Effects Animation Signup

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Alright, so you want to join BCA-FX and learn the scary secrets of 2D effects animation, huh?

Well for about 60 cents a day, I don’t blame you! Especially considering that animation courses of this calibre typically cost thousands, even tens of thousands. When you pay that much, the chance that you get value for your money is very slim.

$20 monthly

Price is in USD.


“I just wanted to quickly say your course has helped me grasp the fundamentals of sfx animation better than any other teacher has ever done. Thanks to you the special effects in Ronimo Games’ “Swords and Soldiers 2” are of a better quality than they’ve been ever before in the company’s history, for which I am personally incredibly grateful.” -Koen Gabriëls, The Netherlands

“I’m so glad that one year ago, I decided to subscribe to your lessons. One of the best choice I’ve done. I can live with my art now, and it also means a lot for me. Thanks for your lessons, they are awesome, thanks to that, I’m now working as an FX animator and my schedule is full for 2015! I can’t tell you how happy I am, and I’m so grateful for that , THANK YOU! “ -Quentin Cordonnier, France

Love these FX lessons. Adam does an amazing job at breaking it down for anyone to learn how to animate FX in easy, bite-sized chunks no matter your experience in animation. I always can’t wait to try out the next lesson and wish I had more time in the week to play with what is given to us!” -Josh, Ontario Canada

One can’t help but appreciate all the thought Adam’s put into this course. From leading with simple, fun stuff like lightning to laying a simple and approachable groundwork for complicated fire and water effects with candle flames and ripples, it’s a top-notch course with something to offer to pros and amateurs alike.” -Dave Shovlin, Chicago

Absolutely love it. I’m learning so much, and the explanations are clear and informative. Adam carefully explains how the various effects work in real life and why they behave in a certain way, and then shows you how to show that same effect in an artistic medium. It’s incredibly useful, give it a shot.” -Clarissa, Utah (USA)

“As a former hobbyist who had recently decided to pursue a professional career in animation this was a perfect jumping off point. The knowledge and experience this course has provided has already allowed me to impress my friends and family with wonderfully animated FX.” – Gabe, Detroit MI, USA

“These courses have erased my fears of learning animation! They have been helpful beyond words! I really highly recommend them to anyone who wants to learn animation!” -Natalie, Columbus Ohio

“Brilliant, detailed tutorials packed with animation demonstrations and videos, every single one of them entertaining.” -Ben, Melbourne, Australia

Best 2D FX online courses for this price! -Berbece Nicolae , Romania

The first 3 months

There is currently over a year of course content with Year 2 in development. Here’s what you get in your first month for just $20 at BCA FX:

Wk 1: Lightning – Wk 2: Small Flame – Wk 3: Smoke Ribbons – Wk 4: Gravity

Every article is split into sections of physics, design, timing and treatment, so you not only learn how to animate the effect, but study the physics that drive its behaviour. Each week is packed with explanations, diagrams, example files, reference images, video demonstrations and lectures.

The climb steepens in month 2 with:

Wk 5: Ripples – Wk 6: Wave Motion – Wk 7: Dust – Wk 8: Surface Tension

You may cancel at any time and retain access to what you’ve paid for. For $20/month you get weekly articles, demonstrations, examples, illustrations and videos. PLUS exclusive access to the ultra-sssshh secret BCA dark arts FX club for FX wizards with FX hats.

Month 3 gets crazy with:

Wk 9: Flame – Wk 10: Reference – Wk 11: Steam – Wk 12: Light & Shadow

But that’s not the end! There is currently over 1 year of content with more in development. If you stay subscribed, you’ll continue to receive new effects articles, including live streaming events.


after 1 month, if you feel the course hasn’t been worth the money, let me know and I’ll refund your $20 in full, no questions asked.

How it works

Are you an existing member who is resubscribing? Remember to login with the “Existing members click here” link when you see it (see image below).

Existing members use this link

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