Best 3D modelers in the world

Animation is a big industry in the present times and is used in various fields such as media, entertainment, medical and so on. One of the most important aspects of animation is 3D Animation. This domain includes modeling, texturing, rigging and rendering. In this section, we are going to talk about the work of 3D modelors. These modelors also called 3G artist create objects in computer which are used in the film and media industry along with the medical fraternity in the recent times.

2D & 3D AnimationThis virtual art form is getting huge market in these days as any person can work as a 3D modelor as an individual or freelance, from home also.

This is the list of the top 3D modelers working in the industry, presently.

Neville Page_imageNeville Page: He is a British-American film and television creature and concept designer. Page has worked as a concept designer on films, including TRON: Legacy, Watchmen, Cloverfield, Avatar and Star Trek. He focused his work on design consulting along with business partner Scott Robertson. To know more, go to his official website.

 

Scott Eaton: He is a designer and artist based in London, UK. His work is a complication of elements of classical sculpture with contemporary themes and technology. As one of the pioneering artists in the field of digital sculpture, he combines technology of digital tools with traditional sculpting techniques along with 3D-printing and other fabrication methods.  his designs have been featured in Vogue, Wired Magazine, The Times, The Telegraph and Vanity Fair, etc. His work is available online in this website.

Pedro Conti: He is a  CG Generalist artist based in São Paulo, Brazil. This 27 year old talented artist is creator of the fine movie One More Beer. He is working as ead artist at Techno Image. Go and visit his official website, to know more.

 

 

Joseph Drust: This artist from North Carolina, has a BFA degree in Game Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has over ten years of experience as a as a character artist in the video game industry  with a focus on modeling and sculpting. His work is available in this website.

 

Alex Alvarez:  He is the founder of  Gnomon animation and visual effects school. He has also as creature development artist on films like Star Trek, Avatar, Green Lantern and many more. Look at his portfolio in this website.

 

 

Marek Denko: This 3D artist from Checkoslovakia has worked as  digital artist in Character modeling, Architectural visualizations in studios like ImagesFX, Blur studio and NoEmotion. His online work is in this website.

 

 

Victor Hugo Queiroz: He is a 3D artist in lighting and rendering along with being an Illustrator. He has worked in animation studios like Axis 3D studio and more. Visit his official website to see his work.

As you have known so much about 3D modelling and about the top 3D modelors in the world, you must be having an urge to make such breadth taking models and earn fame and money like this 3D stalwarts in the animation and VFX industry.

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There is a vast opportunity for 3D animators in the animation and VFX industry along with film industry. Their service in also medical industry.

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Animation has finally got its due in the Indian peninsula! Father of Indian Animation and Founder of Graphiti, Ram Mohan, who has kept inspiring the Animation Industry for decades, has been selected for the prestigious Padma Shri Award, India’s 4th highest Civilian award.

He believes that Animation is a combination of Story Telling, Design and Performance, has been serving Indian Animation for more than 50 years, and was also honored with two National Awards for the Best Film on family planning, “Baap Re Baap” and Best Animation Film; “You said it”.

UG & PG Animation DegreeRam Mohan graduated in Science from the University of Madras, but gave up post-graduate studies to join the Cartoon Films Unit, Films Division, government of India. Ram Mohan received his Animation training from Clair H. Weeks of Walt Disney Studios, under the US Technical Aid program. Ram Mohan after hearing the news said, “I am happy to receive this recognition. Animation has been a neglected area for a long time, but now this recognition for the work I was doing with my fellow animators is a very good feeling.”

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Did you think animation is within the male-domain and the person associated with it are mainly male? As the viewership of cartoon and animation is equally divided into male and female, women are part of the fraternity and has played a big part in making it a multi-billion dollar industry. They have always played the role of a silent soldier in all these years. Now, on the occasion of International Women’s day, let us remind some of the big names in the animation industry, who being a female has influenced animators over the century.2D & 3D Animation

Here is a list of the top women or female animators, whose works has influenced the world of animation since its inception.

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Mary Blair: She was an American artist who was prominent in producing art and animation for The Walt Disney Company, drawing concept art for such films as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella. The sister-in-law of famous animator Preston Blair, Mary worked briefly on art for Dumbo, an early version of Lady and the Tramp, and a second version of Fantasia which was not released until the late 1990s.

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Gayatri Rao: She is an independent animator who has had the rare distinction of doing an internship at Walt Disney Studios, Florida sponsored by UNICEF where she grasped the spirit of classical animation which she passed on to her hungry for knowledge colleagues back in India. One of the founders of Animagic, Gayatri also pioneered stylised animation commercials in India and directed the animation for Mahakapi, a film based on the Jataka tale of the Monkey King, for CFSI, which won the prestigious UNESCO Award in 1998.

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Caroline Leaf: She is an independent Canadian-American filmmaker and animator who made her first film, Sand, or Peter and the Wolf, in 1968 at Harvard University. The short was made by dumping sand on a light box and manipulating the textures frame-by-frame. Her second film, Orfeo (1972), had her painting directly on glass under the camera. She mixed paint with glycerine to produce The Street, adapted from the short story of the same name by Mordechai Richler, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 49th Academy Awards.

