Animation Program

Applicants Gain access to a Free drawing Demo

 

Our Animation Program is taught in 3 progressive installments. Each installment is taught by a Passage Mentor over an 11-week period. Our animation program, directed by former Pixar artist, Sam Hood. By the end of the program, you will animate a portfolio-worthy short film.

 
 
 Sam Hood

Sam Hood

 

Installment I

Introduction To Visual Storytelling

The focus of the first of these three courses, is to work with each individual artist at whatever level you are at to help cultivate a sense of storytelling in your work - to help find your creative voice and to express your unique viewpoint.

Even if you have taken storyboarding courses in the past, all students will begin with the following visual storytelling basics to build a stronger foundation moving forward; creating drawings with strong appeal and emotion, solid perspective and draftsmanship, composition, camera staging, shot progression, writing story beats and story-booking your own original ideas.
(Groups meet on Saturdays for 3 hours, 10am - 1 pm PST, Delivered live and on-demand for 11 weeks) 



(Price: $1,799 - See rates page for payment plans. This is a prerequisite for Installments II & III.)

 
 Sam Hood

Sam Hood

 

Installment II

Storyboarding and Reboarding

Building off of the elements from the first course, this second section will focus our attention on each student creating storyboards for their own original story and editing an animatic into reels. Writing is re-writing, Storyboarding is re-boarding - concepts well known to story artists working in the industry. Each student will prepare storyboards and reels for a 1st, 2nd and final pass on their story reels. This kind of tough work, creating an animatic (a.k.a. “reels”) that tells a great story, is what being a story artist is all about.
(Groups meet on Saturdays for 3 hours, 10am - 1 pm PST, Delivered live and on-demand for 11 weeks)  
 

 

(Price: $1,799 - See rates page for payment plans. This session is a prerequisite for Installment III.)

 
 Sam Hood

Sam Hood

 

Installment III

Animating Your Short Film

This final installment applies all of the lessons, information, and tools explored in the two previous workshops towards entering the industry. This immersive chapter of the program is intensively hands-on and all students in attendance will develop a complete working portfolio. During this workshop, your mentor advises you as you prepare a portfolio that will apply to the industries you plan to pursue. Industry information will be  delivered through several guest art directors, critiques, and entrepreneurial guidance from seasoned artists. Two high-profile guest lecturers will present during this installment. This is the final installment of the Entertainment & Game Arts program.
(Groups meet on Saturdays for 3 hours, 10am - 1pm PST, Delivered live and on-demand for 11 weeks) 

 


(Price: $1,799 - See rates page for payment plans)