Specialized studies in CHARACTER ANIMATION
APPLICATION DEADLINE – 04/10/2021
+18 years old
· Online via streaming*
4 school years + Final Project
STUDIES SPECIALIZING IN THE ANIMATION OF CHARACTERS AND CREATURES
For young people aged 18 and over, with a vocation for the sector and coming from any background: High school certificate, FX ANIMATION foundation course, baccalaureate, vocational, or other training.
It is not necessary to present academic certificates.
- Age 18 +
- Basic computer skills
- Motivation letter of between 100 and 150 words or motivation video (can be recorded on a cell phone) of between 45″ and 1″ explaining why you want to do this course and study at FX ANIMATION. Send your application to your academic advisor or to: email@example.com
1st Year: Introduction to animation
With this 100% practical training, the student will be introduced to cartoon-type character animation from 2D animation, and the 12 principles of animation to body mechanics. and will be introduced to rigging of bipedal characters. In parallel .and as a differentiating point from the usual training courses in animation, students will study cinematography to provide an integrative vision of their future professional industry, produce a quality demo reel and understand the production processes of animated films: audiovisual language, script-writing, editing and montage, acting and storyboarding.
2nd Year: Character acting
In this second year, the student will focus on the development of character acting, lipsync and facial rig, and will be introduced to character design from concept art to 3D character modeling with ZBrush.
In addition to personal work such as end-of-year group work, students will combine classes with production hours in which they will make an animation teaser.
3rd. Year: Specialization in Creatures
This final school year focuses on the most advanced specialization in character animation: creatures and quadrupeds, including gaits, mechanics, rigs and acting.
Students will be master the animation of complex characters, animals and creatures, achieving the greatest possible specialization as character animators. As a final project, we will work on the production of an animated short film.
- Character animator for film, advertising and TV
- Creature animation specialist for film
This totally practical and cross-cutting training that integrates the foundations of cinema, the principles of animation and Concept Art, the techniques and the most advanced software in the industry, will train you as a high-level animator, mastering all artistic and technical knowledge necessary to be part of a work team and tackle any professional project whether it be in film, TV, advertising or videogames.
During the course, we also offer you cross-cutting training in cinema and character design so that you get a fully rounded vision of your future professional industry, produce a quality demo reel and understand the production processes of animated films. You will learn to animate cartoon characters, semi-realistic, realistic, quadrupeds and creatures, achieving the greatest possible specialization as character animators.
As a final project, you will work on the production of an animated short film. Kick-start your career in animation and bring to life characters for film, advertising or videogames.
INCLUDED IN THIS TRAINING
Because our training is based on excellence and on providing students with not only the technical knowledge necessary for their profession, in the last year, a company internship is carried out to put into practice the knowledge learned within a real production flow. This training is mandatory and students will be selected by the companies that the school has within its professional portfolio.
Our students have undertaken training at companies such as El Ranchito, Deluxe, Entropy Studio, Digital Legends, The game forge, Scarecrow studio, B · Water Studios and Music has no limits, among others.
FX Family Program
The reception and accompaniment program for newly incorporated national and international students.
When starting training in FX, students face a double academic and social challenge: they leave their city or school and even their groups of friends to start a new life and study experience at FX ANIMATION.
The FX Family Program aims to actively integrate the student at school and in Barcelona, helping them to feel accompanied and participate in academic life from day one. As an inclusive school, the program is aimed at all students without distinguishing between any of them and respecting the individual needs of each one, at all times.
At FX, we are one big family and we strive for students, teachers and non-teaching staff to feel at home at FX. This meeting point with students strengthens coexistence, communication and knowledge exchange between the different training areas of the school. Integration and the feeling of belonging influence motivation and strong academic performance. Our program is totally free and available to all students from all backgrounds.
FX Experience Program
One of the programs that enriches and multiplies the added value of FX ANIMATION training: learning through experience, leaving the classroom, leaving a controlled and protected environment, and facing the real world. Through this program, the student is given the opportunity to develop communication, personal and interpersonal skills.
The objective is to integrate and relate the student to the work environment of the entertainment and audiovisual sector. Through their participation in cross-cutting projects, company internships and volunteering, the professional skills most valued by producers and companies are promoted. With this program we ensure that our students, in addition to being excellent technicians, become excellent professionals.
Training in companies in the sector during training
Visit to London and networking with international production companies
Attendance at the main festivals in the sector: Mundos Digitales, BCN Film Fest, Animac …
Quarterly trips: visits to companies in the industry, exhibitions, workshops …
Volunteering in sector events
Masterclasses, workshops and workshops with featured gurus
Recruitment: every year at FX we organize a Job Fair (employment market) with national and international companies who recruit students for their subsequent hiring. The students also learn how to pass a job interview.
Participation in crosscutting film / videogame / 3D projects through SeñoraX, our associate producer.
Pitching practices: How to sell a film project
E-Sports is a discipline that consists of the practice of playing videogames at a competitive level, through leagues and tournaments. E-Sports are enjoying their finest hour in terms of recognition, investment and relevance.
FX ANIMATION is a pioneer school in incorporating E-Sports into academic life; one of the main objectives of the program is that students can play, enjoy and compete in videogames in a safe and controlled environment under the guidance of specialized trainers.
In the United States, educators and researchers affirm that this type of tournament is directly related to commitment and academic success and consequently, it reports very positive effects on learning and personal growth.
E-Sports are considered to be a highly effective tool to contribute to the development of the professional and individual competences and to promote cooperative work in the most innovative and cutting-edge classrooms and training centers such as FX ANIMATION.
Development of cognitive and interpersonal skills through E-Sports:
Critical and strategic thinking
Involvement and responsibility
Solving complex problems
Performing under pressure
Communication and cooperation
Creativity and initiative
Instrumental skills directly related to the technique of the game include:
Attention and coordination
FX ANIMATION is the only film, 3D, videogame and animation school with a totally free graduate student program. The Alumni-X program was born in recognition of the effort and work invested by our graduates. Proud of our young, bright and well-prepared students, we continue to accompany them once they have completed their studies.
Our job board, network of contacts, events and constant promotion on social networks, facilitate their incorporation into the work world immediately. Linked to the school through the Alumni-X program, graduates will continue to evolve professionally.
We have an exclusive job bank for students nationally and internationally
99% JOB INSERTION
EVERY FX ANIMATION STUDENT IS A SUCCESS STORY
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