Interview with Animator Jason Keane

on March 14, 2018

In our 56th podcast episode, we interview animator Jason Keane. Jason is a Calarts Alum who got his start in animation learning how to draw and traditionally animate from his uncle, Glen Keane, a long time Disney veteran. Jason is an animator currently directing an independent short film. He recently left Blue Sky Studios after 5 years, animating on such films as: Epic, Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie, Ice age 5, and Ferdinand. It was great to hear Jason's insight about the industry, how he got into animation, and his excitement to be teaching here at iAnimate.net. Listen and share the podcast.

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Interview with Animator Jason Keane

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Interview with Supervising Animator Bruce W. Smith

on January 24, 2018

In our 55th podcast we interviewed Bruce W. Smith. Bruce has worked in the animation industry for for over two decades, is the creator of Proud Family, worked at at such studios as Walt Disney Animation Studio, Don Bluth, and currently at Warner Bros. He's been a character designer, viz dev, director, and supervising animator. He helped in the character design of Dr. Facilier for The Princes and the Frog, a character he also was the supervising animator on. This is a podcast we won't want to miss.

Watch: Bruce Smith - Drawing Dr. Facilia | Back To Never Land

Interview with Supervising Animator Bruce W. Smith

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Roundtable Interview with Animation Speakers of Promised Land

on December 12, 2017

In our 54th podcast we did a roundtable interview with four artist, three of whom are iAnimate.net instructors, about an art festival that took place a couple months back in Łódź, Poland called Promised Land. Promised Land was the brain child of Sebastian Kalemba & Paweł Mielniczuk, two talented artist at CD PROJEKT RED. This art festival brought speakers from around the world from such studios as Guerrilla Games, Platige Image, Blizzard Entertainment, Industrial Light & Magic, Ubisoft, and CD PROJEKT RED.

It looked like a great event, full of creativity, and at a beautiful location. Because it included a handful of speakers who are our instructors, one being the co-creator of the event, I thought it would make for an interesting interview.

Watch: Promised Land Art Festival 2017 | Event highlights

Roundtable Interview with Animation Speakers of Promised Land

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Surge In Animation Jobs

on September 28, 2017

Urgent Demand Animation Jobs

 The popular online site, Variety, recently published an article discussing the "urgent demand" in the animation industry, do to the boom in streaming services.

"The rise of streaming services — which are ordering season after season of animated shows for children and adults — has created an urgent demand for original content, leading to a surge in jobs at all levels of production. For now, the deluge shows no signs of letting up."
(read the rest of the article HERE)

Now is a great time to join our animation workshops and get in this amazing industry or dramatically enhance your skills. We start our next set of workshops next week (Oct. 2nd). There's still time to join, don't delay.

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