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About David S.

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Fond du Lac, WI

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I can teach a broad range of disciplines including handdrawn 2D, digital 2D, 3D, stopmotion, and others. If you're merely interested in the design aspects, that's fine, too. I have a comprehensive knowledge of 3D techniques and digital art workflows, and I can tailor the course to meet those needs, as well.

About David
My name is David S, and I have been a CG artist and animator for 8 years. Computer graphics is a passion of mine, and I consider it a joy to pass on what I have learned to others. In 2014, I graduated from Huntington University with a B.S. degree in Digital Media Arts - Animation, so I possess a very good understanding of the principles of animation that spans just about every medium. I have also worked on multiple independent projects ranging from shorts to feature films, which has given me a wealth of practical experience.

If you consider yourself a fun and creative person and have an interest in animation or design, then I would love to work with you to develop your skills. Perhaps you're more interested in Hollywood-style special effects, in which case I can teach you many of the secrets of the trade. Regardless, I can provide soli
d training to get you started in any of these great fields.

Software Taught: Blender, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Maya, The Foundry NUKE, Blackmagic Design Fusion, mocha by Imagineer Systems, Toon Boom Harmony, and 3DEqualizer.
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Angelia April 24, 2019
· Animation · Online
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Ken A. March 7, 2019
· Animation · Online
David did a great job of teaching how to use Blender, the free Animation Software. I look forward to learning more!
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Ken A. February 28, 2019
· Animation · Online
David knows how to use Blender very well. I really enjoy working with him.
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About Lance W.

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Las Vegas, NV
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been teaching animation to elementary kids, including stopmotion, with toys and clay, and making flip books, as well as using powerpoint. at my current school we use Ipads to shoot our animations. but I have used a digital camera, digital videos and webcams to shoot and edit with windows movie maker.

About Lance
I have got my bachelors in Art Education from Boise state University, where I also took classes or participated in Volleyball and baseball. I have been teaching art since 2006, mostly at the elementary level. one year at the middle school level. I love making things, specially for costumes as Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. As a teacher I get to teach a little bit of everything and I also get to learn new things that I would like to try and learn as well as teach. I have been teaching basic stop motion animation with my students. I have also been airbrushing for 10 years, with my focus on painting t-shirts.
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Lance W.

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About Gilbert M.

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Anaheim, CA
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The Ability to teach and mentor both traditional 2D Animation and 3D Animation

About Gilbert
I have worked for many Colleges and Kids Sports organizations. I have been background checked many times. I also teach kids of many ages at The Arbor Learning Center home schooling group.

Mr. M. is a CG artist. Like many, his love for art started in grade school and evolved in high school. While running his own T-Shirt Design company, "Extreme Limitations", he was able to quickly see the power of design, layout, color, and typography.

With over twenty years of experience in Graphic Design, Illustration, Prototype Design, Game Art, and Motion Graphics, Mr. M. now spends his time teaching students in many different graphic disciplines. He has been at Norco College since 2006 teaching 3D Modeling, Animation, Beginning and Advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, Digital Sculpting and Character Design. He has also taught 3D Modeling, Anim
ation, Drawing, Motion Graphics, and Video Editing at Coastline Community College, and Cypress College, Santa Ana and is now teaching 3D Modeling at Mt. SAC.

In his free time, Mr. M. freelances for companies helping production schedules that are running behind. In 2009, Gilbert won an Emmy.
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Rashad S. January 14, 2017
· Drawing · Online
i learn alot from where i need to improve on. taught me its alway best to practice everyday so i can become better and improve and to not just trace or copy go by what i see. he is a good teacher and i will come back
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Jade April 22, 2016
· Adobe Photoshop · In home
This experience really helped me grasp important concepts that I otherwise would have never known. I feel like I learned A LOT in only 3 classes and I can't wait to learn more. Gil was very productive; he based the lessons on what I use Photoshop for and actually allowed us to work on projects that I had to do for work, instead of just teaching what he wanted to teach. He was SUPER patient and never made me feel bad for stopping to take notes. I would definitely recommend him to anyone trying to learn a computer program he is knowledgeable in. This is totally irrelevant, but he has cool hair too! Thanks Gilbert!
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Jessica April 15, 2016
· Adobe Photoshop · Online
Great, helpful experience
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About Celina B.

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Cortlandt Manor, NY
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Do you love watching animated movies shows and awesome VFX? Get started in animation and learn how to get started making your characters and creations come to life! You can choose the software that you wish to use:
Maya
Blender (free)
Adobe Animate (previously called Adobe Flash)
Adobe Photoshop
After Effects

About Celina
I'm a animator and digital artist who loves being creative and expressive through art. I have been teaching STEM and STEAM programs to children, teens, and adults for 4 years. These programs include, 2D/3D animation, computer programming, graphic design, digital drawing, 3D modeling, Photography, Video Production, and 3D printing.

