In our 51st podcast we interview Riot Games Sr. Animator, Jason Shum. You can also find Jason teaching in our Games animation workshops. Before working on Riot Games' League of Legends, Jason worked at Ready At Dawn on their PS4 AAA title The Order: 1886. Through out Jason's career, he's worked at such studios as Blur Studio, EA, and Pandemic Studios. Jason has a love for animation, and it showed in this podcast as we discussed his career, which spans games, cinematics, and TV.
In our 50th podcast we interview Ubisoft Quebec game animator Sebastien Dussault. One of the things that made this podcast unique is Sebastien is also one of our first Game animation alumni. So it was great catching up with him and hearing about his experience as a student and his transition to a professional animator at one of the largest gaming studios in the world. Sebastien has worked on three Assassin's Creed titles (Freedom Cry, Rogue, and Syndicate), and most recently Ubisoft's For Honor.
In this episode, we have long time animator Tim Ingersoll. He's been one of feature instructors since we started iAnimate.net and has been in the industry for about 31 years. He's made the transition for 2D to 3D, he started out early on at Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as at Dreamworks Animation when they first opened their doors. He's worked on such films as The Little Mermaid, Prince of Egypt, How to Train Your Dragon, and Kung Fu Panda 3. Tim also pitched, created, and animated in the short film at DreamWorks, on how DREAMWORKS makes our movies. With Tim's up beat personality and having spent a lot of years in the industry, this made for another fun and informative podcast.
I just started a new job at Blizzard Entertainment, in their cinematics department. It's incredible so far, and I'm always sure to give iAnimate a lot of credit for where I am. I'd be happy to answer your questions.
iA: Did you get your dream job after taking our workshops?
Yes! Two months after completing my final workshop, I was selected for the Pixar summer animation internship, which was my first industry job.
Happy New Year! In our 48th podcast we talk with Ted Ty, India Barnardo, and Martyn Smith. Ted has over 24 years of experience at the feature animation level, has animated on 20 feature films, and has been teaching in our feature animation workshops from day one. After spending two decades at Walt Disney Anmation Studios and Dreamworks Animation, he moved back up to Montreal Canada to become a Animation Director on L'Atelier Animation's first feature Ballerina. What made this podcast so fun and interesting other than catching up with Ted and hearing about his new role, he was joined by iAnimate student India Barnardo and iAnimate alumni Martyn Smith; two of the many iAnimate students he hired for Ballerina.
We'll be releasing this very appealing, as trolls go, and expressive rig to our students in just a few weeks of this current semester. We're always amazed at what our animation students come up with when animating with our rigs. Watch this animated expression test by Jason Ryan.