Thank you all for your helpful responses! You have all been wonderful and welcoming!
My son has decided that he wants to take the figures of FNAG (Five Nights at Gipsy's), which he has successfully pulled into C4D, and get them to move in a short animation sequence.
Your suggestions on tutorials are great! I am hoping to find someone Madison-local to spend a little time with Gene giving him some personal training to help with questions he will have from the tutorials. I can pay $25 an hour (I know that you guys are worth more, but musicians don't make a great deal of money!) for 2 sessions a month.