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Feature film & Games


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What's The Animation Box?

Established in 2019, The Animation Box has evolved into a dynamic online platform dedicated to the art of Character Animation. Here, you'll discover an extensive collection of animation tutorials, comprehensive masterclasses, immersive workshops, and personalized one-on-one mentorship opportunities.


Who is the course for?

Mentorship classes cater to individuals of all skill levels, ranging from beginners embarking on their animation journey to seasoned working professionals seeking to enhance their animation expertise.

What are you expecting to learn?

Acting, Animation Workflow, Planning, Blocking, Breakdown, Spline, and Polish techniques used in Games and Feature Films.



Online Streaming or Live Lectures

Find the learning style that's just right for you. Whether you're into online pre-recorded streaming courses that let you learn at your own rhythm, or you're all about live online 1-on-1 sessions with a mentor, we've got you covered. 

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Yuri is a seasoned animator with a passion for teaching. He has worked in the industry for over two decades, starting in Brazil and then moving to Canada in 2010. He has collaborated with prestigious studios such as Sony Imageworks, Method Studios, Relic Games, Blizzard Entertainment, and ReelFx, where he is currently a Lead Animator.

In 2019, Yuri launched The Animation Box, an online platform that offers valuable insights and techniques for animators of all levels. He created this platform to share his knowledge and experience with the animation community. 

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An incredible course of animātiō("a bestowing of life")!!

When I first started the course, I knew this class is going to be different. The responsibility, time, effort, patience, energy and life Yuri put into the course and to his student are something I've barely seen anywhere else before. Every notes, lectures, and ideas he mentioned in class has very concise reasons which is easy to follow and apply it to my existing animation workflow&ideology. I have the opportunity in this course to apply what I learnt from doing the blocking of shot 1 directly into shot 2, which is AWESOME. It's also not only just for one animators specifically, we all progress together as a whole and learnt so much from each other's industry experience, shots and life in general. Overall, this is a course that will make you fall in love with animating and will surly bring people joy seeing their shots become so much better because of Yuri's amazing input every week. 

Cieas Chen

Fall 2022 Mentorship

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