facebook twitter vimeo youtube podcast Pinterest instagram email-fold rss

member-login button

Member Spotlight

05
August
2013

Testimonial from Damien Vie - iAnimate Rigging student

Rigging WS2 icon

My name is Damien Vie, I live in France and I just completed iAnimate Rigging workshop program. I chose iAnimate for several reasons. First of all, the instructors are recognized in their professional fields, that’s always reassuring. All the workshop are organized by module to fit each individual personal planning and financial resources. Once enrolled in iAnimate, you have so much more resources available then just your workshop; all the rigs, extra tutorial video, the community, etc.

My experience has been very enriching to say the least. Beyond the technical knowledge learning expectations had, I also met a community of passionate artist and instructors with whom the student could exchange and share their passion for animation and rigging.

Jonah Austin our rigging instructor is a great teacher with a solid educational methodology. His explanations are clear, precise and well documented. During his workshop he gives equal importance to the technical and the artistic anatomical aspect of a good rig. In addition to being available at all time, he often shared his professional experiences with us.

Related iAnimate Articles/Podcast

Blog Tag: Member Spotlight, members, rigging

05
August
2013

Testimonial from Andrew Tran - iAnimate Games student

What an amazing program to be apart of, this is the most comprehensive learning experience you will get on the market. It wasn't just an education, it was about setting yourself an expectation of what to reach at the end of the 14th week program and being able to reach that goal with the help of your instructor.   

My instructor Richard Arroyo was extremely meticulous about my animation, we would always re-evaluate my scene and see how we can continuously push my animation. I can't describe how dedicated my instructor was to my learning experience and progress, it really felt like a coach-athlete relationship.


I believe the iAnimate Games program thoroughly met and exceeded the expectation of their students.

Blog Tag: Games, Member Spotlight, members

05
August
2013

Testimonial from Terry Chiem - iAnimate Games student

My name is Terry Chiem and I am from San Jose, California. I graduated about a year ago from San Jose State University's Animation and Illustration program. The curriculum there is great, but it was more geared towards feature production. I've always had a passion for games and had an interest in working in the industry so I decided to give iAnimate Games a try. To date I have only taken Games Workshop 1.

I started working at Spark Unlimited as an Animation Intern in June. The whole process happened over the course of a few months and went by pretty smoothly. Back in March, I had heard that Spark was looking for an animation intern. I applied for the position and received an interview a month later. The interview went well and I received 3 weeks to relocate to Southern California and start working.

Blog Tag: Games, Member Spotlight, members

10
July
2013

Member Spotlight - Rob Kim

Rob KimRob Kim

iA: What is the biggest thing you took away from your time at iAnimate?
I remember graduation day clearly. I stood under a blazing afternoon sun among my warrior classmates that flew or drove in from all over, shook hands with my heroes, a.k.a. instructors, seeing some of them face to face for the first time. I was finally partying with a group of folks that I respected greatly, with friends who knew exactly how challenging, humbling, and satisfying this process is. We all just finished one of the most grueling marathons ever.. which lasted many long months. The biggest take away from my iAnimate experience is gaining a great sense of accomplishment because I had pushed past many invisible ceilings and I grew beyond what I ever imagined. I had to find Jason Ryan, hidden in the crowd, to thank him for creating iAnimate. "You're absolutely welcome, mate! But really, it was all of you," he replied in his amiable Irish accent. For me, graduation was a culmination of my hard work and dedication towards something so elusive. A symbol of a long trail of empty coffee cups and countless evenings and weekends sacrificed by me and my loved ones so I can reach higher and go further. And no doubt, it was all worth it.

Blog Tag: Member Spotlight, members

08
July
2013

Member Spotlight - Sébastien Dussault

Please state your name, where you're from, if you had previous animation experience, how long you have been studying at iAnimate, and what workshops.

My name is Sebastien Dussault and I am from Quebec City, Canada. Overall, I did 5 workshops at iAnimate. I started in the feature animation workshops with the close up acting (Workshop 4) and the full body acting class (Workshop 5). After completing those workshops, I realized I was still struggling with body mechanics and also needed to improve my workflow in order to become more efficient. At the time, the Games workshops were just announced. It was a perfect fit with my ambitions to improve those specific skills so I enrolled in. I recently completed the Games curriculum and am really happy with my choice. Afterwards, I did an internship as a gameplay animator for the prototype of "Project Lune" at iAnimate. Prior to getting hired a few weeks ago, I had close to no experience in a studio environment as an animator. So all my experience basically came from my studies at iAnimate and this internship.

Blog Tag: Member Spotlight, members

04
June
2013

Member Spotlight - Peter Thorneycroft

Hi, I'm Peter Thorneycroft, I live in Brighton in the UK, and I've been animating professionally for 4 years. All short term contracts initially in children's television, but more recently in computer games. I've been unable to secure a permanent position throughout all my career. Which prompted me to improve my skills and enroll on to iAnimate.

I was looking at studios in New Zealand...

Blog Tag: Member Spotlight, members

<<  1 2 3 4 [5