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Winter 2020: 3D Animation Program / Body Acting
TERM DATES: Jan 5, 2020 - Mar 21, 2020
LEVEL: Intermediate 
COURSE PREREQUISITES: Animating Characters, Body Mechanics, Introduction to 3D Lighting, Introduction to 3D Modeling, Introduction to Rigging, Body Mechanics
1. Body Acting
$1620
Body kinematics are explored in the context of acting. Students learn rhythm, solidity, beats/phrasing, appeal, personality, structure, solid and malleable parts, simplicity of form, straights and curves, texture in timing, moving holds, and pantomime.



Multiple shot assignments focus on hookups, screen space, and cameras, knowing shot context and importance. Students begin to use the more advanced character rigs during this term.
1 - Brainstorm an idea for your multi-shot story animation.
2 - Confirm your story idea and begin planning the animation in detail.
3-7 - Blocking and blocking plus for your characters in the scene.
8-10 - Spline and polish.
11 - Finalizing and submitting assignments.
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Wednesday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday 10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Sunday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
ABOUT INSTRUCTORS
Tyler Phillips
United States
Tyler is a Character Animator at DreamWorks Animation originally from San Diego, California. After earning his bachelors in Graphic Design, he got his big break in the industry as a compositor in live action working in Prague in 2005. He then did a ninja back flip into...
Luke Randall
United States
 Luke is originally from Australia but now resides in Los Angeles, California where he works as a character animator at Dreamworks Feature Animation. He got his start TV and games before moving into features where he has completed animation on Shrek Forever After, Megam...
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