Advanced Diploma in Digital Arts and Animation

Toonz Academy
In Ahmedabad, Trivandrum, Calicut and 7 other venues

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The course aims to impart proficiency in key areas like Character modeling, Background, Organic Character Texturing, Lighting, Character Rigging, Character Animation and Particle Effects, Dynamics, and Compositing.

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Where and when

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Toonz Academy,4th Floor, Acumen Building, Near Passport Office, On University Road, Navrangpura, , 380015, Gujarat, India
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Toonz Academy,22, Zone-2, M.P. Nagar, Near Raj Homes, 462011, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Toonz Academy, 3rd Floor, Above Air India, Eroth Centre, Bank Road, 673001, Kerala, India
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Toonz Academy,New No 94, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, 600004, Tamil Nadu, India
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Toonz Academy, 3 rd Floor, Smiline House, 8-3-952/10/2 & 2/1, Srinagar Colony Main Road, 500073, Andhra Pradesh, India
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· Requirements

Academic back ground stretching up to Plus Two and a passion for creative work. Students with a diploma or bachelor's degree in fine arts or some experience in commercial arts are likely to get preference.

Course programme

Course Curriculum:

Module 1-Introduction and Film Appreciation
Initial stage of information from study of animated films, different kinds of animation styles and doing comparisons and learning techniques.

Module 2- Drawing
Practicing individual drawing skills - includes life drawings with actual human models and drawing sessions for animal subjects.

Module 3 - Concept designing and storyboarding
Focuses on the fundamentals of visual storytelling and provides students with constructive analysis and support as they take a story from initial idea, treatment, step outline to a rough draft, storyboard and animatic.

Module 4 - Character Designing
Students will be putting their creative skills in to proper practice by creating and designing their own characters that will be used for their animation projects

Module 5 - Perspective & Layout
Focuses on the technicalities of layout and staging, which includes, layout posing, camera shots, camera angles, layout perspectives and scene compositions.

Module 6 - Animation
This provides the student's proper animation fundamentals, animations technicalities, acting, lip synchronizations, exposure sheets and action animations.

Module 7 - Texture Painting using Adobe Photoshop
Students will be given intensive training in Photoshop tools and hands on experience on texture painting.

Module 8 -3DS MAX
This module is aimed at giving the students an understanding of basic 3d, wherein they learn modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging, animation effects and work on a demo reel.

Module 9 -Compositing using After Effects

Module10 -Editing Video & Sound using Adobe Premiere and Sound Forge

Module11 -Advanced 3d MAYA
Maya is extraordinarily powerful 3D animation software. This module aims at fine-tuning the advanced 3D skills required in the industry.

Module12 - Advanced Compositing Using Combustion
Students learn the tools and techniques of compositing, effects, rotoscoping, colour keying, wire removal etc.

Module13 - Student Final Project
Students work on a one minute animated film.

Selection Criteria
The selection will be done on scrutiny of portfolios and through admission/aptitude tests. The core faculty/selection committee shall determine the test process. For the animation selection process, thrust will be given on drafting skills and the understanding of posing, staging, and movement. The basic elements of an animation portfolio should include quick action sketches of humans or animals, which show the potential for movement.

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Additional information

Work placements: The students have the opportunity to undertake 6 months of internship at the world-class Toonz Animation Studio in Technopark. The selection to the internship will be based on a test.

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