iAnimate Unreal Engine Student Spotlight - Stephen Slack

on June 14, 2019

Stephen Slack Unreal Engine workshop student spotlight

Have a look at this prototype built in Unreal by former iAnimate student Stephen Slack. Stephen was one of the first Unreal Engine workshop student and came into the course with no prior knowledge of UE4. After the 11 hour workshop, he decided to build his own game, taking what he learned and figured out some additional mechanics. This video is a great example of what you can achieve with a little bit of help to navigate the basics of the engine. Visit the Unreal Engine workshop page for more information about the workshop.

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Interview with ILM Sr. Animator Erik Morgansen

on May 28, 2019

For our 63rd interview we spoke with ILM Senior Animator, Erik Morgansen. Erik has been working as an animator for more than 20 years. Erik's film career began upon completing the Animating Assistant Training Program at the Disney Feature Studio with work on 'Meet the Robinsons'. Previous to that he'd worked at a number of studios doing real-time animation, game cinematics, location-based entertainment and commercials. As a senior animator at ILM he's worked on such films as 'Rango', 'Ready Player One', 'Bumble Bee', 'Jurassic World', and 'Pacific Rim'. Erik's excitement for animation bleeds throughout this interview.

Interview with ILM Sr. Animator Erik Morgansen

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Interview with Pixar animator Frank Abney

on April 30, 2019

In our 62nd podcast we interviewed past iAnimate feature student and current Pixar animator, Frank Abney. In addition to Pixar Animation, Frank has had the opportunity to work for Dreamworks Animation and the Walt Disney Animation Studio. During his time at three of the top studios he has been able to work on such films as Kung Fu Panda 3, Coco, Incredibles 2, Frozen, and most recently Toy Story 4. With a resume like that and Frank's own personal project 'Canvas', this made for a great animation conversation.

Interview with Pixar animator Frank Abney

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iAnimate Creature Student Spotlight - Bre Melvin

on April 10, 2019

Bre Melvin student spotlight

"iAnimate's Creature Workshop 3, Flight School and Fantasy Creatures, didn't just help me improve my technical understanding of animation, but provided we with a deep and thorough knowledge of bird anatomy, mechanics, and behavior. When it comes to flight, Brendan Body knows his stuff, and thanks to his help, I am now professionally animating birds on a daily basis. Understanding of flight is rare in the industry, and it's worth learning, whether you're a veteran animator or just starting out."

- Bre Melvin

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