Intro to Character Animation with Toniko Pantoja (Online Course)

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This course focuses on creating animations with strong acting and performances for the purpose of storytelling. Topics such as gesture & weight, basics principals of animation/ motion, clear staging for the camera, understanding character motives behind the action, effective key frame posing and breakdowns, acting with facial expressions, contrasting character movements will be discussed and demonstrated in the weekly lectures and HW assignments.

You will receive all the class-related emails for this course about a week before the first day of class.


CLASS #: 101a
TIME: Thursdays, 7:30PM - 10:30PM (PDT)  
START DATE: June 27, 2024

DURATION: 8 Weeks*

(This is an 8 week course.)

RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITE: Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching, Analytical Figure Drawing, Animal Anatomy, Figure Invention for Animation


MATERIALS: Computer with Photoshop (or Procreate) and digital drawing tablet (Wacom, Cintiq, iPad or other equivalent digital input tools)

INSTRUCTOR: Toniko Pantoja
Toniko is a story artist, director, animator & the founder of Brushtale Works Studios Inc. His past story artist credits include “How to Train Your Dragon 3”, “The Adventure of Puss in Boots”, “Wish Dragon”, “Invincible” & “Blue Eye Samurai”. His past animator credits include “Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems”, “League of Legends 2016 Worlds”, & “KIPO”.

All CDA class days/times listed above are based on the Los Angeles PST/PDT time zone.

REFUND POLICY: For details about our class refund policy, please visit our "Refund Policy" and "Terms of Service" pages.


*Due to reasons such as instructor sick day, family emergencies, storm, earthquake, fire, flood, or other unforeseen circumstances, Concept Design Academy reserves the right to push any class back 1 week in the schedule if necessary. Students are strongly recommended to plan their schedule with some flexibility in mind to avoid schedule conflicts. 

*** Limit one seat purchase for each class per student. Multiple seat purchase of same class will not be honored. ***