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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.


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: 48 Blog Tag: Maya, Modeling, props, sets

19
February
2015

iAnimate Feature Student Spotlight - Simon Taylor

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iAnimate feature student, Simon Taylor, recently finished up a wonderful & cute short animated film titled 'Taking Pictures'. We wanted to know a bit more about him and the project. Watch the short, a 'making of', as well as a quick interview with Simon. Be sure to leave him some feedback on his shorts' Vimeo page.

iA: Please tell us little about yourself?
My name is Simon and I’ve lived in London for 4 years. I’ve worked at a few different studios as an animator, mostly on pre-school shows such as Sarah & Duck and Tree Fu Tom, as well as some feature work on John Carter and some commercials. In my free time, I like making both live action and animated films and dabble in photography and the occasional magic trick.

Blog Tag: Feature, Member Spotlight, members, short film, Simon Taylor

05
February
2015

Congratulations to Feature Animation Student - Kevin Nguyen

Kevin Nguyen Congratulations

A very big congratulations to iAnimate student, Kevin Nguyen, on his recent employment at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Good luck there & we look forward to seeing your name in the credits!

Blog Tag: career, Feature, job, Kevin Nguygen, Member Spotlight, members, Walt Disney Animation Studios

30
January
2015

Game of Thrones Season 4 Making Of - Dragons

Check out this very cool behind the scene look at how PIXOMONDO created the dragons for Game of Thrones Season 4. If you want to learn how to animate creatures like this from our very talented instructors, check out our Creature Animation workshops. ;)

Blog Hits: 342 Blog Tag: creature, dragons, Pixomondo, workshop

16
January
2015

iAnimate Games Student Spotlight - Don Thurakichprempri

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Don Thurakichprempri recently landed a job at Treyarch and now working on the new Call of Duty. This is what he had to say about his time here at iAnimate.

Having taken online classes before, when I heard about iAnimate and saw the work that the students were putting out. The quality was outstanding and I was sold once I saw the large variety of teachers that I could pick from. I chose to do the Games Animation Workshop because I wanted to strengthen my knowledge of body mechanics and it was definitely the right choice. David Lam and Ric Arroyo were absolutely fantastic instructors who both had a plethora of animation knowledge. They treated the course as if we were in a studio and gave feedback accordingly. This set up a certain standard for shots to be finished and polished on time just as it would be expected of animators in a professional setting and I feel like that truly benefits any student who is serious about working in the industry. Overall, it was an amazing experience and I feel like I improved drastically. I would recommend iAnimate to any animator who is looking to up their game and is willing to put in the effort to better their skill set!

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

09
January
2015

3D Total Interview with iAnimate Creature Instructor - James Bennet

3D Total Interview with James Bennett

Our friends over at 3D Total recently did an interview with one of our amazing Creature workshop instructors, James Bennett. They chatted with James Bennett about an animation career spanning King Kong and How to Train your Dragon, plus we get his pro tips for taking control, as well as his top showreel advice!

>> Link to the interview

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Blog Hits: 742 Blog Tag: 3D Total, creature, How To Train Your Dragon 2, instructors, Interview, James Bennett, King Kong

06
January
2015

Angela and Jake dialog - Jason Ryan workflow breakdown

Each week at iAnimate, in addition to students normal lecture time with their instructors, Jason Ryan does a workflow class by taking an animation assignment, similar to what members would receive (i.e. body mechanics, dialog, etc.), and animates the shot live. This process allows members to see how a top professional animator would approach planning, breaking the shot down, polishing, etc. And because it's live, as well as recorded for later viewing, attendees are able to ask questions. It's like having a second instructor. For this demo, Jason animated a two person dialog shot with our characters Jake and Angela.

Blog Hits: 1111 Blog Tag: acting, demos, facial, instructors, Jason Ryan, polish

23
December
2014

Polishing Facial Animation tips tricks with Jason Ryan

Jason Ryan presents how he polishes facial animation with one of iAnimate's latest character Angela.

Blog Hits: 689 Blog Tag: acting, demos, facial, instructors, Jason Ryan, polish

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