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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AnimState 2019 Animation Exchange

on March 18, 2019

Our very own Ric Arroyo (Senior Art Animation Director, Ubisoft) will be a guest at AnimState during their 2019 Animation Exchange. The event will be starting at 12:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 19th. They will be sharing a lot of great insight and knowledge all from their Twitch Office channel. Mark you calendars, because I'm sure you won't want to miss this. For more information and schedule visit their site HERE.

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Interview with Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Animators

on February 11, 2019

In this podcast we interviewed two iAnimate feature animation alumni, Steven Johnson and Humberto Rosa, who worked on the critically acclaimed Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. This was Steven's first animated feature and a first for Humberto as a lead animator. So it was a great opportunity to catch up with some of our alumni, talk about an amazing film, and from unique perspectives.

Interview with Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Animators

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