In our 71th podcast we interviewed Pixar animator and iAnimate alumni, Andrew Atteberry. Before joining Pixar Animation Studios Andrew got his start at Magnetic Dreams, a small studio in Tennessee where he learned many portions of the pipeline. Wanting to grow in his animation skills he joined iAnimate. After graduating iAnimate he went on to Walt Disney and joined their talent development program, Blue Sky Studios, and MPC. He's worked on such films as Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie, Coco, Toy Story 4, and most recently Pixar's Onward. Being somewhat newer to the industry, it was great to hear Andrew's journey from student to professional and some of his learning experiences.
Watch this fun short some of our instructors and alumni worked on. "Coin Operated" is an award-winning 5 minute animated short film that spans 70 years in the life of one naive explorer. This film was proudly made by independent artists.
We love seeing and sharing what our alumni have been up to. Roy Stein, one of our many talented Feature Alumni, recently released a collection of shots he animated on Blue Sky Studios film "Ferdinand", and they look great! Check it out.
In our 56th podcast episode, we interview animator Jason Keane. Jason is a Calarts Alum who got his start in animation learning how to draw and traditionally animate from his uncle, Glen Keane, a long time Disney veteran. Jason is an animator currently directing an independent short film. He recently left Blue Sky Studios after 5 years, animating on such films as: Epic, Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie, Ice age 5, and Ferdinand. It was great to hear Jason's insight about the industry, how he got into animation, and his excitement to be teaching here at iAnimate.net. Listen and share the podcast.