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Episodic Directing for TV Animation (2D & 3D) 2023 (6 evenings online)

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Wednesday May 10th6 Weeks€9016


Being an episodic director in animation for television is unlike any other kind of directing. Over these six classes, participants will learn exactly what is required to become one. From how to break down a script, building an animatic, to working with clients. This course is a must for anyone looking to move into directing. Offering years of experience and advice, tips and tricks, Richard will explain all the main aspects on what to expect when moving into directing for TV Animation.

What will this course cover?

Week 1 – Introduction and Script Breakdowns.

Week 2 – Reviewing Storyboards and Animatics.

Week 3 – Working with Layout, Camera/Previs and Animation.

Week 4 – Post-Production and Final Deliverables

Week 5 – Working with Clients and Talent

Week 6 – Improving yourself and how to get your break.

Participant profile

This course is aimed at professionals in the Animation industry who are looking to move into directing: if you are an animator, editor, storyboard artist, previs artist or any other similar role in the industry and wishing to learn more about what the role involves, this course is for you!


Richard Keane is an award-winning filmmaker that works as a writer, director and producer in both animation and live-action. He is also the owner of the Dublin based, boutique production company Out Left Productions Ltd.

Since 2003, Richard has been working solidly in a variety of important roles on numerous prolific projects in the film and television industry. These include Annie, BAFTA, Emmy, IFTA, NAACP and Peabody Award winning productions that have been broadcast in over 200 territories worldwide. Clients have included Amazon Studios, BBC, Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, RTÉ and Screen Ireland.

Richard has worked at several animation companies in Ireland and the UK over the years, and has been involved with multiple commercials, shorts, TV series and a feature film. 

He was with Brown Bag Films for over 12 years where he worked on several high-profile shows. His most notable episodic directing roles were on DisneyJr’s, Peabody Award winning series, “Doc McStuffins”, and Nickelodeon’s “Butterbean’s Café ”. This was the highest rated new series on Nickelodeon from the previous 5 years.

In 2012, Richard wrote, directed, and edited the multi-award-winning short film “Bird Food” for Screen Ireland. This extensively toured the film festival circuit, was shown in over 50 festivals around the world and was used by schools in the UK and Ireland to teach kids storytelling techniques. In 2020, Richard wrote, directed, edited and produced an episode for RTÉjr’s series called “HerStory”. This episode focused on the epic trailblazer Máire Ní Chinnéide, and was voiced by Amy Huberman.

Materials/equipment/software needed

Participants will need to have a good internet connection and a device with Audio, Webcam and Microphone for live chat sessions and feedback. 




Normally, the fee for this course would be €170 , but through Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet we can offer this course at the subsidised members rate of €90.

Dates and times of the course

6 Wednesday evenings from 7pm- 9pm starting on May 10th

Application process

Please sign up below. Any queries, contact

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