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Amy Winfrey : She is an American animator, screenwriter, songwriter, and voice actress. She is best known for creating the web series Making Fiends that was later picked up by Nickelodeon in 2006. When the 12 shorts were finished, Winfrey created another series, Big Bunny. In 2003, Winfrey created Making Fiends. Nickelodeon contacted Winfrey in 2004 about possibly bringing Making Fiends to TV.

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Lauren Faust : She is best known for developing the Hub Network’s family/fantasy cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Faust’s early career focused on animated feature films, working on Cats Don’t Dance, Quest for Camelot, and The Iron Giant as an animator. She shifted to television animation in the 2000s, working on The Powerpuff Girls, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Super Best Friends Forever and Wander Over Yonder.image of bsc animation courses in pune at VEDA

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Brenda Chapman : Brenda Chapman is an American writer, animation story artist and director. In 1998, she became the first woman to direct an animated feature from a major studio, DreamWorks Animation’s The Prince of Egypt. She recently co-directed the Pixar film Brave, becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.She also worked on Chicken Run, and several projects in development while at DreamWorks.

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Retta Scott: She was an American artist. She is notable as the first woman to receive screen credit as an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Starting with Bambi, Scott contributed to Disney features Fantasia, Dumbo, and Disney’s version of The Wind in the Willows.Scott merited a chapter in The Little Big Book of Disney by Monique Peterson, and also a chapter in Walt’s People – Volume VIII by Didier Ghez.

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Nina Paley : She is an independent animator and filmmaker, who have gained success in the recent times. A comic artist in the beginning of her career, she turned to animation and produced many films of distinctive narrative styles. “Fetch!”, “The Stork”, “The Wit and Wisdom of Cancer” and “Sita Sings the Blues” are her popular works.

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Retta Davidson : She is best known as one of the few women animators for Walt Disney Studios during the Golden Age of American animation. Davidson joined Disney as an inker and painter, where she worked on Pinocchio, Bambi and Fantasia. In 1980, Davidson was invited back to Disney to work on the feature length animated films The Fox and the Hound and The Black Cauldron as coordinating animator.

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Arlene Klasky : She is an American animator, graphic designer, television producer and co-founder of Klasky-Csupo with Gábor Csupó. In 1999, she was named one of the “Top 25 Women in Animation” by Animation Magazine. Her vision has inspired other distinctive productions, including Rugrats, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Santo Bugito, Rocket Power and The Wild Thornberrys.

So, now you know that the women has equally contributed in the making the world of Animation –  a success. They have been associated with this art form from its onset and is part of this industry in modern days like never before.

We at VEDA are offering our flagship courses in traditional as well as computer graphics animation teaching basic arts, animation skills and related software programs. Here, you will learn all the different tricks involved to make an animation film. We also provide online degree animation courses in 2D and 3D using the latest software used at the industry in our state-of-the-art studio. We also provide training workshops in the field of Animation, Gaming and VFX. There is a huge scope in this career of animation filmmaking and the industry is highly short of skilled animators.

As one of the leading animation institutes, we wish to create the best animators in the country.

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PSquare, an American Pop duo has announced the launch of an animated TV series titled “The Alingos”. Psquare is also launching an app to connect and interact with their numerous fans and followers around the world as well as their flagship project The Alingos series. The animation is created by Spore Dust Media.UG & PG Animation Degree

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Rio 2096 : A Story of Love and Fury

UG & PG Animation DegreeRio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury, has won Annecy Award and is also nominated in the category of Best Animated Feature. Debut director Luiz Bolognesi shares his experience of making this million dollar Brazilian movie in a candid interview. 

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Minister visits VEDA

The Minority Minister of India Shri K. Rahman Khan visits VEDA campus, one of the best animation & multimedia colleges in India. In the picture you can see our college director, Shri Rishi Aacharya explaining the minister the “magic of animation”. The minister along with other state dignitaries spoke to several students in their visit. The UG & PG Animation Degreewhole team was impressed by the technical infrastructure available which includes several computer labs, Chroma labs, convention halls etc.

The minster and the team were also impressed on hearing that VEDA students get trained in open source animation & multimedia softwares along with proprietary softwares.

Before leaving the campus he didn’t hesitate in mentioning that how AMAZED he was visiting our campus and thanked the entire staff & management for giving quality technical education to animation students.

Top Film Editors of world

There is not a person in the world who does not like to like films and the person who is responsible for bringing the visuals of the director into real effect for the audience is the film editor. He is the real architect of the film who defines the real flow of the story and corrects the flaws that was committed in the production process. He is also the person that the director trusts for giving the life to his idea of the film. Cut, continuity editing, dissolve, fade, establishing shot, crane Shot, dolly Shot, final cut and many more are the terms that every film editor is synonymous with.

image of bsc animation courses in pune at VEDANow, Let us hear what the great editor Walter Murch has to say about the art; “Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does.”

