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Get A Job In Animated Films In Less Than A Year

The Academy Of Animated Art was co-founded by Jasmine Katatikarn and Michael Tanzillo. We were two senior light artists at Blue Sky Studios with a combined 20+ years of working on VFX and Animated Films (Ice Age Films, Rio, Ferdinand, Peanuts, etc…). We’ve been in this game for a long time and we know what it takes to get a job in this industry. The problem? We weren’t seeing the skills necessary from people applying for jobs. We would travel on recruiting trips to colleges and universities and students would continuously show us reels that didn’t have the type of work or quality of work to get a job. We set out to change that. We developed a full range of artist-focused 3D animation courses that are geared for everyone who wants to jumpstart their animation career. And we crafted it in a way that will allow you to master all the necessary skills in a fraction of the time and pennies on the dollar compared to traditional schools.

Countries: United States

Location: Online Campus

Industries: Visual Effects Game Design & Development

Software: Arnold Katana Nuke Octane Redshift Zbrush

Programs: Bachelor Degree Masters


The Lighting For Animation Bundle

This proven system has been used to help train over 300 students get their dream job as a Lighting Artist and change their lives forever. The Lighting For Animation Bundle System is specifically designed to work for anyone regardless of their background.

Even if you are the most talented, gifted artist in the world, that is not enough to land a job at one of the top animation companies. Lighting is a skill that must be learned and practiced like anything else. How does our program gives you the skills to succeed?

Phase 1. The Courses

We’ve built seven step-by-step lighting courses that will guide you from Lighting Newbie to a Master Artist! These courses will also show you the techniques that professional artists use every day to start making incredible images beginning today!

Phase 2. The Assets

The hardest part of lighting…finding something good to light! And we get it…you’re busy. You don’t have time to design and model assets if you are trying to learn lighting. That’s why we have hired artists and worked with companies like TurboSquid and KitBash3d to create an entire library specifically designed to look great on a demo reel. Currently, we have over 30 characters, environments, and animated scenes for you to light today and we have dedicated professional modelers creating more and more for you every single month.

Step 3. The Support

While our content is best-in-class, this is NOT just another self-study course. The secret ingredient to making this system thrive is our support. IMAGINE WORKING WITH THE INDUSTRY’S BEST ARTISTS EVERY SINGLE DAY. Have a question or need a critique? Our professionals will usually respond within 24 hours allowing you to keep you moving forward.

And we will be there for you every step of the way. We will help you critique every project on your demo reel. We will provide mentorship when you look for your first job. We will be there for you when you to guide you through that first job and put you in the best position to have a successful career!

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