Due to the success of the last instalment of these courses, Screen Skills Ireland is pleased to partner with Animation Skillnet to announce that Toon Boom Trainer (Adam Oliver) is returning with his popular online courses in Toon Boom Harmony. This course is being offered free of charge to support the Irish creative screen industries impacted by the ongoing situation with 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 can be taken part time over a 5 week period, so with as little as 4 hours a week you can fit the study around your other commitments. There are no specific times you need to be available as all core content is pre-recorded.
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.
Rigging Course Content
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
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.
Full course outlines and weekly summaries can be found at toonboomtrainer.com
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.
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:
Please apply online with a current CV by 12pm on 3 April 2020.
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