Two Tales Animation

Online Portfolio

Two Tales Animation

Online Portfolio

What are Crash Courses?

Two Tales Animation’s Crash Courses have been specifically developed to introduce students to the world of 3D Animation and Visual Effects, and give them the skills and understanding required to create 3D content for film, television and games on their own.

Crash Courses are aimed to create awareness and build interest in the 3D animation industry in South Africa, as well as the career opportunities it presents. By getting students and scholars involved in the 3D animation community at a younger age, they stand to gain more experience and a better understanding of the industry. This will give students a chance to jumpstart their animation education and create the jaw dropping portfolio required to succeed as a 3D professional.

Available Courses

Intro to 3D

Learn the basic skills required to create images in 3D and gain an understanding of the 3D production pipeline.

Duration: 6 x 1.5 hour sessions
Prerequisite: None

Course Breakdown

Character Creation

Learn how to create mind blowing 3D character models from scratch for use in film, TV and video games.

Duration: 8 x 1.5 hour sessions
Prerequisite: Intro to 3D

Course Breakdown

Animating the Basics

Learn the art of digital character animation from bouncing balls to walk cycles, and bring life to your characters on screen.

Duration: 8 x 1.5 hour sessions
Prerequisite: Intro to 3D

Course Breakdown

Architecture & Environment Design

In this course we will teach you how to create photorealistic 3D scenes and environments that look as believable as the real thing.

Duration: 8 x 1.5 hour sessions
Prerequisite: Intro to 3D

Intro to Visual Effects

Learn how to incorporate 3D content with live action footage and bring unbelievable effects and elements to your scenes.

Duration: 8 x 1.5 hour sessions
Prerequisite: Intro to 3D

Drawing for Animation & Film

It’s time to put pencil to paper and learn how to design characters and environments for animation and film, and storyboard your first short film.

Duration: 8 x 1.5 hour sessions
Prerequisite: Intro to 3D

Meet the Instructors

Christopher Pinto

Animator. BA Visual Communication (Hons)

Chris started his career as a 3D artist in 2010 working freelance on animated commercials and projects for various companies in South Africa and abroad. His passion lies in digital character creation and visual effects. He currently has six years teaching experience in 3D Animation at tertiary institutions in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Michelle Pinto

Animator & Screenwriter. BA Visual Communication, Cum Laude.

Michelle’s passion for storytelling started from a young age and has since bloomed with the development of several animated short films and series. She has worked on several feature films, including award winning Modder en Bloed, Vir die Voëls, The Jakes are Missing & Eye in the Sky. Her passion lies in screenwriting, environment design and layout.

Premises Details

We are currently situated at the Learnfast Training center in Centurion, South Africa. Courses will also be available in Midrand and Johannesburg from August 2017. Please contact us for more information.

Want to see what we have done?

have a look at our showreel.

Showreel on Vimeo