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iAnimate Student Spotlight – Matt Roe

Matthew Roe 2014 Showreel from Matthew Roe on Vimeo. Matt Roe was my student last Spring 2014 in the iAnimate WS4 – Facial Acting and also my student for WS3 – Advanced Body Mechanics Fall 2013 at iAnimate  Matt killed every shot he started.  The piece with the church door he is trying to open was a VERY long piece of Advanced Body mechanics and I worried he might not finish… but he completed it in spades.  The piece with Sheldon playing a…

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iAnimate Student Spotlight – Ngan Chung

Animation Reel 2014 from Animator Ngan on Vimeo. Ngan Chung was my student last Fall 2013 and she blew me away.  She has an incredible sense of timing and her dramatic piece was as good as her comedic work in my class.  The first shot is my favorite of her work though.  She used smear and blur frames effectively and her personal acting reference was spot on the first time she posted.  She would probably kill me if I posted…

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iAnimate Student Spotlight – Rod Dimayuga

Animation Demo Reel – Rod Dimayuga from Rod Dimayuga on Vimeo. Rodolfo Dimayuga was a joy to teach at iAnimate. I seriously looked forward to his submissions every time we met. He also pushed past the basic criteria of a closeup for acting and added psycho logic gesture and attitude beyond the original acting clip had. Rod took my WS4 – Facial and Dialog Acting Class Summer of 2013. He did two great pieces with me in that class and I…

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4 Spots Left in Workshop 5 Feature iAnimate – Instructor Angie Jones

JamesMaloney Reel 11-5-2013 from James Maloney on Vimeo. Above is a student reel by James Maloney.He did the first and the last piece on that reel in my WS5 class. Want to raise the bar on your work to land that character animation job? I have 4 spots left in my WS5 course at iAnimate…  My WS3 and WS4 classes are now full. Click here ianimate.net/workshops/feature.html  to learn more about the workshops I teach at iAnimate.…

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Workshop 4 and Workshop 5 Feature Student Work iAnimate – Instructor Angie Jones

Workshop 4 and Workshop 5 Feature Student Work iAnimate  Instructor Angie Jones from angie jones on Vimeo. This is a collection of the best of the best work by my students at iAnimate in Workshop 4 – Close Up Acting and Workshop 5 Full Body Acting. Above is a sample of the past three years. Each student’s name is located in the top left corner and workshop level in the bottom right. I will be teaching my usual three Workshops this…

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ianimate Student Spotlight – Kevin Nguyen

Kevin Nguyen turned out to be one of my favorite students last block.  Every week he surprised me with more attention to detail and some of the funniest reference I have ever seen. Kevin is dedicated to becoming the best animator he can be and I believe he will not be a free agent for long with these new shots (the first and second shot he did in WS5 with me) on his demo. Check Kevin Nguyen’s Work out here.…

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ianimate Student Spotlight – James Maloney

JamesMaloney 2013 Animation Reel from James Maloney on Vimeo. James Maloney was unstoppable in my WS5 Full Body Acting Class Summer 2013.  James gets it.  I would just suggest a couple things to make his work better and he would take that morsel and turn it into a fantastic performance.  James is coming out to LA in November, so grab him for your next project! Check out James Maloney Update:  James is now a cinematic animator at Blizzard Entertainment and he said they…

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ianimate Student Spotlight – JinngHwee Tan

August 2013’s ianimate Student Spotlight is – JinngHwee Tan! JinngHwee worked very hard in my WS3 Advanced Body Mechanics Class Spring 2013.  It was tough because he experienced the layoffs at Lucas Arts in Singapore while taking my class, but he always surprised me with his ideas.  he is working on a website right now to find work, but in the meantime, you can watch his video on his youtube channel. Check out Jinng Hwee Tan! Update: Jinng Hwee is…

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iAnimate Student Spotlight – Emily Harrenstein

Emily Harrenstein Animation Reel 2014 from Emily Harrenstein on Vimeo. July’s 2013’s Student Spotlight is – Emily Harrenstein Emily was one of my first students at ianimate – Summer 2011. She did an amazing job on her Bird Cage piece (last shot) on the reel above in my WS4 class.  She really embodied the character Agador that Hank Azaria played.  Equally funny was to see the ianimate scarecrow rig act so effeminate.  She has a very subtle touch, especially for an animator…

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iAnimate Student Spotlight – Gabriel Martinez

June 2013’s ianimate Student Spotlight is – Gabriel Martinez! Gabriel is one of my students who stuck with me from Workshop 3 – Advanced Body mechanics, to Workshop 2 – Closeup Facial and Dialog Acting and finally Workshop 5 – Full Body Acting.  It was so inspiring to watch his growth from trying to get mechanics right in WS3 at ianimate all the way to complex pantomime and dialog scenes.  I am so proud of my baby bird, all “growed up!” My favorite piece he…