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CartoonSmart is a learning platform with over 2,500 lessons in digital illustration, animations, Adobe Animate, iOS development, and more. Their subscription plans give you access to game art, tutorials, and kits. Your rates will never go up as long as you stay subscribed. Monthly and yearly subscribers also get free WordPress hosting to show off their resumes and portfolios.
Digitally Painting Cartoons
Join YouTube cartoonist, animator and teacher Paris Christou in this fun and enlightening course on digital painting cartoons. Paris will be teaching using a go-to model of his own creation: Cherry, and you’re welcome to following along using his sketch or ANY of your own cartoons!
16 videos...Click here to access
Drawing Slim Male Characters
Having pre-conceived characters and personalities to work with helps a character designer to start developing. So for this course the characters are based on a young teenage Hero who works back stage at a theatre who then finds out that the Villain, “a crazy magician” has enslaved many bunny rabbits to pull out of a hat in every magic show he performs.
10 videos...Click here to access
How to Make Comics Strips
In this six hour course you will learn how professional animator and illustrator, Paris Christou, maps out a strip, creates character model sheets, draws background art, adds typical comic strip elements (fonts, balloons, panels), and finally, completes three fully rendered cartoons in real time.
13 videos...Click here to access
How to Draw All Your Own Game Art
You’ve got a great idea for a game. Maybe you’ve got the programming chops to code it all yourself. Now you need art. You can hire someone, but that can cost a lot of money. You can license art, but that might not give you exactly what you want. This course can give you the training you need to do some or all your app’s art production yourself.
45 (short) videos...Click here to access
Bloop Animation offers premium online animation courses for aspiring filmmakers. Our courses cover the most popular animation programs used in the industry.
Animation for Beginners
If you are an aspiring animator considering a career in film production or are curious about what it takes to make animated shorts, this is the book for you! Animation for Beginners is a comprehensive and modern introduction to the art and business of 3D animation from Bloop Animation founder, filmmaker, graphic novel author, and teacher Morr Meroz.
Paperback & E-book...Click here to access
We’ve designed this course to be tailored specifically for aspiring animators, or professional animators transitioning from a different program. We've been working with Maya for years. Both in the commercial world and on our own films. It is the industry standard for 3D animation, so if you’re planning on getting into the animation industry, this is the best place to start.
28 HD Video Lessons...Click here to access
Storyboarding Foundations Course
As filmmakers, we've designed this course to be tailored specifically for aspiring filmmakers. Animation, live action or TV. No previous experience needed. This course will help you take that first step to making your film a reality. Storyboarding is one of the most important steps in making a film, and one you should absolutely NOT skip. This course will get you comfortable with making one yourself, with whatever software you choose, or even using pen and paper. You will not find a more in-depth course on storyboarding anywhere else.
54 HD Video Lessons...Click here to access
Editing Foundations Course
A step-by-step course to video editing with Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve.
As filmmakers, we've designed this course to be tailored specifically for aspiring filmmakers. Animation, live action or TV. No previous experience needed. Editing has never been easier and cheaper.
But without the basics, it's easy to end up with a bad film, or no film at all. This course guides you through all the steps of film editing, from assembling footage to color correction, making sure you're never lost on the way.
44 HD Video Lessons...Click here to access
Teaching Animation Course
We’ve designed this course specifically for teachers and parents interested in teaching animation (to both kids and adults), or even using animation to teach any other subject.
Animation isn't easy, but we did our best to collect all the information one needs to be able to convey the basic principles of animation to students of all ages, and even help them build an entire animated project from scratch using different animation methods.
This course is your best starting point for becoming an animation educator.
70 lessons & modules...Click here to access