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Animation Student Spotlight - Hanke Wang

“iAnimate has equipped me with advanced animation techniques, a deep understanding of the pipeline, and effective collaboration skills.”

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Hello everyone! Student Spotlight features Hanke Wang, and his ambition knows no bounds—he's set his sights on becoming the world's best animation director. As he approaches the final stages of his undergraduate degree, his expertise in the realm of 3D animation, particularly character animation, shines brightly. But it's not just about technical prowess for him; he thrives on forging connections and collaborating with fellow creatives.

Now, let's rewind to the moment Hanke stumbled upon iAnimate. It was like discovering a hidden treasure trove. The mesmerizing animations showcased there left him spellbound, and he knew in an instant that he had to be a part of it. So, he made the leap and enrolled. And what a journey it has been! Over the course of a year, under the guidance of his mentor, Alexis, he soared to new heights. “I studied at iAnimate for a year and progressed greatly over that time,” Hanke mentioned. Alexis's mentorship and unwavering support illuminated the path to Hanke's artistic awakening.

Student Animation Journey

Hanke Wang took the following Feature Workshop at iAnimate:

Here's how Hanke describes his creative process for his iAnimate assignments:

  • Creating Reference: Hanke emphasizes the importance of laying a strong foundation through reference creation. This initial step sets the stage for the entire animation process.
  • Blocking: Identifying key behaviors is crucial in the blocking stage. This involves outlining essential frames that form the backbone of the animation.
  • Adding Frames Gradually: Once the fundamental frames are in place, Hanke gradually adds intermediate frames to strengthen the animation and ensure smooth transitions between movements.
  • Spline: To elevate the animation beyond the reference, Hanke modifies curves and incorporates personal creative ideas. This step, according to him, is vital for infusing soul into the animation.
  • Polishing: Hanke emphasizes the importance of refining details during the polishing stage. This includes fine-tuning facial expressions, character details, and subtle movements to enhance overall quality.
  • Rendering: Once all elements are perfected, the animation is ready for rendering, marking the final stage of the creative process.

Hanke credits iAnimate for his exceptional growth as an artist, citing several key factors: iAnimate has provided him with advanced animation techniques, a deep understanding of the pipeline, and effective collaboration skills. Studios should anticipate his consistent delivery of high-quality work, meeting deadlines with ease, and effective communication. He boasts a versatile skill set, swiftly adapting to various software and production pipelines. With his iAnimate education, Hanke brings value to studios through his dedication, technical expertise, and fervor for crafting compelling animations.

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Student Spotlight Q&A with Animator Hanke Wang

iAnimate: What do you think of your Online Animation Instructor(s), and how do they help you?

Hanke: I have immense respect for my online animation instructor Alexis. They have been instrumental in helping me acquire best practices and knowledge from top professionals and leading studios in the industry. Their expertise and guidance have been invaluable in shaping my skills and understanding of animation. Through their mentorship, I have gained insights into the latest industry trends, techniques, and workflows. Their feedback and critiques have significantly improved my work, pushing me to strive for excellence. Overall, my instructors have played a vital role in my growth as an animator, equipping me with the necessary tools to succeed in the competitive field of animation.

iAnimate: How did iAnimate help you to evolve your animation skills as a character animator?

Hanke: iAnimate has been instrumental in evolving my animation skills as a character animator. Through their structured curriculum, experienced mentors, and intensive feedback, I refined my techniques and attention to detail. The program exposed me to diverse animation styles, fostering adaptability. I am ready for the industry's demands due to my technical proficiency, strong work ethic, and collaborative mindset. Studios can depend on me for my commitment to continuous improvement, staying current with industry trends, and exceeding expectations. With a solid foundation from iAnimate, I bring a blend of technical expertise, creativity, and professionalism to deliver exceptional animations.

iAnimate: What kind of animator do you consider after taking your student workshop/s?

Hanke: I wanna be a Feature Animator. I'm ready, cuz that gonna be so fun!!

iAnimate: What kind of project do you want to work on?

Hanke: Feature, Games, CG, Films.

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