I earned my degree at Boston University in Film and Television with a concentration in Psychology and a minor in Visual Arts. I work at Theory Studios and teach STEAM programs in NY as well as volunteer as a volleyball coach for young girls.

I enjoy watching films, performing stand up comedy, photographing birds, and meeting other creative people!
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Subhadip April 24, 2019
· Drawing · Online
She taught soo much in 1 lesson by itself!
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Subhadip April 17, 2019
· Drawing · Online
Learned a lot in the first lesson itself! Highly recommended.
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Ava February 9, 2019
· Drawing · Online
Celina was great! My 7 y/o daughter really liked her. Lesson was informative and fun!
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About Tony W.

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Seattle, WA

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Do you want to learn how to animate – or take your existing animation to the next level? Do you want your animation critiqued by a master animator with decades of experience? Or do you want to polish your skills by covering all the core principles of movement, regardless of what kind of animation you do? Then you've found the right place!

In the digital age many people tend to think that if you learn ‘animation software’ then you will automatically become an accomplished animator. However, nothing is further from the truth! Computers can only make things easier for you to do, once you know what you need to do. But if you have no skills or knowledge to bring to the computer, it will not fill in the blanks for you. So, regardless of what kind of animator you want to be – i.e. 2D, 3D, Claymation, Stop-frame or whatever - you absolutely HAVE to learn the ‘core principles of movement’ BEFORE you study the technology.

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About Tony
Do you love to draw? Do you want to be an expert character animator? Do you know and want to apply the core, essential principles of movement to whatever animation style that most interests you? If so, I'm probably the perfect teacher for you! (Note, I DO NOT teach animation software. Instead I use simple drawing techniques to teach everything that underpins ALL forms of animation - whether they be traditionally hand-drawn, stop-frame, claymation or state-of-the-art computer approaches.) Perfect for the raw beginner, or even an ambitious professional who simply wants to take their work to the very next level! So let me introduce myself...

I am a British Academy Award winning animator who has made over 200 TV Commercials, 2 TV Specials, several Short Films, and ‘The Pink Panther Strikes Again’ movie titles at the beginning of my career
. From the outset I was personally taught by some of the most amazing master animators ever - Ken Harris ('Bugs Bunny' and 'Roadrunner' for Warner Brothers), Art Babbit ('Pinocchio' and 'Fantasia' for Disney) and Richard Williams (3 times Oscar winner). I later successfully ran my own award-winning London animation studio for 20 years, before moving to the States in 1998 to live and teach. In the USA I have taught at the highest college level for over 14 years, when I also became author of several respected books on animation, including - 'Animation from Pencils to Pixels', 'How To Make Animated Films', 'The Animator's Notebook' and 'The Animator's Sketchbook'. Animation schools and colleges around the world use my books. My own master animator reputation & expertise has been developed through traditional, hand-drawn (2D) animation for the film industry. However, I have since developed a whole range of teaching techniques that will help students of ALL forms of animation, whether its for the Film, Games, TV or the Web industries. The ‘core principles of movement’ are essential for all kinds of animation, whether it be 2D, 3D, Claymation, Stop-frame or any other kind. So I now focus less on technology and software, and more on the core principles of movement through ‘gesture drawing from observation’ and other means. In this way my students do not need to purchase extremely expensive equipment or software, they often need little more than a pencil, eraser and a sketchbook – with a lot of their own dedication they need to bring to the party. I am also insistent that students of animation also learn about fundamental design, layout, film structure and storyboarding - as all these are all essential to all great, animation. So I hope you will join me and become yet another of my successful students who are currently working in the animated film and/or video game fields today.
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Timothy March 14, 2018
· Animation · Online
Tony is a skilled animator and a fantastic teacher. His course breaks down all of the necessary fundamentals and he is a patient and willing mentor for what is obviously his passion. if you want to learn to animate, look no further.
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Cynthia Hoffstrom March 1, 2018
· Animation · In studio
Tony White has the patience to watch inspired animators grow. His ideas feed into our concepts we have and he is the adviser that guides us to how our ideas become a reality on paper or on a monitor. He has assisted me to where I am today.

If I could be instructed by Tony White again and again, I'd never say no.
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Kenny March 1, 2018
· Animation · In studio
He was the first person who told me that I could make it, achieving my dream in animation industry. He is a very passionate person, and will give his best support towards those who shares the same passion. One of the best teacher I've ever met.
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About Joey F.

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Orlando, FL
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Let me teach you animation, traditional style or on the computer! Animation for video games, GIFs, cartoons, etc.

About Joey
Hello Artist-in-Progress,

We are all artists-in-progress because, no matter how good we are, we can always get better!

I'm Mr. Joey and I love art and I love teaching art! I am a graduate of The Art Institute and an artist and animator that creates art in pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and digital mediums.

