on November 13, 2015
We are SUPER excited that the annual CTN Animation Expo in Burbank, CA is less than two weeks away (Nov. 20-22). It's a fantastic event to get together with other artists who are just as passionate about this industry as we are! We'll be at Booth B8.3 & B8.4. Please stop by and say hello, have your reels reviewed by industry professionals, and network with our amazing & passionate team.
on November 12, 2015
Pixel was an unique event in the beautiful city of Quebec, Canada where the audience had access to meet and learn directly from industry professionals. Being the program director, it was key for me to give the same love and attention as we do at iAnimate, hence why it was only natural to have some of our instructors participate. Audience had a chance to hangout with the all of the speakers coming from Pixar, Disney, Blue Sky, ILM, Pixomondo, Blizzard, CD Projekt Red but most importantly came out learning and more inspired than ever!
- Ric Arroyo
on October 30, 2015
In our September newsletter we revealed our next set of character rigs being developed, The Family. Check out a sneak peak of the model of Marty, the teenage son.
on October 15, 2015
iAnimate.net will be at Pixel Animation in Quebec, Canada on October 26th - 30th. We have a great line up that will be attending.
David Gibson (Creature Animation Instructor)
James Bennett (Creature Animation Instructor)
Jeremy Collins (Game Animation Instructor)
Sebastian Kalemba (Feature Alumni and Lead Animator at CD Projekt)
MASTERCLASS – LEARN, MEET, ANIMATE
Pixel Animation offers high end masterclasses for professionals and graduate students in animation, video games and VFX. Other activities such as breakfast with the masters and networking cocktails make Pixel Animation Masterclass and event where:
- You'll learn the secrets of the industry in a relaxed and organic atmosphere during the Meet & Greet breakfasts.
- You'll learn the technics of the industry during the high end masterclasses.
- You'll party with the industry during the networking cocktails.
Visit http://pixelanimation.org/en/ and enter "ETUDIANT" in the promo code section for a 40% off discount.
on September 28, 2015
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In our 38th podcast we speak with long time animator, Ben Rush. Ben's career started as far back on Square Enix's 'Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within' on the beautiful island of Hawaii. He then spent most of his time at Dreamworks Glendale studio working on fan favorites such as Megamind, both Kung Fu Panda's, and most recently Home. Ben is currently an animator at Pixar Animation Studios working on their 2016 release Finding Dory. Ben shared some great insight, the unique studio vibes of Dreamworks and Pixar, as well as his own animated film he's been working on using the talented crew here at iAnimate.net titled Only A Dream. Check back in the coming weeks for a link to the campaign.
Ben Rush current reel | Venice Go Pro video
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on September 28, 2015
Recent Graduate, Warren Seeley, sent Jason Ryan (our Head of Character Animation) an email that we wanted share. Congratulations to Warren and all our recent graduates.
I just had my last class for WS7 and now done with the feature film program. A part of me wishes it wasn't over. This has been an absolute amazing experience. I could never have imagined what I was in for when I started. It just blew my mind the talent, the experience, the enthusiasm, the passion each of the instructors and students all had. And always have.
These instructors, they don't just teach animation, they teach what it means to live a life as an animator and that's something that doesn't get discussed a whole lot I feel. It definitely isn't easy but seeing these all star animators and hearing their stories and views is gold.
iAnimate is the best. I just feel so happy and glad I did this. I'm so grateful for the whole experience. Thank you so much Jason for making this online school happen. I hope it lasts forever and just keeps growing and improving. I'll be at CTN again this year so I can't wait to see ya there!
Take care Jason!
on September 25, 2015
This October I will be teaching the “Advanced Sequence Work” workshop at iAnimate.net. More simply known as Feature Workshop 6. And while I have been teaching it since the inception of the school, I have always felt that it is the most mysterious and misunderstood course we have in our repertoire. I think most animators think of it as merely a stepping stone “short film” style course on their way to “graduation”. As you might imagine, I see it as much more valuable than that, and here’s why.
First, it’s not a “short film” class.
While we do create quick storyboards to work out the overall staging and editorial timing of your scene, the class is not a writing or directing exercise. Animators will be using dialog from other sources, just like normal, and coming up with original interpretations of the scene, and using all the convention methods to come up with overall staging and performance. My students are encouraged not to waste their valuable time inventing and modeling elaborate sets and props. The focus is on acting! And we spend the entire block working on your one scene. Now there’s some polish!
on August 31, 2015
He's Back! And With A New Workshop. Jamaal Bradley took some time off from teaching at iAnimate to pursue some unique career opportunities. During his hiatus he traveled to India where he was an Animation Supervisor on Penguins of Madagascar. He's currently enjoying working directly with James Baxter, Chris Sanders, & Kirk DeMicco as an Animation Supervisor on Croods 2. He's back with a new Feature workshop - Advanced Pantomime Acting. In this class your animated piece will be an exploration of making your character entertain, evoke emotion, and breath life without the use of dialogue. This is an essential skill in your journey as an animator and entertainer. "Together we will build an understanding of thoughts and actions that will drive our characters." - Jamaal