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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.


Creature Animation Student Showreel 2015

Here is some of the best work from iAnimate students enrolled in our Creature Animation program. We present to you our Creature Animation 2015 Student Show Reel.

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We're Getting Ready For CTN 2015

iAnimate at CTN Animation Expo 2015

We are SUPER excited that the annual CTN Animation Expo in Burbank, CA is less than two weeks away (Nov. 20-22). It's a fantastic event to get together with other artists who are just as passionate about this industry as we are! We'll be at Booth B8.3 & B8.4. Please stop by and say hello, have your reels reviewed by industry professionals, and network with our amazing & passionate team.

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Pixel Animation 2015 wrap up

Pixel Animation 2015 Group Photo

Pixel was an unique event in the beautiful city of Quebec, Canada where the audience had access to meet and learn directly from industry professionals. Being the program director, it was key for me to give the same love and attention as we do at iAnimate, hence why it was only natural to have some of our instructors participate.  Audience had a chance to hangout with the all of the speakers coming from Pixar, Disney, Blue Sky, ILM, Pixomondo, Blizzard, CD Projekt Red but most importantly came out learning and more inspired than ever!
- Ric Arroyo

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iAnimate.net - The Family - Marty teaser

The Family Marty teaser

In our September newsletter we revealed our next set of character rigs being developed, The Family. Check out a sneak peak of the model of Marty, the teenage son.

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iAnimate.net at Pixel Animation 2015

iAnimate at Pixel Animation 2015

iAnimate.net will be at Pixel Animation in Quebec, Canada on October 26th - 30th. We have a great line up that will be attending.

David Gibson (Creature Animation Instructor)
James Bennett (Creature Animation Instructor)
Jeremy Collins (Game Animation Instructor)
Sebastian Kalemba (Feature Alumni and Lead Animator at CD Projekt)


Pixel Animation offers high end masterclasses for professionals and graduate students in animation, video games and VFX. Other activities such as breakfast with the masters and networking cocktails make Pixel Animation Masterclass and event where:

  • You'll learn the secrets of the industry in a relaxed and organic atmosphere during the Meet & Greet breakfasts.
  • You'll learn the technics of the industry during the high end masterclasses.
  • You'll party with the industry during the networking cocktails.

Visit http://pixelanimation.org/en/ and enter "ETUDIANT" in the promo code section for a 40% off discount.

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iAnimate Feature Alumni Testimonial - Warren Seeley

Warren Seeley Feature alumni testimonial

Recent Graduate, Warren Seeley, sent Jason Ryan (our Head of Character Animation) an email that we wanted share. Congratulations to Warren and all our recent graduates.

Hi Jason,
I just had my last class for WS7 and now done with the feature film program.  A part of me wishes it wasn't over.  This has been an absolute amazing experience. I could never have imagined what I was in for when I started. It just blew my mind the talent, the experience, the enthusiasm, the passion each of the instructors and students all had.  And always have.
These instructors, they don't just teach animation, they teach what it means to live a life as an animator and that's something that doesn't get discussed a whole lot I feel.  It definitely isn't easy but seeing these all star animators and hearing their stories and views is gold.
iAnimate is the best.  I just feel so happy and glad I did this.  I'm so grateful for the whole experience.  Thank you so much Jason for making this online school happen.  I hope it lasts forever and just keeps growing and improving.  I'll be at CTN again this year so I can't wait to see ya there!
Take care Jason!

Blog Tag: alumni, Feature, graduate, students, testimonial


Why animating "scenes" is good

Why animating scenes is good

This October I will be teaching the “Advanced Sequence Work” workshop at iAnimate.net. More simply known as Feature Workshop 6. And while I have been teaching it since the inception of the school, I have always felt that it is the most mysterious and misunderstood course we have in our repertoire. I think most animators think of it as merely a stepping stone “short film” style course on their way to “graduation”. As you might imagine, I see it as much more valuable than that, and here’s why.

First, it’s not a “short film” class.
While we do create quick storyboards to work out the overall staging and editorial timing of your scene, the class is not a writing or directing exercise. Animators will be using dialog from other sources, just like normal, and coming up with original interpretations of the scene, and using all the convention methods to come up with overall staging and performance. My students are encouraged not to waste their valuable time inventing and modeling elaborate sets and props. The focus is on acting! And we spend the entire block working on your one scene. Now there’s some polish!

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Our Blue Monkey rig released

Blue Moneky rig

We love animating! And who doesn't love animating fun & unique characters? We just released our adorable little blue monkey rig designed by the talented Goro Fujita, and Thales Simonato as the 3D character artists. This is a fun and challenging character to animate, and we can't wait to see the shots our current and future students produce with it.

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