Toonz Academy

Animation & Visual Fx - Pro Edge

In the ever-evolving landscape of media & entertainment, animation and visual effects have emerged as pivotal components that bring imagination to life on screen. As the demand for CGI content continues to surge, driven by a plethora of movies with breathtaking visual effects and the rapid growth of OTT platforms, a new era of creative possibilities has unfolded. To meet this growing demand and empower aspiring animators and visual effects enthusiasts, Toonz Academy’s ProEdge Course in Animation and Visual Effects is poised to be a game-changer. This comprehensive hands-on training program is designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the dynamic world of animation and visual effects.

Batch Size: 20 Seats
Selection to the course is through Toonz Creative Aptitude Test (T-CAT)

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    Learning Method

    Phygital

    Live Classes

    18 Months

    Career Services

    Toonz Academy

    Advanced

    Certification

    Internship

    3 Months Full Time

    (Optional)

    About Course

    18-month animation filmmaking & VFX course 1200 hrs. + 300 hrs. film project

    The 18-month intense animation filmmaking and visual effects course at Toonz Academy is designed to prepare students for a career in this exciting field. The course covers all aspects of animation and visual effects, from the basics of drawing and animation to the latest software and techniques. This course works on the idea of moving from one discipline to another, while also emphasizing the end goal of creating films & highlighting the importance of storytelling in both animation and visual effects.

    Animation & VFX - Pro Edge Overview

    Students will learn from experienced industry professionals who will teach them the skills they need to create stunning animation and visual effects. They will also get a chance to work on real-world projects, giving them the experience, they need to succeed in the job market.

    The 18-month intense animation filmmaking and visual effects course at Toonz Academy is the perfect way to launch a career in this exciting field.

    Course Key Highlights

    Program Highlights

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    18 Months of Live Sessions from Industry Experts

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    Dedicated Learning Management Team

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    Exclusively Curated Projects

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    3 Months Internship (Optional)

    Free Career Counselling

    We are happy to help you 24/7

      Who Can Apply for the Animation & VFX - Pro Edge Course?

      What will be the learning outcome of Animation & VFX - Pro Edge Course?

      Create Stunning Animation and Visual Effects

      You will have the skills and knowledge you need to create stunning animation and visual effects that will amaze and entertain audiences.

      Work in the animation and visual effects industry

      You will have the skills and experience you need to work in the animation and visual effects industry.

      Launch a successful career in animation and visual effects

      You will have the skills and experience you need to launch a successful career in animation and visual effects.

      Job Roles

      Pre-production Artist

      Character Designer

      Storyboard Artist

      Animatics Artist

      Digital 2D Animator

      Digital Storyboarding Artist

      2D Compositor

      Video Editor

      3D Bgmodeler

      3D Character Modeler

      Texturing Artist

      Lighting Artist

      Rigging Artist

      Character Animator

      Effects Animator

      Cloth & Hair Stimulation Artist

      Unreal Lighting Artist

      CG Compositing

      Matte Painting

      Match Moving & Rotomation

      Rotoscoping Artist

      3D Integration

      On-Site Location Shoot Supervisor

      Art Director

      Motion Graphics Artist

      Tools Used

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      Mentoring - The TOONZ way!

      In Class Mentors

      At Toonz, our In Class mentors are a unique blend of professionals with extensive production and teaching experience, making them ideal guides for aspiring creative minds. These mentors not only possess a profound understanding of our pedagogy, the Creative Concepts Tools & Technique (CCTT), but also wholeheartedly embrace it to enhance the learning journey of our students. With a strong focus on individual growth, our mentors go beyond conventional teaching methods by creating a nurturing and supportive environment. They take the time to connect with each student on a personal level, unraveling their inherent creative skills and talents. By doing so, they can align the learning outcomes with the students’ aspirations, ensuring a holistic development that enables them to excel in their chosen fields. The mentors at Toonz are not just educators but also mentors who wrap their expertise around each student, fostering a profound transformation and nurturing the creative potential within.

