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Animation Film Making Course

Course Overview

Animation Film Making course provides a stimulating learning experience for the aspirants who are looking for personal as well as professional growth in the field of animation. Students would also get excellent combination of knowledge related to cinematography, direction and other technical aspects of film making. Under this animation course details, students also learn advanced activities such as character designing, digital design, story boarding, and character animation. Students would become familiar with the complete animation film making process right from ideation to scripting, scripting to screen.

Animation Film Making Course Module


  • Introduction to Media and Entertainment Sector
  • Getting familiar with Animation Film Making. (Film Grammar)
  • Animation Requirement in modern age.

Basic Fundamental and Principles

  • Fundamental and Principles of Animation
  • Life Drawings Human Anatomy Fundamentals

Conceptualise Creative Ideas for Production

  • Concept of Visualization
  • Composition Techniques
  • Color Theory
  • Create Hook-up Poses and Animation
  • Use Camera Angles to Emphasize Performance

Visual Story Telling & Story Building

  • Story & Script Writing
  • Character Building
  • Visual Language
  • Story Boarding

Animation Workflow

  • Animation Workflow
  • Production Pipeline

Introduction of 2D & 3D Animation and Tools

  • 2D Animation Workflow
  • Working on Adobe Animate
  • Getting familiar with Autodesk Maya 3D Workspace
  • Creating, Manipulating and Viewing Objects in 3D Space
  • Character Modelling
  • Environment Modelling
  • Texturing & Lighting

Stop Motion Animation

  • Understanding various techniques to make Stop Motion Animation

Importance of Color

  • Understanding Digital Color Workspace
  • Color Correction / Grading
  • Color Spaces

Virtual Cameras

  • How Virtual Camera Works in Software
  • Camera Angle, Shots, and depth of field

Visual Effects

  • Introduction to Particle System
  • Simulation

Rigging & Animation

  • Setup a Rig for Character
  • Animate a Rigged Character


  • Introduction to Rendering
  • Understanding Various Render System
  • Understanding CODEC

Course Duration

  • 12 Months


Critaria for Assessment

  • Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council (SSC). Each Performance Criteria will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in National Occupational Standard. SSC will also lay down proportion of marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each Performance Criteria.
  • The assessment for the theory & Practical part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created and approved by SSC. Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each examination/training center based on this criteria.

Software Covered

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Animate
  • Autodesk Maya/Max
  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • Adobe Premiere CC

Career Opportunities

  • Animation Filmmaker
  • Sketching Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Animatic Artist
  • Character Designer
  • Story Writer

FAQs about Animation Film Making Course

What is animation film making?

In animation filmmaking, you learn traditional filmmaking techniques and apply them using computer generated imagery CGI techniques. 2D and 3D animation is intensively studied in animation filmmaking.

Why should I learn Animation Filmmaking from the Himalayan Institute of Digital Arts (HIDA), Shimla?

At HIDA, you get a first-hand experience of its interdisciplinary learning approach that helps you in building a secure future. Various courses and programs are formulated to provide you with an environment conducive to an interactive learning experience. Our excellent faculty, modern infrastructure, experience with on-ground projects via interactive class assignments and work-oriented learning makes our curriculum a unique one where students get personal attention and an environment of technology-infused learning which can prepare them for their careers.

What is the duration of Course?

Duration of this course is 12 months.

Is HIDA a certified institute?

HIDA is accredited with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) We are affiliated with Media & Entertainment Skill Council and the Curriculum is designed as per the Qualification Pack of MESC.

I want to join animation filmmaking course what is the procedure?

Firstly, you need to confirm from the institute whether the admission for this course is open or not, after confirming this you need to carry your documents such as academic qualification certificate and identity proof with two passport size photographs. For more enquiry you are always free to contact on institute official no. or visit institute.

What are the class timing for this course?

There are two session covered in a day two hrs for class and another two hrs for practice, according to the batch availability you can opt. for morning or evening batch.

I am working, can I learn animation?

Yes, you can learn animation, but you need to takeout 2 to 3 hrs each day from your work schedule.

What will I get when I get enrolled in the Animation Filmmaking Course?

A course module timeline and timetable will be shared with you. Before beginning, the classes, online and some offline learning resources will also be shared with you.

What is included in the Animation Filmmaking Course?

The course includes 12 months of classes, course material (online and offline resources), special assistance on final project submission and certification from NSDCafter clearing the assessment.

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