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.
I just started a new job at Blizzard Entertainment, in their cinematics department. It's incredible so far, and I'm always sure to give iAnimate a lot of credit for where I am. I'd be happy to answer your questions.
iA: Did you get your dream job after taking our workshops?
Yes! Two months after completing my final workshop, I was selected for the Pixar summer animation internship, which was my first industry job.
We'll be releasing this very appealing, as trolls go, and expressive rig to our students in just a few weeks of this current semester. We're always amazed at what our animation students come up with when animating with our rigs. Watch this animated expression test by Jason Ryan.
Congratulations to the crew at Walt Disney Animation Studios for winning a Golden Globe for Zootopia. And a special extra congrats to the iAnimate alumni, students, and instructors who contributed to that film. Keep up the great work!
The hardest thing in the industry is how to find the right acting ideas to animate. It's the difference between the technically good animators and the great performance animators.
Acting is the key to an interesting scene and now we have a professional acting instructor who will give weekly classes on how to get the acting in your animated scenes to really stand out. Link to sign-up.