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Articles in Category: Member Spotlight

Testimonial from Colin Brown - iAnimate Games student

on June 19, 2014

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My professional background is 7 years in the game industry, but having been in the industry this long I know I always need to keep improving my skills as an animator and therefore, whenever possible, I try to take online animation courses in my free time, which led me to taking Games Workshop 1 with iAnimate.

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Testimonial from Suresh Padmaraj - iAnimate Feature student

on May 26, 2014

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I was enrolled in workshop4 in spring 2014. I live in Vancouver, Canada, currently working as an Animator for Piranha Games Inc. There was a BIG career fair here today. About 30 companies participated in it. Almost everyone who saw my reel immediately recognized iAnimate from its characters. They had nothing but good words about iAnimate students. It was amazing. They loved the appeal in the characters and yeah, they liked the animation too. :)  iAnimate is a great school. I am waiting to return back. Jason, I miss your weekly lectures so much. iAnimate has a great reach and its amazing to be a part of it's community.

- Suresh Padmaraj

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Testimonial from Lorenzo Colaiori - iAnimate Feature student

on April 25, 2014

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Hey Jason,

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.

Lorenzo

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Testimonial from Marcel Pontes - iAnimate Games student

on April 07, 2014

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"I chose iAnimate, because of the instructors, rigs, school structure, and the community seemed to be a step up in relation to the other online schools. I enrolled in the Games Animation program, because I'm a hardcore gamer and passionate for games! I want to break into the game animation industry and my main goal is to end up animating cinematic for games.

I'm truly satisfied with the program.

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Testimonial from Stefan Iverson - iAnimate Games student

on February 21, 2014

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What did you enjoy the most in iAnimate Games program?

One thing that I really enjoyed was getting to know my fellow classmates and exchanging ideas with them every week in the chat room.

Also, I really enjoyed the whole process of shooting reference, blocking and polishing it along with the feedback that was given by my instructor.

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Testimonial from Henk Kok - iAnimate Games student

on January 14, 2014

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I joined iAnimate Games to bring my bodymechanics up several levels. What convinced me in the first place was animation friends enrolled with iAnimate who where creating amazing work.

Its been 7 weeks now and my instructor, Richard Lico taught me very concise what was working for me and what wasn't. With his guidence and feedback, I improved my sense of posing, timing, workflow and when and how to add detail. I now not only move with elegance from blocking to spline, it also became a very enjoyable experience.

Not bad for the first 7 weeks. :)

 

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Student Spotlight and Testimonial from Feature Alumni - Keith Glass

on January 10, 2014

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Hey Jason. I know you probably get a ton of messages so I will try (and fail) to keep this brief. I got my first animation job at Reel FX a little over a year ago now. Our first movie Free Birds just came out this month actually. Anyway. I have been super excited about the movie coming out for awhile now and just today I was thinking that if I hadn't gone to iAnimate there is NO WAY I would be working on movies right now. So I wanted to just say, THANK YOU! You brought together a bunch of amazing instructors who really helped me get way better. You got all the students some amazing resources to not let anything get in the way of doing our best, and on top of that you are incredibly generous with your time, and your positive energy was always a huge help! I still listen to your demos while at work. I still don't understand how you work so fast! I am always confused, you do, in a couple hours, what takes me a whole day to do. One of these days I am gonna figure out what kind of magic hotkey you are using. But anyway, I just wanted to say thank you, because I never really got the chance to do so in person.

Keith Glass

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