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Articles tagged with: Dreamworks

Interview with Sr. Animator James Bennett

on July 28, 2014

In our 29th episode, we speak with witty Senior Animator James Bennett. This guy has over 15 years experience animating creatures for such blockbusters as The Hobbit, Godzilla,  Avatar, King Kong, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Madagascar 3, and Iron Man 2. Having worked in the business for this length and at top studios like Dreamworks & Weta, this made for a great podcast full of insight & entertainment.

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iAnimate presents Jacob Gardner

on May 08, 2014

iAnimate interviews feature film animator and instructor Jacob Gardner. Jacob has been working at Dreamworks Animation for over 5 years on films such as Shrek Forever After, Megamind, Puss in Boots, and Rise of the Guardians. Jacob found a love for animation at an early age. As early as seven years old, when he could have been found poorly mimicking the genie in Disney's Aladdin, Jacob knew he wanted to create living and loving animated characters. Enjoy this insightful and entertaining interview; and see if you can recongnize the special guest cameo.

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Interview with animator Ken Fountain

on March 19, 2014

We interview feature film animator, and iAnimate instructor, Ken Fountain. Ken is an independent animator, who recently worked for DreamWorks on such films as: Monsters vs. Aliens, Shrek 4, Megamind, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots, and the How to Train Your Dragon Holiday Special. He has been acting since he was little and much of that theater and acting knowledge shows in his animation as well as his lectures.

Ken's current reel | New Cartoony training | GeoMe!

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Interview with Animator Ted Ty

on February 12, 2014

In our 26th episode, we speak with iAnimate Feature Instructor, and amazing animator, Ted Ty. Ted has over 18 years experience at the feature animation level and has animated on more than 14 feature films. Before working on such titles as "Puss and Boots ", "Shrek Forever After", "Kung Fu Panda", and 'Rise of the Guardians' at DreamWorks, he spent 10 years at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Florida working on such 2D titles as "Mulan", "The Lion King", and "Lilo and Stitch". There is a unique perspective one has having worked at such a high level in both 2D and CG for so long, and we are pleased get some of his time to discuss this craft we all enjoy!

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Creatures interview with Animators Cameron Fielding and David Hubert

on May 17, 2013

David Hubert and Cameron Fielding both come from the Feature animation side as well as the Game animation side, and in this interview they share their experience with creature animation on production such as The Croods, Madagascar 3, How to train Your Dragon and Turok.

Cameron Fielding blog | David Hubert website | Cedric Séaut site | Pixel Challenge | Soul Collector

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Interview with DreamWorks animator Bill Tessier

on April 26, 2013

Bill Tessier has been teaching at iAnimate.net since we opened our doors and is an accomplished animator. He's worked on such VFX movies as 'Matrix Revolutions' and 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'; and during his time at Dreamworks, Bill worked on "Flushed Away", "Bee Movie", "Monsters vs. Aliens", "How To Train Your Dragon", "Kung-Fu Panda 2", and the up coming Turbo. He's currently work on Reel FX's new feature 'Free Birds'. Check out our interview with him.

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Croods and Animation Insight with seasoned animators Jason Ryan & Mike Walling

on April 10, 2013

In our 13th podcast episode, we get iAnimate's very own Head of Character animation, Jason Ryan as a guest, as well as long time animator and instructor Mike Walling. Both of these gentlemen are seasoned in animation as well as teaching. We get to talk about working with James Baxter, Chris Sanders, and their experience on DreamWorks recently released animated film Croods! Get ready for a an entertaining, and wealth of animation knowledge in this podcast interview.

Interviewees' resources: Jason's tutorial site | Mike's tutorials

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