CelAction, in association with U.K. entertainment skills development org ScreenSkills, is providing two free training courses in its popular CelAction2D software — used on hit animated shows like Peppa Pig, Bluey and Mr. Bean. The courses in animation (May 17-28) and rigging (June 7-18) are designed to bring participants up to professional standards and prepare them for work in the animation industry.
“With the U.K. animation industry thriving, our home-grown talent needs to be well-equipped to take on animation and rigging roles on new productions. As such, ScreenSkills is pleased to support CelAction to offer these free online courses,” said Abigail Addison, animation production liaison executive for ScreenSkills.
“The generous help of ScreenSkills enables us to provide training that will nurture and support creatives who aspire to work in the most exciting and in-demand jobs in the industry,” said Andy Blazdell, CEO of CelAction. “We want to bring in new and diverse talents as well as help those who may have been affected by the pandemic.”
Applications for the remote courses are open to persons able to work in the U.K. through the CelAction website.
London-based CelAction has been providing animation software solutions to the 2D industry for over 20 years, helping to create massively successful and award-winning shows for clients such as Aardman, Karrot Entertainment, Folimage and Tiger Aspect. Their flagship produce, CelAction2D, allows small teams of animators to work on complex projects using advanced skeletal-based rigs, creating high-quality animation in short time-frames in a variety of visual styles. www.celaction.com