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Articles tagged with: Ken Fountain

15
October
2015

iAnimate.net at Pixel Animation 2015

iAnimate at Pixel Animation 2015

iAnimate.net will be at Pixel Animation in Quebec, Canada on October 26th - 30th. We have a great line up that will be attending.

David Gibson (Creature Animation Instructor)
James Bennett (Creature Animation Instructor)
Jeremy Collins (Game Animation Instructor)
Sebastian Kalemba (Feature Alumni and Lead Animator at CD Projekt)

MASTERCLASS – LEARN, MEET, ANIMATE

Pixel Animation offers high end masterclasses for professionals and graduate students in animation, video games and VFX. Other activities such as breakfast with the masters and networking cocktails make Pixel Animation Masterclass and event where:

  • You'll learn the secrets of the industry in a relaxed and organic atmosphere during the Meet & Greet breakfasts.
  • You'll learn the technics of the industry during the high end masterclasses.
  • You'll party with the industry during the networking cocktails.

Visit http://pixelanimation.org/en/ and enter "ETUDIANT" in the promo code section for a 40% off discount.

Blog Hits: 2449 Blog Tag: Feature, instructors, Ken Fountain, sequence

24
September
2015

Why animating "scenes" is good

Why animating scenes is good

This October I will be teaching the “Advanced Sequence Work” workshop at iAnimate.net. More simply known as Feature Workshop 6. And while I have been teaching it since the inception of the school, I have always felt that it is the most mysterious and misunderstood course we have in our repertoire. I think most animators think of it as merely a stepping stone “short film” style course on their way to “graduation”. As you might imagine, I see it as much more valuable than that, and here’s why.

First, it’s not a “short film” class.
While we do create quick storyboards to work out the overall staging and editorial timing of your scene, the class is not a writing or directing exercise. Animators will be using dialog from other sources, just like normal, and coming up with original interpretations of the scene, and using all the convention methods to come up with overall staging and performance. My students are encouraged not to waste their valuable time inventing and modeling elaborate sets and props. The focus is on acting! And we spend the entire block working on your one scene. Now there’s some polish!

Blog Hits: 2236 Blog Tag: Feature, instructors, Ken Fountain, sequence

19
July
2014

iAnimate Animtips #3 - Core with Ken Fountain

Animation tip from our instructor Ken Fountain. The topic of this animation tip is on core. Look for more Animtips coming from our professionals.

Blog Hits: 5117 Blog Tag: animtip, core, instructors, Ken Fountain

03
July
2014

iAnimate Animtips #2 - Contrast with Ken Fountain

Animation tip from our instructor Ken Fountain. The topic of this animation tip is on contrast. Look for more Animtips coming from our professionals.

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26
June
2014

iAnimate Animtips #1 - Consonants with Ken Fountain

Animation tip from our instructor Ken Fountain. The topic of this animation tip is on consonants. Look for more Animtips coming from our professionals.

Blog Hits: 5401 Blog Tag: animtip, consonants, instructors, Ken Fountain

19
March
2014

Interview with animator Ken Fountain

We interview feature film animator, and iAnimate instructor, Ken Fountain. Ken is an independent animator, who recently worked for DreamWorks on such films as: Monsters vs. Aliens, Shrek 4, Megamind, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots, and the How to Train Your Dragon Holiday Special. He has been acting since he was little and much of that theater and acting knowledge shows in his animation as well as his lectures.

Ken's current reel | New Cartoony training | GeoMe!

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Blog Tag: acting, Dreamworks, Feature, Ken Fountain

17
March
2014

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: 3459 Blog Tag: cartoony, instructors, Ken Fountain, lecture, snappy

16
January
2014

iAnimate presents Ken Fountain

Feature Animation instructor

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

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