2D Animation Training course with Gobelins
2D Animation Training course with Gobelins
- Start date:
- Apr 24, 2018
- Ability Level:
The Gobelins Animation Workshop at the Doha Film Institute is held in partnership with the French Embassy in Qatar.
In a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Doha Film Institute, Gobelins – the world’s number one animation school – will lead four workshops of two weeks in length, from April 2018 to April 2019. The course will offer participants in Qatar invaluable hands-on training through the full production cycle of short animation resulting in the delivery of a short-animated project at the conclusion of the workshops.
Gobelins will also conduct an annual one-week youth animation workshop in Doha.
Primary Objectives of the Programme
Building on the strength of its extensive experience and worldwide reputation, GOBELINS, in partnership with the Doha Film Institute, is delivering a programme of four modules in Animation Short Filmmaking.
This programme aims at enabling students and young professionals, through one-to-one feedback and inverted pedagogy, to conceive and produce a short film project and gain a better understanding of what makes for successful character animation.
For the first module, students will get started with the conception of their projects through writing, pitching and team-working. Using practical exercises, group work and feedback, they will learn how to write a storyline, express their concepts, and the techniques of pitching. They will then do acting research and use thumbnails to draft a storyboard and conceive their animatic.
During the second module, students will familiarise themselves with the fundamentals of artistic direction and character design. They will practice their research skills by gathering references for characters, atmospheres and backgrounds. They will also learn to work on mood boards, model sheets, and colour scripts.
In the third module, students will focus on 2D animation. They will learn the principles of analysing and building a character, focusing on proportions, masses, volumes, and centre of gravity. They will work on animation styles- cartoon, realistic, semi-realistic. Then they will discover the methodology of 2D animation: thumbnails, blocking passes, pose tests, staging, timing, overlaps, animation straight ahead and pose to pose. This module will be completed by an acting component where students will be able to review facial expressions and body language.
Module four will be dedicated to the finalisation and post-production of participant’s projects. Students will learn techniques for compositing, editing, colour correcting and sound design: noises, voices, music. Finally, they will learn how to release their films in the required format.
It is mandatory to complete all four sessions of the course through the year in order to get the certification at the end of the course.
Start Date: 24 April 2018
Session 1: 24 April – 8 May, 2018
Session 2: August 2018
Session 3: January 2019
Session 4: April 2019
Please note that each session lasts for 12 days.
Sunday to Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Each session takes place from Saturday through Thursday.
Participation is required for all 12 days of each session and all four sessions.
• Candidate must possess a good command of drawing techniques: dynamic and expressive sketching, perspective, anatomy body and physics of movement (human and animal), good sense of colours, graphic originality.
• Skills in 2D Animation
• Skills in background design, colour, storyboarding, character design
• Knowledge of traditional animation tools and software such as Photoshop, Flash, TV Paint
• A strong interest in storytelling
• Solid general knowledge and artistic culture
• Good level of English
• Ability to work in a team if necessary
• Candidate must be capable of using a pen tablet
• Open to citizens and residents of Qatar and the Gulf (The Doha Film Institute will not be responsible for the visa and residence procedures).
Course Fee: 4,500 QAR
Submission Deadline: 19 April 2018
Please send the following in Word or PDF format to email@example.com
Please include your full name, email and contact number in all text documents:
1. Artist portfolio or CV
2. Synopsis or treatment
3. Copy of Passport or ID
4. Any previous film or creative works (illustrations, animation, online portfolio, website etc.) *Please indicate if you are able to bring your own pen tablet or personal Mac to the course.
Animation Software Used
TV Paint: training on this software will be provided prior to the workshop start date.
Adobe Suite: training will not be provided. Participant must be able to use the Adobe Suite (Photoshop and After Effects)
Candidates will be selected by the workshop mentor.
Shortlisted candidates not selected for the lab will be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.
Aïda Del Solar (Mentor for Session 1)
Aïda del Solar was born in Lima, Perú. She holds a Masters Degree in Filmmaking and Animation in ENSad and Scriptwriting at La Femis schools. Working with fiction, documentary and interactive projects, her work includes an interactive gaming path for a museum of the famous cheese The Laughing Cow for Bel, video games for Sony, and an animated TV series for Xilam studios, ‘Stupid Invaders’.
Until September 2017 she was also the pedagogical coordinator and titular teacher at the Animation department at Gobelins, Paris, where she primarily worked on the Opening Shorts for Annecy International Animation Festival. Currently, she leads specialised international storytelling pre-production workshops at Gobelins, and abroad.
Aïda believes that storytelling transposed into animation is one of the most influential, entertaining and educational tools to help improve life, social issues and for protecting our shared planet Earth.
About Gobelins, l’école de l’image
Gobelins is a Paris-Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce’s institution. It trains nearly 980 students each year, including 490 apprentices and 2,000 interns. A global reference in the fields of digital communication, interactive design and entertainment for over 50 years, Gobelins is renowned for its exceptional depth of training in Photography, Animated Filmmaking, 3D Animation, Motion Design and Video Gaming.
The Animation Department at Gobelins was founded in 1975 by Pierre Ayma. Alumni have moved on to contribute to the world’s leading animation studios, including Disney, Universal, Hanna Barbera, Pixar, DreamWorks and Warner Bros.
Gobelins was ranked number 1 in the list of the Top 100 International Animation Schools by www.animationcareerreview.com for the past two consecutive years based on the overall quality of programme including technology and facilities provided, reputation within the industry and the quality of student and graduate animation works.