INTRO TO

BODY MECHANICS

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This class begins today!
Monday, April 1st, 2024

Space is limited but a few spots remain.


Sessions will be held via Zoom and recorded for replay:

Mondays and Thursdays 
7:30pm - 9:30pm PT (2-Hour Class Sessions)

  • Mon, Apr 1st
  • Thur, Apr 4th
  • Mon, Apr 8
  • Thur, Apr 11*
  • *Mon, Apr 22
  • Thur, Apr 25
  • Mon, Apr 29
  • Thur,¬†May 2nd

**There are no sessions the week of April 15th / 18th.


Experience a focused, industry-geared training course.

  • Animation lectures¬†/¬† workflow demos¬†/ assignment¬†feedback
  • All sessions are recorded and replay access is¬†permanent
  • Access to private Discord channels¬†to communicate with your instructor and your peers

The Basis of Every Shot

You'll use these skills in every shot you'll ever animate, throughout your career.

INTRODUCING...

INTRO TO
BODY MECHANICS

  • 4¬†Week Animation¬†Class
  • All-Software¬†Accessible (Maya, Blender, UE 5.4 Recommended)
  • Affordably-Priced Animation Education
  • Industry-Based Course Curriculum
  • All Lectures are Recorded¬†for¬†Continued Access

 

8 Class Sessions with your Instructor, Sir Wade

Join this online animation course to participate in this animation learning experience with:

  • Course Lectures / Presentations
  • Animation Workflow Demos
  • Animation Assignments to Follow Along
  • Professional Feedback + Critiques

It's time to take the next step in your animation career.

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CLASS OVERVIEW

 

We have a lot to cover, and 4 weeks will go by quickly!

Here's a brief overview of some of the topics we'll dive into:

  • Mechanics in the 12 Principles
    • Weight: The Core of Character Locomotion
    • Balance / Motivation / Flow
  • How to Use Video Reference (and when not¬†to)
    • Stylization vs Realism
    • Analyzing Live Action¬†Footage for Better Posing
  • Workflows for Shot Blocking
    • Methods¬†for Examining Motion
    • Timing and Spacing, Explained
  • Animation Assignments
    • Advanced and Unique Posing Exercises
    • Walk / Run Cycle Deep-Dives
    • Live Action¬†Analysis and¬†Breakdown
    • Weight + Timing Exercises

 

Intro to Body Mechanics

LEVEL UP YOUR SKILLS

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS

 

You're encouraged to work on several assignments during this class, some of which have never been taught at any other school:

  • Advanced and Unique Posing Exercises
  • Walk / Run Cycle Deep-Dives
  • Live Action¬†Analysis and¬†Breakdown
  • Weight + Timing Exercises

These modified assignments have been developed through the feedback of several Animation Supervisors within our industry, to teach skills and practices that will benefit you throughout your career.

"What if I don't finish all the assignments in that time?"

It's very possible you may not finish each assignment within the class' term, but the goal is not perfection- it's that you try, that you make progress, and that you ask questions to further understand the animation process and workflows, no matter your skill level or speed!

I'M SIR WADE.

 

I've been teaching animation for over 5 years, and I thought it was time to put together a crash-course in character animation to help you get started!

I know there are a lot of artists around the world who haven't had the opportunity to participate in a formal animation course or school based on the price of various options such as universities, colleges, and online programs.

Many of these programs and courses are well-worth the financial investment, and this course isn't meant to be a replacement for a good animation school. But it will help you get started no matter your budget!

This course is designed to teach you essential lessons that every animator needs to learn in order to continue growing as an artist.

"I've never attended a class that explains the basics of animation so thoroughly. I now have a deep understanding of what should I do to make my animations work and feel appealing, something that I've never felt in my 3 years of college."

 
Daniel Florez

"Sir Wade was super fun and inspiring. Everyday that I was in class, I felt like something new was coming. Everybody is super nice and Sir makes you feel just as important as everyone else. Definitely one of the best mentors ever! 100% recommend."

 
Morgan Hansen

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