6 Weeks of intense Training in Computer Animation with Masters from DreamWorks, Pixar Animation Studios, ILM and Weta Digital

This summer, the Animation Department of the Lucerne School of Design, Film and Art will organize its 7th Master Academy on Computer Animation instructed by Swiss Animators and their friends working for major Hollywood FX and Animation Studios.

Swiss citizens, Swiss residents or people who have a sustainable connection to Swiss Animation Film are eligible to apply.

The Academy focuses on Character Walk, Close Up Acting and Lipsync, Creature Animation and Human Acting.

Block 1A:
Back to the Basics
WEEK 1: 22 July - 26 July 2024
Erica Palmerini
Block 2:
Creature Animation shot
WEEK 2: 29 July - 2 August 2024
Animal Blocking
Lukas Niklaus

WEEK 3: 5 August - 9 August 2024
Animal Polish
Michael Aerni
Block 1B:
Back to the Basics
WEEK 4: 12 August - 16 August 2024
Close Up Acting Shot / Lip Sync
Ramon Arango
Noah Demirci
Block 3:
Full Body Animation shot for Feature Animation
WEEK 5: 19 August - 23 August 2024
Acting Shot Blocking
María Bjarnadóttir

WEEK 6: 26 August - 30 August 2024
Acting Shot Polishing
Kristen Willsher
Swiss and Swiss related
Talents and Professionals
6 Week Course 2000 CHF
4 Week Course 1500 CHF
2 Week Course 1000 CHF

50% discount for students
Focal supports up to five professionals
Animation Software
Autodesk Maya
Teaching Language
Open till 1 June 2024
Fill out the application form and send it back to lumaa@animation-luzern.ch.