REGISTRATION DEADLINE :
Jan 1st, 2024
Jan 15th, 2024
ANIMATION: LEARN TO LAYER WORKSHOP
Head of Character Animation, Spire Animation Studios
20 year Pixar Animation Veteran
Length of Workshop: 10 weeks. Once a week.
Days: Wednesdays starting January 17th, 2024
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm Pacific time *Special Time*
Tuition: $1,600 (Includes a $200 non-refundable registration fee)
Prerequisite: An understanding of the fundamentals is required. A firm grasp of mechanics is suggested.
Ever wanted to learn a different workflow? Layered is 1 of many approaches to animation. In my experience, I would almost say it’s an opposite approach to the Pose-Pose style.
Pose to pose Workflow is fundamentally about few keys with a larger number of controls that make up those keys. It focuses heavily on story telling posing.
Layered workflow is about many keys with very few controls. It’s focusing heavily on story telling timing.
I’ve been using this approach for the last 18 years professionally. Like all workflows it has its pros and cons. In this class we will be learning the workflow through small assignments, working our way up to something more complex. We will also focus on both physicality as well as performance.
- Head Turn / Take / Settle
- Character Sitting Down
- Wall Climb
- Simple Dialog
We recommend that students take Fundamentals of Animation before taking Learn to Layer.
*Learn to Layer is limited to 10 students to allow for maximum individualized focus. We encourage a comfortable, collaborative environment so that students can learn from their own assignments, the critiques of others’, instructor demos, lectures, and guest speakers.