      Studio Mentors

      At Toonz, our studio mentors are handpicked from our esteemed production studio, bringing with them a wealth of invaluable experience in working on international projects spanning 2D, 3D, and visual effects domains. These mentors serve as a bridge between academic learning and industry demands, as they expose the students to the latest techniques and trends in the animation and VFX world. Their profound understanding of the production pipeline allows them to provide practical insights and real world scenarios, enabling students to grasp the intricacies of the industry seamlessly. By drawing from their extensive expertise, our mentors instill in students a deep sense of professionalism and a strong work ethic. As students learn from these seasoned professionals, they gain not just theoretical knowledge but also hands-on experience, making them industry-ready by the time they complete their courses. With Toonz’s studio mentors guiding them, students are well-prepared to take on the dynamic and competitive world of animation and visual effects with confidence.

      Industry Mentors

      Toonz takes immense pride in handpicking its Industry mentors from a diverse pool of domestic and international talents. These mentors are not just skilled professionals but true luminaries in their respective fields, having contributed to award-winning projects that have earned them well-deserved accolades. Their exceptional expertise extends beyond their impressive achievements, as they possess a remarkable ability to impart knowledge through workshops that enrich the learning experience. Moreover, these mentors serve as a constant source of inspiration for the students, igniting their passion for creativity and pushing them to achieve greatness. With a rich teaching background in India and abroad, they understand the nuances of different educational environments, enabling them to adapt their approach to cater to a global audience. Their versatility extends to producing short films, which not only showcases their talent but also serves as valuable practical learning material for the students. What sets these mentors apart is their active involvement in the industry, as they serve as jury members in numerous prestigious film festivals, reinforcing their authority as leading voices in the creative world. At Toonz, students benefit from the exceptional mentorship of these industry luminaries, receiving a transformative education that equips them with the skills and confidence to thrive in their creative endeavors.

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        Animation & VFX - Pro Edge Course Learning Outcome

        Upon completion of the 18-month animation film making & visual effects fusion program, students will have achieved the following learning outcomes.

        Good Understanding of Film Making

        Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the film making process, including storytelling techniques, visual aesthetics, and effective communication through film.

        Script Writing & Screenplay

        Students will acquire the skills to craft compelling scripts and screenplays, mastering the art of storytelling and creating engaging narratives for animated and live action films.

        Character Design & Development

        Students will be able to create unique and visually appealing characters, considering their personalities, traits, and role in the story. They will understand the principles of character development and design in animation.

        Pre-production

        Students will gain proficiency in the pre-production phase of filmmaking, including concept development, research, planning, budgeting, and scheduling. They will learn to effectively organize and manage a film project.

        Storyboarding & Animatics

        Students will develop the ability to translate a script into visual storytelling through storyboarding techniques. They will learn to create animatics, combining storyboards with sound and timing to visualize the narrative flow.

        Cinematography Skills

        Students will acquire a solid foundation in cinematography, learning camera techniques, framing, lighting, and composition to effectively convey mood and enhance storytelling in animated and live-action films.

        Digital Painting

        Students will learn digital painting techniques to create visually stunning backgrounds, environments, and concept art for their film projects.

        Digital Storyboarding

        Students will master the art of digital storyboarding, using industry-standard software(Storyboard Pro) to create dynamic and expressive storyboards that effectively communicate the visual aspects of the film.

        Digital 2D Animation

        Students will learn the principles and techniques of digital 2D animation, including timing, movement, and character performance. They will be able to bring their characters to life through keyframe animation.

        3D Modeling & Digital Sculpting

        Students will develop the skills to create 3D models and digitally sculpt characters, props, and environments using industry- standard software like Maya, Zbrush, and Mudbox.

