The BiteyCastle Academy 2D FX animation course is now open! The place is all warmed up with almost 140 members (update: 300), throwing back tankards of piping hot secret knowledge nectar and churning out their effects assignments.
It’s $24/month for a course that animators would elsewhere pay through the nose. In fact, if you’re a passionate animator, you may have indeed paid big $$$ for a workshop that, I have no doubt, you wished went for longer.
For $6 a week (!!) at BCA FX , here’s what you get in your first month alone; bearing in mind that each of these articles is packed with instruction, illustrations, examples and videos and several assignments to choose from.
By month 2, you’ll be ready for something a little more advanced with 5. Water Ripples, 6. Flag Motion, 7. Impact Dust, 8. Droplet Splash. On top of all this, of course, you get access to the BCA FX forum where animators of all experience levels are helping one another, sharing their work, reference links and software and animation expertise.
Incidentally, you may remember Shape, the big fella from hitchHiker 2. He dropped in a couple of days ago and did a guest lecture, belting out this quick 12-minute dust animation demo.
In case you were wondering, to turn BiteyCastle Academy into a membership site I installed a WordPress plugin called WishList Member. Being a plugin, it’s incredibly easy to set up and if you’re interested in creating a coaching or tutorial site, I cannot recommend it highly enough. On top of that, the technical support and training videos are better than anything I’ve ever dealt with. Thanks Ryan Allen for putting me onto it.
The Brackenwood shirts are back up in a range of sizes, colours and designs. Check em out on the NG Store, thanks to the hard work of those excellent people at Newgrounds.