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Listen to The Academy students to see how we transformed their careers and lives.

Wondering if The Academy can really get you a job on animated films?

These students wondered
that too…

Check out these stories of artists that used AAA to catapult their lives into the world of animation and visual effects.

Anuar Figueroa

Academy Student & Sony Lighting TD

AAA Co-Founder Mike Tanzillo chats with AAA Alum Anuar Figueroa on going from growing up in Mexico to working in Canada on animated and VFX films including Batman vs. Superman, Fast and Furious 7, and Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse ! Learn his backstory and see how he used to launch his career!

Shane Sternstein

Academy Student & Dreamworks Lighter

AAA Co-Founder Michael Tanzillo sits down for an interview with AAA Alum and Dreamworks Lighter Shane Sternstein. They discuss Shane’s transition from his former career to becoming a lighter at an animation studio. To check out Shane’s full portfolio and demo reel click the link here.

Meet Ryan!

Academy Student & Lighting Artist

Hear his experience with Academy Of Animated Art.

Meet Holly!

Academy Student & Lighting Artist

Hear her experience with Academy Of Animated Art.

Anthony Ragusa

Senior Lighting TD, Blue Sky Studios.

“I don’t believe I would have been able to get the job I have today without the skills and knowledge I gained from AAA. I was a little hesitant about signing up because I wanted to make sure I was getting my money’s worth out of an online class. These courses are worth every penny and then some! The investment I have made in my career.”

Anthony Ragusa

Senior Lighting TD, Blue Sky Studios.

“I don’t believe I would have been able to get the job I have today without the skills and knowledge I gained from AAA. I was a little hesitant about signing up because I wanted to make sure I was getting my money’s worth out of an online class. These courses are worth every penny and then some! The investment I have made in my career.”

Chris Wetherly

Compositing & Finishing, The Foundry.

“I knew I wanted to be a lighter, but didn’t feel I had enough experience or quality showreel material to get the jobs I wanted.

The showreel I used to get my current job contained a large majority of work from the assignments I did at AAA. It has also helped improve how I go about breaking down the lighting in a shot and ensuring that my lighting starts on strong fundamentals.”

Chris Wetherly

Compositing & Finishing, The Foundry.

“I knew I wanted to be a lighter, but didn’t feel I had enough experience or quality showreel material to get the jobs I wanted.

The showreel I used to get my current job contained a large majority of work from the assignments I did at AAA. It has also helped improve how I go about breaking down the lighting in a shot and ensuring that my lighting starts on strong fundamentals.”

Anuar Figueroa

Lighting TD, Sony Imageworks.

“This course was so beneficial in my career because now I no longer doubt the decisions I make regarding my work. Also, I didn’t have money to afford college so I did not want to spend time just doing some boring tutorials I would just forget.

I use what I learned from Academy Of Animated Art everyday!”

Anuar Figueroa

Lighting TD, Sony Imageworks.

“This course was so beneficial in my career because now I no longer doubt the decisions I make regarding my work. Also, I didn’t have money to afford college so I did not want to spend time just doing some boring tutorials I would just forget.

I use what I learned from Academy Of Animated Art everyday!”

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More student testimonials

Ryan

I’ve learned more about lighting in a week compared to three years at college. I’m dead serious!

James

I was searching a lot for a specialized lighting course. When I found it, I thought I could learn something new. Today I can say it’s great!

Noela

I’m very happy with Academy Of Animated Art. Because of you, I’m living the dream! I’m working as a Junior Lighter!

Hannah

I recently re-lit my thesis character with techniques I learned from AAA and it looks much better!

Emil

This workshop trained my eyes to see everything in different way then I was before. Thank you.

Is Academy
Of Animated Art
right for you?

If any of this sounds like you,
Academy Of Animated Art is right for you

  • Are you someone that has always dreamed of a challenging, rewarding career that pushes you both technically and artistically?
  • Have you been trying and trying to make better looking 3D images, but just can’t figure out where to begin?
  • Are there no schools in your hometown that teach visual effects or computer animation?
  • Are you looking to change careers but paying to go back to a traditional school sounds like torture?
  • Have you ever dreamed of seeing your name in the credits of the next animated or VFX film?

Academy Of Animated Art is right for you.

Still, not sure
if is right for you?

Believe me, we get it.

Although these courses are a fraction of the cost you would pay a traditional school, this is still a lot of money. So here are some reasons why you should be willing to give us a try.

  • We have our free, online webinar that gives you a little taste of Academy Of Animated Art as well as provide you with some truly valuable information. This one-hour class will help you get to know us and see if we are right for you.
  • We also offer a 15-day money back guarantee. If you sign up and find that AAA isn’t right for you, we will offer a refund, no questions asked.
  • We offer lifetime access to all our courses. This means that you will have access to all the updates and changes we make to the classes as this ever-changing industry continues to evolve.
  • We offer access to our Facebook Private group that allows you the ability to connect with artists and industry professionals all over the world.

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