It's Time To Learn The Cinema 4D Timeline!

Animation is at the heart of everything you do as motion designer. 

Learning to animate using traditional animation techniques is one of the best ways to go from beginner to pro level freelancer or animator. 

The right keyframes can breath life into your work no matter what you are trying to animate. 

However, it can be hard to learn just by watching tutorials on your own. Learning these skills takes a more focused learning environment. 

That's why we built a comprehensive course that will help you step your Cinema 4D Animation skills up in only 6 weeks!

Learn Fundamental Animation skills and get critiques from your peers in our private slack group as you share and learn together in this exclusive online classroom environment. 

Interact and Ask Questions every week with your instructor and other members of the GSG Team. 

Your Keyframe Game is about to Level Up!

Who Is Teaching This Course?

David Brodeur is an award winning Creative Director, Animation Professor and Designer.

Through his own Freelance work and his work at Leviathan in Chicago, he has worked with world class brands including HBO, Starz, Showtime, Nike, Fox Sports, A&E, BMW, Dodge, Toyota, Google, Adobe, Beats Audio, Callaway and Nestle.

David's awards include the 2014 Communication Arts Design Annual, Behance Portfolio Award and Art & Engineering Challenge showcased in a global art exhibit.

David Brodeur


10 years of Design and Motion Design experience

What Will I Learn By The End Of This Course?
What Is All Included?

Learn Essential Animation Fundamentals to step up your next Cinema 4D project. Over 9 hours of training!

Complete Real Studio Projects from start to final render. 

Use the F-Curves to finesse the timing and spacing of animation.

Learn Professional Industry Standard workflows and File Structure.

Learn Compositing and 3D digital animation workflow including layering, 
formatting and final rendering.

Learn 3D and 2D animation production pipeline. 

Gain access to our private Slack group to get feedback and help each other. 

Private Weekly Group Video Q&A with the Instructor And other students.

Critique by other students in the community.

Periodic private hangouts with Nick Campbell for any additional Q&A.

Make your own custom animation for your next demo reel.

Relevant Scene Files and Course Files Included.

What Our Students Are Saying

The class in February went really really well and we got great feedback from the students.
Here is just a bit of what they had to say... 

"The techniques and concepts I learned in this class have been invaluable, not just in C4D but in any tool I use for animation."

Scott Benson
Sr. Presentation Specialist at Adobe Systems

"Within the first week, I learned techniqnes that I didn't even know existed."

John Burdock
Cinema 4D Artist

"I loved that the Principles of animation that were taught were relevant to the real world of motion graphics and I was able to impliement what I learned into my work immediately.

Scotty Russell
Cinema 4D Artist

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions always come up about classes like this, and we want to save you some time by providing you with answers to some of the questions that we see a lot. Don’t hestitate to reach out with further questions.

  • What If I Miss A Class? Can I watch It Later?
    Absolutely! The weekly classes can be watched at any time after they are released. And the Live Q&A Sessions are recorded, so you can watch those, too. No matter what time zone you are in.  
  • What Hardware and software do I need to complete this course?
    You will need Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects. It will serve you best to have the latest version of the software but is not particularly necessary to complete this course. In order to open the provided project files and David’s files from his personal Drive you will need Cinema 4D R17 and the latest version of Adobe CC. It is also recommended that you have the After Effects Plugins : RevisionFX RealSmart Motion Blur and Frischluft Lenscare 
  • I have never animated in Cinema 4D before. Is this class for me?
    Yes, this course is designed to take any C4D user struggling to perfect their animation and transform their projects from here on out. If you are already a skilled animator and do not have any issues controlling movement than this course is not for you. If you think you are pretty good but you struggle to really get your animation looking how you want or have been using Mograph tools to hide the fact that you struggle with proper key-framing than this course is certainly for you.
  • How well do I need to know Cinema 4D before I start this course?
    You will need to have a basic understanding of the Cinema 4D interface and workflow. This course really focuses on animation so you should have at least a couple months knowledge in Cinema 4D to be comfortable enough to take this course. If you have successfully followed along with Greyscalegorilla Tutorials in the past, you should be ready for this course.
  • How much time per week do I need to complete the course?
    It is hard to answer this question because artist at different skill levels move at different speeds. Also the more time you put into each project the better portfolio/reel piece you will get. I would set aside roughly 10 to 20 hours a week. The course ramps up pretty quickly and perfecting and understanding how to perfect animation and the timing of animation takes a lot of time. To get the most out of what you are learning it will require more practice, revisions and time.
  • What is your refund policy?
    We offer a 15 day money back guarantee. We have worked hard on this course. But, If you spend your energy trying to learn and you don't think it's worth it. Simply ask for a refund. 
  • What Version Of Cinema 4D Do I Need?
    Most videos are about keyframing in the timeline. There may be small differences between the teachers set up and yours, but you will be able to follow allong. You should be fine with R14 and up. 
  • What Is The Schedule?
    Homework and Video Training will come every week and you will have one week to finish and post the homework. You can watch the videos at any time. Live Q&As are on Wednesdays at 2PM CST. The Slack Group is there 27/7 to help keep you up to date.
  • What Is The Community Like?
    It’s always easier to learn when you are surrounded by others learning the same thing. That’s why we offer a private area for our students to share and get critique. The community is an open and honest place full of people looking to get better and also to share what they are learning.