PROFESSIONAL ANIMATION INSTRUCTION
I love traditional animation it’s my passion -
I want to see more of it and I want you to love it
so that you will make more of it.
Industry Trade Secrets
I will teach you the core principles of animation
that sets traditional animation apart
from software dominated animation.
Alternative To Art School
I Learned more in 3 days with a Disney Animator
than my 3 wasteful years at Art School.
Now I’m giving you that experience..
This Site hosts AMB’s Animation tutorials and lectures. Many people stumble upon these lessons in a search for ‘how to’ animate or ‘how to draw’ and soon realize that they are immersed in a constant stream of knowledge exceeding that found in most standard animation degrees and courses. These lessons, talks and tutorials have saved many artists from the heartache and financial loss suffered by animation students around the world who have also turned to AMB’s tutorials for knowledge, guidance and reassurance.
Learn from an Established & Experienced Animation Industry Expert
AMB’s 16 years of industry based roles such as Animation Director, Project & Character designer and Head of Story have developed his leadership and mentoring abilities to be able to bring out the best in artists and push them into exceeding their expectations and achieving their goals.
All of the essential, fundamental principles of animation are covered. Other key areas such as Storyboard, character design, concept art and illustration are also taught. AMB utilizes well known software packages by Adobe and Toon Boom as well as traditional drawing mediums such as pencil and paper.
Traditional Animation is here to stay Always and Forever
AMB’s love for traditional hand drawn animation has remained throughout his career and in 2008 he began sharing his knowledge on YouTube for fun. Many years later he discovered that many people began taking a greater interest in traditional animation and were increasingly looking towards him for guidance. With these mutual passions AMB realized that in this day and age he could share the secrets of traditional animation with the rest of the world. Thus AMB Animation Academy was formed!
Sharing My Experience With You
AMB graduated with a degree in Animation from The Surrey Institute of Art and Design UK and went on to animate on feature films, Television Shows and commercials Highlights include ‘Mill Times’ (PBS) ‘Eight Crazy Nights’ (Columbia Pictures) ‘El Cid the Legend’ (Filmax Animation) ‘The Jester Till’ (Munich Animation) The Cunning Little Vixen (BBC) popular commercials include ‘Frosted Flakes, ‘Coco pops’, ‘Honey stars’ and ‘Fairy Liquid’ .
AMB completed storyboards for Major Hollywood Movies including ‘The Tales of Despereaux’ (Universal) Fantastic Mr Fox (20th Century Fox) and some of the most successful TV series including ‘Horrid Henry’ (CITV) ‘Jungle Junction’ (Disney) ‘Matt Hatter Chronicles’ (Cartoon Network) ‘Little People’ (Hit Entertainment) and ‘Nexo Knight’s’ (Lego) AMB Has also served as an Animation director on Lego’s ‘Legends of Chima’ Series 1 and as Head of Story and Project Designer on Sokator 442 the movie (Galleon entertainment/ Zoo films).
TUTORIALS AND BLOGHow to Animate Faces – Subtle Facial ExpressionsIn this Livestream extract I answer two questions put to me by a AMB Animation Academy Live stream Library Member.Read more.2D ANIMATION TUTORIAL How to Study AnatomyThis video outlines how to draw anatomy for animation by demonstrating an animator's sketchbook. I received many requests from YoutubersRead more.ANIMATION STORYBOARD DIARY Part 1Mobile phone video diary entries posted on the AMB Animation Academy Facebook page documenting the production of my animated short.TheseRead more.
A message to you from AMB
Traditional animation isn’t in the hands of some big studio it’s in my hands, your hands, our hands. If I love it so much there’s bound to be plenty of other people out there who love it so much too. Perhaps you have dreams and you would like to learn traditional animation and set those dreams free.
It’s very true that as traditional animation has lost its presence in the mainstream it might be harder for you to find a suitable course that can teach you the core principles of animation that sets traditional animation apart from software dominated animation. It is also very true that in this day and age it’s easier to learn and self-educate yourself in just about anything thanks to the information superhighway that we all depend on called the internet!
I personally learned more from a Disney animator in 3 days than the 3 years that I spent on an overpriced token degree course. I have decided to reveal the tricks, tips and lessons that I learned from my 16 years of industry experience working with high end pros on high end projects with everyone who is willing to watch my videos. I have posted Video tutorials on popular Social media platforms teaching things of a far higher standard than most paid degree courses out there.
I have given this information to you for no cost other than that of my own time and well over a million people have already engaged with it.
It feels great to have done this because now I know there are millions of people just like you out there who love traditional animation. You are willing to put in the time, dedication, effort and passion to produce animation to a standard worthy of its reputation because like me, you love it too. So I know that Traditional animation is in safe hands. Because it’s in your hands, the hands of people who create it because they love it and not because it’s the flavour of the month
and they can make a quick buck from it.
I’m AMB and I love Traditional Animation I invite you to love it too.