Articles tagged with: instructors

We're Getting Ready For CTN 2015

on November 13, 2015

iAnimate at CTN Animation Expo 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.

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Pixel Animation 2015 wrap up

on November 12, 2015

Pixel Animation 2015 Group Photo

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

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Interview with animator - Jamie Titera

on November 02, 2015

In our 39th podcast, we interview game animator Jamie Titera. Jamie is currently a Lead Animator at Disney Interactive Studios working on their popular Disney Infinity franchise.  As the combat animation lead at Disney Interactive his favorite part of the job is animating Disney, Pixar, and Marvel characters beating up on each other. In this interview Jamie shared about his workflow, working with multiple unique characters from vastly different universes, and some of the ins and outs of working in a game environment. Watch his reel below to get a taste of some fun combat animation.

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iAnimate.net at Pixel Animation 2015

on October 15, 2015

iAnimate at Pixel Animation 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.

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Why animating "scenes" is good

on September 25, 2015

Why animating scenes is good

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!

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