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Animation Alchemy 1 : Pantomime





Join Calista Antonio, animator at Reel FX , Animal Logic and Mikros animation to teach you to squeeze the secrets of animating a Pantomime scene. This course is the first of our Alchemy Series,  and we will focus on the expressivity of the body and facial language without dialogue. Pure Magic!


Running November 6th to December 11th 2023, every Monday
6 Live sessions in total

From 7:00pm - 9:00pm

(Eastern Daylight Time, GMT -4).


One Single payment : $269

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Step into the extraordinary world of pantomime in 3D animation! Join us on a thrilling journey as we unravel the secrets of this enchanting art form by the hand of Calista Antonio, a pro seasoned in studios such as Reel FX, Animal Logic and Mikros. In this dynamic course, we'll start by unleashing the expressive potential of your character's body, igniting a fire in every movement . Then, we'll dive headfirst into the realm of facial animation, where emotions come alive with a mere twitch of a muscle. Prepare to wield the power of clear communication, entertainment wizardry, and an irresistible connection with your audience. From the edge of their seats to fits of laughter, your animated creations will leave a lasting impression. So, are you ready to wow the world with your animated pantomime masterpieces? The stage is set, and the spotlight is yours!

Course Breakdown

Session 1 :

  • What is pantomime - different types of panto.

  • Why it's important in animation

  • Assignment to think of a simple exercise story.

Session 2 :

  • Demo example choice.

  • Pick a story and plan the pantomime.

  • How to story your idea and main poses. 

  • The importance of the principles of timing and exaggeration.

Session 3 :

  • Blocking guidelines in Maya .

  • Referencing your planning.

Session 4 :

  • The spline process

Session 5 :

  • Polishing

Session 6 :

  • Feedback on assignments and Q&A.




Calista Antonio

Calista Antonio is an artist and animator from Indonesia with 15 years of experience in the industry. Intrigued and inspired by how animation is able to make fish talk in Finding Nemo by Pixar, teenage Calista began her animation journey and moved to Vancouver where she attended the Art Institute of Vancouver in 2006. Over the years, she has been practicing her skills by working on various TV series and feature films.

Calista's passion for animation has taken her to different parts of the world. She moved to Montréal in 2016 to work on Mikros Animation's Sahara and has since worked at Cinesite Studios, an advertisement company SHED, online Agora Studio, and Reel Fx. Her animation credits include but not limited to, Paramount's Spongebob: Sponge on the Run, Spinmaster's Paw Patrol The Movie, Reel Fx's short film La Calesita, Warner Animation's Scooby Holiday Haunt and Netflix's The Monkey King. She is currently freelancing for Animal Logic Vancouver.

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