The hardest thing in the industry is how to find the right acting ideas to animate. It's the difference between the technically good animators and the great performance animators.
Acting is the key to an interesting scene and now we have a professional acting instructor who will give weekly classes on how to get the acting in your animated scenes to really stand out. Link to sign-up.
Each week at iAnimate, in addition to students normal lecture time with their instructors, Jason Ryan does a workflow class by taking an animation assignment, similar to what members would receive (i.e. body mechanics, dialog, etc.), and animates the shot live. This process allows members to see how a top professional animator would approach planning, breaking the shot down, polishing, etc. And because it's live, as well as recorded for later viewing, attendees are able to ask questions. It's like having a second instructor. For this demo, Jason animated a two person dialog shot with our characters Jake and Angela.
We have streamlined our workshops to a four session per year schedule, along with a new price point to reflect it. What does this mean for you? You save time, money, and finish sooner! All without compromising the quality of education iAnimate has been known for. The Feature, Creature, and Game Workshops have been reduced to $1698 per workshop! So not only is the schedule more flexible and streamlined for our artists, but the price is more affordable too.
Sign Up Now for the Jan 5th Start Date by visiting: APPLY
Each week Jason Ryan does a workflow class by taking an animation sequence similar to what members would receive (i.e. body mechanics, dialog, etc.), and animates the shot live for the students. This is available to all iAnimate members. This is the rendered version of a recent acting shot Jason worked through during our Winter 2014 term.
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.