Every student who signs up for the Diploma course gets a FREE signed copy of Tony's brand new book "ANIMATION MASTERCLASSES - from Pencils to Pixels" - to be published in October. Successful graduates will also be awarded a signed Diploma and T-shirt - and are eligible to win a "Junior Golden Pencil" award at the "DRAWTASTIC Animation Festival"!
"Masterclasses in Animation & Film Production"
Our "live & online" classes were designed with school kids in mind - but are now proving popular with individuals of all ages, through all the times zones!
Join Tony White every Tuesday night to learn the core principles of 2D animation (digitally hand-drawn & rigged) through four unique, "live and online", 12-class Modules. The class textbook for this course will be Tony's new book, "ANIMATION MASTERCLASSES - from Pencils to Pixels" - scheduled to be published, late October, 2022!
Fee discounts are available for remote students*.
Scholarships available for enthusiastic students with resource challenges.
* "Remote students" are those who cannot attend the Tuesday night "live & online" classes for one reason or another - although they will have exclusive access to the live class recordings, posted the next day!
Starting September 2022: "Module 01" covers all of the core principles of animated movement, although this time it is being taught digitally, on an iPad, using the "Rough Animator" software. However, students are free to use any animation approach they prefer, to complete the exercises.
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Starting December 2022: "Module 02" uses rigged digital animation techniques using "MOHO" software.
Starting March 2023: "Modules 03" and "Module 04" focus on two parallel disciplines at the same time - animation film production and comic book/graphic novel creation - being taught side-by-side, as the processes involved for both are very similar.
Students completing all 4 modules are awarded a 2D Academy Diploma - although other students can sign up for individual module classes if they prefer.
Note: Eligible high school students are able to acquire 1 Art credit for an elective course by concurrently registering to this joint-course in conjunction with the Seattle Voctech School. www.seattlevt.com*
* Note: International students - or those in different time zones who cannot attend the "live" online class - can still take the course through recordings of those "live" classes, posted into the students' private online classroom, the next day. Submission and critiques are the same as those for the "live" students. Note also that there is a 30% discount for virtual students.
STARTING SOON: A NEW "GRAPHIC STORYTELLING" / "ANIMATED GRAPHIC STORYTELLING" CLASS. If sufficient demand demands it, this class can be taken outside of the 4 Module class offerings listed above. Details upon request.
PRINCIPLES OF MOVEMENT: (DRAWN/DIGITAL):
Covers part one of the "core principles of movement", using hand-drawn 2D animation techniques on an iPad or similar drawing tablet.
PRINCIPLES OF MOVEMENT: (DIGITAL / MOHO):
Covers more of the "core principles of movement", using digital (Moho) 2D animation techniques with rigged characters.
FILM PRE-PRODUCTION & GRAPHIC STORYTELLING:
A parallel class, teaching all the stages of animated film Pre-production, or Comic Book/Graphic Novel production.
ANIMATED FILM PRODUCTION or ANIMATED COMICS :
Follow-on parallel class combining a full Production animated film process, or adding animation to a Module 03 comic book!
* Each "live" class runs from 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Pacific Time) every Tuesday night on Zoom. There are 12 classes per module and the 2021-22 program begins on Tuesday, 14th September. (Late sign-ups are possible however, as each class is fully recorded and posted into a private classroom on the "ANIMAKERS" network the following day.) Recorded classes are also ideal for remote students if they can't attend the "live & online" Zoom classes.) Access to the classroom videos for fully signed-up students will continue for 6-months after graduation.
Cost: $840 (per 12 x 2-hour class Module @ $35 per hour)