We offer 6 flexible workshops that are 12 weeks each! Each workshop consists of 12 classes.

Our workshops are designed for all levels of animators. Beginning animators will be directed to learn on specific tools used in character animation.

The workshop includes class instruction taught by instructors which goes over lecture, review, assignment and Q/A.

Below is the summary of all available workshops!

“BASIC  FOUNDATION”

Animation Workshop 1 Reel by student James Rowbotham from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

We will learn the basic principles of animation. Starting off from a bouncing ball to completing a walk-cycle with personality, we will learn about arc, timing, spacing, overlap, weight shift, anticipation, secondary movement, and exaggeration to achieve believable movement. Beginning animators must plant deep roots in to the basics if they hope to grow into the artists they aspire to become.

Class Detail

  • Class 1 ~ Introduction of 12 Principles of Animation and Animation tools.
  • Class 2 ~ Animating a Bouncing Ball.
  • Class 3 ~ Animating a Ball with Different Weight.
  • Class 4 ~ Animating a Ball through an Obstacle Course.
  • Class 5 ~ Finishing a Ball through an Obstacle Course.
  • Class 6 ~ Animating a Pendulum.
  • Class 7 ~ Animating a Simple Ball Character.
  • Class 8 ~ Animating a Jump.
  • Class 9 ~ Animating a Simple Walkcycle.
  • Class 10 ~ Finishing the Walkcycle.
  • Class 11 ~ Animating a Walk with Character and Appeal.
  • Class 12 ~ Finishing the Walk with Character and Appeal.

Fee

  • $300 for the Online Group workshop.
  • $600 for the Online One on One (in-person) workshop
  • $240 for the Offline (pre-recorded) workshop

Target Audience

  • No previous experience with Character Animation or Software Tools is required but it is helpful.

“BODY MECHANICS”

Animation Workshop 2 Reel by student Neil Brook from Puppeteer Lounge on Vimeo.

In this workshop we will learn and explore the amazing world of body mechanics to create believable and convincing character movement and locomotion. Body mechanics is a two-word phrase used to describe the movements we make each day during normal activities, including lying in bed, sitting, standing, lifting, pulling, pushing and walking. We will learn how to maintain balance, gravity, force, path of action, timing and spacing to tackle almost any situation a character encounters.

Class Detail

  • Class 1 ~ Introduction to Body Mechanics.
  • Class 2 ~ Clarity in Blocking.
  • Class 3 ~ Walk through from Blocking to Final. (Animating a character with hip and legs)
  • Class 4 ~ Hip in Depth.
  • Class 5 ~ Walk through from Blocking to Final.
  • Class 6 ~ Weight and Balance.
  • Class 7 ~ Walk through from Blocking to Final. (Animating a full body character)
  • Class 8 ~ Advance Posing.
  • Class 9 ~ Arc and Path of Action.
  • Class 10 ~ Timing and Spacing.
  • Class 11 – Polishing the animation.
  • Class 12 ~ Review of Body Mechanics.

Fee

  • $300 for the Online Group workshop.
  • $600 for the Online One on One (in-person) workshop
  • $240 for the Offline (pre-recorded) workshop

Target Audience

  • BASIC FOUNDATION Skill Set

“ADVANCED BODY MECHANICS”

In this workshop we will fine tune our knowledge of body mechanics, where we go one step further and under the hood to tackle and master the art and science behind a good act in character animation with proper staging and composition.

Class Detail

  • Class 1 ~ Introduction to Staging and Composition.
  • Class 2 ~ Walk-through: Blocking to Final.
  • Class 3 ~ Advance Arcs and Path of Action.
  • Class 4 ~ Introduction to Locomotion.
  • Class 5 ~ Walk-through: Animating Physicality.
  • Class 6 ~ Advance Overlap and Anticipation.
  • Class 7 ~ Introduction to Phrasing.
  • Class 8 ~ Clarity and Overlapping Ideas.
  • Class 9 ~ Walk-through: Blocking to Final.
  • Class 10 ~ Advance Timing and Spacing.
  • Class 11 ~ Design Applied to Animation.
  • Class 12 ~ Review of Advance Body Mechanics.

Fee

  • $300 for the Online Group workshop.
  • $600 for the Online One on One (in-person) workshop
  • $240 for the Offline (pre-recorded) workshop

Target Audience

  • BODY MECHANICS Skill Set

“ACTING”

In this workshop we learn how to do acting shots. Acting is all about things we do! We will concentrate on some of the important elements that are needed to bring the character come to life by improving the overall believability and appeal on screen by emphasizing a proper blend of body language and facial acting through Pantomime.

Class Detail

  • Class 1 ~ Intro to Acting.
  • Class 2 ~ Pantomime.
  • Class 3 ~ Generating Ideas for Acting.
  • Class 4 ~ Secondary Action.
  • Class 5 ~ Gesture and Body Language.
  • Class 6 ~ Introduction to Dialogue.
  • Class 7 ~ Body Mechanics and Acting.
  • Class 8 ~ Animating Eyes and Eye Blink.
  • Class 9 ~ Personality and Logic.
  • Class 10 ~ Animating Hands.
  • Class 11 ~ The Language of Films.
  • Class 12 ~ Review of Acting.

Fee

  • $300 for the Online Group workshop.
  • $600 for the Online One on One (in-person) workshop
  • $240 for the Offline (pre-recorded) workshop

Target Audience

  • ADVANCE BODY MECHANICS Skill Set

“FACIAL ACTING & LIP-SYNC

In this workshop we learn how to do closeup facial acting shot with dialogue. We will learn to animate an interesting audio based shot with dialogue with in-depth emphasis on facial performance and emotion to implant the personality of your choice into your character.

Class Detail

  • Class 1 – Intro of Lip-sync.
  • Class 2 – Voice characterization.
  • Class 3 – Ideas for Lip-sync.
  • Class 4 – Principle of Lip-sync.
  • Class 5 – Phrasing.
  • Class 6 – Body Language.
  • Class 7 – Animators as Actor.
  • Class 8 – Secondary Action.
  • Class 9 – Change of Expression.
  • Class 10 – Interior Monologue.
  • Class 11 – Animation polising and touch-ups.
  • Class 12 – Review of Facial Acting & Lip-sync.

Fee

  • $300 for the Online Group workshop.
  • $600 for the Online One on One (in-person) workshop
  • $240 for the Offline (pre-recorded) workshop

Target Audience

  • ACTING Skill Set

“FULL BODY ACTING”

In this workshop we learn how to do a full body acting shot with an appealing  blend of body and facial performance with dialogue. We will learn to animate an entertaining audio based shot with full body gestures and facial emotions giving importance to the most interesting ideas and artistic direction to suit the personality of your character.

Class Details

  • 12 Classes

Fee

  • $300 for the Online Group workshop.
  • $600 for the Online One on One (in-person) workshop
  • $240 for the Offline (pre-recorded) workshop

Target Audience

  • FACIAL ACTING & LIP SYNC Skill Set

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Instructor: David Good