Thank you for using Animation:Master in your classroom. You probably included Animation:Master in your art curriculum for your students to learn animation. To help you achieve this challenging goal, Hash Inc. provides a plethora of resource materials, culminating with the opportunity for your students to work (and get paid) on a real 3D animated movie.
The steps to get your students involved are made available through the “A:M Forum”, specifically the “New Users,” “Students”, and “Movie Project” areas:
“New Users” takes your students exercise-by-exercise through “The art of Animation:Master” (TaoA:M) tutorials that come with the software. Your students then post their progress on each exercise, ask questions, and get encouragement from a helpful moderator. When they have completed every exercise, they will be awarded “TaoA:M” certification, (including a printed certificate).
“Animation Boot Camp” (ABC), moderated in the “Students” area, is a more specialized regimen intended after a student has received TaoA:M certification. These exercises are much more interactive, with professional animators providing feedback and suggestions during the student’s work on each animated vignette. As the student progresses through the program, increased expectations are placed on their work, culminating with a “Masters” project of their own choosing. (We recommend the student enter the timed “Animation Showdown” that occurs every week).
“Movie Project – The Tin Woodman of Oz” (TWO) is a professional opportunity to work on a real movie. Graduates of ABC post their Masters project as a resume for the Animation Directors (ADs) of TWO to choose from. Selected students will then work under the guidance of their AD, and as their work is accepted, the student is both credited as working on the movie and also entered into a payment pool (distributed on a pro rata basis).
If you have any questions concerning these training programs, contact anyone at Hash via phone (360) 750-0042, email “firstname.lastname@example.org” or leave a message here.