on May 29, 2015
I just finished the Creature Animation Workshop 1 with Johnny Spinelli and wanted to let you know how much fun I had with the course! Johnny was an amazing instructor and I learned a lot from his lectures/reviews and he was also kind enough to give us a tour of ILM Vancouver, which was super inspiring. : )
I wasn't sure what to expect before taking the class, but it really surpassed all my expectations. It's super motivating to be surrounded by people who are so passionate about animation and it's given me a real fresh perspective on a lot animation techniques.
I'm looking forward to taking some more iAnimate classes in the future and chatting with you guys soon!
on February 19, 2015
iAnimate feature student, Simon Taylor, recently finished up a wonderful & cute short animated film titled 'Taking Pictures'. We wanted to know a bit more about him and the project. Watch the short, a 'making of', as well as a quick interview with Simon. Be sure to leave him some feedback on his shorts' Vimeo page.
iA: Please tell us little about yourself?
My name is Simon and I’ve lived in London for 4 years. I’ve worked at a few different studios as an animator, mostly on pre-school shows such as Sarah & Duck and Tree Fu Tom, as well as some feature work on John Carter and some commercials. In my free time, I like making both live action and animated films and dabble in photography and the occasional magic trick.
on February 05, 2015
A very big congratulations to iAnimate student, Kevin Nguyen, on his recent employment at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Good luck there & we look forward to seeing your name in the credits!
on December 15, 2014
Huge congratulations to iAnimate Alumni, Ravi Kamble Govind, on his recent Annie Awards nomination! This is one of the highest honors given for excellence in animation. Ravi has been nominated for his lead work on Dave, the villain of the movie Penguins of Madagascar. He has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Feature Production.
on May 26, 2014
I was enrolled in workshop4 in spring 2014. I live in Vancouver, Canada, currently working as an Animator for Piranha Games Inc. There was a BIG career fair here today. About 30 companies participated in it. Almost everyone who saw my reel immediately recognized iAnimate from its characters. They had nothing but good words about iAnimate students. It was amazing. They loved the appeal in the characters and yeah, they liked the animation too. :) iAnimate is a great school. I am waiting to return back. Jason, I miss your weekly lectures so much. iAnimate has a great reach and its amazing to be a part of it's community.
- Suresh Padmaraj
on April 25, 2014
I wanted to write this letter quite a long time ago. Two months ago I moved from Colleferro (a small town in Rome's area with about 24,000 people) to Santa Monica, to work for Riot Games. If, after my iA graduation in May 2013, someone would have told me that in few months I would move to US to work for such a big company, in one of my favorite cities, I would never have believed it. Coming from a country that has almost no animation tradition, and doing a quite a different job (I was a generalist/lighter for brand commercials like Nokia, Nike, etc.), I feel that iAnimate gave me the chance to get the best animation education in the world, with the freedom of focusing just on what I wanted to do, be an animator. I'm still trying to realize how drastically my life has changed, but I'm totally aware of how important iAnimate was.
Thank you so much for making this possible.
on April 07, 2014
"I chose iAnimate, because of the instructors, rigs, school structure, and the community seemed to be a step up in relation to the other online schools. I enrolled in the Games Animation program, because I'm a hardcore gamer and passionate for games! I want to break into the game animation industry and my main goal is to end up animating cinematic for games.
I'm truly satisfied with the program.
on February 21, 2014
What did you enjoy the most in iAnimate Games program?
One thing that I really enjoyed was getting to know my fellow classmates and exchanging ideas with them every week in the chat room.
Also, I really enjoyed the whole process of shooting reference, blocking and polishing it along with the feedback that was given by my instructor.