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28
February
2017

Interview with Veteran Animator Tim Ingersoll

In this episode, we have long time animator Tim Ingersoll. He's been one of feature instructors since we started iAnimate.net and has been in the industry for about 31 years. He's made the transition for 2D to 3D, he started out early on at Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as at Dreamworks Animation when they first opened their doors. He's worked on such films as The Little Mermaid, Prince of Egypt, How to Train Your Dragon, and Kung Fu Panda 3. Tim also pitched, created, and animated in the short film at DreamWorks, on how DREAMWORKS makes our movies. With Tim's up beat personality and having spent a lot of years in the industry, this made for another fun and informative podcast.

Watch How DREAMWORKS makes our movies

Interview with Veteran Animator Tim Ingersoll

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Blog Tag: Dreamworks, Feature, Tim Ingersoll, Walt Disney Animation Studios

28
February
2017

iAnimate Feature Student Spotlight - Chris McCormick

Chris McCormick student spotlight

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.

Blog Tag: Feature, industry, Member Spotlight, students, testimonial

31
January
2017

Interview with Ballerina Animation Director and animators

Happy New Year! In our 48th podcast we talk with Ted Ty, India Barnardo, and Martyn Smith. Ted has over 24 years of experience at the feature animation level, has animated on 20 feature films, and has been teaching in our feature animation workshops from day one. After spending two decades at Walt Disney Anmation Studios and Dreamworks Animation, he moved back up to Montreal Canada to become a Animation Director on L'Atelier Animation's first feature Ballerina. What made this podcast so fun and interesting other than catching up with Ted and hearing about his new role, he was joined by iAnimate student India Barnardo and iAnimate alumni Martyn Smith; two of the many iAnimate students he hired for Ballerina.

Our 2014 podcast with Ted Ty | Watch L’Atelier Animation’s team on Ballerina movie!

Interview with Ted Ty, Martyn Smith, India Barnardo

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Blog Tag: Ballerina, Dreamworks, Feature, L'Atelier, Ted Ty, Walt Disney Animation Studios

31
January
2017

iAnimate Troll expressions test

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.

Blog Hits: 686 Blog Tag: characters, expression, rigs

10
January
2017

Zootopia wins Golden Globe

Zootopia wins Golden Globes

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!

Blog Hits: 614 Blog Tag: alumni, instructors, students, Zootopia

27
December
2016

Acting Tech for Animators

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.

Blog Hits: 677 Blog Tag: acting, perfromance

19
December
2016

David Gibson GDC 2016 Talk

Blizzard senior animator and iAnimate creature instructor, David Gibson, spoke at this years GDC.

In this talk from the GDC Animation bootcamp, David breaks down the animation basics of creating Overwatch characters by showing the process for creating the frozen scientist hero Mei.

Blog Hits: 709 Blog Tag: creature, David Gibson, GDC, Overwatch

12
December
2016

iAnimate Feature Students Showreel 2016

Here is some of the best work from iAnimate students enrolled in our Feature Animation program. We present to you our Feature Animation 2016 Student Show Reel.

Visti our Feature Animation Workshop page to learn more.

Blog Hits: 1851 Blog Tag: Feature, showreel, students

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