Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Here are some character designs for my grad film "Baile".


  1. Hi!

    I like your chara design very much ^^

    I’m Sophie, young animation addict, 19, from Brussels, Belgium. I have been accepted to AIB for BA Animation Production. I am also accepted to others schools in Belgium and France, so I would like to learn as much information as possible about the course (I am also asking other people of AIB). I would really like to make “the good choice” for my school, and I hope you can help me! :)

    So, my questions are the following:
    1) First, very basic question, do you like the course?
    2) What is exactly your everyday schedule? (from Monday to Friday, what courses do you have?)(question about the courses you have, both “theoretical” (history of art, etc) and “practical” (drawing courses,...))

    Unfortunately I don’t think I will be able to come for Open Days, so I am using internet to ask about animation at AIB...

    Many thanks in advance!!


  2. Hi Sophie

    Thank you for the comment.
    I have to say I really liked the course, because it gives us the conditions of a real animation studio.
    In the first year you will start by doing constant Artist studies, every week for 4 weeks you choose an artist and try to get his style, to improve your drawing. Then you will do some basic animation principles.
    On the second year you integrate a production team and work for the third year students, in your area of specialization, animation, background artist... , and at the end of the year you pitch your idea for your grad film in a team or on your own. Then the third year is basically doing this film with a team of third years and 2nd year students.
    The course is, at least until the second year, as intense as you want it to be, if you want to do really good you can work from 9 till 9. We don't have many lectures, only in the first year. After that it is more about what you want to do. We have a small theory part. we do about 5 essays in the 3 years. and we usually have about 2 hours per week on animation "theory". We don't have history of art. The particle part is most of the course. We also have life drawing, drawing trips. But it is not like the typical school with lectures all day. Another good great thing about the course is that it gives you the chance to do an exchange program (Paris, Brussels) and work experience (San Sebastian, China) in the second year. It is also accredited by Skillset, one of the six animation courses in the Uk, it looks good on your CV.
    Hope this was helpfull.
    Good luck.