Toon Boom Training Courses

Toon Boom Training Courses

The world of animation is in constant change, reinvention, creativity; pushing the limits of storytelling and animation. Some of the most innovative studios in the world have achieved incredible creative feats by pairing animation talent with advanced tools and best practices.

Designed by Toon Boom experts and delivered by a Senior Solutions Specialist, our unique training courses are built to support endless creativity with best practices, tips and tricks to gain time, and knowledge sharing of the latest features to get concrete results.

Toon Boom's current online training courses have now been filled to capacity and are closed for further registration; this session will be completed by July 2020.

Our next session of online training courses will take place this fall. If you are interested in receiving advanced notice of the opening of our fall online training courses, please contact: success@toonboom.com and highlight your course(s) of interest.

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Choose a Course

Getting started with your career? Migrating from another piece of software to Toon Boom Harmony or Storyboard Pro? Or want to take your knowledge to the next level? We have courses for all.

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Register for a Session

Spaces are limited! Register today to guarantee your spot in your chosen course. Make sure that you can attend to all the sessions before registering.

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Get Free Software License for 3 Months

Everyone who registers for an online course will receive a FREE 3 month software license to learn and practice their skills. Applicable for the Toon Boom software license associated with the given course registration.

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Fundamental Courses

Toon Boom's current online training courses have now been filled to capacity and are closed for further registration; this session will be completed by July 2020.

Our next session of online training courses will take place this fall. If you are interested in receiving advanced notice of the opening of our fall online training courses, please contact: success@toonboom.com and highlight your course(s) of interest.

Just getting started with Harmony or Storyboard Pro? Our fundamental courses are designed to give new users everything that they need to start animating in our software within a few days.

These courses are also available at the educational level K-12, giving teachers all of the tools and resources they need in order to teach their classes effectively and help guide their students through the core concepts of animating in Toon Boom Harmony and/or Storyboard Pro.

Course Title Duration Description Available Courses Price
Harmony Fundamentals 35 hours Harmony Fundamentals is intended for artists who are new to Harmony and want to gain a foundational level of general knowledge in all of Harmony Premium's main functionalities. Participants will learn core features and functionalities of Harmony Premium, including but not limited to animation concepts, basic frame-by-frame animation, cut-out animation, rigging, and compositing.
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Train the Teacher: Harmony (K-12) 35 hours Train the Teacher: Harmony course is intended for teachers who are integrating Harmony in their K-12 curriculum. Participants will learn the core concepts of animation in Harmony from basic frame-by-frame animation to cut-out animation while being provided with tips and resources to aid students in class and help teachers align lessons with certification learning objectives.
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Train the Teacher: Storyboard Pro (K-12) 21 hours Train the Teacher: Storyboard Pro course is intended for teachers who are integrating Storyboard Pro in their K-12 curriculum. Participants will learn the core storyboarding concepts in Storyboard Pro from basic panel sketching and caption management to animatic creation while being provided with tips and resources to aid students in class and help teachers align lessons with the certification learning objectives.
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Specialized Introductory Courses

Toon Boom's current online training courses have now been filled to capacity and are closed for further registration; this session will be completed by July 2020.

Our next session of online training courses will take place this fall. If you are interested in receiving advanced notice of the opening of our fall online training courses, please contact: success@toonboom.com and highlight your course(s) of interest.

As an animation studio continues to grow, more specialized roles and training are often needed within the team and we have developed unique training opportunities to help with employees transitioning to new roles. Our specialized introductory training courses help bring new studio hires or employees undergoing cross-training up to speed in a new aspect of our software within 5 days. Migrating from another piece of software to Toon Boom Harmony or Storyboard Pro? Use the courses below to get your team familiar with our software as quickly as possible!

