Articles tagged with: Blizzard Entertainment

Interview with Blizzard Sr Animator Casey McDermott

on August 29, 2019

In our 66th podcast we interviewed iAnimate game instructor and Senior Animator at Blizzard, Casey McDermott. Casey has animated professionally since 2008 for film, commercials, music videos, R&D, pre-viz, cinematics, and most recently, in games. Since working at Blizzard from 2012 he has been an animator for incubation teams, World of Warcraft, a lead animator in cinematics and is now a Senior Animator/Game Developer for the Overwatch team.  He has also taught at several schools and has mentored students for the better part of the last decade, a good handful of those students currently work alongside him at Blizzard. Having worked in multiple different areas within animation, it was great to sit down and talk with him.

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Interview with Blizzard Sr Animator Casey McDermott

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Interview with Blizzard Entertainment Sr. Animator Lana Bachynski

on June 28, 2019

In our 64th podcast we interviewed game animator Lana Bachynski. Lana is currently a Senior Animator at Blizzard Entertainment and has been working on Heroes of the Storm where she was instrumental in bringing the original character Orphea life. In addition to animating at Blizzard, Lana also has taken up the gauntlet of running the Animation Boot Camp held each year at GDC.
Lana had some great insight to working in this industry as well as a genuine enthusiastic attitude that made this interview a lot of fun.

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Interview with Blizzard Entertainment Sr. Animator Lana Bachynski

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Interview with Sr Animator - Kevin Rucker

on June 30, 2016

In our 46th podcast we catch up with Blizzard Entertainment senior animator and iAnimate game instructor, Kevin Rucker. Before coming to Blizzard, Kevin animated on Ice Age 3 at Blue Sky Studios, shipped multiple God of War games while at Ready At Dawn, and was a Cinematic Lead on Ready At Dawn's multi-award winning game The Order: 1886. This all added up to some great discussion about animation, VR, and industry advice.

Interview with Sr Animator Kevin Ruckere

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Running of the Bulls with Games Instructor Kevin Rucker

on April 11, 2014

World of Warcraft article by Kevin Rucker

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.

 

 

World of Warcraft article by Kevin Rucker

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