Articles in Category: 2013

AnimDesk interviews with iAnimate instructors David Lam & Jim van der Keyl

on November 01, 2013

AnimDesk interview David Lam

Our friends over at AnimDesk recently did an interview with iAnimate Games instructor David Lam, and iAnimate Feature instructor, Jim Van der Keyl. David is a Lead Cinematic Animator at Naughty Dog, and Jim is a Character Animator at Blue Sky Studios. Just in case you may have missed our podcast with David, you can listen to it HERE.

Interview with David Lam
Interview with Jim van der Keyl

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Member Spotlight - Ravi Kamble Govind

on October 24, 2013

Ravi G spotlight

This month iAnimate would like to showcase the work of former student and iAnimate alumni, Ravi Govind. Right after graduation, Ravi was hired by Kandor Graphics for their feature titled Justin. Shortly after his time there, he was hired by DreamWorks to work on their 2015 release of Penguins of Madagascar.

iA: What are you currently working on?
Since February I´ve been working in both development and production at Dreamworks India, on the upcoming "Penguins of Madagascar" feature film, with animation being entirely done at the studio here in the city of Bangalore. The movie is meant to be released in March 2015 and is a spin-off from the 2008 Nickelodeon TV series.

iA: What is the biggest thing you took away from your time at iAnimate?
The exposure to a huge variety of ways to approach, observe, understand and learn animation, and the liberty to share criticism with the whole community and the teachers. I barely felt shy of showing my own work in a very crude and early stage, because there were a lot of people like me, who looked for the same solutions and had similar problems. And the instructors had a very high level of professionalism, which you will very much have to embrace if animation is what you want to do as a lifetime career.

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iAnimate Master Classes at Pixel Mini

on October 24, 2013

Pixel Mini

Did you enjoy our Pixel Challange Master Classes we had a few months back? Well, we've got more. Pixel Mini Event (Pixel Challenge without the challenge) in Quebec City is a side event that will feature two iAnimate Instructors that will be held at the Loews Hotel Le Concorde on Tuesday October 29th during Cartoon Connection Canada, an international convention of animation and video game professionals:

Ken Fountain will be giving a master class on using attitudes and body language to interpret, simplify and caricaturize complex expressions in an animated character. Stephen Melagrano will talk about the process of creating an animated character, from its body mechanics to its emotional credibility.

The pixel event will happen during the Cartoon Connection Event on October 28 to 31th.

We're really pleased to bring these speakers to Quebec City. This is a great opportunity for animation professionals to gain in-depth knowledge and added experience.

- Louis Leclerc, general manger of Pixel Québec and co-organizer of Cartoon Connection Canada.

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