Big Creature Movement: Dragons!

This class has a strong focus on dynamic Dragon movements including flight, heavy landing, behaviour, weight and mechanics!

  • Week 1 - Pre-production and references

  • Week 2 - Reference edit - Visualizing your whole shot

  • Week 3 - Beats of your shot - Rhythm and flow

  • Week 4 - Powerful posing - Taking flight

  • Week 5 - Action and consequences - Heavy Dragon landing mechanics

  • Week 6: Student shot reviews

Students will be given rigs, Maya scenes and necessary assets to complete a shot that they can use in their reel.

  • Week 7: The Anatomy of a Hit - Offset, Overlap and follow through

  • Week 8 Heavy body mechanics - Selling power and weight

  • Week 9: Line of Action - Animating to the camera

  • Week 10: Animation Polish - Make it look professional

  • Week 11: Refinement - Preparing the shot for your demo reel

  • Week 12: Student shot reviews