Bill Plympton launches Plympton Animation University


New York-based animator and director Bill Plympton has this week launched a new online animation production course – Plympton Animation University. The eight part series was filmed during a live class held between January and March of this year.

The 8 lessons that make up the course are as follows:

1. Concept development
2. Storyboard & Design
3. Layout & Raising Money
4. Animation (Traditional Animation)
5. Animation (Traditional Animation)
6. Compositing and Editing (Photoshop, After Effects)
7. Color Design (Photoshop)
8. Selling the Film

Those who wish to purchase the class will receive private links to download each lesson and granted direct email access with Bill who will evaluate their works in progress each step of the way. When you purchase the class, you will receive private links to download your lessons. You can email Bill your work-in-progress as you follow along the class and get personal feedback and critique from Bill every step of the way.

A stalwart of the independent animation scene, Bill Plympton’s filmography includes eight indie features – including 2014’s Cheatin’, last year’s Hitler’s Folly and the upcoming Revengeance – with 50+ shorts and music videos under his belt.

Lessons are priced at $150 (USD) each, or $1000 (17% off) for the entire course.

About the Author

Ben Mitchell is a Bristol-based animation/post-production freelancer, independent director, composer and graphic novelist. As a freelancer he has produced animation work for CBeebies, Channel 4, Plymptoons, Somethin'...


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