Category: Education and Training

Headline News VES and Autodesk Announce VES Student Award 2011

VES is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for its annual Student Award, exclusively sponsored by Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in entertainment software.

Blogs Creative Problem Solving Pt 1: Discovering originality and Value

By Robin King | Friday, October 22, 2010 at 5:09pm

Creativity is at the core of our personal and collective evolution – whether as individuals or as teams and creative ability is well understood, can be clearly explained. Everyone is capable of creative effort given well-designed training, experiential exercises and reflective practice.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 19

This week's eponymous episode retraces another retro return to the LA recordings featuring Alan inexplicably conversing through Skype and Joel inexpertly wrangling the pre-show mic check. Special guest and expert sperm whale impressionist Scott Aukerman then stops by to discuss the art of writing the sequel of an animated feature before the original is written, the power of star-powered voice-acting, Toy Story 4, why FFAF is his favorite podcast, and how to narrate a picture book.

Headline News Escape Studios, The Mill Launch CG Whiz 2010 Competition

or anyone with a passion for computer graphics (CG) and ambitions to break into the world of visual effects, this could be the lucky break you’ve been waiting for. Today, Escape Studios – Europe’s leading CG academy – in partnership with The Mill, launches the second annual ‘CG Whiz’ competition, to uncover future stars of the CG industry.

Headline News Eight New Animators Join Animation Mentor (Animation Mentor), the leading online character animation school created by animators for animators, today announces eight new professional animators. Their roster of mentors now totals an average of 90 professional animators.

Blogs Eat, Pray, Work…

By Lisa Kaye | Monday, October 11, 2010 at 12:37pm

Your job search is an adventure. When you think of the infinite possibilities out there you will be less concerned about making a mistake. When you are willing to take risk in your quest for a new job, you can move forward without expectation and enjoy the journey. By focusing on the outcome of each and every interview, meeting or networking event you will likely drive yourself mad and miss out on the important opportunity right in front of you.

Headline News Animation Mentor Unleashes Total Creativity with the Release of Flagship Animated Character Bishop 2.0 (Animation Mentor), the leading online character animation school created by animators for animators, has taken another leap forward in innovative teaching tools with the release of Bishop 2.0, the newest version of their flagship animated character that students use for their Animation Mentor course work.

Headline News Digimation Selected as Top Simulation and Training Company for Sixth Consecutive Year

September 21, 2010 – Digimation®, a leading developer of interactive training and 3D content, announced its recognition by Military Training Technology as one of the Top Simulation & Training Companies for 2010

Blogs Four Keys to Creative Transformation: The Results of a Prototype Test in China

By Robin King | Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 5:16pm

Creative transformation means doing it differently! This post describes a two year experiment in designing and implementing a training school based on four key principles that enhance the learning process. Based on core competencies, it used a range of novel methods to motivate and develop professionally related skills in an accelerated system of feedback loops and rapid iteration.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 18

This week on the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum: a big announcement, time-travel, and special guest filmaker/animator/object-manipulator/shadow-hugger Janie Geiser. Join Joel, Alan, Sam Olschan, and Computer as they discuss with Janie the finer points of puppet-performance, the gallery vs. the theater, funding your personal art, and how to fix your apartment or life with gaff tape.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 17

FFAF continues its Salutation to Tinselville this week with more animation conversation from the Heart of Hollywood. This week's special guest and lovably evil animator-innovator, JJ Villard, scratches the true grit of the LA animation underbelly as he devles into discussion on his films, animation career prep, dirty-dogs, the worth of the festival-hussle, the subtext of the Walk of Fame, choice Starbucks beverages, Shrek, major studio lunch-spreads, and how to charm the evil of it all.

Headline News i3DTutorials releases “Introduction to Polygon Modeling: 3dsMax 2011

i3DTutorials announces their latest training product for Autodesk 3dsMax 2011, “Introduction to Polygon Modeling: 3dsMax 2011".

Blogs You Can't Teach a Fish to Sing - the importance of motivation

By Robin King | Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 5:35pm

Talent is important, but talent without motivation simply doesn’t cut it. Curiosity, persistence and a spirit of creative accomplishment are indispensable. It’s the responsibility of the instructor and the institution to ensure that the learning environment is one that encourages openness, individuality, teamwork, sound problem solving and creativity.

Headline News Offers Back-to-School Discount for Students & Faculty

Darwin Dimensions, maker of Evolver, the world's first web-based application that enables users to design and customize high-quality 3D characters, has announced that will be extending a special back-to-school discount to students and faculty for use in academic projects during the upcoming school year.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 16

The Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum hits Hollywood this week as they kick off their exclusive and elusive star-studded six week podcasting tour of the west coast animation dynasty. It's FFAFLA 2010! Join Alan, Joel, Computer, and Sam Olschan as they tinkle and toast their way into the hearts of the industry's most influential celebrataunts and debuties. Special guest and International Manimator of Mystery, Mike Overbeck, gets things going as he discusses his commercial work, personal films, unemployment animation time-fillers, and interrogation spy techniques.

Blogs Transformational Learning for the Conceptual Age

Delving into specifics programs, curricula, institutions and methods, it’s important to review the breadth of the issues we face. Every progressive, generative and future-focused learning framework (whether personal, corporate or institutional) MUST be designed, build and assessed as an interdependent system of connections among people, the environment and the process of acquiring skills and knowledge.

Headline News Digital-Tutors Reaches a Record-Breaking 12,000 Videos

The must-have, quintessential Digital-Tutors online computer graphics training library keeps getting better with the public beta release of Vault, the world's first e-learning platform that offers emerging digital artists across the globe the opportunity to watch thousands of production-based videos online with automatic play or the ability to go offline and download for travel.