Articles in Category: Member Spotlight

Testimonial from Daniel Bodinof - iAnimate Games student

on September 12, 2014

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My name is Daniel Bodinof, I've been a 2d television animator for 14 years, but 5 months ago I had a realization that what I truly wanted to do was animate for Video Games. I'd never touched Maya before and my reel didn't have anything that showed any knowledge of 3d let alone video game mechanics. I knew I needed insider experience and instruction. When I was researching my options, iAnimate's games workshop seemed to be exactly what I needed. I got to learn from David Lam, one of the best in the business. I was given real assignments like you would receive at a studio job, and I was encouraged to push for industry quality. 14 weeks later I had a demo reel that got me a job at my first studio of choice that I applied to. Sounds crazy but its true. Thanks iAnimate!

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Testimonial from Colin Brown - iAnimate Games student

on June 19, 2014

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My professional background is 7 years in the game industry, but having been in the industry this long I know I always need to keep improving my skills as an animator and therefore, whenever possible, I try to take online animation courses in my free time, which led me to taking Games Workshop 1 with iAnimate.

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Testimonial from Suresh Padmaraj - iAnimate Feature student

on May 26, 2014

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I was enrolled in workshop4 in spring 2014. I live in Vancouver, Canada, currently working as an Animator for Piranha Games Inc. There was a BIG career fair here today. About 30 companies participated in it. Almost everyone who saw my reel immediately recognized iAnimate from its characters. They had nothing but good words about iAnimate students. It was amazing. They loved the appeal in the characters and yeah, they liked the animation too. :)  iAnimate is a great school. I am waiting to return back. Jason, I miss your weekly lectures so much. iAnimate has a great reach and its amazing to be a part of it's community.

- Suresh Padmaraj

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Testimonial from Lorenzo Colaiori - iAnimate Feature student

on April 25, 2014

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Hey Jason,

I wanted to write this letter quite a long time ago. Two months ago I moved from Colleferro (a small town in Rome's area with about 24,000 people) to Santa Monica, to work for Riot Games. If, after my iA graduation in May 2013, someone would have told me that in few months I would move to US to work for such a big company, in one of my favorite cities, I would never have believed it. Coming from a country that has almost no animation tradition, and doing a quite a different job (I was a generalist/lighter for brand commercials like Nokia, Nike, etc.), I feel that iAnimate gave me the chance to get the best animation education in the world, with the freedom of focusing just on what I wanted to do, be an animator. I'm still trying to realize how drastically my life has changed, but I'm totally aware of how important iAnimate was.

Thank you so much for making this possible.

Lorenzo

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