Published: 17/02/2012 | Type: Interview | Main Focus: Medical Animation
Medical animation and illustration has been a large field of computer graphics for many years in the US and in recent years has gone through a boom period the UK with new studios starting up. With a wide variety of clients and an increased interest in health amongst the public this field is expanding at the moment and offers a broad range of work for CG artists with an interest in science. Medi-Mation is a London-based studio started in 2006...
Published: 20/10/2011 | Type: Interview | Main Focus: Comics
Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular way for creative people to ask the community for financial backing to get their ideas off the ground. Cartoonist Caanan Grall is currently running a campaign on IndieGoGo for the printing of his webcomic Max Overacts - nominated for the 2011 Eisner Awards. [Continue Reading]
Published: 17/10/2011 | Type: Interview | Main Focus: VFX
London is home to some of the largest and most successful post-production houses in the world and they have made the UK a world leader in the field of visual effects for feature films and advertising. Dominic Edwards is a Junior Artist at one of these award-winning studios in London's Soho district - The Moving Picture Company. [Continue Reading]
Published: 24/09/2011 | Type: Interview | Main Focus: Educational
This week we speak to Sergej Zlahtic who is currently a student at New Zealand's Media Design School in Auckland. Sergej is originally from Slovenia, a small country in the heart of Europe, and he's enrolled at the Advanced 3D Productions course that the school offers. [Continue Reading]
Published: 31/08/2011 | Type: Interview | Main Focus: Freelance Work
Meet Josh Burton, animator and storyteller, who's been creating things for as long as he can remember. After graduating from SCAD with a BFA in animation in 2005, he started at Midway Games in Chicago and Austin, where he would work on games during the day and personal projects at night. Since fall of 2008 he's been working as a freelance animator... [Continue Reading]
Published: 24/08/2011 | Type: Interview | Main Focus: Animation
Gabriele Ranfagni is an Italian animator who started out in Florence in the early days as an illustrator before he turned to animation. He's worked on more than 40 productions and held multiple roles doing storyboarding, stop motion, character design, concept art, 2D and 3D animation. For several years he also worked as a teacher at both the Florence International School of Comics and NEMO Academy.... [Continue Reading]
Published: 15/08/2011 | Type: Interview | Main Focus: Games
This week we talk to Mike McKinley, who's been in the game industry for the past eight years and on SimplyMaya even longer than that. Mike has worked as an Environment Artist on a number of different game productions and is currently a Content Creator at InfiniteZ in Seattle. He's written several books about using Maya for games and in this interview he talks about some of the projects he's worked on... [Continue Reading]
Published: 15/05/2011 | Type: Interview | Main Focus: Film
In this interview Jason Edwards who's currently a Senior Modeler at Windmill Lane VFX in Dublin, shares some of his experiences from his time in the industry.
He's worked on a wide range of projects in both television and film a lot of the things he talks about in this interview as well as some tips and tricks on how to land a job can be very helpful for those of you who are looking to get that first foot in the door at the moment... [Continue Reading]
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