Summer School in Character Animation - Online session

For those who won’t be able to make it in Paris, we are offering an online version of the Summer School in Character Animation.

Faithful to its proven teaching method, Gobelins offers a comprehensive 2 weeks programme combining the possibility to follow remotely the masterclasses that will be performed at the same time on site, and to take your learnings into action during workshops - where you will benefit from online individual tutoring sessions in 2D or 3D Animation.

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Schedule

From July 3 to July 14, 2023

For those who won’t be able to make it in Paris, we are offering an online version of the Summer School in Character Animation.

Faithful to its proven teaching method, Gobelins offers a comprehensive 2 weeks programme combining the possibility to follow remotely the masterclasses that will be performed at the same time on site, and to take your learnings into action during workshops - where you will benefit from online individual tutoring sessions in 2D or 3D Animation.

  • Students or young professionals
  • Minimum age : participants must be over 16 y.o
  • The programme is 100% in English, therefore applicants should have a good command of the language in order to easily follow the course. 
  • Participants are requested to have their own computer and drawing tablet with a good internet connection. Headphones are recommended. 
  • Synsketch may be used to share works with your tutor. 

Pre-requisite for applicants

Full package: for those who would like to participate in the workshops (more than 50% of the programme):

  • Background in Animation or visual arts with good drawing skills
  • Proficiency in Animation software such as TVPaint for 2 D Animation, or Maya for 3D Animation.

No prerequisite for auditors

  • We welcome all profiles who would like to get a better understanding of Character Animation during the lectures (no participation in the workshops). 

GOBELINS will give you a personal access to Blackboard (Gobelins Learning Management System), our online virtual learning environment, a few days before the course starts.

Applicants are requested to have their own computer and a good internet connection. Please inform us if you need a software licence (TVPaint or Maya) when filling out the application form.

Synsketch may be used to share works with your tutor.

  • Follow lectures given by Internationally renowned experts from the industry sharing their professionalism, at your most convenient time
  • Discover Gobelins methods on advanced techniques in Animation
  • Learn and apply best tips to develop a portfolio.
  • Benefit from free software licence (TVPaint, Maya) to be installed on your computer.
  • Complete an exercise focused on a character’s expression and gesture - or an interaction between two characters for more advanced participants.
  • Focus on a walk cycle or a body mechanic exercise to produce a 3-5 second sequence in 3D
  • Take the opportunity to showcase your work in front of a jury on the last day.

Download the timetable

All attendees will receive an official certificate from GOBELINS at the end of the Summer School. 

Should the Summer School be cancelled due to an unexpected outbreak, GOBELINS will refund the tuition fees in full.

In the event of a cancellation by the participant:

  • Before April 15 2023, all participation fees will be reimbursed
  • After April 15 2023, GOBELINS will retain 50% of paid fees 
  • After June 1 2023, the school reserves the right to retain the full payment 

Tuition fees

Full package: €1800
This full package includes virtual access to all the masterclasses and the workshops with individual coaching (8 hours in total).

Auditor Package: €700
The Auditor package includes virtual access to all the masterclasses (no workshop).

Please do not hesitate to contact our team for any queries you may have. We will be happy to answer your questions at summerschool@gobelins.fr.

Admission process

1.Application Submission > 2. Selection process > 3. Letter of admissibility > 4. Online payment > 5. Confirmation 

Send your application form, a short CV, together with a portfolio** showing examples of your graphic and/or animation work to summerschool@gobelins.fr or via wetransfer. Website links are also accepted.

Please note that seats in the programme are limited, hence the selection committee will examine the files for admission on a first come first served basis, until places remain available. In any case, applications will be reviewed until May 15, at the latest. 

After notification of admissibility, you will have to confirm your enrolment by paying the tuition fees via our online platform.

Seat will only be guaranteed after complete payment.
**GOBELINS will not return any submitted material.

Lecturers

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Yoshimichi TAMURA

Teacher
After highschool, Yoshi studied animation in the CFT GOBELINS. He started at Disney in 1991, in France, participated to several TVseries as Gooftroop, and specials as Winnie the pooh and the christmas tree.

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Samy FECIH

Teacher
After backpacking during a year in Australia and studying animation on-line at the same time, Samy came back in France in 2006 and started his first job in animation at Teamto on the TV show « Zoe Kezako », then got an opportunity to work in Luxembourg on the movie « 9 » for Attitude Studio.

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John COVEN

Teacher and coordinator
John Coven has been working as a visual storyteller for over thirty years. As a storyboard artist in Hollywood he’s worked with directors such as Steven Spielberg,Tim Burton, Jon Favreau, and Ben Stiller. His credits include The Lion King, Jurassic World, Venom, Logan, Captain America: Civil War, and the original X-Men.

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Nicolas BENOIT

Teacher
Nicolas is a character animator and a filmmaker. After graduating from GOBELINS in 2014 he built a career in animation by collaborating with major international studios.

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Louis CLICHY

Louis CLICHY

Teacher
Louis Clichy is an animation director. After a few years studying history at the Sorbonne University, he entered GOBELINS.

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Benjamin BERREBI

Benjamin BERREBI

Teacher
Benjamin was a student at GOBELINS, and after a few years spent in the studios as an animator, he decided to come back to the school.

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Niall LAVERTY

Teacher
Niall Laverty has been teaching gesture drawing to animation students and professionals for over 15 years.

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Nicholas OLIVIERI

Nicholas OLIVIERI

Teacher
I'm a Character designer and Visual Development artist from Italy based in Paris.

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Lana CHOUKROUNE

Lana CHOUKROUNE

Teacher
Lana Choukroune, 2D animator, graduated from Gobelins in 2019 with a Master's degree in animation and a second Master's degree in 2016 in Art Direction at ESAG.

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JIMENEZ Fabien

Teacher
Fabien Jimenez is a 2D animator living in the mountains of France. He worked for TV series such as Big Hero 6, Pompon Ours or Baidir.

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Johanna ALTES

Johanna ALTES

Teacher
She is an actress. After attending the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris, she completed her course in London at the Central School for Speech and Drama and in Amsterdam at School for New Dance development.

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Marthinus VAN ROOYEN

Marthinus VAN ROOYEN

Teacher
Marthinus Van Rooyen is a professor of animation and storyboard artist.

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