Learn how to create your own animated short film

Making an animated short film alone

A filmmaking course for all levels using Blender.

In November 2020 I decided to quit my job as a Lead Product Designer and to create my own animated short film called Tikka. It took me eight months of very intensive work but I did it. You can read the full article about this project here.

After I finished making the film I realised it would be interesting to explain how I did. I love to teach and I’m sure some people out there are eager to create their own short film but maybe they don’t know where to start.

Making an animated film is quite complex, it’s a long step by step process that requires a precise pipeline to follow. Every mistake you make in this pipeline can make things very difficult, so if I can teach people and prevent them from making mistakes, why not doing it? 

And this is how I decided to become a Skillshare teacher and to create my first Filmmaking course. If you're interested you can join the course and get 1 free month of Skillshare Premium:

Skillshare filmmaking blender course

Course description

In this course I'm going to explain step by step how I did it, I will give you all my filmmaking tips and tricks and I will show you all the files I created in order to complete the film. This course is for all levels and everyone interested in filmmaking skills and animation.

Together, we are going to see how to:

  • Find an idea for a film
  • Write a story
  • Define an Artistic Direction
  • Work on Character Design
  • Create an environment
  • Make a script
  • Build a storyboard
  • Organize the project
  • Start 3D modeling
  • Work on textures
  • Build a rig for your characters
  • Prepare the staging
  • Do the animation
  • Set up the lighting
  • Place the cameras
  • Render your images
  • Finalize the compositing
  • Enhance the project with music

By the end of this course you should have a good understanding about the pipeline, the resources and skills needed in order to make your own animated short film.

I will primarily use Blender which is an open-source 3D software, but this course is not about teaching you Blender. Being familiar with this software is definitely a plus but it is not required in order to follow the course.

Do you want to talk about Product Design, 3D animatiom or any other exciting projects? Just drop me a line at this email address: contact.ferrere@gmail.com

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