Animation 02. Acting Performance

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Animation 02. Acting Performance takes the previous class even further by introducing the concepts of pantomime and acting performance with focus on emotions. Students will learn how to make a character appear to think and make decisions. Also they’ll learn to stage their performance and to direct the audience’s attention.

Thic classs is divided into 4 modules:

  • Module 01. Body Language
  • Module 02. Facial Performance
  • Module 03. Dialogue Performance
  • Module 04. Acting Performance


Detailed Program


  • You can download the detailed program here.


Before you start


  • previous experience is need
  • must have completed our basic animation course or have a portfolio that shows you understand the fundamentals presented there.
  • you’ll need your own laptop


What you’ll learn


  • fundamentals of an entertaining performance
  • concepts and practical techniques with focus on pantomime
  • develop a fuller understanding of fundamental animation principles
  • animating a human character with focus on emotions
  • how to record and study your own acting reference
  • recognize the most common animation mistakes involving an appealing character


Key Facts


  • Start Date: to be determined
  • Duration: 5 weekends (10 days)
  • Total hours of instruction: 100 hours
  • Price: 180 RON/week-end (~ 40 EUR/weekend)
  • Location: probably Bucharest, Romania
  • Students: 9-10 students/class
  • Software: Autodesk Maya, trial version
  • Instructor: Cristina Zoica Dumitru
  • Teaching language: Romanian (+a little bit of English)




  • 5 weekends (10 days)
  • every Saturday & Sunday (onsite, 8-10 hours / day)
  • weekly webcast (middle of week) – critique 1-2 hours, theory lectures


After this Class


  • your animation skills will be even stronger
  • you can take your work to a higher level
  • you’ll be able to add an extra spark of life and appeal into your animation
  • you’ll learn how to animate human characters, both mechanics and emotions
  • you’ll discover that you can be an actor as well, not only an animator
  • you’ll be able to shoot your own video reference
  • you’ll develop good observation skills, related to animation
  • you’ll learn how to evaluate a good rig, be able to give feedback to a rigger
  • you’ll be able to work closely with lead animators (receive feedback, ask the right questions)
  • you’ll gain a deep understanding of the animation production pipeline
  • you’ll be able to put together an awesome demo reel
  • you’ll be ready to take the next class: Animation 03. Creature Animation
  • you’ll make new friends




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