Creation of Animated Short Films in 3D for Social Media

A course by , Animation Directors

Animation Directors. Villa Martelli, Argentina.
Joined May 2018

Learn to tell short animated stories to share with the world

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (166)
  • 5122 students

Learn to tell short animated stories to share with the world

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All audiovisual projects go through a series of phases before the final product is released. These are pre-production, production, and post-production. In this Domestika course, see how each is applied to the creation of an animated short film.

Alongside Dalmiro Buigues and Martín Dasnoy—founders of the animation studio—learn the creative process for a short animation, from the concept to the final piece. Discover the techniques that have led them to work with brands such as Rappi, Nike, and Fox, and apply them to the peculiar final project: a collaborative short film in which all the students participate simultaneously.

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What will you learn in this online course?

40 lessons & 17 downloads

21 minutes, 8 seconds
11 minutes, 3 seconds
13 minutes, 39 seconds
Animatic 1
11 minutes, 1 second
Animatic 2
12 minutes, 41 seconds
Preproduction Summary
20 minutes, 54 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (166)
  • 5122 students
  • 40 lessons (10h 53m)
  • 17 additional resources (13 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create an animated short of between five and 15 seconds, which will become part of a collaborative short film among the students of the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For those who are starting out in the world of animation and want to familiarize themselves with the processes behind a short film.

Requirements and materials

The course is based on and focuses on the different processes. To follow along, you need basic knowledge of a 2D or 3D animation software of your choice (Maya, Cinema 4D, MAX, Blender, etc.) and a computer with the software installed.


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166 Reviews
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Martín Dasnoy and Dalmiro Buigues are the directors and founders of, an Argentine animation studio with prestigious clients such as Nike, Rappi, and Fox. Their work is characterized by a playful, fresh style with which they manage to convey emotions through movement and design.

Its founders have worked on projects for brands including Nike, Google MySpace, The Guardian, adidas and MTV.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2


    • Scripts
    • Draft
    • Storyboard
    • Animatic 1
    • Animatic 2
    • Preproduction Summary
  • U3

    Short production - Character design, color palette and styleframe

    • Character design
    • Color palette and styleframe 1
    • Color and styleframe palette 2
    • Color palette and styleframe 3
    • Color palette and styleframe 4*
    • Color palette and styleframe 5
  • U4

    Short production - Head and body

    • Modeling the head of our character 1
    • Modeling the head of our character 2
    • Modeling the head of our character 3
    • Modeling the body of our character 1
    • Modeling the body of our character 2*
    • Modeling the body of our character 3
  • U5

    Short production - Stage modeling

    • Scenario Modeling 1
    • Scenario Modeling 2*
    • Stage modeling 3*
    • Stage modeling 4
  • U6

    Short production - UVWs, mapping coordinate generation

    • UVWs, mapping coordinate generation 1
    • UVWs, mapping coordinate generation 2
  • U7

    Short production - Materials and lighting

    • Materials and lighting 1
    • Materials and lighting 2
    • Materials and lighting 3
    • Materials and lighting 4
  • U8

    Short production - Rig

    • Rig of character 1
    • Rig of character 2
    • Rig of character III
  • U9

    Short production - Animation

    • Animation 1
    • Animation 2
    • Animation 3
    • Animation 4
  • U10

    Short production - Composition and sound

    • Composition
    • Sound
  • U11


    • Project Closure
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creation of Animated Short Films in 3D for Social Media

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates

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    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Creation of Animated Short Films in 3D for Social Media

A course by
Animation Directors. Villa Martelli, Argentina.
Joined May 2018
  • 95% positive reviews (166)
  • 5122 students