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Previz for 3d Animators




In this workshop, we will all talk about Art, Previz, Workflow and other sorcery. We will explore the fundamentals like Composition, Camera moves and other Filmmaking techniques, and work our way up to building an entire animated sequence together.
This workshop covers the essentials of 3D Previz for those storytellers who want to learn from ILM's Previz artist, Chandra Shekar Rallabandi.


Running August 8th to September 19th 2023, every Tuesday.
6 Live sessions in total

From 6:30pm - 8:30pm

(Pacific Daylight Time, GMT -7).


One Single payment : $269

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Previz For 3D Animators aims to equip the participants with Cinematographic knowledge and techniques to Pre-visualize sequences using 3D software packages.
Previz is like the 'concept art' for an illustration - It is fast, fun, and an essential part of the Pre-Production stage, where ideas are explored, and the foundations are laid for productions like a show/game/movie.
At the beginning of the workshop, each participant will be assigned a section of an animatic that involves a variety of references as a guide. Thereafter, during the weeks between sessions, participants will work on their shots employing the knowledge they gained from previous sessions.
As the sessions progress, we study specific topics, share our progress, and exchange views and we will have live work sessions, sharing Chandra's workflow and thought process. Participants could all attempt to be the Directors, the DOPs' and Artists throughout this workshop, and string together their shots towards the end, to make one giant previz sequence.

Course Breakdown

Session 1:

  • Getting to know each other

  • Larger picture about Previz, its purpose and role in the Industry

  • Why Previz is fun and having fun with work

  • Cinematography and Film Making techniques 

  • Refresher on Types of Shots & examples

  • Assigning shots from the animatic 

  • Type of reference - Animated Boards


Session 2:

  • Reviewing shots, Brainstorming and Feedback 

  • Refresher on types of moves & examples

  • Work session 

  • Assigning shots from the animatic

  • Type of reference - Animatics and concept art


Session 3:

  • Reviewing shots, Brainstorming and Feedback

  • Refresher on Lenses, Zoom, Aspect Ratio and more

  • Working with sequences

  • Work session

  • Type of reference - Script and verbal description


Session 4:

  • Reviewing shots, Brainstorming and Feedback

  • Exploring more film making techniques

  • Animating efficiently, selling shots with subtlety

  • Realism vs Believability 

  • Work session

  • Type of reference - Anime/Cartoon


Session 5:

  • Reviewing shots, Brainstorming and Feedback

  • Exploring more film making techniques, using shots from the reel

  • Efficient Previz workflow

  • Work session

  • Type of reference - Existing movie/show


Session 6:

  • Reviewing shots

  • Editing all the shots into one sequence

  • Brainshorming ideas together to plug the holes in a sequence

  • Feedback and final Q&A




Chandra Shekar

Chandra's career was kicked off at The Third Floor Inc. His experience at this studio made him realize how much fun the Previz department is and he continued to cement his career as a Previz Artist, working with several studios like Day For Nite, Industrial Light & Magic, Tangent Animation. Shows he worked on include - Skyscraper (2018), Playmobil The Movie (20190 Ladybug & Cat Noir: The Movie (2023), Maya And The Three (2021), and Hocus Pocus 2 (2022) among others.

With experience from a diverse set of projects in both VFX and Animated shows combined with his interest in teaching, Chandra is excited to share his learnings with others. He aims to emulate collaborative teamwork on a project in this workshop - and become comfortable working independently or alongside a team.

Off work hours, one can find Chandra pursuing his ever expanding list of interests like Reading, Drawing, Biking, Playing the Guitar - and working on his many side projects like making Music, and creating costumes and cosplaying.

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