I just wanted to announce that I am teaching at the site Matte Mentors
The new class on Matte Painting for Animation will start on January 8th, 2023. You can pre-order it now to reserve your spot. It will be an 8 week course with weekly live interactive Zoom sessions and individual critiques on everyone’s work. So if you are interested in learning Matte Painting for the Animation industry come check it out.
I also have a FREE course if you’d like to get a taste of what I will be teaching. This course is Ancient Bridge and is available for download now.
Hope to see you there, and signup to our email list for future classes and seminars.
There is this relatively new software, Affinity that’s pretty good candidate as an Adobe substitute if you are looking for a non-subscription model. Their current applications are Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher. I’m currently most interested in Photo.
You can download them for a 90 trial.
The Affinity Photo has some nice features that Adobe Photoshop still hasn’t addressed over the years. Raw editing, true HDR workflow, and 32-bit workflow.
What’s nice is you can import/export PSD/PSB file formats and it supports ABR brushes, so you can have the best of both applications.
You can see the UI is very similar to Photoshop so working in it it’s hard at all.
The cost of the software is pretty affordable, just $50. You can purchase these apps at a 50% discount now. They are available for Mac, PC, and iPad. It is not a subscription model. It is a single one-off price. You have full capability whether on PC, Mac or Ipad.
Download for free and see what you think. For me the HDR and 32-bit capability alone is worth looking into.
Another Semester closes as we begin Summertime. I had an outstanding time with my latest group of students. So many of them really went the extra mile and couldn’t be prouder of the growth they all made. Please take a moment to look at all of the students work.
After 4 straight years of teaching at CGMA, I am taking a sabbatical for awhile. I had such a wonderful time working with all of my amazing students over the years and it has given me a new drive to delve into my own projects and IP for a spell. Please keep an eye out on my Blog for some of my new endeavors. Cheers.
Wishing that everyone is a safe and well during these troubling times!
This image also announces my CGMA Matte Painting course will be all NEW starting this summer!! Registration just started. Hope to see many of you joining us! This is one of painting I did for the new course.
There have been tons of great courses, programs, etc on sale to help those cope with our current lockdown. I have started to put together an Artstation store. If anyone would like some brushes and some tutorials please take a look. Some are free and I have a coupon for 30% OFF now thru Summer. The CODE is LOCKDOWN2020
Frozen II has been released to the world, and it’s been amazing to see everyone’s response to it. So many people have been reaching out on how thrilled they are with sequel. It was such a wonderful experience on this film Continue reading “Frozen II, CTN, and Trainee program”
The Apprentice program at Walt Disney Animation Studios is an amazing experience and is available for recent college graduates of art and animation, fine art and design, computer graphics, engineering, production, and general film studies undergraduate or graduate programs (within three years of graduation date) for a 3, 6 or 12 month paid position at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Anyone interested and meets the requirements should apply here:
The Apprentice program has had been an immersive and wonderful experience for past Trainees. So if you or if you know anyone that would like to apply please forward this on.
Here’s a sample breakdown of some of our past work from Zootopia.
For a little more enticement and look at some of our current work, here is our latest trailer from Frozen2 coming out in two weeks