Friday, 29 March 2019

Animation Foundation is Back on 28 May

Kevin Richards at Escape Studios
Our 10 week part-time Animation Foundation evening class in 3D animation is back, starting on 28 May at our High Holborn campus.

The class runs for 10 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 7-10pm.

The class, which is an introduction to the art and craft of 3D character animation, is taught by veteran animator and Escapee Kevin Richards.

Animation Foundation starts with the very basics - a bouncing ball - and builds towards a full understanding of locomotion and mechanics in 3D animation.

Study 3D Animation Part-time in the Evenings
3D Animation Foundation is a part-time evening class, running for 8 weeks from 7-10 pm at our High Holborn campus. The class will run two nights a week, Mondays and Wednesdays.

Shane the Chef
Tutor Kevin Richards
Kevin Richards will be teaching the evening class. Kevin is a traditional 2D animator who took our short course in animation at Escape Studios, and successfully made the transition to 3D animation in Maya.
Most recently Kevin has been working as an animator on the "Shane the Chef" TV Series at Cloth Cat Animation in Cardiff.

Student Feedback
Kevin gets great feedback from our students.  One typical comment from a recent class was: "Kevin was really encouraging and provided a lot of inspiration. I really liked how he wouldn't let anyone get left behind".

Demo Reel
To see the 3D work that helped Kevin get the job on Cloth Cat, watch his reel below.

Cloth Cat
TV Series - Quality & Speed
Kevin brings his experience with TV animation to our classrooms, helping animators to work fast and efficiently. TV series work involves relentless deadlines, and animators need to perfect a fast and reliable workflow in order to get through the workload. Studios like Blue Zoo and Cloth Cat are all on the lookout for talent, but speed and efficiency are paramount.

When does the class start?
28 May 2019, for 10 weeks, 2 evenings per week (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Price (inclusive of VAT): £1,850

Kevin Richards teaches a class
The main software we teach is Autodesk Maya

3D Animation Evening Class

When and Where
This is a Part-time evening class, running for 8 weeks from 7-10 pm at our High Holborn campus. Two nights a week, Mondays and Wednesdays. Address: 190 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BH

Module 1 – Locomotion & Mechanics
Week 1: General introduction to Maya – Animation Basics
Week 2: Animation Locomotion – walks and character walks
Week 3: Advanced locomotion - runs, hops, jumps and skips
Week 4: Animation mechanics – physical actions

Module 2 – Character & Creature Animation
Week 5: Introduction to Character Animation
Week 6: Character Animation - building and blocking a shot; parenting and constraints
Week 7: Animal locomotion, trots walks and runs
Week 8: Demo Reel, website or blog; jobs & careers

Official site
To sign up for the evening class, follow this link to the official site.

Escape Studios Demo Reel
And to see what kind of animation our students have been doing lately, watch our latest demo reel below:

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To apply for our BA/MArt in 3D Animation, follow this link.  To apply for our storyboarding evening class, visit this page here.  For the next 12 week animation course, click here. And to apply for the next evening class in Producing Animation, see this page

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