Deciding Upon Your Creative Direction

Many times when students start classes they're curious of the direction they'd like to go in regarding their creative specialty in animation. The field consists of several professional disciplines and career paths. It's a good idea to research the production process and get a feel for the direction you'd like to go in with your art.

Character Design, Background Design, Visual Development, Prop and Vehicle Design, Storyboards, all make up the area called Pre-Production. This would also include Modeling and Rigging for CG Animation. Character / Scene Layout and then Animation would constitute Production.

The Animation Academy specializes in all areas of Pre-Production except for CG Modeling and Rigging. We also train in the basics of Character Animation and in the Authoring of Character Based Intellectual Properties for publication on Social Media.