Are you dreaming about how to make creative animation films for a fraction of the costs of a high-end studio, and having people watching your films over and over again?

Are you a teacher or a therapist who wants to learn new digital techniques and have your pupils engaged for hours?

Are you ready for strong creative impulses that can change your awareness of the ordinary things that surround us?

Are you dreaming about how to make creative animation films for a fraction of the costs of a high-end studio, and having people watching your films over and over again?

Are you a teacher or a therapist who wants to learn new digital techniques and have your pupils engaged for hours?

Are you ready for strong creative impulses that can change your awareness of the ordinary things that surround us?

Cecile Noldus

Welcome to the Animation Academy! A creative online course about stop motion animation. You don´t need any technical knowledge to get started. You can join anytime and learn at your own pace. You have lifetime access to the course material and I give regular guidance on Zoom and in the group.

Welcome to the Animation Academy! An online course about stop motion animation. You don´t need any technical knowledge to get started.  You can join anytime and learn at your own pace. You have lifetime access to the course material and I give regular guidance on Zoom and in the group.

Cecile Noldus with her beloved Bolex camera.

My name is Cecile Noldus and I have been creating animated films, art, and video clips my whole life, including an animated series for Sesame Street as well as many commissioned films. I am a dedicated teacher whose mission is to share my knowledge and skills in filmmaking and working with students. My biggest dream is to work with people from around the globe, giving rise to the “Animation Academy” – A place to learn, to be creative, to share and to connect with a wonderful tribe of like-minded people. After an intensive year, preparing this for you, let me guide you through the program.

My name is Cecile Noldus and I have been creating animated films, art, and video clips my whole life, including an animated series for Sesame Street as well as many commissioned films. I am a dedicated teacher whose mission is to share my knowledge and skills in filmmaking and working with students. My biggest dream is to work with people from around the globe, giving rise to the “Animation Academy” – A place to learn, to be creative, to share and to connect with a wonderful tribe of like-minded people. After an intensive year, preparing this for you, let me guide you through the program.

The material contains 5 modules and a Tech Lab. Every module has 3 main elements: videos, presentations, and documents.

I created a lot of colorful video tutorials. They are all listed in the video playlist. You can scroll through the films, and you can make the screen big too. You won’t see the bar on the left when the video is playing.

CONTENT

The material contains 5 modules and a Tech Lab. Every module has 3 main elements: videos, presentations, and documents.

I created a lot of colorful video tutorials. They are all listed in the video playlist. You can scroll through the films, and you can make the screen big too. You won’t see the bar on the left when the video is playing.

In the presentations, I go deeper into the course content of every module. Here you find more theme-related videos and other pieces of training. 

In the presentations, I go deeper into the course content of each module. Here you find more theme-related videos and other pieces of training. 

This is a small extract from one of the presentations. You can scroll through the presentations at your own pace. Every presentation is extra guidance for the video list and the call to actions.

This is a small extract from one of the presentations. You can scroll through the presentations at your own pace. Every presentation is extra guidance for the video list and the call to actions.

Module 1: Get started – find your lines

Building up the studio that fits your needs. Doodling exercises, rules of shape language, combining drawings with objects and first animations.

Module 2: Design your world

Color finding exercises. Build a paper puppet for animation. Learn to create backgrounds that fit your style. Basics of puppet building.

Module 3: Motion and expression

Learn about storytelling through movement. Walking, bouncing, falling, flying and expression exercises.

Module 4: Tell your story

From classical to abstract storytelling

Module 5: Mixed Media

Various animation techniques and creative ideas

The Tech Lab

All about editing, programs, and apps. Finding music and recording sounds. About licenses

Regular live training

The training will be recorded and added to the course

Special guests

Giving us insights into their special field, like a sound maker or a storyteller

Module 1: Get started – find your lines

Building up the studio that fits your needs. Doodling exercises, rules of shape language, combining drawings with objects and first animations.

Module 2: Design your world

Color finding exercises. Build a paper puppet for animation. Learn to create backgrounds that fit your style. Basics of puppet building.

Module 3: Motion and expression

Learn about storytelling through movement. Walking, bouncing, falling, flying and expression exercises.

Module 4: Tell your story

From classical to abstract storytelling

Module 5: Mixed Media

Various animation techniques and creative ideas

The Tech Lab

All about editing, programs, and apps. Finding music and recording sounds. About licenses

Regular live training

The training will be recorded and added to the course

Special guests

Giving us insight into their special field, like a sound maker or a storyteller

In the Facebook group, we connect and show our work. I will go live regularly for extra training and Q & A. And I will have some interesting guests who will tell about storytelling, sound making, and other special topics.

In the Facebook group, we connect and show our work. I will go live regularly for extra training and Q & A. And I will have some interesting guests who will tell about storytelling, sound making, and other special topics.

A selection of institutions that I worked with or who supported me:

Lifetime access to the course material

Regular online guidance

Access to the Facebook group

ONE TIME PAYMENT

Summer celebration price!