I recommend that classes are *at least* 1.5 hours (and I really recommend 2 hours!) because that's what's needed to critique homework assignments, warmup, and do the work for the class, and not be rushed.

Classes I teach are:

• Drawing Fundamentals
• Advanced Drawing
• People and Anatomy
• Portrait Drawing
• Cartoon Characters for Animation
• Character Design
• 2D Animation
• Digital Painting in Photoshop
• Digital Animation

Please view samples of my work and contact me with any questions you may hav
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I look forward to helping you develop your art skills and express your creativity!

Mr. Joey
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Alexandrea S. August 15, 2018
· Animation · In home
Joey is a great teacher and artist!!!
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Moren July 13, 2018
· Calligraphy · Online
Glad he was able to accommodate my beeds
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Nikki F. June 10, 2018
· Drawing · In home
Great experience
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About Eric C.

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Wayland, MA

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Want to learn how to create stunning 2D and 3D animations, digital designs, visual effects, or other forms of computer graphics? Whether you're an absolute beginner or seasoned professional, I've got the experience and diverse skillset to help you succeed.

I am a 2D/3D animator & designer who has been creating computer graphics professionally for over a decade, and work full time as a Senior Animator and Director of Animation. My regular work includes animation and motion graphics, 3D modeling and rendering, compositing, visual effects, graphic design, and film/audio editing.

My work can be seen in museums across North America including the National World War II Museum, the San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico, the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, and the Canadian History Hall in Quebec. I have also created animation for documentaries such as the Emmy-nominated "Birth of a Movement" and "Give Me the Banjo," narrated by Steve Martin.

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About Eric
Greetings! I am a 2D and 3D Animator, Designer, and Director of Animation who has been creating computer graphics professionally at a Boston production company for nearly a decade. My regular work includes animation and motion graphics, 3D modeling and rendering, compositing, visual effects, graphic design, and film/audio editing.

My work can be seen in museums across North America including the National World War II Museum, the San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico, the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, and the Canadian History Hall in Quebec. I have also created animation for documentaries such as the Emmy-nominated "Birth of a Movement" and "Give Me the Banjo," narrated by Steve Martin.

I am passionate about teaching and love helping folks with their computer graphics endeavors, regardless of age or experience level. As a
teacher I am patient, articulate, encouraging, and committed to helping students reach their goals.

I am experienced with many digital tools including After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk Maya, and V-Ray.

I think computer graphics is a fantastic area to get into. It is the core foundation of many modern career paths, and a great supplement to many more. It's also a ton of fun, and enables you to tell any sort of visual story you can imagine, given the proper tools. If you're interested in growing your computer graphics capabilities, whether you're an industry veteran or absolute beginner, I would love to share my experience and help you on your journey.
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Eric C.

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About Heather C.

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Burbank, CA
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I teach Stop Motion Animation at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University, and work as a professional stop motion animator and fabricator. Whether you are new to animation or are experienced and looking to hone your skills, you will receive a high quality education on par with major universities.

About Heather
My name is Heather and I am a professional stop motion animator, puppet fabricator, and educator. My goal as a teacher is to create a safe, fun environment in which we can learn a ton while having a great time. I provide you with support and structure so you feel as capable as possible while learning to animate or fabricate. Whether your goal is to take up a new hobby or to get a job as a working animator or fabricator, I've got your back. I bring a lot of professional work and teaching experience to the table - I've worked at various stop motion studios on tv and commercial productions like Tumble Leaf (puppet painter), SuperMansion (animator) and Robot Chicken (animator). I have taught over 12 classes at UCLA and Loyola Marymount University over the past 5 years. I create my lessons from the students' perspective to make sure they're as
engaging and as fun as possible, while mastering technical concepts, and infuse my work with lots of humor. I've guided over 100 students through the process of making short films and have mentored thesis films that have been short-listed for the Student Academy Awards. I can't wait to work with you!
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Heather C.

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About Amrinder J.

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Union City, CA
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Hi My name is Amrinder,
I have been working in Animation since 2008. I have Masters degree in Animation VFx from Academy of Art University.

Since 2008 I have worked in wide variety of industries from Commercial, films and games.

Currently i have been teaching Animation, Rigging and 3 Modeling to Masters and Bachelor Students in Academy of Art University San Francisco.

You can look at my sample work at my website frameanimator

About Amrinder
Hello everybody,
I am Amrinder Singh, I am 3D Generalist with speciality in 3D Animation and rigging characters for games and films. I have been working in filed since 2008. Currently my work load is less and i decided to teach online.

I have worked in variety of field from commercials, films to games as a 3D artist.
I have been teaching Advanced classes to master students , intro classes to bachelor students at academy of art university San Francisco as a part time instructor for more than two years.

I have masters in 3D animation and VFX from Academy of Art university and undergraduate Information technology degree from India in engineering.

I am experienced instructor who love sharing industry level knowledge with students and staff.
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Amrinder J.

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