iAnimate.net just announced it’s 3rd Elite Game Animation Workshop! The new interactive online course brings students together with professional animators from AAA studios such as Blizzard, Eidos, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. Games, to teach specialized animations specifically for game creation.
The course will be stretched over 14 weeks, each week focusing in depth on a fundamental component of animation in gaming. The topics vary from interactive battles, to basic workflow and camera theory, to creature behaviors. The workshop includes live talks, demos, reviews, and assignments that are designed to replicate an actual game production routine. Opposed to going to school, you can pay a fraction of the price to learn directly from animators who have been in the industry for 2 dozen years, all from the comfort of your home. As a student, you’ll have access to other instructor’s lectures and reviews as well.
The video above is the Student Showreel from the iAnimate 2013 2nd Gaming Workshop.
There is 1,000 of hours of educational material accessible through iAnimate, and it presents an amazing opportunity for aspiring animators that don’t want to drop everything to either attend a school, or just simply can’t afford one. The workshop start September 8, 2014 and ends on December 14. You can apply now here.