In this podcast we talk with animator David Lam, who was a lead cinematic animator at Naughty Dog, on their most recent released game The Last of Us. He talks about the game, how it developed, and his workflow on both in-game & cinematic animation.
Brent will be heading up our new Motion Capture workshops in our Games workshop division. Since 1997, Brent’s career has been enriched by many corners of the animation industry. Having spent time in Commercials, Television, Film and more recently Video Games, he has gotten a pretty good taste of what animation has to offer. During his travels Brent has worked as Animator, CG Supervisor, Producer, VFX Supervisor, Character Technical Director, Animation Director and a countless number of other roles. Most recently, Brent can be found freelancing at local VFX and Game companies, Directing his latest webseries “Le Chalet” and/or enthusiastically imparting his knowledge onto the students of Dawson College’s 3D Animation and CGI program. Brent is best known for spearheading highly creative projects by assembling custom tailored teams and designing pipelines from the ground up. After which, he applies his unique flavour of collaboration and leadership in order to deliver high quality results on time and on budget.
Notable accomplishments in Games: Batman: Origins Animation Director FarCry 3 Pre-Production Animation Director James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game Animation Director
Notable accomplishments in Film/Television: “Riddick” Senior Animator “300” CG Supervisor “The Messengers” VFX Supervisor
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.
In this interview we get to talk with industry professional, John Paul Rhinemiller, who's worked in both feature animation as well as now game animation. JP has also been an iAnimate student, so we get to hear from him from multiple different perspectives.
iAnimate will be in Quebec City to give 4 masterclass June 21th. Learn more about the event and the great topics we'll be covering from both feature and games animation. Lecturing at the Animation Master Class will be Ted Ty, Cameron Fielding, Richard Lico and Brett Pascal.
To view the Master Classes and Panel Discussion, visit our Pixel Challenge page.