Art Gets Better – Mike Jungbluth

Born from twitter, we thought it would be fun to create a blog where "industry pros can post horrible old work and give some current students hope." A sort of "It Gets Better" for aspiring artists. So, as to never miss out on a pun, we bring you: Art Gets Better Mike Jungbluth Senior Animator at Zenimax Online Final Semester, Senior Year (2004) Lightwave - Modeled,...

2018 Animation Exchange Times and Schedule

One of the regular pieces of feedback we got last year was that the Animation Exchange started too late. So this year, we are starting earlier, so that even more people can catch it live! Starting at 12pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 20th, get your favorite animation friends gathered around a screen and enjoy all the knowledge sharing and...

2019 Animation Exchange Talks and Speakers!

We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, March 19th the Animation Exchange is again coming to you LIVE on Twitch! And like the last two years, we will take the knowledge sharing and thriving community of a game development conference and make it free for everyone to enjoy! Bringing together developers in both AAA and Indie, and leveraging the open platform of Twitch, this event...

Ryan on the 10th Muse!

Our very own Ryan Duffin is a guest on the 10th Muse Podcast, episode 23! Another great episode, take a listen. 10th Muse Podcast

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2020 Animation Exchange Schedule & Speakers

We are excited to announce the fourth annual Animation Exchange on Tuesday, March 17th starting at 12pm Pacific Time! Just like the last three years, we will take the knowledge sharing and thriving community of a game development conference and make it free for everyone to enjoy! And this year we will be streaming on our very own AnimState Twitch channel! So make sure to follow us, so that you will...

Weekly Roundup

Back again with some stuff you may have missed this last week in games and animation!   NEWS The much anticipated Battlefield 1 went live! The SAG-AFTRA Foundation went on strike regarding voice over compensation and contract details. This strike has wide reaching impact on the games industry and even non-guild VO actors as well. Read more about it HERE.   DEMOS Blair McNaughton And a progression...

2018 Animation Exchange Recorded Talks

Photo by Melissa Shim Well that came and went fast! What a complete honor and joy it was to spend 10+ hours with some of the most passionate and dedicated animators I know. I am continually humbled and inspired by their work. I hope you were able to catch some of the stream live, to take part in the chat...

Tracking Time to Improve Efficiency

"INSTEAD OF MAKING EXCUSES I WANTED SOME EVIDENCE TO SHOW MY SUPERVISORS WHERE I WAS HAVING TROUBLE" This isn’t a topic we often discuss.  In fact, “Tracking Time to Improve Efficiency” might be the five most boring words associated with animation. It’s right up there with “counter animating piles of rope” and “shaper controls for jacket deformation”.  But before you...

2014 GDC Animation Bootcamp

After the resounding success of last year, I proudly present the return of GDC Animation Bootcamp on March 17th! Taking what we learned from last year and listening to the feedback, I believe we have packed this one day event full of the practical, animation focused talks everyone loves, delivered by some of the most inspiring animators in the industry. But...

GDC 2013 Animation Bootcamp Announcement

Last spring a conversation sprung up on twitter about game animation not being as well represented as it could be at conferences world wide. From that discussion, a handful of us got together to do something about it. What we present here is the type of game animation conference I have always dreamed about attending, with an equal focus...

2019 Animation Exchange Schedule and Times

The schedule is set and since we last talked, we have added a couple more talks to the event! Starting at 12:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 19th, get your favorite animation friends gathered around a screen and enjoy all the knowledge sharing and fun we have in store! Though keep in mind that the specific times of each talk...

Animation Exchange 2017 Recording & Feedback

The first Animation Exchange is on the books and what an absolute blast it was! My mind is still racing with all of the ways we can grow and adapt the experience to best serve the entire community. If you missed the stream, or want to watch it again, below are the times and links to each segment. And if...

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2015 GDC Animation Bootcamp Schedule

Here are the speakers and talk summaries for the 2015 GDC Animation Bootcamp! I hope to have an episode of the podcast interviewing each presenter like the previous years at the beginning of the year. As you can see, it is even more varied in content and disciplines than years past, which I believe speaks to the evolution of the skills required for game...

Round Table – Mass Effect: Andromeda

"Criticize their work, that’s fine- as creators we often welcome critique as a way to better ourselves and the product we provide to gamers." With so much attention being paid in the last week to the animation issues seen in the previews leading up to Bioware's next big release, Mass Effect: Andromeda, we thought it would be interesting to get a...

Open Call for GDC Animation Bootcamp Submissions

We are starting to plan the next GDC Animation Bootcamp and we want to open up submissions to anyone that has something to say! In our second year, and to build off of the success of the last, we plan to make the presence of animation at GDC bigger than ever. The desire to balance deeper, animation specific talks with...

Ryan again meets his Muse

Mr.Duffin himself is the guest on this weeks episode of the 10th Muse Podcast. Give it a listen!

Mike on the 10th Muse Podcast

Our very own Mike Jungbluth is a guest on the 10th Muse Podcast, episode 19! Damn good episode, take a listen. 10th Muse Podcast

Bubblicious

I don't want to bog down the blog with everything cool I find because the internet is such a gold mine of cool things but it would be a shame not to share this amazing stop-motion, paper cutout animation. Also courtesy of Damien, I would like to introduce you all to Rex the Dog in "Bubblicious".Bubblicious from Rex...
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