Course Title Duration Description Available Courses Price
Cut-out Animation 28 hours Cut-out Animation is intended for artists who are new to cut-out animation but are familiar with basic animation principles. Participants will use Harmony Premium to learn the fundamentals of digital cut-out animation using keyframes and animating cut-out puppets through introductory exercises and reoccurring production animation techniques such as cycles and interaction with props.
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Paperless Animation 35 hours Paperless Animation is intended for artists who are new to paperless animation in Harmony but are familiar with basic animation principles. Participants will use Harmony Premium to learn the fundamentals of frame-by-frame animation using traditional and digital tools through introductory exercises and by both building and animating real-world production scenes.
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Rigging 35 hours Rigging is intended for artists who are new to rigging and want to learn the fundamentals of constructing character rigs for studio productions. Participants learn how to use Harmony Premium to assess production needs and build standard rigs using a nodal system, deformers, masks, and optimized drawing tools.
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Compositing 28 hours Compositing is intended for artists who are new to compositing in Harmony Premium and want to learn the core functions of how to do compositing for studio productions. Participants will learn to stage scenes, do camera work, and composite elements with filters, masks, and colour corrections.
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Storyboard Artist 14 hours Storyboard Artist training is intended for artists who understand the fundamentals of storyboarding and are interested in learning digital boarding techniques in Storyboard Pro to optimize their production. Participants will learn how to plan and construct storyboards as well as animatics using the latest techniques available in Storyboard Pro, including the 3D environment and collaboration tools.
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Advanced Courses

Toon Boom's current online training courses have now been filled to capacity and are closed for further registration; this session will be completed by July 2020.

Our next session of online training courses will take place this fall. If you are interested in receiving advanced notice of the opening of our fall online training courses, please contact: success@toonboom.com and highlight your course(s) of interest.

Already familiar with our software and looking to truly take your knowledge to the next level? Sign up for an advanced training course! Designed for users with strong technical knowledge in at least one aspect of Harmony Premium, our advanced training courses offer individuals or teams the ability to deep dive into the advanced features of Harmony Premium and learn how to master more advanced concepts, such as Master Controllers. Our advanced courses, such as our Technical Director course, are also designed for those working at studios that want to keep growing by acquiring new professional knowledge.

Course Title Duration Description Available Courses Price
Advanced Rigging 35 hours Advanced Rigging is intended for artists who are interested in taking their rigging knowledge to the next level for studio productions. Participants will learn how to use Harmony Premium to plan, construct and analyze production-ready rigs using cutting-edge techniques, including Master Controllers. Participants will be expected to know the fundamentals of constructing character rigs using cutters, deformers, and drawing layers prior to starting this course.
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Advanced Compositing 28 hours Advanced Compositing is intended for compositing artists who are interested in honing their skills or taking steps towards supervising the compositing department for studio productions. Participants will use Harmony Premium to learn the inner-mechanics of filters, how to create complex effects, and how to use advanced features such as particles and normal maps. Participants will be expected to know the basics of compositing in Harmony prior to starting this course.
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Technical Director 36 hours Technical Director training is intended for technically inclined artists who already have a deep understanding of animation, compositing, and rigging in Harmony and are interested in taking the next steps to become technical directors for productions that use Toon Boom technology. Participants will learn how to analyze, plan, and assess the impact of various methodologies on the entire production pipeline, in addition to troubleshooting scene work, issue recommendations, and develop new scripts to optimize production workflow with Harmony and Storyboard Pro.
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Important Information For All Courses

It should be noted that all of our training courses are open and available to individuals, studios, freelancers, students and teachers alike. Remote online classes have capacity of up to 6 people per class with a live trainer for all sessions.

Our future sessions will have courses available in English, French and Spanish (varying courses are available every session).

All courses are available either through remote online live sessions or onsite* at studios or educational institutions.

(*)Pricing for onsite training varies depending on location of the course, duration, number of students, etc. If you are interested in onsite training please contact us for a custom proposal.

What you will need for your remote online live training

  • Computer, supporting Toon Boom's system requirements

  • 2 monitors (recommended)

  • Wacom Pen & Tablet (such as Intuos or Cintiq)

  • Mouse

  • Min 10Go of Space for Application, Material Download, and Activity Scenes

  • Download of Harmony or Storyboard software

  • High Speed Internet Connection

  • Test GoToMeeting Support, Connection, and Join a test session: https://support.goto.com/meeting/system-check

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