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Diploma in Animation Film Making (DAFM)
The 12 Months Animation film making Program is an introduction to 3D modeling, Lighting, Texturing, Rigging, VFX and animation using Maya™, one of the most popular software packages in the animation industry. Students get to create their own character, props models and layouts and bring all of them together into a scene within the story, see images come to life.

Animation Film Making at DQSVA is a unique 1-year diploma program emphasizing the foundation principles of animation and acting. Students of DAFM study the fundamentals, work on assignments and learn from critique by their Trainer/Mentor while working in their chosen medium. Once the fundamentals of art and computer animation skills are mastered, they are free to explore a variety of 3D disciplines.

Students are advised based on their aptitude and skillsets observed within the course a specialization - 3d Modeling, Texturing, Lighting VFX and Animation. These specializations include the study of disciplines such as Storyboarding, Film Theory, Art Direction, and Character Design etc... Students then, with the guidance of instructors and industry mentors, develop a complete animated film, from concept development through the processes of animation, lighting, texturing, rendering, and sound.

1. Film Making Concepts

  1. Drawing Basics
  2. Creative Visual Thinking
  3. Color Theory
  4. Story planning
  5. Scripting writing
  6. Layouts
  7. Lighting Principles Perspectives
  8. Poses and Anatomy Drawing
  9. Story Board Drawings
  10. Animation Principles
2. Image Editing and 3d Basics
  1. Tools
  2. Layers
  3. Selections
  4. Effects
  5. Filters
  6. Textures
  7. Modeling
  8. Texturing
  9. Rigging
  10. Animation
  11. Lighting
  12. Dynamics etc…(Photoshop, Maya™)
3. Concepts Based on Specialization

  1. Proportions
  2. Anatomy
  3. Expressions
4. Specialization
  1. Animation
  2. Modeling
  3. Texturing
  4. Rigging
  5. Lighting + VFX
  6. Compositiing
5. Portfolio Development
Student will develop a complete animation film with the guidance of Industry mentor from concept development to end output.


  "I have gained immensely from DQSVA. This 3D Course has helped me to become much more confident in the subject.
      1) Infocom
      2) IIT Spring Fest
      3) Woodrow Phoenix at DQSVA
      4) Shelley Page with students
      5) MDS Challenge
      6) Eye opening workshop on VFX
      7) Session on Film Making
 
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