Hands-on animation tutoring by industry leading animators
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What Is Animsquad?

Our goal at AnimSquad is simple: to offer the most hands-on character animation tutoring experience. Twelve weeks of tough animation love! No tip toeing around, we mean business. Our workshops are one-on-one and all our tutors are Disney (supervising) animators who worked on Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled,etc. If you wish to rewatch the critiques/meetings, you can because everything is HD recorded and can be watched from any device.

We offer online and in-person workshops (scroll down for more info) in which we emulate the kind of interaction professional animators get when they show their work to directors and supervisors. We thrive on a nurturing group dynamic. We feel that is the most effective way of getting your animation reel to a competitive level.


Powerful Rigs & Tools

Click the "Chars" tab at the top of the page. There you will find videos and info about our rigs, powerful Pose Library, picker GUI's, etc.

Animsquad is proud to present our feature animation quality rigs exclusive for Animsquad students. The rigs come with excellent IK/FK switching. Arms and legs are stretchy and have bend-bow's allowing you to sculpt them just the way you want them. The facial rig is a powerful cluster driven setup, which triggers appealing blend shapes making it easy to achieve appealing facial poses. Animsquad rigs come with a body and face picker tool, streamlining your workflow. An extensive library of face poses helps you keep the character on model and get through animating lip sync a lot quicker.

Animsquad just finished creating our most appealing rig yet called "Michelle. Next on the list are a masculine male (think Tarzan), boy, girl and a quadruped.

Sign up and get access to our wonderful family of characters. Create awesome shots that will make your reel pop!

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Why Choose Animsquad?

Low Cost Starting At $999

We proud ourselves of offering our workshops at a low tuition. For less than a thousand dollars, you get to work with a Disney veteran and have access to all our powerful rigs & tools!
Learn from Disney veterans

All our tutors work at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and offer a wealth of knowledge and mentorship. Most of them animated beautiful shots on Frozen, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Paperman, Bolt and Big Hero 6!
Heavy focus on acting & appeal

Because our tutors have animated on unforgettable movies like Frozen, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Paperman, Bolt and Big Hero 6, they themselves have focused on creating memorable and amazingly appealing performances and now are ready to pass along that knowledge to you!
Feature Quality Rigs

Animsquad is proud to present our feature animation quality rigs exclusive for Animsquad students. The rigs come with excellent IK/FK switching. Arms and legs are stretchy and have bend-bow's allowing you to sculpt them just the way you want them. The facial rig is a powerful cluster driven setup, which triggers appealing blend shapes making it easy to achieve appealing facial poses.
36 Hours Live Tutoring

Every week you'll meet live for 3 hours with your tutor and are exposed to 36 hours total of powerful tutoring!
Small Class Size

We keep our class size down to 10 students per class, ensuring everyone gets quality time with their tutor.
Lifetime access to new lectures

Every term we add new lectures to our Online Lecture Library. As a student and alumni you access to any new lecture that is added... for life! Every time a new lecture comes online, you'll be notified.
3 workshops = lifetime access new rigs

Any student who takes 3 workshops of any level in any order, gets life time access to new Animsquad rigs.

Check out this clip to see how we do things at Animsquad. Once a week the tutor meets with the class for 3 hours and critiques the students work-in-progress. Each critique is tailored to what the shot needs. For example in this case the tutor Marlon Nowe felt it was important to open up the student's Maya file so he could tweak the pose inside Maya. We allow students to upload a Maya file live during the meeting and the tutor in return can save the file and kick it back to the student.

This clip is a good example how a tutor, in this case Malcon Pierce, uses drawing to illustrate how to push poses. This method is very effective since it's quick and clear. Sometimes it's much easier just to draw the pose, rather than opening Maya and pushing around the rig. It also shows how every Animsquad tutor has his/her own way of teaching animation. Some tutors focus more on the acting and clarity of the performance. Other tutors are more about the appeal and flow of the poses.

Besides critiquing shots, the tutor might take the time to demo a certain workflow -- the lecture topic is usually driven by what the class wants to see. Sometimes the tutor decides a certain topic might be helpful to advance the curriculum. This clip shows how Michael Woodside opens the student's Maya file and demo's using the graph editor -- it's a very effective way of teaching what to do and more importantly: what not to do! Every meeting/lecture is HD recorded.