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.
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.
In our 59th podcast we interview animation veteran, Simon Otto. Simon has been working in the industry for over two decades, and the majority of that time at Dreamworks Animation. He joined the studio in 1997 to work on their first animated film, The Prince of Egypt and most recently finished as the Head of Character Animation on the third installment of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Last month, Simon decided to leave the comforts of Dreamworks Animation to pursue personal goals. It was a real unique opportunity and pleasure to get him in on this interview.
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.