        Surfacing & Texture Painting

        Students will gain expertise in surfacing and texture painting, learning to apply realistic textures and materials to their 3D models, enhancing their visual appeal.

        Character Rigging

        Students will learn the process of rigging characters, creating skeletal structures and controls that enable animators to manipulate and pose the characters effectively.

        Character Animation

        Students will acquire advanced character animation skills, including body mechanics, weight distribution, and expressive movements, bringing their characters to life through convincing performances.

        Facial Animation

        Students will master the techniques of facial animation, understanding the nuances of lip syncing, expressions, and emotions to create realistic and expressive character performances.

        Effects Animation

        Students will learn to create dynamic and visually stunning effects, such as explosions, fire, water, and particles, to enhance the overall impact of their animated films.

        Cloth & Hair Simulation

        Students will gain proficiency in simulating and animating cloth and hair, ensuring realistic and dynamic movement in their character designs.

        Live Shoot Process for Visual Effects

        Students will understand the live shoot process, including on-set protocols, camera operations, and working with actors, gaining valuable insights into the integration of live-action footage in animation and visual effects.

        Lighting & Real-Time Rendering-Unreal Engine

        Students will be introduced to the Unreal Engine, a powerful real-time rendering platform, and learn to utilize its capabilities for creating interactive and immersive experiences in their film projects.

        Advanced Rendering

        Students will learn advanced rendering techniques, including lighting, shading, and rendering pipelines, to achieve high-quality visuals in their animated and visual effects projects.

        Compositing, Match Moving & Rotomation

        Students will acquire skills in compositing, match moving, and rotomation, integrating live action footage with CG elements seamlessly and effectively.

        Matte Painting

        Students will learn the art of matte painting, creating digital backgrounds and environments that seamlessly blend with live action or animated footage.

        3D Integration

        Students will gain expertise in integrating 3D elements into live- action footage, matching lighting, perspective, and textures to achieve a cohesive visual style.

        2D Film Project

        Students will apply their knowledge and skills to create a 2D animated film project, showcasing their abilities in storytelling, character animation, and visual aesthetics.

        3D Film Project

        Students will undertake a 3D animated film project, demonstrating their proficiency in 3D modeling, character animation, rendering, and visual effects.

        Live-Action Film Project

        Students will collaborate on a live-action film project, applying their understanding of the filmmaking process, visual effects integration, and working with actors to create a cohesive and engaging film.

        Program Highlights

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        18 Months of Live Sessions from Industry Experts

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        Dedicated Learning Management Team

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        Exclusively Curated Projects

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        3 Months Internship (Optional)

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          Toonz Academy - an Overview

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          • About
            Toonz Academy
          • Toonz Animation Studios
          • Learning
            Pedagogy

          Toonz Academy is the training division of Toonz Animation Studios, one of the leading animation studios in the world. Toonz Academy has a team of experienced industry professionals who will teach you the skills you need to succeed in the animation and visual effects industry. Toonz Academy also has a state-of the-art facility with the latest software and equipment. This will give you the opportunity to learn and practice with the latest technology. If you are interested in a career in animation and visual effects, the 18-month intense animation film making and visual effects course at Toonz Academy is the perfect way to launch your career.

          Toonz, a renowned animation production house, has partnered with major studios and networks worldwide, including Walt Disney, Nickelodeon, BBC, and more. They produce over 10,000 minutes of 2D and 3D animated content annually, making them a top global player. Toonz expanded into live action with successful productions like "Mostly Ghostly" and "Magic Beyond Words," achieving international acclaim. "Jamillah & Aladdin," co produced with BBC, became a top-rated kids' show in the UK and found global distribution. Toonz Media Group's live action and stop motion wing, the Emmy Award-winning Irish Studio, offers state-of-the-art facilities. Students at Toonz Academy gain exposure to the global industry, a significant advantage.

