In our 58th podcast we interview technical animator Andy Kephalidis. Andy's career began 6 years ago at Ubisoft on the Watchdogs series and a Farcry title. While working on his yet to be announced project at Eidos Montreal, he has also taken up the hobby of Unreal Engine 4, which has quickly become his obsession. With the knowledge he has gained working in the Unreal engine, he'll be teaching our brand new workshop titled, 'Animation Integration in Unreal'. Andy's passion for the Unreal engine and the game industry as a whole is evident in this interview.
Watch this fun short some of our instructors and alumni worked on. "Coin Operated" is an award-winning 5 minute animated short film that spans 70 years in the life of one naive explorer. This film was proudly made by independent artists.
In our 57th podcast we interview animator Brendan Body. Brendan has worked around the world, switching between animated features and Visual Effects. Some of his film credits include four of the Harry Potter films, Hellboy 2, Pacific Rim, and Legend of The Guardians. The theme of flight has run throughout his career, having brought to life various birds, pixies, dragons, a Hippogryph, and giant flying kaju. Brendan will be teaching in our Creature animation workshop 3, Flight School and Fantasy Creatures. This along with his love of animation made this a fantastic interview!
We love seeing and sharing what our alumni have been up to. Roy Stein, one of our many talented Feature Alumni, recently released a collection of shots he animated on Blue Sky Studios film "Ferdinand", and they look great! Check it out.