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Snappy Performance





In this 6-week course, we'll delve into the workflow of creating feature-level shots in a snappy and energetic style. From planning to execution, we'll explore the dos and don'ts while emphasizing the importance of storytelling in animation.


Running May 23rd to July 4th, 2024, every Thursday.

6 Live sessions in total.

From 4:00pm - 6:00pm (PST)  GMT-8.


One Single payment : $385

Benefits of this course:


Learn from an expert
Ask your questions and learn directly from a recognized artist


Open feedback
Twice a week. First come, first served feedback a la carte!


Learn at your own pace and from anywhere in the world


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In this six-week course, we delve into the intricacies of creating snappy, feature-level animation with a strong emphasis on storytelling and deliberate acting choices. We'll explore the nuances of planning and executing shots, dissecting examples from the industry while crafting our own dynamic scenes. Through a combination of theory, practical exercises, and personalized feedback, students will refine their skills in full-body and facial performance, mastering the art of captivating animation.

Course Breakdown

Session 1 : What is Snappy Acting?

  • Explore examples from various films (such as Hotel T, Mitchells, Cloudy) to understand the different intensities of snappy acting.

  • Discuss when to amplify energy and when to dial it down for effective storytelling.

  • Assignment: Students select or create a scene with an A and B shot, applying the principles discussed.

Session 2 : Prep and Planning for feature level 

  • Learn the basics of scene study and script analysis to inform acting decisions.

  • Examine a character bible (e.g., Hotel T 4 Character bible) for insight into character development.

  • Develop a story idea and thumbnail poses to plan the shot effectively.

Session 3 : Blocking
Session 4 : Spline
Session 5 : Polish
Session 6 : Student Feedback



Will Robson


After starting off my career back home in Australia at Liquid Animation (Polly Pocket), I made the move to the great white north at the end of 2018. Since then, I’ve worked at ICON Creative Studios (The Rocketeer, Supermonsters) and Mainframe Studios (Madagascar: A little Wild). In 2021 I joined Sony Pictures Imageworks, having since animated on Hotel Transylvania 4, Spider-Man: No Way Home and Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse. 


Throughout my 7+ years in the industry, I have had the pleasure of learning from so many passionate and talented artists, leaders and mentors, and I hope to pass on some of that knowledge and experience on to you!

See you out there!

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