Creature Animation:
Fight or Flight

Creature Animation: Fight or Flight

12 Week Course for Advanced Animators

Course Length: 12 weeks with Live Q&As
Start Date: Week of June 24, 2019 (Summer 2019)
Registration Opens: April 15 - June 7, 2019
Introductory Price: $2,499 *

* Includes a non-refundable $100 registration fee
Seats are limited

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Learn Creature Animation: Fight or Flight

Dragons! Learn the animation mechanics of a fight sequence and essential flight mechanics with our Dragon rig. This advanced workshop takes your skill set to the next level by teaching you how to integrate believable creature animation with live-action background plates. We highly recommend that you take Creature Animation: Locomotion first so you have a solid understanding of the essential body mechanics of locomotion before taking Creature Animation: Fight or Flight.

Fight Flight Animation Mentor

The Industry Need

The entertainment industry is always looking for animators with a broad skill set and creature animation makes your demo reel a standout at studios like Industrial Light & Magic, Blizzard, and commercial and television FX houses that deal with realistic animation. Animation Mentor Co-founder and ILM Lead Animator, Shawn Kelly, describes why solid creature animators are needed.

Start Animating with Match-Moved Background Plates

Use our Dozer, Hatch, Dragon, Ogre,Cat, Lion or Fuzzbot rigs and start animating with 3 challenging exercises: a vanilla flight cycle, a creature behavior shot over a live action plate, and a 2 creature interaction shot over a live action plate. Use your choice of over five premade HD match-moved background plates that allow you to understand how to integrate your animation with live-action footage.

Professional Animators Mentor You to Be Successful

Our creature mentors have over 100 film credits combined and are from well-known studios such as Industrial Light & Magic (Star Wars, Transformers) and Sony Imageworks (Spider-Man). Each mentor has extensive experience in the film industry, so take advantage of each mentor’s expertise and get the MOST out of this workshop to help build and improve your animation skill set.

Animation Mentor mentor Liron Topaz
Liron Topaz

Animation Supervisor /Director
DreamWorks Animation

Liron is a Supervising Animator and Director at DreamWorks Animation. A 9+ year animation veteran and some of his notable work can be seen in Kung Fu Panda 3, How to Train Your Dragon 2, the short Bilby.

Tuesdays | 10:00 - 11:00 PM Pacific Time
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A Flexible Way to Pay for Your Education

Animation Mentor offers interest-free payment plans. Payment plans allow students to distribute the $2,499 USD tuition into 2, 3, or 4 flexible payments throughout the term. Take advantage of this offer today! Learn More about Payment Plans

Animation Rigs You Can Access

Dragon 2


  • Be 18 years of age or older on the first day of class.
  • Have a good understanding of the English language.
  • Have intermediate software computer skills, and meet the minimum computer system requirements
  • This course is appropriate for 3D animators with solid body mechanics skills
See Course Breakdown

  • Creature Animation: Locomotion