Our school offers mentoring and resources based on criteria in these five categories. In each category, students will learn all necessary principles, ideas, and processes utilized in the Animation and filmmaking industries.


Paint, Color and Composition

Students will learn to paint and compose their own artistic works both digitally and practically in various mediums. Here is the list of skills covered in this category:


  • Color theory, color wheel, color moods, use of color in film, renaissance pallet. 

  • Composition- boring and artistic, studying the history of art, comics, photography, and film/theater and installation art.

  • History of art/Animation - cave painting to film To modern VR

  • Monochromatic painting

  • Renaissance pallets

  • Still life

  • Plein air painting- not a photo.

  • In-studio painting from life

  • Visual development and concept art.

  • Video editing


  


Draftsmanship and Drawing

 Explores the art and technique of representing an object, figure, plan, or sketch. Students explore criteria such as lines, shapes, composition, still life/ objects, clarity, and appeal. This covers drawing the nude human and animal figure from a live model. Topics covered in this category are:


  • Figure drawing

  • Still life drawing

  • Sketchbook 4331

  • Outdoors sketching

  • Animal drawing

  • Product drawing

  • Character design

  • Layout


Story Telling

Explores the process of storyboarding and timing the action of the work prior to animating it. Students explore criteria such as the point/ premise of the work, defining the beginning/ middle/ end, set-up/ conflict/ resolution, and plot construction. These courses are covered in the curriculum for this category:


  • 3 part story structure BME

  • Hero’s journey

  • Storyboard and animatic

  • Photography storytelling

  • Public speaking, oral storytelling

  • Public speaking

  • Tell a story

  • Pitching a project

  • Teaching to public

  • Storyboard pitch



Animation

explores the process of creating sequences of images and animating them. Students explore criteria such as timing, slow-in/ slow-out, and squash and stretch. These are the subjects covered in this category:


  • Intro to animation mechanics

  • 12 principles of animation

  • Software tools- Blender, digicel, RoughAnimator, light table

  • Video reference-taking your own video

  • Studying from the masters 

  •  Pencil test and mentor coaching

  •  Storytelling- history of oral storytelling, the written word. Scriptwriting (guest lecture Sam)

  •  Inking and cleanup


 

Sculpting and Modeling


 Explores sculpting and modeling in a tangible medium, and then using those same skills for the digital environment. 


 


Our Programs


Here at Dr.Beltran’s School of Animation and Visual Wonder, we offer various programs to fit your needs.  All of our courses are currently online due to the current worldwide epidemic. We plan to resume classes on in our brand new facility as soon as the safety of our students is no longer in question.

Individual Online Courses

These online courses are designed as either an introductory course or to those who just want to brush up on their skills. Courses run month to month.

The classes include:

  • Sketchbook – developing your drawing habit
  • Character Design – Bringing life and appeal to your characters
  • Figure Drawing – Drawing the human figure from life
  • Imagination Drawing – Developing your creativity in your drawings
  • Animation – The 12 principles of animation (This is a 3-month course) 

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Portfolio Requirements

If you are applying for any certificate or diploma programs you are required to submit your portfolio for review. Your portfolio should include:

  • Three pages of figure drawing one of gestures, one of construction, and one master copy with details
  • One character design, we want to see your process so please include sketches with constructions lines, inked drawings, and a full model sheet.
  • Drawings from life, include 3 pages of drawings from life and urban sketching
  • We would like to see your animation skills so please include a reel if you have taken our intro to animation class this would be the pencil tests you completed in that class
  • Please give us 10 pages from you most current sketchbook

Certificate Program (3-6 month)

This full time, 3 month, 6 months, or 1year program covers all the basics of animation from storytelling, concept, visual development, storyboards, character design, and animation.  Animation software will be covered as well as digital stylus pens and monitors. Movies will also be watched and dissected for storytelling purposes.

All topics will be intensely studied and applied. At the end of the program, students are required to put a portfolio together of their work which will then be judged on a professional critique so that students can assess the quality of their work and whether it is up to industry standards.

Program cost:50,000 INR per Quarter


We will be accepting applications for this program from July 15th to September 01, 2020, and classes will start in late September.

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Master Animation Program

This is an in-depth animation program designed for those who are passionate about animation and becoming the best in the industry 

The Character Animation program supplies curriculum that focuses on character development and narrative storytelling. The faculty admissions committee seeks new students that show artistic originality, and the potential to tell stories and develop characters using sequential imagery. The committee values artwork that reveals a unique and imaginative voice, showcasing the applicant’s artistic interests and conceptual abilities.

We welcome a range of creative work, including drawings and other traditional artwork, 2D digital art, and computer graphics (CG). The Program in Character Animation requires a physical sketchbook to be submitted. Observational and life drawings and other work should be submitted. Both the sketchbook and the online submissions are due by the application deadline

The Character Animation program is a three year-year program with a one-year internship offered. Top students will be given the opportunity for placement and/or work at the Dr.Beltran Animation Studio as a full-time artist.

Program cost:2,00,000 INR per year


We will be accepting applications for this program from July 15th to September 01, 2020, and classes will start in late September.

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Portfolio Requirements

If you are applying for any certificate or diploma programs you are required to submit your portfolio for review. Your portfolio should include:

  • Three pages of figure drawing one of gestures, one of construction, and one master copy with details
  • One character design, we want to see your process so please include sketches with constructions lines, inked drawings, and a full model sheet.
  • Drawings from life, include 3 pages of drawings from life and urban sketching
  • We would like to see your animation skills so please include a reel if you have taken our intro to animation class this would be the pencil tests you completed in that class
  • Please give us 10 pages from you most current sketchbook

One Year Studio Internship

this Internship program is an opportunity to gain experience working on real-time projects in the setting of a functioning studio. Interns will be chosen selectively through the application process. Students who have completed the three-year course will have priority on the application process, but outside applicants will be considered. 

The internship requires an entry portfolio submission to be accepted.

The internship review committee seeks portfolios that show evidence of strong, creative life drawing skills, artistic originality, and the potential to tell stories and develop characters using sequential imagery. The committee values artwork that reveals a unique and imaginative voice showcasing the applicant’s artistic interests and conceptual abilities.

We welcome a range of creative work, including drawings and other traditional artwork, 2D digital art, and computer graphics (CG). The internship for Character Animation requires a physical sketchbook to be submitted. Observational and life drawings and other work should be submitted. Both the sketchbook and the online submissions are due by the application deadline

Top ranking intern will be given the opportunity to work at the Dr.Beltran Animation Studio as a full-time artist.


Although our Internship is currently on hold due to the effects of coronavirus, we are happy to accept applications and will inform all applicants when the internship resumes.

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