online character animation

Feature Animation Workshops

Seven 11-Week Classes
Our Feature program is a complete set of seven workshops. Each one is designed to teach the skills, workflows, and principals needed to succeed in this amazing industry. All of our instructors are currently producing the animation you see in many of your favorite feature films today. Our goal is to teach you how to create that great, believable animation; animation that connects with audiences around the world.
Current Feature Animation Student Showreel

Workshop 1

Feature Quality Animation

In this 11 week workshop we will be polishing your principles of Animation, Paths of Actions, 2D and /or CG planning process, while reinforcing students initial body mechanics, overlapping actions and walks with a focus on acceleration and deceleration.

  • Class Length: 11 weeks

  • Price Per Class: $1,698 *

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Workshop 2

Body Mechanics

In the first half of this 11 week workshop we will concentrate on bi-pedal actions to try to execute a natural flow through our character's movements. In the second half of the workshop we will focus on our four legged friends. We need to study all kinds of four legged actions to animate the performances believably.

  • Class Length: 11 weeks

  • Price Per Class: $1,698 *

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Workshop 3

Advanced Body Mechanics and Pantomime Acting

In the first half of this 11 week workshop we will be fine tuning your Advanced Body Mechanics, overlapping actions, and acting through pantomime. In the second half of the workshop you will be dealing with intense physical action shots dealing with Weight pushes, pulls and lifts. Then working on your animation across cuts so that they are seamless and believable.

  • Class Length: 11 weeks

  • Price Per Class: $1,698 *

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Workshop 3.5

Advanced Pantomime Acting

In this 11 week workshop your animated piece will be an exploration of making your character entertain, evoke emotion, and breath life without the use of dialogue. This is an essential skill in your journey as an animator and entertainer. Together we will build an understanding of thoughts and actions that will drive our characters.

  • Class Length: 11 weeks

  • Price Per Class: $1,698 *

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Workshop 4

Close up facial acting and lip sync

In the first half of this 11 week workshop we will concentrate on polishing and fine tuning your close up facial acting and lip-sync. We will be working on how we can improve our overall believability and appeal by choosing sincere acting choices. In the second half of the workshop we will try to chose a contrasting shot from part 1 to refine and control our Body Mechanics to help emphasize and not over rule our facial Acting.

  • Class Length: 11 weeks

  • Price Per Class: $1,698 *

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Workshop 5

Full body acting, facial and lip sync

In the first half of this 11 week workshop we will now refine our full body acting and lip-sync to make our acting read while choosing full body gestures that supports the characters emotional state. In the second half of the workshop we will be picking an audio clip that will contrast part 1 to further refine and polish our Body Mechanics so that they support the character's facial performance.

  • Class Length: 11 weeks

  • Price Per Class: $1,698 *

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Workshop 6

Sequence work

In the first half of this 11 week workshop we will be working with continuity across cuts. We will be fine tuning your planning and blocking process for a substantial length of dialog. This will greatly help our productions run more smoothly. In the second half of the workshop we will now work on refining your animation from part 1 so that it is production ready. Many directors want to see a plan or blue print from us so that they can feel comfortable with the time spent on polishing shots.

  • Class Length: 11 weeks

  • Price Per Class: $1,698 *

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Workshop 7

Showreel Polish

In the first half of this 11 week workshop we will concentrate on polishing. You will be fine tuning a shot of your choices that will best balance out your demo reel. We will be working on how we can improve our overall believability and appeal by choosing sincere acting choices. In the second half of the workshop we will concentrate on polishing a second shot to best balance out your demo reel. Again, the focus will be polish, polish, polish. We will be working on how we can improve our overall believability and appeal by choosing sincere acting choices.

  • Class Length: 11 weeks

  • Price Per Class: $1,698 *

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* If you pay in full we waive the $100 registration fee for these classes. If you choose the split payment method then the $100 registration fee is added to the first payment of $999 for a total of $1099 due when you register. Your second payment is due before the end of the 6th week of class. If you pay on time then we reduce the second payment to $649. If your payment is late your login will expire and you will need to pay the full $699 balance to get it reactivated.

What Students Are Saying

  • Aaron McGriff
  • Anna White
  • Ed Herft
  • Colin Brown
  • Aaron McGriff

    "iAnimate was such a life-changing experience for me. After years of working in the industry but never quite reaching my full potential or career goals, I noticed that my skills had started to stagnate. I had been interested in online schools for years but the timing had never been just right."

  • Anna White

    "Six workshops and less than two years later, right at the end of my last iAnimate workshop, I was offered a job as an animator on my first feature film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (at Sony Imageworks). I can't say enough great things about Jason Ryan and the entire iAnimate community, and I owe so much of my success to all of them."

  • Ed Herft

    "I'm really grateful to the team at iAnimate. Without their great tuition and hard work, I'm sure I would not be working in feature film now. They really helped me improve every aspect of my animation."

  • Colin Brown

    I've had multiple interviews where they ask "What game is that from?" when viewing pieces I did in classes 1 and 2. iAnimate has been a huge influence on my demoreel and my job positions recently