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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.


iAnimate presents Jason Anastas

Feature Animation Instructor

iAnimate interviews feature film animator and instructor Jason Anastas. His animation career started at Walt Disney Animations Studios where he was a Lead Animator of "Gaston" on "Meet The Robinsons" and Sr. Animator on both "Bolt" and "Tangled". He then went to work for Dreamworks Animation on such films as "Kung Fu Panda 2", "Puss And Boots", "Rise Of The Guardians", "The Croods" and "Peabody And Sherman".

Blog Hits: 106 Blog Tag: Bolt, Croods, Feature, instructors, Jason Anastas, Peabody and Sherman, Tangled


Running of the Bulls with Games Instructor Kevin Rucker

World of Warcraft article by Kevin Rucker

Games instructor, Kevin Rucker, is currently a Senior Animator at Blizzard Entertainment and working on their hugely popular World Of Warcraft franchise. The folks over at Blizzard have been updating the characters for the game. Read the article, Artcraft — Running of the Bulls, and particularly Kevin's part where he discusses the new facial animation system.



World of Warcraft article by Kevin Rucker

Blog Hits: 140 Blog Tag: Blizzard Entertainment, instructors, Kevin Rucker, World Of Warcraft


Testimony from Marcel Pontes - iAnimate Games student

Marcel Pontes testimony

"I chose iAnimate, because of the instructors, rigs, school structure, and the community seemed to be a step up in relation to the other online schools. I enrolled in the Games Animation program, because I'm a hardcore gamer and passionate for games! I want to break into the game animation industry and my main goal is to end up animating cinematic for games.

I'm truly satisfied with the program.

Blog Tag: Games, Member Spotlight, members


New Lighting Workshop in Maya

iAnimate is launching a new Lighting workshop in Maya for only $999. Learn from an industry professional to properly render your animation as well as a killer showreel. Learn more about the workshop here.

Related iAnimate Articles/Podcasts

Blog Hits: 138 Blog Tag: cartoony, instructors, Ken Fountain, lecture, snappy


iAnimate presents Stephen Melagrano

Feature Animation instructor

Interview with iAnimate Feature animation instructor Stephen Melagrano during the mini-pixel presentation event in Quebec city (Canada).

Blog Hits: 404 Blog Tag: Feature, instructors, Stephen Melagrano


Cartoony training from Feature instructor - Ken Fountain

Ken Fountain picture

A new animation lecture/demo with, iAnimate feature instructor, Ken Fountain. "Push It! Using Strong Graphics, Smears and Snappy Timing to Cartoon your Character"

You can order this, ridiculously inexpensive, lecture from Ken's site SplatFrog.

Blog Hits: 192 Blog Tag: cartoony, instructors, Ken Fountain, lecture, snappy


Game Developer Conference 2014

GDC 2014

We are proud to announce that iAnimate Instructors: Richard Lico, Simon Unger, Bennie Terry, David Hubert, and Jalil Sadool will be presenting at GDC (Game Developer Conference) in San Francisco, CA March 17-21, 2014.

For more information, visit: http://www.gdconf.com

Blog Hits: 257 Blog Tag: Bennie Terry, David Hubert, GDC, instructors, Jalil Sadool, Richard Lico, Simon Unger


New Surface & Lighting Workshop Instructor

Frederick Gaudreau new Lighting instructor

Frederick Gaudreau

After graduating from Montreal's ICARI school in 1999, Frederick started as a modeler/generalist on game animatics. His attention to detail, skills and eagerness quickly brought him to work on big productions. His professional path led him to work on sets as a motion control TD, experiencing and discovering live lighting, a medium holding the power to transform a boring environment into a true work of art. Over the years, his career evolved into lighting and compositing, his true passion. He moved to California in 2004, where his good reputation preceded him. He had the pleasure to light and comp on animation films such as Monster House and Open season. Frederick then had the opportunity to work on award wining live features such as Spider Man 3, I am Legend, Val Kyrie, Body of Lies, Watchmen and more. He currently holds a position as a VFX supervisor at Warner Bros Animation.

More information on the workshop breakdown coming soon. Keep an eye on the Surface & Lighting page.

Blog Hits: 515 Blog Tag: Frederick Gaudreau, instructors, lighting, surfacing

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