on October 24, 2013
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.
on October 24, 2013
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.
on October 18, 2013
Having the opportunity to work on a feature film project is a dream come true for all aspiring character animators. This month we’d like to showcase the work of former iAnimate student, Cesc Pujols. Cesc was hired by Sony Imageworks right after his graduation from iAnimate to work on the sequel of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Have a look at his final animation where appeal, genuine acting and solid body mechanics come together to create great entertainment.
on October 18, 2013
Excerpted from his weekly iAnimate reviews, iAnimate Modeling instructor Sean Callan reviews a student assignment for the modeling workshop. See below for some of the work students in the workshop are already producing and not even half way through the block yet.
Do you want to learn to build props for your animations? Visit the Modeling for Animators page for further information.
on October 14, 2013
iAnimate has a great rigging workshop program and we've decided to reduce it's price to make it more affordable for all animators who would like to expand their technical knowledge. Learn more about our rigging program and our instructor Jonah Austin.
on October 11, 2013
We have a great Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 podcast coming out soon. Check out this Foodimals Animation in "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" presented by CartoonBrew.com
on October 02, 2013
Interview with iAnimate feature animation instructor Ted Ty. Be sure to visit our Pixel Challenge page to watch Ted's lecture on Genuine Acting given back in June.