€ 100,-

($ 115,-)

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testimonials

“There`s probably One Person in the world who can teach you to create videos that are completely different from anything out there. Creating with Cecile will definitely help you to get in touch with your inner artist. Cecile teaches you something that no ready-made video program can do for you: to stand out from the crowd and share your uniqueness with your audience.”

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain, (NL) the only “Brave Branding Queen”, Personal Branding Expert at A Brave Brand.com

“Cecile is a genius with her art. Her creations and animations are unique, charming and full of life and spirit. And the good thing: she is also an excellent teacher. She knows her shit and knows how to chop it into digestible, understandable chunks that are fun and inspiring. And she goes the extra mile and more to make sure you get the most out of her class using corners of your imagination that might previously have been laying dormant and undiscovered. What I, a puppet maker myself, love in particular: Cecile showed me that skillful animation is possible outside a professional animation studio and without expensive and sometimes overwhelming equipment/software. Do it! Get animated by Cecile and animate the hell out of everything that is not on a tree by three!”

Brigitta Dörnerova, (Germany), artist and puppet maker, creatrix of The BoobiePuppets™.

“Cecile is an animator with great artistic, as well as technical skills. After participating in her course, I can also add that she is the best of pedagogues! With great generosity, she inspires and shares with us from her deep well of knowledge the different aspects of animation. So, for anyone curious to explore a new world of creativity, I highly recommend Cecile´s animation courses! It is fun!”

Olga Magnusson, (Sweden), painter.

This course is amazing. It´s fun. I really enjoyed it. I plan to use what I learned in my business. Thank you very much! 

Steve Gibson, (GB) Screenwriter

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I already have to know certain software to be able to participate in this course?

No, you don´t. I designed this course so that you can do it without an expensive suite. If you want to become a professional animator, you will want to invest in Dragonframe, the best animation software for stop motion animation. But for this course, you need a good smartphone to start.

How long do I have access to the course material?

You have lifetime access to the course material. New tutorials will be added regularly, and you will have access to these as well.

How does the course work?

Once you have paid, you will have direct access to these parts of the course material: Module 1, 2, 3, 4 and the Tech Lab. This gives you time to start and develop ideas for your film and to prepare yourself. For example, you really need a tripod to be able to work. In the documents, you find all the information on what you need to buy. Don´t worry, I researched the market before 🙂 so I sorted out the best prices and it is really affordable. Module 5 will be opened later. The course takes about 4 weeks, but you can take as long as you need. I will go live regularly and do direct training too.

Do I have to be on Facebook?

No, you don´t. All the exercises are on the course platform. I will go live on Zoom and you can follow this on the course platform. There is a chat function in the course if you have special questions for me. But it can help to be on Facebook. In case there is a big demand, we can think about an extra platform to connect, like Slack. But for the moment, the place to connect with other students and with me will be the Facebook group.

Do you offer an installment payment?

Not officially right now. If you cannot pay the total amount at once, or if you have other questions, please contact me. (growing@cecilenoldus.com)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I already have to know certain software to be able to participate in this course?

No, you don´t. I designed this course so that you can do it without an expensive suite. If you want to become a professional animator, you will want to invest in Dragonframe, the best animation software for stop motion animation. But for this course, you need a good smartphone to start.

How long do I have access to the course material?

You have lifetime access to the course material. New tutorials will be added regularly, and you will have access to these as well.

How does the course work?

Once you have paid, you will have direct access to these parts of the course material: Module 1, 2, 3, 4 and the Tech Lab. This gives you time to start and develop ideas for your film and to prepare yourself. For example, you really need a tripod to be able to work. In the documents, you find all the information on what you need to buy. Don´t worry, I researched the market before 🙂 so I sorted out the best prices and it is really affordable. Module 5 will be opened later. The course takes about 4 weeks, but you can take as long as you need. I will go live regularly and do direct training too.

Do I have to be on Facebook?

No, you don´t. All the exercises are on the course platform. I will go live on Zoom and you can follow this on the course platform. There is a chat function in the course if you have special questions for me. But it can help to be on Facebook. In case there is a big demand, we can think about an extra platform to connect, like Slack. But for the moment, the place to connect with other students and with me will be the Facebook group.

Do you offer an installment payment?

Not officially right now. If you cannot pay the total amount at once, or if you have any other questions, please contact me. (growing@cecilenoldus.com)

ONE TIME PAYMENT

Summer celebration price!

€ 100,-

($115,-)

Lifetime access to the course material

Regular online guidance

Access to the Facebook group

Contract, contradictory legal and warranty

The contract will be legal when you gave me your contact information, and when you, by clicking on the “buy now” button, gave me your strict permission to buy this product. Because this course consists of strictly digital content, I must ask you to understand, however, that in this case, we do not offer a return option. You are not allowed to distribute or copy this course. The course is not transferable. 

All rights reserved by Cecile Noldus

Hamburg, 24th of May, 2019