This post describes and link to a new set of Autodesk’s Media and Entertainment Instructional Standards (MEIS) for three software products; Maya, 3dsMax and Softimage. These standards cover thirteen topic areas and toolsets and provide a ruich resource of theory, applications and exercises for teachers and trainers in animation and vfx.
Category: Education and Training
Even professional productions with big money and all sorts of folks checking everyone’s work can be victimized by poor up-front planning. Don’t make the same mistake on your animation demos! Plan ahead, plan well, and stick to that plan.
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, is now receiving applications for its 2011 internship program, Inspire, which helps develop young visual effects talent.
AnimationMentor.com (Animation Mentor), the state-of-the-art online school for character animation founded by animators, for animators, today announces Animals & Creatures: Master Class, an advanced course on animating quadrupeds, flying animals, and fantasy creatures in a realistic animation style.
The Gnomon Workshop, the leader in professional training for artists in entertainment and design, has announced a new FX workflows training DVD taught by artist Brandon Young, best known for his work on Dragon Age: Origins.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson kicks off 2011 by reminding us reminds of the power of change to achieve personal growth.
Cartoonist and animator Michael Jantze is teaching a Master Class on January 8th at the Charles M. Schulz Museum.
HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality children’s entertainment, is expanding its reach in digital entertainment with the launch of a brand new series of Thomas & Friends™ story-inspired mobile and tablet applications by developer ScrollMotion.
The Gnomon Workshop is proud to announce the release of the latest title focusing on FX Workflow and integration.
Steven Woloshen creates animation in cars, at work, in airports, on planes… in other words wherever and whenever he has ten consecutive minutes to play. We chatted over bottled water at the Ottawa International Animation Festival this past October, and continued by email after his return to Montreal.
The Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities has approved Max the Mutt’s application to offer a four year Diploma in Classical and Computer Animation and Production.
We don't have to travel to some alternative future to look back at 2010 as the year in which animation technologies and talent has spread beyond the film and games industries to make a true difference in education. Its happening now and its pretty exciting.
The National Film Board of Canada is offering fun, creative and wallet-friendly daily activities for families at its downtown Toronto Mediatheque this holiday season.
It is with much pleasure that the National Animation and Design Centre (NAD Centre) is announcing its very first viral contest entitled “ChampionNAD”.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson gets into the holiday spirit with some It's a Wonderful Life-inspired advice.
2 and half days of information, training, reflection and discussions between professionals for a complete overview of all animation and cross-media issues.
To say that Soundwalkers, a fascinating film by director and sound researcher Raquel Castro, sensitives us to the soundscape of our modern world is to minimize its achievement.
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.
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.
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.