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
on August 26, 2015
The very talented Miguel Winfield, of MGLand, has teamed up with us to customize his MG-Picker studio to create GUI pickers for our amazing & unique rigs. Visit MGLand to see for yourself how these plug-ins can enhance your workflow. A big iAnimate THANK YOU Miguel.
on July 30, 2015
I couldn't be any more fortunate and happy to have these gifted artists and great people transition from being my students in iAnimate to becoming animators on my team at L'Atelier Animation. So proud of them and my entire team for being so passionate and devoted to their craft and our film. Killing it!! :)
Ted Ty - Head of Animation
Names from left to right: Stephanie Lee, Mauro Affronti, Jakub Pazera, Martyn Smith, Antoine Donnelly, Roy Stein, Ted Ty ( with sunlight - not grey hair :P) Amanda Zima, India Barnardo, Boris Maras, Donald Chan, Valerie Lim, Behram Koshroo