Smashing big and heavy characters

This course has a heavy and detailed focus on dinosaurs, robot and creature movement and behaviours. This course will focus on developing technical skills that will allow students to work on shots that have large creatures. Students will be given rigs, Maya scenes and necessary assets to complete a shot that they can use in their reel.

  • 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 - Preparing to hit

  • Week 5 - Action and consequences - Smashing and 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