Walt Disney Animation Studios Trainee program: Matte Painting/Set Extension

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

 

 

Art Station store and Gumroad

I’ve finally gotten to setting up an ArtStation store and Gumroad accounts. I have been meaning to try this for quite sometime.
I will continue posting content on my blog here but for more in depth tutorials and deep dives into various programs I’ll be organizing them on my ArtStation store and Gumroad. Hopefully you all will find things of interest. Continue reading “Art Station store and Gumroad”

Lightbox Expo

I attended Lightbox Expo this weekend at the Pasadena Convention center. Simply stated it was a mind blowingly awesome event!!

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What a gathering of immensely talented artists in one roof. The organization of the expo was amazing for being it’s maiden year. Big tip of the hat to Bobby Chiu, the team at Schoolism, and Emerald City Comic Con founder Jim Demonakos. Demo/talks were great, well organized. Great tech support was overwhelmingly present. It was hard to choose which talk/demo because there were so many extraordinary presenters at the same time.

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It was such an inspirational event!!  I’m looking forward to next years already!

Recommended books

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I was recently introduced to Carol Dweck and her research on mindset. Dweck, a professor of psychology at Stanford proposes that everyone has either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is one in which you view your talents and abilities as like it sounds, fixed. In other words, your intelligence and talents are fixed. A growth mindset, on the other hand, is one in which you see your talents and abilities are fluid. You can build your abilities up by doing the work and putting in the time.

Here are a couple videos that explain it in more detail:

I am currently reading her book, “Mindset: A new Psychology of Success“. It’s pretty interesting so far.

Some other interesting reads:

“The Talent Code” by Daniel Coyle

“Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise” by Anders Ericsson and Robert  Pool

 

CGMA Winter and Spring Student works

I just finished up my Spring Semester Matte Painting class, and realized I didn’t post my Winter Semester Matte Painting class. My apologies to everyone from our Winter Semester. Here are selected works from both classes.

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Click to find out more on my Matte Painting course

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The Summer semester starts July 19th!

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