Adam Oliver

2D animator, illustrator and sketchbook keeper!

Kevin Del Valle interview

An interview with Kevin Del Valle: Puerto Rican animator

From time to time we’ll be interviewing those in and around the animation industry. It’s always great to hear the stories of others, don’t you think? Especially when they’re from a different part of the world to you. This is exactly what happened when we spoke to Kevin Del Valle, an animator and Harmony enthusiast out of Puerto Rico. Read on for how Kevin learnt the software and his handy guide he created to help others. What’s your name and where are you from?Hey! My name is Kevin Del Valle and I’m an animator in Puerto Rico! I’ve been lucky …

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BLM scholarship

#blacklivesmatter and animation

A little background As someone who’s worked in the animation industry for over 10 years, I consider myself lucky. All animators are lucky, really. We get to live in a make-believe bubble for most of our working day. We get paid to do a job that many would do for free. Living vicariously through our imaginary characters for 8 hours a day means it’s generally easy to switch off from the outside world. Sure, we have our problems like most humans, and any job can be tough or come with stress, but let’s keep things in perspective right now. It’s …

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Advanced Animation launch

Advanced Animation course NOW OPEN!

We are open for sign ups to the latest course from the Academy: Advanced Animation in Toon Boom Harmony. This one has been a long time in the making but it’ll be a GREAT course for those of you looking to beef up that showreel. The 5 weeks of study are laser focused on character animation exercises that move on from the basics of learning the software. That said, this course isn’t for total newbies to Toon Boom. You’ll need some basic understanding to keep up and get the most out of the course. If you’re new to this field, …

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We are LIVE

We are live!

The new website is up and running…wahoo! It’s been a bit of a slog to work through many technical issues and things I don’t know about, but it’s also been extremely fun to learn so much, too. I’ve had a developer work with me who has taught me so much, and I have of course learnt many things through trial and error. It left me wishing for a course on such things..! Smooth linkage, Adam. We’re starting the site as we left off with Toon Boom Trainer, with our Animation and Rigging courses running from mid June. You can bag …

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Welcome to the Academy

Hi everyone! First blog post on the brand new website. Exciting stuff! As you may know, Adam’s Animation Academy isn’t completely new. The name is of course, to reflect that Adam Oliver does the teaching and courses, but the website used to be called Toon Boom Trainer. The re-brand is down to many things, not least that the world of animation has moved on significantly since our first course in 2017! There’s an opportunity to broaden the offering with this change, too and try to make high quality animation training available to as many as possible. We’ll be offering the …

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