Short film creation Animation & Directing

In this thread we will work on animation for a new project. To enroll in the course, you must submit a portfolio.

Start date
June 10, 2024
Duration
12 weeks
Price per month
€400
Sign up for the course
Short film creation [hl]Animation & Directing[/hl]
Edward Kurchevsky

Mentor

Edward Kurchevsky

2D animator and director, worked on Primal, Scavengers Reign, Tales of Alethrion and others.

About the course

The course "Short film creation" is a significant creative endeavor focused on a single project, where practicing and aspiring 2D animators, artists, and composers come together in teams and work through the pipeline on a shared project. Each session of the course involves working on a new project, developed from scratch: from idea to final presentation.

The projects created participate in international competitions and festivals, serving as a showcase for all participants and adorning the walls of our school. Participation in such a project is a valuable experience in itself, but in addition, there's always the possibility of winning recognition for the school's short films in competitions or festivals, with awards for the winning participants (according to the terms).

In which direction can you participate in the project?

Visual Development - creating visual effects for the film: Character Design, Prop Design, Background Design, Still Frames.
Animation - producing rough and clean animation for the project.

Throughout the 4-month duration, the work is divided into stages, where one team completes their part of the work and passes it on to another. In any team, you will learn to work in studio conditions and see the project through to completion.

All project teams exchange ideas throughout the course, working on creating a color script, background layouts, character layouts, character and background coloring, and so on.

About the project

You can select the team in which you will participate in the creation of a new short film in the payment form at the very bottom of the page.

Registration for the course is carried out with a portfolio.

The course is suitable if you:

  • Graduates of our or any other CG school

    If you have strong drawing and classic stop-motion animation skills, we are looking for you to join our team!

  • You want to be a 2D animator

    Do you want to expand your capabilities, learn something new and try yourself at it? And also gain a unique creative experience of working in a team on a project that will participate in famous animation competitions and festivals.

  • To graduates of the Traditional 2D animation. Course 3 — Acting course

    Do you want to show and expand your capabilities in the field of animation, work in a team and take part in a competition? Sign up for the course and get great experience, cool portfolio work, while working in a team on a common project.

The course is [hl]suitable[/hl] if you:

Сurriculum

First month

4 lessons

  1. Festival short film. Start.
  2. Storyboard.
  3. Layout.
  4. Color Script.
  • 4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

    4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

  • Together with the visual development team, start creating a project idea, create a storyboard, layout and develop a color palette for the future project

    Together with the visual development team, start creating a project idea, create a storyboard, layout and develop a color palette for the future project

First month

Second month

2 lessons

  1. Environment Design
  2. Preliminary animation.
  • 4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

    4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

  • In the second month, start developing the environment design and rough animation of the project

    In the second month, start developing the environment design and rough animation of the project

Second month

Third month

3 lessons

  1. Cleaning animation.
  2. Compositing.
  3. Creating "The Making of..."
  • 4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

    4 weeks (please, make sure to have 6+ hours per week for homework)

  • In the final month of the course, complete final animation and work with a team of animators on 2D effects and compositing.

    In the final month of the course, complete final animation and work with a team of animators on 2D effects and compositing.

Third month

Welcome video from the mentor

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How will the training go?

What software is needed for the course?

Music clip for PINK FLOYD

- a clip from Pink Floyd, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the album “The Dark Side of the Moon”, submitted to the competition. This story delves into the delicate balance between what's considered "regular" and "broken." It's an exploration of the fragility of our consciousness, posing reflective questions: Is our mind akin to a child confined within a cage? What happens when it's concealed in the deepest, darkest walls of our psyche?

Short film creation [hl]Animation & Directing[/hl]

Short film creation Animation & Directing

Course fee

€400

Start

June 10, 2024

Spots left

12 spots

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