Congratulations to iAnimate alumni Darrell Vasquez, previous student Jeff Williams, and the whole Insomniac Games team on their release today of Sunset Overdrive. The game is getting amazing reviews all the way around (see below)! We know a lot of blood, sweat, and Over Charge went in to the making of this game.
My name is Olivier Staphylas and I am the Head of Character Animation for the movie "Penguins of Madagascar" for Dreamworks Animation.
I hired Ravi Kamble, one of your iAnimate graduates, based on a recommendation by his teacher Ted Ty. His contribution to the movie has been nothing short of fabulous. Ravi started on the project as an animator but I soon noticed the appeal and entertainment of his work and decided to entrust him with leading "Dave", the villain of our movie. Ravi developed the character by himself, creating his personality and range of motion through performance tests and poses.
The final result is a beautifully entertaining character with loads of appeal and charisma. I couldn't be more satisfied with the quality of the work he brought to the project. Thank you iAnimate!
In our 22nd podcast, we interview 3 animators who worked on Sony's Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs sequel. Each of the guests come from varied years in the industry and talk about their unique time on this very fun and cartoony film.