2-year Master Character Animation · Universal Arts School / 3D / Cine / Videojuegos
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Character Animation
Study animation like in a real production environment.

Learn about the professional concepts of top level animation. From the Fundamentals of Animation to Body Mechanics to Acting. This discipline will teach you how to not only create your characters but, most importantly, to make them believable. You will learn the art of Animation while using current industry techniques and...

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Mode: On-site, Live & Online
Starting Date: September 2022
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Language: English
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Character Animation

Learn about the professional concepts of top level animation. From the Fundamentals of Animation to Body Mechanics to Acting. This discipline will teach you how to not only create your characters but, most importantly, to make them believable. You will learn the art of Animation while using current industry techniques and tools. You will learn about internal structures and production processes used by audiovisual companies specialized in animation films, video games and advertising. By the end of your academic training, you will have produced a reel of your best animation work created throughout the course which will be your main asset in presentations and will help you get your your first job as a character animator in the industry.


Module 01. Module 1
3 months

Introduction to Animation
- What is animating?
- Observe
- Act, endow characters and objetcs with a soul.
-Interface and animation tools (Maya)

The 12 Principles of Animation
- Squash and stretch
- Anticipation
- Timing
- Arcs
- Appel
- Exaggeration
- Solid Pose
- Secondary action
- Slow-in and Slow-out
- Straight Ahead & Pose to Pose
- Follow Through and Overlapping Action

Overlap
- Animation resources

The importance of the arcs
- Study of the arcs that describe the movement

PREPRODUCTION
Work Methodology
- How to frame a shot
- Storyboard

The pose
- Silhouette
- Line of action or Balance
- Weight
- Exaggeration
- Asymmetry
- Appeal

Procedure (Planning)
- How to face a shot or Storyboard
- Layout or Video Reference and Thumbnails
- Blocking
- Blocking-Plus
- Refine
- Polish

ACTING AND LIPSYNC
What is Acting?
- Introduction to Acting

Our Character
- Character personalities
- Where does it come from? Where is it going?
- Action motivations

Body Expression (the language not spoken)
- Non-verbal communication
- The Body does not lie
- Clarity and simplicity first of all



Module 02. module 2
3 months

Study of an Audio track
- How to break it down and understand it

Facial expression
- Study of emotions
- The eyes
- Center of interest
- Behavior

REALISTIC ANIMATION
Anatomy study
-Human

Movement study (body mechanics)
- Understand dynamics and physics
- Study human movement
-Arcs in realistic animation
-Weights in the human body

CARTOON ANIMATION
-Arcs in cartoon animation
-Non-human bipeds
-Weights
- Different materials that the characters can have
-Elasticity of a cartoon character
-Exageration of a cartoon character



Module 03. Module 3
3 months

QUADRUPIDS
Study quadrupeds anatomy
- Felines, canines and equines

Movement study (body mechanics)
- Understand the dynamics and physics in animals
- Felines, canines and equines

INTERACTION BETWEEN TWO OR MORE CHARACTERS
-More than one Character
-Who has the ball?
-Focusing on the action

Entertainment
- How to make an entertaining shot

Taking animations one step further
- The key is in the details

Interaction between 2 or more characters
-Using everything we have learnt throughout the year to plan a scene between two or more characters:
-Who carries the action
-What is the motivation
-Where is he/she going?
-How does the secondary character support the acrtive character





Software
MAYA


Requirements
This course is for everyone but there is an admissions interview.




 
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