on May 13, 2014
Each week Jason Ryan does a workflow class by taking an animation sequence similar to what members would receive (i.e. body mechanics, dialog, etc.), and animates the shot live for the students. This is available to all iAnimate members. This is the rendered version of a recent acting shot Jason worked through during our Winter 2014 term.
on May 08, 2014
iAnimate interviews feature film animator and instructor Jacob Gardner. Jacob has been working at Dreamworks Animation for over 5 years on films such as Shrek Forever After, Megamind, Puss in Boots, and Rise of the Guardians. Jacob found a love for animation at an early age. As early as seven years old, when he could have been found poorly mimicking the genie in Disney's Aladdin, Jacob knew he wanted to create living and loving animated characters. Enjoy this insightful and entertaining interview; and see if you can recongnize the special guest cameo.
on April 25, 2014
I wanted to write this letter quite a long time ago. Two months ago I moved from Colleferro (a small town in Rome's area with about 24,000 people) to Santa Monica, to work for Riot Games. If, after my iA graduation in May 2013, someone would have told me that in few months I would move to US to work for such a big company, in one of my favorite cities, I would never have believed it. Coming from a country that has almost no animation tradition, and doing a quite a different job (I was a generalist/lighter for brand commercials like Nokia, Nike, etc.), I feel that iAnimate gave me the chance to get the best animation education in the world, with the freedom of focusing just on what I wanted to do, be an animator. I'm still trying to realize how drastically my life has changed, but I'm totally aware of how important iAnimate was.
Thank you so much for making this possible.
on April 15, 2014
iAnimate interviews feature film animator and instructor Jason Anastas. His animation career started at Walt Disney Animations Studios where he was a Lead Animator of "Gaston" on "Meet The Robinsons" and Sr. Animator on both "Bolt" and "Tangled". He then went to work for Dreamworks Animation on such films as "Kung Fu Panda 2", "Puss And Boots", "Rise Of The Guardians", "The Croods" and "Peabody And Sherman".
on April 11, 2014
Games instructor, Kevin Rucker, is currently a Senior Animator at Blizzard Entertainment and working on their hugely popular World Of Warcraft franchise. The folks over at Blizzard have been updating the characters for the game. Read the article, Artcraft — Running of the Bulls, and particularly Kevin's part where he discusses the new facial animation system.