Professional Development Program:

Learning Rotoscopy Certificate

*Offering a 2 week No-Risk Trial of the “Introduction to Rotoscopy” class ($390 value!), Click to Register.

Entrance Requirements: Post-Secondary degree or diploma OR relevant experience

The Learning Rotoscopy certificate teaches students the fundamentals of rotoscopy, a technique used in 2D animation that allows you to create professional videos by combining different background and foreground shots, add 3D objects to a video, animate shapes or integrate effects to raw footage. Rotoscoping is an essential technique used by animators in cinema, broadcasting and live video applications, that every visual effects artist or animator should know. Students will use industry standard software, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects and Moka for AE, to complete a thirty second video project using rotoscopy techniques learned in the course.

This certificate is delivered fully online so that you can complete assignments when it’s most convenient for you, all while receiving support from a dedicated instructor and interacting with classmates. This course offers optional weekly live sessions with your instructor and classmates, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and get involved in discussions.  Click here for FAQ’s about our unique online learning format.

Skills Acquired in this Certificate:

  • Explore the fundamentals of 3D Animation using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects
  • Become familiar with software interfaces and learn how to use selections, layers, masks and alpha tools.
  • Learn advanced techniques such as interpolation, masking, rotoscoping, color correction, tracking and stabilization.
  • Understand and problem solve challenges associated by rotoscoping

Instructor Led vs. Instructor Supported Format

This certificate program offers two convenient online delivery options to best accommodate busy schedules.

Instructor Led
(Condensed Course) – 12 Weeks
Instructor led courses follow a class schedule with a dedicated Instructor and classmates. The Instructor posts weekly discussions and hosts live online sessions where students can discuss assignments, industry topics etc. with their peers. The live sessions are recorded and archived for reference. The Instructor led option has a heavier workload upfront but offers increased engagement, opportunity for discussion and encourage students to complete the course within a shorter time frame. Tuition for the certificate must be paid in full within the ten week time period. Students can enter into an Instructor Led program at set start dates on approximately a monthly basis.

Instructor Supported
(Extended Course) – 12 Weeks-6 Months
Instructor supported courses come with the support of a dedicated Instructor but do not follow a set class schedule. Students work at their own pace to complete the course within a six month time period. The Instructor has pre-recorded lectures that are available for students to review. Students can call into weekly live sessions with the Instructor Led student sessions but the topics may not align with where they currently are in their coursework. The Instructor supported option offers students continued support from a dedicated instructor with the flexibility to complete the certificate over a longer period of time. Tuition for the certificate must be paid in full within the first twelve weeks. Students can enter into an Instructor Supported program at the beginning of each week.