mandala lifeo
mandala lifeo
2024-05-26
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Lina Honig
Lina Honig
2024-04-19
My teenager has GREATLY enjoyed developing her animation skills with Joe Zaffuto at Elite Animation Academy and looks forward to each class. She was able to add animation clips into her art high school audition portfolios which allowed to her display a broader and dynamic artistic capacity. She was successfully admitted to her dream school. Thank you Joe and Todd!
Delrita Meisner
Delrita Meisner
2024-03-30
Todd West and his instructional team bring years of knowledge in digital arts to students of all learning abilities. My daughter absolutely enjoys the courses she has completed as well as the classes she is currently enrolled. From Character Design to 2D animation, she has been able to expand on her artistic talents. The atmosphere is extremely inclusive and my daughter has shared that out of all the animation courses she has taken throughout the state, Elite Animation Academy is by far the best school! It is a worthwhile investment for your children. We are glad to continue classes with EAA!
Monica D'Ambrosio
Monica D'Ambrosio
2024-01-20
We are very happy with Elite Animation Academy, my son is learning so much and we is always happy to come. Definitely is a place where the kids can learn about animation and also feel nice. 100% recommended.
Heather L
Heather L
2023-08-15
My 3 children (ages 13, 12, & 9) attended this camp in the beginning of August 2023. They did 2 D Animation and Traditional animation and they loved it! I would recommend to anyone who has children interested in animation.
Kowalczyk House
Kowalczyk House
2023-08-13
We enrolled our son for the Virtual classes after reading the reviews and meeting with Todd the owner. He loves the classes and has been progressing his talent. We were worried about the 2-hour class time but he hasn't had any problems with it. He has been working hard with his instructor. Mr. Tom - (Thor) is great working with him. Definitely recommend the program!
Kara B.
Kara B.
2023-08-11
Elite Animation Academy is a very special place. Mr. Todd is a truly exceptional individual who is providing a truly exceptional learning experience for the kids he so clearly cares deeply about. My daughter, age 11, is an avid drawer but had never had instruction. As a child with very severe anxiety, being in any sort of learning environment often causes her real distress, and usually results in her not being able to learn effectively (including in school). I spoke with Mr. Todd quite a bit before enrolling her, and based on his obvious experience and caring, as well as all the five-star reviews, we decided to take a chance and enroll her for a week of summer camp, flying down from Mass. Mr. Todd took her challenges not just in stride, but has provided so much support for her and her needs, and she has *thrived* in this program. The instruction she's received has been stellar, and she is so proud of her new skills and knowledge. Mr. Todd and the staff have not just taught her animation. They have also treated her with respect, with kindness, with honesty, and with skilled guidance throughout the week. She has immediately signed up for 1:1 online lessons for the Fall - something we have never seen her do before. We are so grateful, and thrilled for our daughter. This is truly a special place, offering *so* much more than lessons in art. They've earned every five star review they have - I wish I could give Elite and Mr. Todd ten stars. If you're thinking about it, don't hesitate.
Cheyenna Duggan
Cheyenna Duggan
2023-08-02
Elite Animation Academy is fantastic - I wish this was around when I was a kid! My child is enrolled in a one on one, virtual class and I expected her to learn a lot about the subject, but she's learned so much more about self-discipline, work ethic, and valuing herself and her art than I could have even imagined. This has been such a wonderful overall experience for her, not to mention how clear it is that the instructors are incredibly talented and skilled themselves. Stella is so patient, kind, and understanding. The curriculum is very well designed. I can't believe my child stays engaged for the entire two hours. Highly recommend, and we can't wait to attend another term.
TJ Baker
TJ Baker
2023-07-28
This is my son's second year attending Elite's camp. If you are a parent looking to get behind your child's dreams of animation or design, this is the school/camp for you. Amazing one-on-one, in-class experience with real life animators within the world of Disney creative. Their encouragement for all the students helps drive an incredible learning environment that my son and I look forward to every Summer traveling from South Carolina. Can't recommend them enough.
Amanda
Amanda
2023-07-21
My daughter loved her class here. The teachers are fabulous and very experienced. Highly highly recommend!

