Alan Postings

Instructor experience

Senior Lecturer for Animation & 3D Animation Pipeline Instructor: 20+ years degree level teaching experience (15+ years as a Senior Lecturer) and training experience covering a range of topics for film making and 3D animation production. Including, acting as industry-reflective curriculum designer*, film producer, and technical support for over 500 student films.

* Designed, built, recorded, a curriculum that contains over 250+ hours of bespoke tutorial videos, live demonstrations, lectures, classroom content, and a 24/7 accessible 3D/animation toolkit website. In 2017 the curriculum was awarded Screenskills accreditation (formerly Skillset) as part of BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts, Rochester. UK. All content is original and created specifically for classes and video tutorials, including all 3D work contained within the show reel above and video tutorials examples below.

Core subjects include: Organic, hard surface, character, automotive, digital set, and low poly modelling. Texture painting and UV layout. 3D and 2D character rigging. Arnold, Mental Ray, and Maya Software lighting and rendering. Camera, pre-visualisation and character animation. Photogrammetry, dynamic simulation and more. Alongside lectures and classes in film theory, animation, concept and story development, production design, directing for animation, editing, and career skills (see below for a full list).

Software: Autodesk Maya, Substance Painter, Mudbox, Arnold, and Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and Premiere.

Over the course of 20 years I have instructed over 500 students from a wide range of backgrounds and with diverse needs - Examples of their work can be found above or here: 2D Production Art , 3D Animated Shorts , Production Bibles, & London Shows.

Traditional Art & Design Courses

  • Life drawing & Anatomy

  • Sketching & Drawing principles

  • Form, Shape & Perspective

  • Drawing & Illustration (Colour Pencil, Pastel, & Mixed Media)

  • Painting (Water Colour, Acrylic, & Oil)

  • Colour theory, Light, & Composition)

  • Graphic Design & Gestalt Principles

  • Clay Maquette Sculpting

  • Technical Drawing

  • Practical Modelmaking

  • Film Theory & Analysis

  • Concept Development & World Building

  • Animated Shorts & Storytelling

  • Directing for Animation

Digital Introduction Courses

  • Intro to Autodesk Maya

  • Intro to Arnold

  • Intro to Autodesk Mudbox

  • Intro to Substance Painter

  • Intro to Adobe Photoshop

  • Intro to Adobe Premiere

  • Intro to Adobe Illustrator

  • Intro to Adobe After Effects

2D & 3D Digital Courses

  • Polygon Modelling: 101

  • Polygon Modelling: Hard Surface

  • Polygon Modelling: Organic

  • Polygon Modelling: Automotive

  • Polygon Modelling: Stylised Character

  • Polygon Modelling: Realistic Character

  • Polygon Modelling: Digital Sets

  • Polygon Modelling: Low Res & Games

  • Polygon Modelling: UV Layout

  • Polygon Modelling: Mubox

  • Texturing: 101

  • Texturing: Maya, Materials, & Nodes

  • Texturing: Photoshop

  • Texturing: Substance Painter

  • Texturing: Mudbox

  • Lighting & Rendering: 101

  • Lighting & Rendering: Lighting with Arnold

  • Lighting & Rendering: Maya Software

  • Rigging: 101

  • Rigging: 3D Character Body Rigging

  • Rigging: 3D Character Facial Rigging

  • Rigging: Rigging Techniques

  • Rigging: 2D Facial Rigging

  • Rigging: 2D Character Rigging

  • Photogrammetry: 101

  • Photogrammetry: Digital Sets & Mapping

  • Previsiualisation: Animation & Storytelling

  • Editing: 101

  • Editing: Adobe Premiere

  • Animation: Camera Animation

  • Animation: Mechanical Animation

  • Animation: Deformers for Animation

  • Animation: Character Animation

  • Animation: Lip Syncing & Facial Animation

  • Careers: Demo Reels & Careers Pack

  • Dynamics: NSystems 101

  • Compositing: 101

  • Compositing: After Effects

Software Covered

  • Autodesk Maya

  • Autodesk Mudbox

  • Substance Painter

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Premiere

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe After Effects

Projects & Collaborations