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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.


29
May
2015

Creature Animation Student Testimonial - Henry Truong

Creature Animation Student Testimonial - Henry Truong

I just finished the Creature Animation Workshop 1 with Johnny Spinelli and wanted to let you know how much fun I had with the course!  Johnny was an amazing instructor and I learned a lot from his lectures/reviews and he was also kind enough to give us a tour of ILM Vancouver, which was super inspiring.  : )

I wasn't sure what to expect before taking the class, but it really surpassed all my expectations.  It's super motivating to be surrounded by people who are so passionate about animation and it's given me a real fresh perspective on a lot animation techniques.

I'm looking forward to taking some more iAnimate classes in the future and chatting with you guys soon!

Thanks again!
Henry Truong

Blog Tag: alumni, Feature, students, Witcher 3

19
May
2015

Alumni Sighting - Sebastian Kalemba

Alumni Sighting - Sebastian Kalemba

Feature Alumni, Sebastian Kalemba, was picked up by CDProjekt Red about 8 months ago and was able to make a big contribution to the highly anticipated Witcher 3 game. He's now currently lead of CDProjekt Red next big release 'Cyberpunk 2077' and the expansion packs.

Blog Tag: alumni, Feature, students, Witcher 3

12
May
2015

iAnimate Games Alumni Spotlight - Emily Harrenstein

Game Alumni Emily Harrenstein interview

iA: Why did you decide to enroll into iAnimate?
Back in 2010 I was out of work and struggling to break into the animation industry. I attended CTN-X thinking that I might somehow land a job. It turned out everyone who reviewed my reel thought I needed more training. I was pretty disheartened after hearing that, as I had already spent a year going to a school in Vancouver, BC, had worked a 3D job for almost 3 years, and I didn’t have the time or money to attend a brick and mortar school again. That’s when I stumbled across iAnimate’s booth, and met Jason Ryan in person. He told me about the school and the fact that I could take a break between workshops if I needed, and he seemed so genuine that I was sold. I first started out with the feature programs, then after a year’s break decided to pursue gaming animation. I completed the gaming program in August, 2014.

Blog Tag: alumni, Feature, Games, students

04
May
2015

effectsMTL 2015 News

effectsMTL 2015

What is EffectsMTL you ask? EffectsMLT is an international business convention for the visual effects (VFX) and animation industry, positioning itself to be THE leader in North America by offering top-level professional conferences and serving as a platform for business development. The event is a must-attend industry event where project broadcasts and showings, professional networking, job fair, exhibition spaces and more exciting features will take place in Montréal (Canada). So mark your calendars for June 10th & 11th, visit effectsmtl.com for more information, and use promo code iAnimate15 to receive an exclusive iAnimate 15% discount.

Blog Tag: Animation, conference, EffectsMTL, instructors, North America, Visual Effects

24
April
2015

The iAnimate feature experience by alumni Joost van Schaik

Feature Experience Alumni Jooost van Schaik

When I heard a few years ago that Jason Ryan was about to start iAnimate, I was instantly excited about the idea and wanted to be part of the first group of students. I had taken online classes before, but I felt I needed to refine my skill set. You can imagine that I was really excited about the iAnimate concept to prepare animators for feature productions by working closely together with top notch feature animation instructors and mimic a production environment during the classes. I was blown away by the quality of the classes and the knowledge of the mentors during the one-on-one weekly reviews. It’s a very special feeling when you can discuss your work directly with your mentor in person when you are at the other side of the ocean.

Also the rigs that iAnimate provides are top quality fast rigs that are a joy to work with. They have so much appeal that I felt at times that we were spoiled a bit with these new toys that were given to us every workshop.

Blog Tag: alumni, Feature, instructors, students, Vault

16
April
2015

“iAnimate at Cinesite“ Gives Boost to Promising Feature Animation Talent

iAnimate and CineSite Apprenticeship

Visual Effects and Animation studio Cinesite has joined forces with leading online training company iAnimate to offer a new animation apprenticeship. “iAnimate at Cinesite” will foster new talent entering into the thriving Canadian visual effects and animation industry. Read more from CineSite's announcement & visit the apprenticeship page.

Blog Hits: 260 Blog Tag: Animation, apprenticeship, CineSite, Visual Effects

02
April
2015

Jamie Titera - New Game Animation Workshop 1 Instructor

We have a new Game Animation instructor, Jamie Titera, starting this April 6th in our Spring session. He will be teaching our Workshop 1: Animation and Game Principles. As you can see by the Disney Infinity Combat Animation reel, he will have a lot to share with our students. Advance in your skills today by joining this amazing workshop.

Blog Hits: 477 Blog Tag: combat, Disney Infinity, Games

27
March
2015

Modeling & Maya Introduction Workshop Student Samples

Modeling and Maya Intro. Workshop Student Samples

Our Modeling & Maya Introduction workshop is a great way to learn how to build unique and specific props and sets for your animation shots. It's also a great way to get familiar with Maya, particularly if you're new to animation and want to enroll in one of our animation workshops (i.e. Feature, Game, & Creature). We have some spots available for our Spring session starting April 6th. Visit the Modeling & Maya Intro. Page for more information or see the Apply page for pricing & to apply.

Blog Hits: 348 Blog Tag: Maya, Modeling, props, sets

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