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I am Sergio Mejía, animation director since 2007.

I have been directing animated series and films for more than 15 years. I studied 3D animation because I believe in the power of this technique to tell stories and I have been part of the growth of this industry. I created my own company: 3DADOS MEDIA and quickly bet on Open Source tools when I discovered their potential and flexibility. That's why I chose Blender to produce SABOGAL, the first Colombian film nominated for Best Film in the most important animation festival in the world: Annecy (France). I want to teach you how to use this revolutionary and internationally recognized software, accompanying you step by step.

Awards & recognitions

AIMED AT:

  • Everyone who wants to learn how to animate 3D characters.
  • People with basic knowledge in animation and any of these software: After Effects, Blender, Moho, ToonBoom, Cinema 4D, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3DS Max, Adobe Character Animator or other object or character animation software.
  • People who have worked in: Digital compositing, motion graphics, animation, graphics, editing or VFX.
  • And all people who want to strengthen their skills in 3D animation or start as 3D animators.

BLENDER STUDY METHODOLOGY

Step-by-step accompaniment within the process

Final Reel and Portfolio Advice

Practical exercises

All classes LIVE - Virtual

Personalized feedback

BLENDER COURSE CONTENT

3D ANIMATOR
  • Introduction and introduction to Blender
  • Animation principles: Mechanics of Motion – Blocking / Interpolation / Refine (Exercise 1)
  • Mechanics of movement: Stating and Posing – Lines of action (balance and silhouette)
  • Timing and posing: Timing and balance (Exercise 2)
  • Animation curves: Easy in – Easy out – Arcs of movements Graph Editor / Motion Paths
  • Animation 01: Timing, posing, accelerations – Redine Beizer/spline – Cleaning curves and keyframes (Exercise 3)
  • Posing character: IF/FK
  • Mechanics 2 and animation (Exercise 4)
  • Introduction to Rigging
  • Animation 02 (Exercise 5)
  • Staging: Camera and subject/planimetry
  • Animation 03: Timig, weight and balance / Review and cleaning of curves and keyframes (Exercise 6)
  • Lighting and rendering: Render engines – Setup de luices -Basic lighting scheme – HDR / Global illumination
  • Animation 04: Principles of animation applied (Final exercise)

STRENGTHEN YOUR PROFILE IN ANIMATION

In addition to learning how to use Blender, you will create attractive 3D animations

Final advice: Strengthen your industry reel

Start your 3D animation reel with industry professionals

Experience

    • 3DADOS MEDIA Co-founder of 3DADOS MEDIA animation studio
    • Creator and co-director From SABOGAL, the first Colombian film in competition at the most important animation festival in the world.
    • Director and screenwriter of ANIMALARIO, short film selected in more than 30 festivals (Hiroshima and AnimaMundi among others)
    • Director and Creator From ESPANTIJOS, transmedia universe: Animated series, virtual reality (VR) game and collectible cards with augmented reality (AR)
    • Teacher Animation in Blender in 5 universities in the country
    • Member of the selection committee From the International Animation Competition at Bogoshorts International Film Festival
    • Jury De Crea Digital (Realization and Development of Animated Series) and the Film Development Fund (FDC) (Development and Production of animated feature films)
    • Honorary jury Scholarships for Latin America of the 3D Animation & Visual Effects program of the Vancouver Film School

OUR ANIMATION PROJECTS

Espantajitos

I am co-creator and director of ESPANTIJOS, a children’s and transmedia project that starts with an animated series and includes a VR game for Oculus Quest and a collectible card game with augmented reality. Nominated for best animated series in Chilemonos and ComKids Prix Jeunesse Iberoamericano.

Animalarium

My first short film is ANIMALARIO, winner for best animated short film at Los Angeles Movie Awards and Rome Independent Film Festival. Official selection in more than thirty international festivals, including Hiroshima and AnimaMundi. First Colombian short film with AR App and Facebook App. Its launch was attended by more than a thousand people.

Sabogal the Movie

Co-directed the feature film SABOGAL (106 MIN) based on the series. First Colombian film nominated for best film in the most important animation festival in the world: Annecy (France) and in the most renowned animation festivals in the world. For its theatrical exhibition I designed and led two transmedia experiences.

Yellow and Violet

Creator and director of AMARILLO Y VIOLETA, the first animated series premiered and broadcasted in 10 public channels in Colombia on the same day. Winner at Bogota Audiovisual Market, selection at Pixelatl and Iberseries – IPI Pitch. Double nomination at the India Catalina Awards for Best Children’s Audiovisual Production and Best Animated Audiovisual Production.

Sabogal the series

I was creator and co-director of the TV series SABOGAL (20 ep x 25 min) for CANAL CAPITAL. First series in Latin America with simultaneous body, facial and voice capture. Winner of Best Animation at the XIX Lápiz de Acero Award. Nominated for Best Animated Audiovisual Production at the India Catalina Awards.

Eri's unusual secret

Creator and director of EL INSÓLITO SECRETO DE ERI is our most recent animation project in production. Winner of the Ministry of Culture – Development Grant for Best Children’s Series Project and the Ministry of Culture – Best Children’s Series Production. BAM Animation selection at the Bogota Audiovisual Market.

CLIENT ANIMATIONS

Dates

from TUESDAY, JUNE 6
through SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2023

Schedule:

Tuesday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.

DISCOUNT UNTIL MAY 8

$3,000,000
(THREE MILLION COP PESOS) Register now here
ADVANTAGES
  • PERSONALIZED ACCOMPANIMENT STEP BY STEP.
  • STRENGTHENING OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
  • UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY: THIS COURSE IS ONLY OFFERED TWICE A YEAR.