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Emily S.

Jersey City, NJ
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Marie B.

Glendale, CA
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Coralville, IA
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Emily S.

Jersey City, NJ

I've created many animations in the context of video games as a professional artist, having worked in ToonBoom, GIMP and Photoshop. I specialize in character animations, mostly humans and animals.

My goal is to focus on the study of motion and help the student implement their own skills in drawing and observation.
I can also help the student build a portfolio in preparation for college or applying for companies (games, animation studios).

I've graduated with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, and worked for Disney Research for a year and a half.

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Kevin McDonald July 26, 2015
Drawing · Online
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A good experience, knowledgable and very helpful, I would recommend Emily to anyone looking to improve on their artwork.
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Michael S. May 22, 2015
Animation · Online
Verified Student
We love Emily's calm demeanor. She is encouraging, patient, and has great insight into Michael's abilities and learning style.
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Subbu P. March 11, 2015
Cartooning · Online
Verified Student
Emily is excellent teacher and my kids are really loved her lessons. She explains clearly to kids and encourage kids to express their opinion. I saw great improvement in my kids drawing. Initially I was skeptical how online drawing lessons could be effective. I would like to thank you Emily for making drawing lessons effective and fun.
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Marie B.

Glendale, CA

I have worked in the animation industry for over 20 years. With experience in 2D traditional animation, I have been teaching computer animation for 12 years. I taught over one hundred talented Artists at the Walt Disney Animation Studio in Burbank, mainly Maya, some proprietary software and Harmony.

Where most of my classes were taught to groups, I have also taught customized one-on-one classes to Visual development Artists, Art Directors, Animators, Directors, Story Artists, etc. I can teach you the fundamentals of 3D animation and what to expect in the animation industry, from my experience at one of the most high profile company in the industry. I can't wait to share my expertise. Here's what I can teach:

-Fundamentals of 3D
-Basic Modeling
-Basic to advanced Animation (Editing with curves)
-Basic character rigging
-Basic materials and shading
-Rendering
-Animation production pipeline (The making of a animated film, from Visual development to compositing and lighting)
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Ben R.

Coralville, IA

I have taught computer animation at the college level using Maya for the last four years. I have worked as an in-house animator for Reel FX Creative Studios and for Illusion Studio, Inc and now as a freelance 3D artist off and on for the past seven years. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Animation from Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Bryce H. April 8, 2015
Animation · In studio
Ben was very helpful when I had any questions about Maya. He instantly knew what to do to solve my problem. When ever I had a question on how to do something he would show me how to do it and make sure I understood how to do it. I would recommend Ben to any other student working with animation.
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Heidi S. April 8, 2015
Ben is a very talented artist and does great job of giving instructions while also supporting his students. He can give his opinion while still respecting someone else's opinion, which helps encourage students to express their creativity.
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Anna A. April 7, 2015
Maya Software · In studio
Ben is an excellent teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable in animation programs, such as Maya and Adobe After Effects. He explains things in a way that is easy to understand. He is very willing to help.

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