          Toonz Academy has established itself as a pioneer in the field of animation and visual arts education, reaching new heights in its pedagogy. The academy's curriculum is meticulously designed to encompass the core principles of creativity, innovation, and technical expertise. Through our cutting-edge programs, students are exposed to a comprehensive range of subjects, delving into the realms of animation,visual effects and design. The "CCTT" - Creative Concepts, Tools, and Techniques - encapsulates the essence of our  approach. Under this framework, students are encouraged to explore their artistic potential, foster inventive ideas, and master a diverse set of industry-standard tools and techniques.

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          Admission Details

          The admission to the Animation & Visual Fx – Pro Edge course is based on a selection process namely the TOONZ CREATIVE APTITUDE TEST( T-CAT). 

          TOONZ Creative Aptitude Test (T-CAT)

          The Toonz Creative Aptitude Test (T-CAT) is an aptitude test of creative ability that takes two hours to complete. It is designed to evaluate and measure various aspects of a candidate’s creative aptitude. The test encompasses a wide range of skills, including visualization, drawing, storytelling, technical proficiency, logical reasoning, communication, and general knowledge. Candidates are presented with tasks that require them to showcase their ability to think creatively, communicate ideas visually, construct engaging narratives, apply technical expertise, engage in logical reasoning, and demonstrate a solid understanding of different subjects. Additionally, the Toonz Creative Aptitude Test (T-CAT) also considers the candidate’s portfolio and involves a personal interview to assess their overall suitability for digital storytelling. By encompassing multiple dimensions, the  Toonz Creative Aptitude Test (T-CAT) provides a holistic evaluation of a student’s creative potential and suitability for various roles in the field of animation film making and visual effects.

          Offer of admission will be made only to selected candidates based on  results declared by the selection committee.  The selected candidates will be notified over email and phone, and they can confirm their seats through the payment of the admission fee within the last date mentioned in the admission intimation letter. The eligibility and the T-CAT selection process is as follows:

          1. Eligibility

          • A pass in +2/ or equivalent
          • Age should not be over 28 years

          2. Selection Process

            (a) Aptitude Test (Objective Type Online Exam)

            (b) Creative Ability Test (Descriptive Type Online Exam)

            (c) Online Interview

          The details are as follows:

          • Registration : Registration for the TOONZ Creative Aptitude Test ( T-CAT) by payment of fees along with the submission of the application form through online mode. Last date of receipt of application : 10 th September 2023.
          • Aptitude Test : Registered candidates will be intimated through the email id / phone number provided in the application form submitted online.
          • The Aptitude Test will be an online objective type test conducted between 25 th September 2023 & 27 th September 2023. Candidates will be provided with hall ticket by 20th September 2023
          • Results of Aptitude Test : Candidates who have secured the score as stipulated by the selection committee will be intimated and called for the  Creative Ability Test.
          • Date of publication of the aptitude test results : 2 nd October 2023
          • Candidates shortlisted for the Creative Ability Test will be intimated through email. The Creative Ability Test will have descriptive type questions conducted through online mode.
          • Candidates who have qualified the Creative Ability Test will be invited for an interview.
          • The selected candidates will be intimated to complete the admission process as stipulated by TOONZ ACADEMY, NILA BUILDINGS , TECHNOPARK, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA, INDIA.
          • In eventuality of the selected students not completing the admission process within the time frame provided in their admission intimation letter, the candidate loses their right of admission and the next candidate from the waitlist will be allotted the seat. TOONZ ACADEMY will not be responsible for the lapse from the candidate in this regard.
          • Last date of Admission : 14 th October 2023.
          • Date of commencement of the Batch : 16 th October 2023.
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          Preliminary Test : Aptitude Test

          Duration : 60 minutes
          Mode : Online
          No. of Questions : 50 / Objective type
          Total weightage : 40%

          Objective : It is designed to evaluate and measure various aspects of a candidate’s creative aptitude. The test encompasses to evaluate a wide range of skills, including visualization, technical proficiency, logical reasoning, communication, and general knowledge.

