I'm non-English speaker but I want to work in Canada as an 3D animator later. I would ask you some advice on the online animation school, especially between AnimationMentor and Ianimate.
I've learned Maya and animation for about 5 months so I have some knowledge (including some basic motions) and I'm still making my first demo reel. But I think my skill is not enough to work so I need more professional education. And I heard that for foreigners, it is much better to get a job abroad if they take classes from colleges abroad or popular online schools. Also those should help me improve the communication skills in English.
I can't afford to go to colleges so I'll take classes, either AimationMentor or IAnimate. But it's not easy to choose one because their is a big difference.
AnimationMentor has too long curriculums and I can't skip their workshops. In Ianimate, I heard that I can skip some workshops (I don't know how many workshops I can skip... it depends on the quality of my first demo reel). If I can skip, I can save time and money.. Right?
If I can skip some workshops in Ianimate, is it okay to learn from Ianimate or should I learn the basic courses (like ball bounce, walking..) again in AnimationMentor?
I'm a little confused that I need learn from basic education to refine everything. And if I have a certificate of AnimationMentor, it will be benefitial or helpful to apply for companies? (Especially to non native speaker & not animation major like me.)
I know demo reel quality and improving my skill depend on my effort.. But I need some advice.
Thanks for reading!