. Past movies include Blue Sky Studios "Ferdinand", "Spies in Disguise", Bron Studios "The Willoughby...
Tyler Phillips
United States
Tyler is a Character Animator at DreamWorks Animation originally from San Diego, California. After earning his bachelors in Graphic Design, he got his big break in the industry as a compositor in live action working in Prague in 2005. He then did a ninja back flip into...
Luke Randall
United States
 Luke is originally from Australia but now resides in Los Angeles, California where he works as a character animator at Dreamworks Feature Animation. He got his start TV and games before moving into features where he has completed animation on Shrek Forever After, Megam...
Timothy Suarez
United States
Timothy is a currently a Cinematic Animator at Blizzard Entertainment, and has spent over five years as an animator at Blue Sky Studios. He’s worked on films like The Peanuts Movie, Ice Age Collision Course, Ferdinand, Spies in Disguise, and Nimona. He’s also taught at the U...
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