Online Fall Session


SESSION STARTS: September 20th 2021

Character 1: Intro to Character Design

AnimC Instructor, Tal Shwarzman

Tal Schwarzmann

Animator, Pixar Animation Studios

Length of Workshop: 12 weeks. Once a week.
Days: Thursdays starting September 26th, 2019
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Tuition: $1.900 (Includes a $200 non-refundable registration fee)
Prerequisite: none


Animation 1 is the first step to getting a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Animation. This workshop is structured and aimed at teaching a solid foundation of animation principles as well as a basic workflow within Autodesk Maya. Animation 1 is perfect for those who are are interested in the field of Animation.

The goal of Animation 1 is to ease into the idea of animation, and slowly build a solid understanding of the 12 principles of animation.


  • 3 Bouncing Balls (2 weeks)
  • Pendulum
  • Ball and Tail Jump
  • Arm Swing / Wave
  • Anticipation and Overshoots Using Simple Shapes
  • Ball with Legs standing Jump
  • Side Step
  • Ball and Legs Walk (Vanilla)


We recommend having a basic understanding of Maya before attending Animation 1. See our Maya Training 1&2 for classes designed to teach you the software.

Animation 1 is limited to 8 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.