1 of 2 < >

Tom Chaney Memorial Debate Lounge

The Tom Chaney Memorial Debate Lounge has been opened. You can find it in the Lounges section.

All MiceChat rules still apply, and all posts will be heavily scrutinized.

The forum is for topics that are Disney-related, but controversial. Topics not directly related to Disney will not be allowed.
2 of 2 < >


All new user registrations require email verification. Please make sure that is not blocked by your SPAM filter. Approvals are done at least once per day, but no approval will be given for accounts that have not verified their email address. No account created using anonymous services will be approved. These include proxies, VPN's, and Tor exit nodes. IP address reputations are also checked. Any IP address with questionable reputation will be banned and the registration denied.
See more
See less

ILM, Pixar animators create online school - IT News 01/18/06


Ad Widget

This topic is closed.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • ILM, Pixar animators create online school - IT News 01/18/06

    Article from IT News - January 18, 2006
    ILM, Pixar animators create online school

    Some heavy hitters in Hollywood animation have built an online-only character animation school that builds on the concept of social networking, interactive teaching and timely feedback.

    Called, the school springs from the creative minds of Bobby Beck, Shawn Kelly and Carlos Baena, whose combined credits include Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Star Wars. has invested nearly US$1 million to build a social network where students from 37 countries can study character animation with 54 working artists from Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Feature Animation, Sony, Blue Sky Studios and others, according to Beck, co-founder, whose credits include Cars, which Pixar is scheduled to release this [US] summer.

    Beck and co-founders Kelly, an animator at Industrial Light & Magic, and Baena, an animator at Pixar, have set out to bring back character animation artistry.

    "We first teach students to observe the world with new eyes," Beck said. "Today's animators struggle to reach the excellence found in character animation created during the golden age, much of it developed by Disney."

    At all course work is done online. School instructors are called "mentors", who hold live weekly student question and answer sessions. Students complete the course work. The digital files are upload to one of six 3.0 Gigahertz Dell dual-Xeon Power Edge Servers running Microsoft Windows 2003.
    Join a discussion on this article here.
    Last edited by BigPigletFan; 01-18-2006, 05:08 PM.

Ad Widget