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Blogs are a great invention, and man we are happy to have one. Not only is this going to be a great window in to all that is iAnimate, we can also help spread all kinds of animation related news from around this creative globe of ours. We can broadcast additions to our family of iAnimate instructors, show off our new rigs the moment they are released (usually a bit before!), and give you glimpses of what some of our most talented members and alumni are creating.


13
October
2014

Places To Go and People To See!

October iAnimate Events

The ability to have our workshops live and on-line allows us to connect with students from around the world, and now is our opportunity to meet some of you face to face. iAnimate is on the road again and during the month of October we'll be at the events listed below. Please check out the events and say hello.

Animago Conference, Babelsberg  (Berlin) Germany - October 15th & 16th
http://www.animago.com/en/conference/

Pixel Animation, Quebec Canada - October 28th
http://pixelanimation.org/en/

Game Connection, Porte De Versailles, Paris France - October 29th - 31st
http://www.game-connection.com/

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02
October
2014

Testimonial from Juan Diego - iAnimate Feature student

Juan Diego testimonial banner

After years focused on the gaming industry, I felt the need to go further in the level of subtlety and polish of my work. I wanted to make the jump from games to animation feature films, but my reel was missing some decent acting pieces! With this goal in mind, I decided to enroll Feature Animation Workshops 4 and 5, while working fulltime during 2013. Tal Shwarzman and Stephen Melagrano are outstanding instructors. I worked really hard to reach the pro level required by them. But the effort paid off. I sent my new reel to Lightbox Entertainment and I've been hired for their upcoming feature film "Capture The Flag" (Paramount worldwide distribution). And....I cannot be more thrilled! Thank you, iAnimate!

Blog Tag: career, Feature, improve, industry, job, skills, Stephen Melagrano, Tal Shwarzman, workshop

12
September
2014

Testimonial from Daniel Bodinof - iAnimate Games student

Daniel Bodinof testimonial banner

My name is Daniel Bodinof, I've been a 2d television animator for 14 years, but 5 months ago I had a realization that what I truly wanted to do was animate for Video Games. I'd never touched Maya before and my reel didn't have anything that showed any knowledge of 3d let alone video game mechanics. I knew I needed insider experience and instruction. When I was researching my options, iAnimate's games workshop seemed to be exactly what I needed. I got to learn from David Lam, one of the best in the business. I was given real assignments like you would receive at a studio job, and I was encouraged to push for industry quality. 14 weeks later I had a demo reel that got me a job at my first studio of choice that I applied to. Sounds crazy but its true. Thanks iAnimate!

Blog Tag: career, Games, improve, industry, job, skills, workshop

04
September
2014

Meet Angela - Our Latest Feature Rig

New Character Rig Angela

Angela is our latest rig release, she will be available for all our students during the second half of this upcoming workshop. The creator, modeler, rigger and animator is Angelo Sta Catalina.  Angelo is one of our very talented graduates, now animating for Reel FX. He created Angela during his final block of workshops and is perfecting her rig over the next few weeks to be ready for students during this block. She is one of the most appealing characters I have ever worked with and that includes the big studios. I can't wait to release her exclusively to our iAnimate students.
- Jason Ryan

Check out some key model poses below, as well as her animated by Alumni Cesc Font.

Blog Hits: 1256 Blog Tag: Angela, Angelo Sta Catalina, characters, Feature, rigs

28
August
2014

Surface & Lighting Workshop Student Testimonial - Wayne Dixon

"I learn a lot about Maya, which I have also translated into other software too. I now know what I’m doing, and can start to render all my showreel shots." iAnimate Alumni, Wayne Dixon

Blog Tag: Frederick Gaudreau, lighting, Member Spotlight, surfacing, workshop

19
August
2014

Games WS3 Elite Edition

Games Workshop 3 Elite Edition

iAnimate Games is opening the gates and we are now accepting experienced and skilled animators to enroll directly in our new updated Games Workshop 3. With this very special edition of our final games workshop, we will have six instructors from studios such as Eidos, Ubisoft, Treyarch and Blizzard. This is a rare opportunity to get a taste of video game animation and to be mentored by veterans of this growing industry. Spots are limited and filling up, so we highly recommend you reserve now!

Blog Hits: 1114 Blog Tag: Games, instructors, workshop

06
August
2014

Meet Our New Characer Jake

New Character Rig Jake

iAnimate brings you the best rigs in the industry and Jake is the latest in our line up of appealing characters. Jake was designed by David Boudreau, modeled by Jack Leaders, and rigged by Victor Vinyals. He has a very broad range of expressions and a super flexible body rig that is a joy to push around.

Check out some key model poses below.

Blog Hits: 1731 Blog Tag: Feature, Jake, rigs, Victor Vynals

03
August
2014

Testimonial From Dreamworks Head of Character Animation

Testimonial From Dreamworks
Head of Character Animation

My name is Olivier Staphylas and I am the Head of Character Animation for the movie "Penguins of Madagascar" for Dreamworks Animation.

I hired Ravi Kamble, one of your iAnimate graduates, based on a recommendation by his teacher Ted Ty. His contribution to the movie has been nothing short of fabulous. Ravi started on the project as an animator but I soon noticed the appeal and entertainment of his work and decided to entrust him with leading "Dave", the villain of our movie. Ravi developed the character by himself, creating his personality and range of motion through performance tests and poses.

The final result is a beautifully entertaining character with loads of appeal and charisma.
I couldn't be more satisfied with the quality of the work he brought to the project. Thank you iAnimate!

Watch Ravi's iAnimate Reel | Watch 'Penguins of Madagascar' Dave clip

Blog Hits: 1449 Blog Tag: alumni, Feature, Penguins of Madagascar, Ravi Kamble

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