ILM Animators Share Tips From Class to Studio
By: Animation Mentor
Alberto Martinez Arce and Yair Gutierrez are more than just former Animation Mentor classmates, they are now co-workers. We were thrilled with their success in our Creatures class, but we are BEYOND thrilled for their success with landing a job at the one and only Industrial Light and Magic, the studio that brought us Star Wars, Transformers and Rango. We caught up with the two of them a few weeks into their new gig to learn more about their experience from the classroom to the studio. Huge woot and applause for Alberto and Yair, and many thanks for sharing your tips on animation and getting a job at a top-tier studio.
— The Animation Mentor Crew
11 gifts to buy your CG Artist
By: Ben Fischler
When it comes to the Visual Effects artists and enthusiasts in your life, the holiday season doesn’t have to be a technical challenge on par with rendering a Massive crowd simulation! There are a LOT of excellent gift ideas out there for the VFX folks near and dear to you. For today’s blog post I’ve chosen a few that I know I would love to give (and maybe receive!) to any of my VFX buddies. Some are just plain fun, and some are super useful for getting the job done and making their art shine.
The VES Handbook of Visual Effects. This is the ONE, the bible that every VFX artist, TD and animator should have on their reference shelf. It’s written and edited by an amazing team of accomplished VFX Supervisors and artists who have been putting the shots we love on the big screen. Co-edited by VES Chair and Animation Mentor VFX Advisory Board member Jeff Okun. If they don’t have this already, time to hook it up! Great toilet reading to boot.
5 Recruiter Tips For CG Artists
By: Animation Mentor
Today, Animation Mentor VFX board member and former Head of Outreach for DreamWorks Animation - Marilyn Friedman - drops by the Animation Mentor blog to share tips for artists getting started in the industry. Friedman spearheaded the Dreamworks' educational outreach initiatives, assessing university academic programs as they pertained to the studio’s varied production needs. Prior to her outreach role, Marilyn led DWA’s world-class team of recruiters in staffing all animation studio production and technology groups. She was responsible for the continued staffing of Academy Award-winning Shrek as well as the sequel, Shrek 2. The first and second computer-generated films to be produced at DreamWorks Feature Animation, Shark Tale and Over the Hedge, also came under her watch.
Friedman is full of insightful information for aspiring artists and we are grateful to her for sharing a few of them here on the blog. Here are her five recruiter tips. Enjoy!
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