Character Animation Course

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COURSE SYNOPSIS

The specialized Character Animation program at Native Puppets has Orientation + 5 Levels of training module. The course structure for each level, duration & fee details are mentioned below.

The program is entirely conducted online and your assignments are critiqued on a weekly basis, by some of the top talent from the animation industry.

Industry Experts as Mentors

Native Puppets – India’s first & only online school for Animation & VFX featuring top talent across the globe as Mentors for its courses.

 

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LEVELS

00_Orientation

Orientation – Basic Elements of Animation

 

Duration:

8 weeks

 

Summary:

What is bouncing ball? and why is it called first step of learning step of animation course? Curious to learn, then come and join our foundation course of animation focusing on learning basic principles of animation which is built and mentored by industry experts. Students will learn how to animate bouncing ball in Maya, using arcs and editors. Understand core ideology behind staging, blocking and first keyframe.

 

Who can join?

Anyone with a passion for character animation

01_BasicThe Core : Principles of Animation

 

Duration:

12 weeks

 

Summary:

The concepts taught in this level form the very basis of laying a solid foundation to a long-standing career in animation.And like all good fundamental exercises, we will start with the ‘bouncing ball’, onto simple then advanced overlap actions, weight shift exercises, working on full-body poses to communicate an emotion, understanding silhouettes, learning to plan an action and creating walk-cycles. The character rigs are designed to teach specific concepts in this Level. They are not only fun to animate but will also kindle your imagination, creatively!

 

Who can join?

Anyone with basic understanding of the animation

02_IntermediateBody Mechanics : The First Step

 

Duration:

12 weeks

 

Summary:

Many creative ideas and reels suffer from a lack of understanding of how a body moves and that results in creating not so believable animation. With more content being made in stereoscopic (3D), importance of believable body mechanics is being stressed on even more than ever before.

 

This Level progressively features full-body character rigs and the training module revolves around fundamental body-physics concepts, in-sync with animation concepts like weight-shifts, spine reversals, anticipation, successive breaking of joints, balance, posing.

 

Who can join?

Anyone who have completed previous level or have good understanding of animation principle demonstrated through showreel

03_IntermediateBody Mechanics : The Transition

 

Duration:

12 weeks

 

Summary:

And because body mechanics is not the easiest of the blocks to gain a grip on when learning character animation,we continue to delve deeper into the concepts covered in Level 2 by adding layers of complexity to the exercises.Students will learn to plan and work on multi-shot assignment, maneuvering advanced physical actions as part of the exercises.

 

Within this Level, assignments transition to our ‘9 second silent film’ idea.When given a blank slate (no dialogue, limited or no facial expressions) to perform, the challenges to stimulate a character emotionally and have it react physically calls for a solid understanding of acting skills, like gesturing, timing, contrasts, pauses, posing, staging and lot more.

 

Students will also learn interpretation of references while planning an action and then layering a flavor of exaggeration for that extra-level of entertainment.

 

Who can join?

Those who have completed previous level or have a strong understanding of body mechanics

04_AdvancedActing : Progressive approach to Acting in Animation

 

Duration:

12 weeks

 

Summary:

This Level is a step-by-step progression of assignments that lead up to full-body acting, complete with facial expressions and lip-sync.

 

Assignments are designed so students progressively focus on the ‘key components’ of a full-blown dialog shot, right from learning to create facial expressions, laying emphasis on concepts of unity and rhythm in facial expressions, to animating to a piece of dialog with lip-sync.

 

Who can join?

Those who have completed previous level or have a strong command on body mechanics in transition

05_IntermediateActing : Creating believable performances

 

Duration:

12 weeks

 

Summary:

This Level contains assignments that are essentials to any good showreel – good understanding of body movement, multi-shot / multi-character acting, entertaining acting choices, contrast and texture in the shot flow, expressive facial performance, appropriate compositions – essentially creating believable performances.

 

Like all other Levels, students can expect their assignments to be meticulously critiqued and directed, even more so as this level encompasses almost all the concepts layered across the Levels until now.

 

Who can join?

Completed previous level of animation

COURSE DETAILS

Course
Levels
Duration
(Weeks)
Batch 1
(2018)
Batch 2
(2018)
Orientation 8 19-March-2018 09-April-2018
Level 1 12
Level 2 12
Level 3 12
Level 4 12
Level 5 12
  • ORIENTATION

    BASIC ELEMENTS OF ANIMATION
    (8 WEEKS)

  • 30,000

    PLAN A - SINGLE PAYMENT
    UPFRONT 15% SAVING

    • PLAN B – PAY IN INSTALLMENT *
      Total Course fees in Installments (INR)
      35,000
      (18000+8500+8500)
    • International Student (USD)
      $508
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  • LEVEL 1

    THE CORE:
    PRINCIPLES OF ANIMATION
    (12 WEEKS)

  • 50,000

    PLAN A - SINGLE PAYMENT
    UPFRONT 15% SAVING

    • PLAN B – PAY IN INSTALLMENT *
      Total Course fees in Installments (INR)
      58,000
      (30000+14000+14000)
    • International Student (USD)
      $846
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  • LEVEL 2

    BODY MECHANICS:
    THE FIRST STEP
    (12 WEEKS)

  • 50,000

    PLAN A - SINGLE PAYMENT
    UPFRONT 15% SAVING

    • PLAN B – PAY IN INSTALLMENT *
      Total Course fees in Installments (INR)
      58,000
      (30000+14000+14000)
    • International Student (USD)
      $846
  • Apply Now
  • LEVEL 3

    BODY MECHANICS:
    THE TRANSITION
    (12 WEEKS)

  • 50,000

    PLAN A - SINGLE PAYMENT
    UPFRONT 15% SAVING

    • PLAN B – PAY IN INSTALLMENT *
      Total Course fees in Installments (INR)
      58,000
      (30000+14000+14000)
    • International Student (USD)
      $846
  • Apply Now
  • LEVEL 4

    ACTING:
    PROGRESSIVE APPROACH TO ACTING IN ANIMATION
    (12 WEEKS)

  • 60,000

    PLAN A - SINGLE PAYMENT
    UPFRONT 15% SAVING

    • PLAN B – PAY IN INSTALLMENT *
      Total Course fees in Installments (INR)
      70,000
      (35000+17500+17500)
    • International Student (USD)
      $1100
  • Apply Now
  • LEVEL 5

    ACTING:
    CREATING BELIEVABLE PERFORMANCES
    (12 WEEKS)

  • 60,000

    PLAN A - SINGLE PAYMENT
    UPFRONT 15% SAVING

    • PLAN B – PAY IN INSTALLMENT *
      Total Course fees in Installments (INR)
      70,000
      (35000+17500+17500)
    • International Student (USD)
      $1100
  • Apply Now
TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

  • There will be a one time non-refundable Registration fee applicable of 4,500/- INR.
  • GST will be added to above fee structure.
  • Payment by Plan A – Single payment has 15% savings benefits.
  • * Payment by Plan B – Installment Options
    • 1st installment – To be paid one week prior the start date of class.
    • 2nd and 3rd installment – To be paid in 30 day intervals thereon.
    • Late payment fee INR 500/day.
  • For International Students, 10 % increase in fee structure is included to accommodate bank transfer costs.

Learn from highly-skilled and experienced Passionate Artists who are also Passionate Mentors. Native Puppets – India’s first & only online school for Animation & VFX features top talent across the globe as Mentors for its courses.

 

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