Multiple award-winning and two-time Oscar nominated animator Bill Plympton will reopen the Plympton School of Animation for a two-month intensive course both on site at the Plymptoons studio in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood, and online. Starting January 9, the hand-drawn animation maestro behind Cheatin‘ and Guard Dog (among many others) will give Monday night lectures in his studio covering every phase of making an animated short.
Plympton School of Animation’s course will cover story ideas, storyboarding, character design, humor, the “Plympton Dogma,” post-production, festival participation, distribution and crowd-funding. In addition to getting instruction and tips from the 50-year illustration and filmmaking veteran, students will receive guest lectures from Plymptoons staffers.
The last session (March 6) will feature a screening of all the resulting animation from the course, with the goal of creating festival-worthy films. Each graduating student will receive a formal degree from Billy Plympton’s Animation University. The tuition fee is $2,000.
Plymptoons will also be offering the lectures as a weekly, private online course as well for a $1,000 fee, which also includes two private review sessions via Skype — email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries and to secure your place online or in-person.
See Plympton’s Scribble Junkies blog post for more info.