ANIMATORS’ LAB – Online animation course

A SERIES OF ON-DEMAND VIDEO LECTURES AND LIVE MEETINGS WITH PIXAR ARTISTS TO LEARN 3D ANIMATION USING THE NEW LAYERED METHOD USED BY THE BIGGEST STUDIOS

The Online Course will teach you 3D animation in a simple and practical way through animation demos, video lectures, live meetings, practical exercises to complete, downloadable 3D models and animated scenes to learn how to properly animate any type of character. By the end of the Course you will be able to create your own first Demo Reel and get the final Certification.

 

WHY IS THE LAYERED METHOD SO IMPORTANT AND INCREASINGLY DEMANDED BY THE BIGGEST STUDIOS? AND WHY DO WE USE MAYA RATHER THAN ANOTHER 3D SOFTWARE?

Technology is constantly evolving and so is animation. The innovative Layered Method allows us to be more quick, precise and effective, breaking down a complex movement into smaller sections animating one single parameter at a time so the process is easier to manage. The quality of the final work is exceptional and Maya is the industry standard for 3D Animation.

 

What will you learn?

With the on-demand  video lectures and live meetings with Pixar artists, you will learn how to animate any kind of character successfully

You will have downloadable 3D models, scenes and practical exercises to consolidate the knowledge you gained and stimulate your creativity

After completing the 3D Animation Course you will be able to create your own first Demo Reel and get the final Certification

STUDENTS’ GALLERY

TESTIMONIALS

LIVE meetings with Pixar Artists!

 

In addition to the on-demand video lectures, you will also have access to live online meetings with animators from Pixar Animation Studios.
NEXT EVENT:

 

Making of The Incredibles
– June 6th, 2019 –

 

PREVIOUS EVENT:

Analyzing a Pixar short film from Cars ToonS
– May 2nd, 2019 –

 

THE TRAINERS

Marco Farace


Mentor/Creative Director

 

He is the co-founder of Blue Shuttle and Insonnia Team Animation Studios. In about 20 years of activity he has been working for national TVs, directing animation for some European theater shows and collaborates with studios all around the world. Today he direct and teach animation, actively collaborating with Disney/Pixar Animators.

 

Michal Makarewicz pixar

Michal Makarewicz


Directing Animator @ Pixar

 

Michal Makarewicz joined Pixar Animation Studios in early 2003, since then he has worked on The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Inside Out, Finding Dory, The Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4 and many more. Michal is one of the few instructors who also works full-time at Pixar, ensuring his lessons are relevant to working in the industry today.
He uses everyday the Layered Method in his works.

 

Michal’s Demo Reel

 

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF:

Tim Crawfurd


Mentor/Pixar Animator

 

Pixar animator for 12 years, Tim has worked on all the most famous Pixar movies including A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters and Co., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille and UP. Today he direct and teach animation, contributes to the success of the best animation schools all over the world such as Animation Mentor and AnimSchool.

 

Tim’s Demo Reel

 

Animators’ LAB CERTIFICATION

Animation Certificate

Official Certificate


Animation Course

 

By the end of the Course you will be able to create your own first Demo Reel and submit it to your instructors to get the final Certification

 

ANIMATION SKILLS USING THE LAYERED APPROACH

 

What WILL YOU RECEIVE?
  • 32 on-demand video lectures
  • Live online meetings with Pixar artists
  • Animation exercises to complete
  • Downloadable 3D models and animated scenes
  • Support from the Animation Instructors
  • Access to the learning platform for 2 years
  • Access to the private Facebook Group for Feedbacks
  • Final Certification
Participation requirements
 Pc or Mac connected to the Internet
No need of previous knowledge of Maya or Animation
No need of drawing skills
Maya 2014 edition or newer, which student version is freely downloadable from the Autodesk website

Animators’ LAB Subscription

Animator’s LAB, the on-demand Animation Course, is currently on a Pre-Sale Offer. More lessons will be added within the next weeks and access to the learning platform has been extended from 12 to 24 months.
This is a one-time payment.

THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL OFFER WILL EXPIRES IN:

00Days 14Hours 30Minutes 46Seconds

 

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ANIMATOR’S LAB

The Layered Animation Course

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