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Podcast: Rise of the Guardians

Legends unite when we sat down with Peter Ramsey to talk about his first feature film Rise of the Guardians!… [more]

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Podcast: ParaNorman

Happy Halloween! Wow, do we have a treat for you.  Jacob and Stephen were invited to a press junket… [more]

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Podcast: Rhythm & Hues

We're back! Last year we teased with a photo taken of the front door of R&H.  We are incredibly… [more]

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Podcast: Shrek Forever After

Making a sequel isn't easy, especially when you are tasked to end a very popular and beloved franchise.… [more]

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Podcast: Jason Schleifer

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Podcast: John Hill

In this interview we sat down with an amazing animator and supervisor, John Hill.    John was really… [more]

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Podcast: Jason Ryan

We are excited to bring you our podcast with Jason Ryan! Jason has become a well-known animation supervisor… [more]

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Kickstart The Sketchbook: An Animated Short Film

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Animator Chris Williams has launched a kickstarter project for an animated short involving both 3D and hand drawn animation. The Sketchbook is an inspiring story about a 16 year-old enlisting in World War I to find his father.  It has a great story with a lot of heart.

Chris has worked in the industry for over 13 years on a number of feature films such as Spider Man, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, Wreck It Ralph, and is currently in production on Peanuts at Blue Sky Studios.  Being able to finish a high level short film in a reasonable amount of time with experienced artists requires a hefty budget so Chris is very realistic about the dollar amount he is asking for.  He has a number of talented artists(including Iron Giant story artist Bill Frake) already tied to the project so hopefully they’ll be able to get this thing going.  If any of you are interested in donating a few bucks or even just sharing the page with friends, that would be great!

 

The Sketchbook: An Animated Short Film

 

 

Jacob Gardner Instructor Profile

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Hey everyone! This is the promo for my classes at iAnimate.net. It was a ton of fun to make, and Alexis Wanneroy is a master with his camerawork, directing, and editing.

iAnimate Instructor Spotlight – Jacob Gardner from iAnimate on Vimeo.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 final trailer!

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DreamWorks Animation has released it’s final trailer for How To Train Your Dragon 2 and it looks great!  Can’t wait to see it!

 

Peanuts Teaser!

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Blue Sky Studios has released the teaser for Peanuts!  It’s awesome to see how much work the supervisors and animators are nailing down the details from Sparky’s comics and TV shorts.  Go see Rio 2 on April 11 to see it on the big screen!

 

Film Divider has a cool article breaking down some of the techniques being applied:

http://www.filmdivider.com/freeze-frame-deconstructing-the-old-school-hand-drawn-techniques-of-the-new-cg-peanuts-trailer/

 

 

 

TEDx talk about Insecurity and Animation

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Tomash Jech gives an amazing TEDx talk about being insecure and being an animator.  It’s full of valuable lessons for anyone in any job anywhere, and he shares personal stories about his time spent at PIXAR, Bungie, Blizzard, and Riot.

 

 

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