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Toon Boom Rigging (Online)

Tutors: Adam Oliver

Date: Monday, June 15th, 2020

Duration: 5 weeks

Venue: Online

Cost: €0

Course Profile:

Screen Skills Ireland and Animation Skillnet are pleased to announce that Adam Oliver (formerly of Toon Boom Trainer) is returning with his popular online courses in Toon Boom Harmony. These courses are exactly the same as the ones provided through Toon Boom Trainer, but with updated content and an enhanced online learning experience for all students. These courses are offered free of charge to support the Irish creative screen industries impacted by COVID-19.

Participants can choose either the Animation or Rigging pathway, both courses being heavily focused on the key skills you need to work in a professional animation studio.

The course is unique in that it provides personalised, one-to-one live video tutorials each week. This means participants can chat to their tutor and get helpful feedback and answers to any areas they’re struggling with. Combine this with 7 day a week email support for a complete, cost effective way to learn.

The course is structured around a high quality video curriculum, broken down into weekly assignments and sub
topics. Along with this, all participants receive a unique 40 day Toon Boom Harmony Premium license to allow them
to complete their projects. Participants receive a certificate upon completion and advice on their next move, whether that be applying for a studio role or working towards a short film.

Course Content:

Rigging Course

Week 1 – Introduction and Key Concepts
Week 2 – Building a Head and Magic Face
Week 3 – Upper Body Techniques
Week 4 – Leg Constraints and Super Shoes
Week 5 – Master Controllers and More

What previous participants had to say:

“Adam is funny, informative, well spoken instructor […] looking forward to the next course, keep up the fantastic work” T.C.

“As a result of the training, I’ve become much more efficient in how I use the program, even aside from the rigging elements of it; I now have a much better idea of the right tools to use which is important as there’s often multiple ways to do the same thing in Toonboom…” G. M.

Technical requirements

As this course will be taking place online, we will provide the necessary software licences to all participants, but it is expected that applicants have the equipment necessary to complete the course:

  • A working PC or laptop with the minimum system requirements
  • An audio or webcam system to communicate with the tutor

Participant Profile:

The course is suitable for beginners who have some software knowledge, up to more advanced levels who already
know the software and are looking for new skills.

Please note that applicants must have a current, valid address in the Republic of Ireland in order to be considered for this course.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online by 12pm on Wednesday 3 June 2020.

Please note that places on this course are limited.

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