Articles tagged with: school

CTN Animation Expo Video

on October 18, 2012

CTN Animation Expo Video

If you could ask the artists about their techniques, experience, what they feels is the next step in the film or game industry, or anything at all, what would it be? Share your questions and comments via Facebook, Twitter or email us. We have an awesome panel and we want  you to participate and be part of it.  

There's a lot to talk about and we will do our best to answer and cover  the topics you want to hear. 

Link to Videohttp://vimeo.com/51439456

Thanks, iAnimate

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Don't Play It Safe

on August 22, 2012

Don't Play It Safe

Now that the spring/summer workshop has ended and we are all on break for a bit, I get to do three things. 1) Go to bed early. 2) Browse the new collection of student reels and feel woefully inadequate. And 3) attempt to recall what the most frequent advice was that I gave over the previous fourteen weeks, and decide what I might do to build a lecture around that topic.

 

This last block I had two frequently occurring broad notes; “Animate from the core,” and “Don’t play it safe.”  Animating from the “core” requires a lot of explanation and example, so I may tackle that in a future post.  

 

Let me, however, try to describe what I mean when I suggest to an animator not to be “safe.”...

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Can learning animation online be good?

on July 26, 2012


Can learning animation online be good?

This is an oft debated subject, especially with the rise of new online animation (and animation related) schools. Admittedly, I have a biased opinion, as I am an instructor at one of those schools.  But I am also a former student of one.  I attended Animation Mentor, back when they were the only game in town.  I was already a working animator, so I wasn’t learning from scratch, but I remember being just as excited as my own students are now.  So why did I go?  Well, like a lot of you, I was really excited to have the opportunity to take my foundational knowledge and flailing skills and kick them up a notch (or two or three).  Plus, there was the added bonus of honing my skills under the individual tutelage of a skilled and experienced artist who was working in the industry I dreamed of being a part of.  Let’s be honest, it was like a 12-week “audition” in front of each of them, and I planned to make the best of it.

 

Now that there are choices between competing schools, there are two angles, in my humble opinion...

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We are transmitting!

on July 25, 2012

We are transmitting!

Blogs are a great invention, and man we are happy to finally have one.  Not only is this going to be a great window in to all that is iAnimate, we can also help spread all kinds of animation related news from around this creative globe of ours.  We can broadcast additions to our family of iAnimate instructors, show off our new rigs the moment they are released (usually a bit before!), and give you glimpses of what some of our most talented members and alumni are creating.  

And most of all, we can keep in contact with all of our present, past and future members in a way that helps us all remember how much all love the same thing -- animating!

 

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