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          Final Test : Creative Ability Test

          Duration : 120 minutes
          Mode : Online
          No. of Questions : 5 / Descriptive
          Total weightage : 40 %

          Objective : Candidates are presented with tasks that require them to showcase their ability to think creatively, communicate ideas visually, construct engaging narratives, apply technical expertise, and demonstrate a solid understanding of different subjects.

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          Personal Interview : Online / Physical

          Total weightage : 20%

          Objective : Assess the overall suitability for digital storytelling. encompassing multiple dimensions, of the candidate . A candidate can also submit a portfolio which will be an added advantage.

          Note : The overall objective of TOONZ Creative Aptitude Test is to evaluate the holistic creative potential and suitability of the candidate for the various roles in the field of Animation film making and Visual effects.

          3. TOONZ Creative Aptitude Test (T-CAT) Registration & Fee payments

          Animation & Visual Fx - Pro Edge

          T-CAT Registration fees: Rs.1000/-

          Account Name: Visual Wizards Academy Pvt Ltd.
          Account No - 50200049500409
          Bank: HDFC Bank Ltd
          Branch : Vazhuthacaud
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          Admission Form : Animation & Visual Fx - Pro Edge

            Program Fee

            Total Admission Fee

            ₹ 94,449

            No Cost EMI Starts at

            ₹ 8,000

            We partnered with financing companies to provide competitive finance option at 0% interest rate with no hidden costs

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            Upcoming Application Deadline 16th July 2023

            Admissions are closed once the requisite number of participants enroll for the upcoming cohort. Apply early to secure your seat.

            Course Calendar

            Next Calendar

               DATE  TIME  BATCH TYPE
            Program Induction 16th July 2023 08:00 PM IST Weekend (Sat-Sun)
            Regular Classes 16th July 2023 08:00 PM IST Weekend (Sat-Sun)

            Animation & VFX - Pro Edge Course FAQs

            What is the duration and schedule of the 18-month animation film making and visual effects course at Toonz?

            The course has a duration of 18 months and classes are held for 5 hours a day.

            What are the eligibility criteria to enroll in the course?

            The eligibility criteria for the course is a creative aptitude test, which assesses the creative abilities of the candidates to ensure their suitability for the program.

            Who are the mentors for the course?

            The mentors for the animation film making and visual effects course at Toonz are industry professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in the field, providing guidance and mentorship to the students.

            What is the mode of instruction for the course?

            The course offers a combination of in-class sessions and online sessions, providing a flexible and comprehensive learning experience.

            Will Toonz provide reference material to support the learning process during the course?

            Yes, Toonz will provide reference material to supplement your learning journey throughout the course.

            Will there be workshops conducted by industry experts during the course?

            Yes, Toonz organizes workshops by industry experts, providing students with valuable insights and practical knowledge from experienced professionals in the field.

            Can students interact with artists from the Toonz Studio during the course?

            Yes, students will have the opportunity to interact with artists from the renowned Toonz Studio, gaining firsthand exposure to their expertise and experiences.

            Are there installment options available for the course fee payment?

            Yes, Toonz offers installment options for the course fee, allowing students to pay in installments rather than a lump sum amount.

            Does Toonz offer placement assistance to students who complete the 18-month animation film making and visual effects course?

            Yes, Toonz provides placement assistance to students upon successful completion of the course, helping them explore job opportunities in the animation and visual effects industry.

            Is the course offered only at the Toonz Studio in Trivandrum?

            Yes, the animation film making, and visual effects course is exclusively offered at the Toonz Studio located in Trivandrum, Kerala.

            Will Toonz facilitate hostel facilities for students enrolled in the 18-month course?

            Yes, Toonz provides hostel facilities for students enrolled in the course to ensure a convenient and comfortable stay during their studies.

            How many students are admitted in a batch?

            There will be a maximum of 20 students per batch.

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