Why Do I Need Elite Animation Academy?

Elite Animation Academy is the ideal choice for aspiring animators due to several key reasons:

Expert Instruction: Learn from former Disney and Marvel animators who bring professional experience and a passion for teaching.

Comprehensive Curriculum: Courses cover 2D and 3D animation, video editing, special effects, and game design, tailored to all skill levels.

Flexible Learning: Offering both in-studio and online classes, accessible from anywhere.

Personalized Attention: Small class sizes ensure individualized feedback and support.

State-of-the-Art Facilities: Access to the latest industry technology and software.

Successful Alumni: Graduates have been accepted into prestigious art schools and built successful careers.

Engaging Programs: Popular summer camps and regular courses keep students inspired and learning year-round.

Community and Networking: Join a supportive and vibrant community of artists and animators.

Why Should I Choose Elite Animation Academy?

Elite Animation Academy is the ideal choice for aspiring animators due to several key reasons:

Expert Instruction: Learn from former Disney and Marvel animators who bring professional experience and a passion for teaching.

Comprehensive Curriculum: Courses cover 2D and 3D animation, video editing, special effects, and game design, tailored to all skill levels.

Flexible Learning: Offering both in-studio and online classes, accessible from anywhere.

Personalized Attention: Small class sizes ensure individualized feedback and support.

State-of-the-Art Facilities: Access to the latest industry technology and software.

Successful Alumni: Graduates have been accepted into prestigious art schools and built successful careers.

Engaging Programs: Popular summer camps and regular courses keep students inspired and learning year-round.

Community and Networking: Join a supportive and vibrant community of artists and animators.

Who is Elite Animation Academy?

We are “Developing Young Minds Through The Art Of Animation

We are a YEAR ROUND Academy. We offer Regular and VIRTUAL (online) Courses, after school and on Saturday’s. The courses are available for children and Adults. Our popular Studio & Virtual Online Courses are in the Months of June, July, and August for children ages 8 & up. We focus on basic to advanced levels the classes are small to provide you with a more personal connection with the teachers and get the most out of the lessons. Instructors are professionals in their area of expertise. Available in English & Spanish.

Animators create 2D and 3D images in motion for animated films, video games, commercials, and music videos. They create images, as well as special effects and other visual images, using video, film, or computer software. Some of the most common technology used by animators includes Adobe, AutoDesk 3DS Max, MAYA, VectorDesigner, and Photoshop.

“Summer is a fun time for students to recharge, but also an opportunity to hone new skills; especially those young minds who are imaginative, artistic, and innovatively visionary. Our international Academy is the perfect opportunity for students looking to enhance skills in design, animation, and even storyboarding”

Todd J West, Elite Animation Academy - Director & Founder

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“Elite Animation Academy has plenty of qualities which makes it the ideal learning center for young kids who show any artistic interest. It’s mentors are quite experienced in their fields, coming from big name companies like Disney and Marvel among others. The only trait these educators share which is greater than their artistic skill is their patience and ability to teach. From someone who has been around Elite Animation for plenty of years, I can assure anyone that with dedication, results are very easily attainable.”

Ali Malik

Ringling College of Art and Design

“Elite Animation Academy provides an ideal environment for any student to further their artistic skills & style. The instructors are not only knowledgeable, but bring their own experiences working in the arts to class. In addition to the talent the instructors share with students, they are encouraging and engaging.  On several occasions, instructors have given me to tools and confidence to push myself to a higher skill level. My involvement at Elite Animation Academy has led me to attend summer seminars at SCAD, where the instructors were impressed by my previous training. Next year, I hope to use the skills I’ve obtained at Elite Animation Academy to explore other summer seminars at CalArts”

Peyton Cantle

SCAD or CalArts

“I really enjoyed attending Elite Animation Academy! The courses I took were fun, and gave me a useful foundation in Character Design and Animation, as well as helping me build my portfolio. The mentoring I received there was also very helpful, and I’m thankful for that guidance. Taking courses at Elite Animation Academy helped solidify my love for animation and illustration, and I hope to keep growing the skills I learned there in the future.”

