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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.


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: 35 Blog Tag: creature, dragons, Pixomondo, workshop

16
January
2015

iAnimate Games Student Spotlight - Don Thurakichprempri

Don Thurakichprempri testimonial banner

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: 279 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: 429 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: 399 Blog Tag: acting, demos, facial, instructors, Jason Ryan, polish

15
December
2014

Annie Nomination for Alumni Ravi Kamble Govind

Ravi Kamble Govind Annie Nomination

Huge congratulations to iAnimate Alumni, Ravi Kamble Govind, on his recent Annie Awards nomination! This is one of the highest honors given for excellence in animation. Ravi has been nominated for his lead work on Dave, the villain of the movie Penguins of Madagascar. He has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Feature Production.

Blog Tag: alumni, Annie Awards, Feature, Member Spotlight, members, Penguins of Madagascar, Ravi Kamble

12
December
2014

New Shorter Schedule & Lower Price!

New Shorter Schedule and Lower Pricing

We have streamlined our workshops to a four session per year schedule, along with a new price point to reflect it. What does this mean for you? You save time, money, and finish sooner! All without compromising the quality of education iAnimate has been known for. The Feature, Creature, and Game Workshops have been reduced to $1698 per workshop! So not only is the schedule more flexible and streamlined for our artists, but the price is more affordable too.

Sign Up Now for the Jan 5th Start Date by visiting: APPLY

Blog Hits: 804 Blog Tag: acting, demos, facial, instructors, Jason Ryan, lip-sync

08
December
2014

Lipsync Tips & Tricks with Jason Ryan

Here is a short 8 minute video from Jason Ryan's weekly demos here, on how he prepares to do facial acting and lip sync. Enjoy!

Blog Hits: 565 Blog Tag: acting, demos, facial, instructors, Jason Ryan, lip-sync

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