Directing and Concepting for Animation

A course by Zeppelin , Animation directors

Animation directors. Lima District, Peru.
Joined June 2015

Learn how to create stories and portray them in an animated spot: from the concept to the finished product

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 88% positive reviews (17)
  • 544 students

Learn how to create stories and portray them in an animated spot: from the concept to the finished product

A course by Zeppelin

If you want to take your animation scripts to the next level, it’s important to lay the foundations of the script’s structure, coming up with a good concept, and thinking about how to reach the viewer or customer. Henry and Nelson, from Zeppelin Creative Studio, have a great career as animation directors and, in this course, they’ll guide you to lead a 15’’, 30’’, or 1-minute-long animation project.

Learn how to concept a script and add the appropriate emotion, rhythm, editing, and visuals to make it grow and captivate the viewer in the development and preproduction stage. In addition, they’ll give you the keys to present your project.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 15 downloads

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 88% positive reviews (17)
  • 544 students
  • 18 lessons (2h 47m)
  • 15 additional resources (4 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You'll create a presentation where you’ll thoroughly define the script of an animated short, a storyboard and an animatic.

Who is this online course for?

Artists or communication professionals who aspire to direct or be part of a creative team for the realization of a short animated clip o ad.

Requirements and materials

It is required that you’re familiar with audiovisual terms, such as dollys, low-angle, closeups, full shots, tilts, etc. Knowing how to draw is a plus (although not essential).

As for materials, you'll need a pencil and paper to write down ideas and to sketch; also a computer with editing software to make the animatic and another to create the presentation, such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Keynote.


544 Students
17 Reviews
88% Positive ratings


A course by Zeppelin

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Animation directors

Zeppelin is a Peruvian studio specialized in art, 3D and composition founded in 2008 with a mission: to offer a different, high quality, and professional creative product.

In 2012 they were rewarded for an advertising spot for coffins, and from this, they gained as animation directors and received more commissioned scripts for this type of work that ha earned them several national and international awards. Today, their effort and dedication have placed them at the height of international markets; They have worked on campaigns for agencies in New York and Mexico City, always looking for inspiration, trends and reinventing themselves.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • Influences part 2
    • What will we do during the course?
  • U2

    Narrative Sketch

    • Order and script evaluation
    • Reference search and emotional center
    • The use of intrigue and transitions part 1
    • The use of intrigue and transitions part 2
    • Rhythm: dramatic and dynamic narratives
    • The technique
    • Narrative sketch
  • U3

    Character cocepts

    • Profiles
    • Locations part 1
    • Locations part 2
    • Storyboard in clean
    • Animatic
  • U4

    Final presentation

    • Slides Introduction
    • Test
  • FP

    Final project

    • Direction and conceptualization of animation

What to expect from a Domestika course

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  • Learn from the best professionals

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

  • Meet expert teachers

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  • 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

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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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Directing and Concepting for Animation. 3D, and Animation course by Zeppelin

Directing and Concepting for Animation

A course by Zeppelin
Animation directors. Lima District, Peru.
Joined June 2015
  • 88% positive reviews (17)
  • 544 students