Blogs are a great invention, and man we are happy to have one. Not only is this going to be a great window in to all that is iAnimate, we can also help spread all kinds of animation related news from around this creative globe of ours. We can broadcast additions to our family of iAnimate instructors, show off our new rigs the moment they are released (usually a bit before!), and give you glimpses of what some of our most talented members and alumni are creating.

iAnimate at CTN Animation Expo 2019

on November 18, 2019

We are a week away from the annual CTN Animation expo in Burbank, California and have a great line up of our instructors & alumni ready to meet you and review your reel. This is such a fun show and always great to see new and familiar faces. So get your reels ready and come by our booth (Booth B86/87).
We hope to see you there.

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Creature Animation Workshop 3 - Flight Review

on September 25, 2019

A glimpse at Brendans Body's Creature animation workshop. This workshop will focus on flight animation and fantasy creature animation. How to craft believable and entertaining creature and animal performance. Two experienced instructors will join forces for this special workshop, which also provides 20+ hours of exclusive recorded lectures from more the 12 different creature animation expert.

Find out more about about Creation Animation workshop or Brendan Body.

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Creature Workshop 2 sample with Erik Morgansen

on September 23, 2019

Hi, I'm Erik Morgansen, teaching iAnimate's Creature Animation Workshop 2.

I've been working as an animator for 25 years (the most recent 12 of those years at ILM in San Francisco) and during that time I've had the opportunity to animate a lot of different kinds of creatures in all sorts of films. Sometimes it's been a straightforward endeavor, and I've simply faithfully executed some kind of mechanical movement for a creature that I've observed in reference footage.

Often times, though, there's been some kind of twist to the procedure and a director will say, "make it more intense", or "make it funnier", or "make it feel less like a monster and more like a human, but not too much like a human, it's gotta still feel like a monster...".

So how do I do that?

That's where Creature Workshop 2 comes in. We'll spend some time putting several different animal types in context so that we can better understand how they relate to one another and how they relate to us as human beings. This will give us clearer sense of what drives animal behavior, how to accurately describe their internal nature visually to the audience, and where you can take some artistic license with that description.

This subject matter is really important if you want to create convincing animal performances. Aside from that, it's really fascinating and fun. There will be some clips of this past term's class shortly. Please have a look if you are interested.

I hope to see you guys in class!

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