Izzy Robe

Ringling College or Art & Design

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    Dear Parent or Student ,

    Summer Camps & Courses start June 3rd, please join us in Orlando or online. If you can’t make it to Orlando, we also offer Summer Virtual Courses from former Disney and Marvel Comic Book Artists.

    

    Summer of Animation Adventures

    (June 3rd – August 10th)

    Summer at Elite Animation Academy is an epic saga of creativity.

    Our camps and courses are not just about learning,

    they’re about experiencing the joy and fun of animation. Perfect for all ages, these sessions are where memories and masterpieces are made.

    

    What our alumni say

    I really enjoyed attending Elite Animation Academy! The courses I took were fun, and gave me a useful foundation in Character Design and Animation, as well as helping me build my portfolio.”

    Izzy Robe, Incoming Freshman at Ringling College or Art & Design

    

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    Todd West

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    Join us on Wednesday, April 17th – 6PM to 9PM for a Figure Drawing Workshop from Disney Animator Woody Woodman.

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    Our expert instructors, with their backgrounds in world-class studios, are here to guide you every step of the way. Join us today !

    Stop by our studio for a FREE assessment !

    UNSURE OF WHERE TO START ?

    We offer FREE student assessments and studio tours. Appointments are necessary, We schedule these assessments on Saturday’s from the hours of 10 AM to 12 NOON (30mins).

    There’s no better time than now to reignite your passion for animation.Whether you’re returning or joining us for the first time, join us you unleash your creative spirit with us.

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    Dear Todd West,

    Greetings from the sun-kissed studios of Elite Animation Academy in Orlando! As we wave goodbye to another fantastic year, we’re gearing up for an even more exciting 2024, and we can’t wait to share what’s in store for you.

    

    Winter Wonderland of Creativity (January 13th – March 16th)

    Kick off the new year by diving into our Winter session. Imagine cozying up with your sketchpad or tablet, creating animations that warm the heart in the chilly season.

    Our in-studio and online options cater to all, whether you’re a budding artist aged 8 or a seasoned adult creator.

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    Spring into Action

    (March 23rd – May 25th)

    As nature bursts into life, so does our Spring session. It’s time to freshen up your skills or sprout new ones.

    From storytelling to advanced digital techniques, this is the perfect time for growth and renewal in your artistic journey.

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    Summer of Animation Adventures

    (June 3rd – August 10th)

    Summer at Elite Animation Academy is an epic saga of creativity.

    Our camps and courses are not just about learning,

    they’re about experiencing the joy and fun of animation. Perfect for all ages, these sessions are where memories and masterpieces are made.

    

    What’s New This Year?

    In addition to our seasonal favorites, we’re thrilled to introduce cutting-edge courses like Digital Comic Books and Digital Storyboarding.

    Our expert instructors, with their backgrounds in world-class studios, are here to guide you every step of the way.

    Hear from Our Alumni

    “I really enjoyed attending Elite Animation Academy! The courses I took were fun, and gave me a useful foundation in Character Design and Animation, as well as helping me build my portfolio.

    The mentoring I received there was also very helpful, and I’m thankful for that guidance. Taking courses at Elite Animation Academy helped solidify my love for animation and illustration, and I hope to keep growing the skills I learned there in the future.”

    Izzy Robe, Incoming Freshman at Ringling College or Art & Design

    Ready to Jump Back In?

    There’s no better time than now to reignite your passion for animation.

    Whether you’re returning or joining us for the first time, let 2024 be the year you unleash your creative spirit with us.

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    Warmest regards,

    Todd West

    Founder & Owner

    Elite Animation Academy

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