Here is the list of the top 10 film editors in the contemporary world. You can choose your favorites.

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Dede Allen: One of the most famous woman film editors in Hollywood. Allen is credited in some classic films like The Hustler (1961), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Reds (1982) and The Breakfast Club (1985). She was a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Thelma Schoonmaker: Thelma is considered one of Martin Scorsese favorites and has worked in over 40 films with him. She had been nominated for the Oscars 7 nominations and has won in 3 occasions in the films Raging Bull (1980), The Aviator (2004) and The Departed (2006).

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Michael Kahn: He is one who has who has worked in both the medium of television and film with equal success. He has collaborated with the great Steven Spielberg many times and has won the most Oscars that are 3 in best film editing category.

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Arthur Schmidt: The son of an also eminent film editor, Arthur has worked in over 27 films but most with Robert Zemeckis of Back to the Future fame. His filmography includes films like Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980), Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Forrest Gump (1994), Last of the Mohicans (1992) and Cast Away (2000).

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Dylan Tichenor: One of the new age film editors, Dylan Tichenor is worked in some famous films such as The Player (1992), Jazz ’34 (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Brokeback Mountain (2005) and There Will Be Blood (2007).

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Pietro Scalia: An Italian-American Nuke Pietro who learned direction at ULCA, later became on e of the well known film editor in Hollywood. He has edited films like Little Buddha (1993), The Quick and the Dead (1995), Stealing Beauty (1996), Good Will Hunting (1997) and Gladiator (2000). He also won the Oscar for Black Hawk Down by director Ridley Scott in 2001.

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Curtiss Clayton: An editor who has also donned the hat of a director; Curtiss Clayton has worked on films Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), Rick (2003) and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007).

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Richard Francis-Bruce: Another father-son duo who had followed the same profession. Australian Richard has worked with Miller in many of his films including The Dismissal (1983), Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and Lorenzo’s Oil (1992).

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James Haygood: James entered in the business first by working in various television commercials and music videos. He later edited some famous films like The Game (1997), Panic Room (2002), Where the Wild Things Are (2009) and TRON: Legacy (2010).

Walter Murch

Walter Murch: One of the most celebrated and recognized film editor and sound designer, Walter Murch is credited to have taken the art of film editing to a new level. The only film editor who have been nominated for the Oscars in four different systems; he has worked in cult movies like Julia (1977), The Godfather (1972), Apocalypse Now (1979), Ghost (1990), The English Patient (1996) and Cold Mountain (2003).

After knowing about the craft and the real masters in the field, you must be thinking of taking the plunge of becoming a film editor. Now, let me tell you that one should only take the task if the person about it and would love to make and edit films. You need patience and persistence to excel in the field as it takes time for results to take shape.

We at VEDA are offering our flagship course in post-production teaching audio and video editing where you will learn all the other tricks involved to make a film. We provide online video editing courses using the latest software used in the film editing process in our state-of-the-art studio.

Maya We also provide training in the field for everyone wanting to know: what is video editing? There is a huge scope in this career of film editing and the industry is highly short of video and film editors. As one of the leading film-editing institutes, we wish to create the best video-editors in the country.

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A 19-year-old Bengaluru student was paid the ultimate compliment of his student life when on Wednesday when his hero Steven Spielberg wrote him a letter of appreciation after his own animated work caught the legendary film maker’s eye.

The handwritten letter of appreciation from Spiel¬berg sees him use the word ‘impress’ not once, but twice and calling his short film ”sweet” and “respectful”.
“Getting this letter from my childhood hero was such a shock,” said an super excited Krishna Bala Shenoi, second year student of Animation, who couldn’t contain his excitement.Video-Editing-Course

“Getting this letter from my hero was such a shock, I was shivering. My knees were wobbly. I am so thankful to Steven Spielberg for being gracious enough to have taken the time to write me such a kind letter. I am convinced that his goodness isn’t restricted to just his films,” says Krishna Bala Shenoi, Second year animation student.

The letter of Steven & the work of Krishna will motivate thousands of Indian animators & especially students studying animation as a career, to continue work with enthusiasm & make India proud on every creative platform.

 

The world of animation is full of geniuses. There are so many of them that forget a single article, even a bunch of them would not be enough to list all of them. Therefore, let us have a look at 3 animation gurus who are worth talking about.

Kelly Asbury 

UG & PG Animation DegreeKelly Asbury has been in the animation business since 1983 and has worked on animation films like ‘The Little Mermaid’ (1989), ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (1992), Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ (1993), ‘Toy Story’ (1995), ‘Shrek’ (2001) etc.

He said that Walt Disney’s ‘Snow White’ got him “hooked” to the animation industry. He elaborated that after watching the film he told his mother he has to learn how to make his drawings move with such wonder.

One of his recent successful films is ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ which is a unique adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. In it, Kelly Asbury thought of the most unusual setting for the film: an English garden and its gnome culture.

Simon Wells 

Simon Wells is a director as well as scriptwriter who has managed to impress his audience with traditional and motion capture animation on one hand and live action on the other.

After graduating from De Montfort University in audio-visual design, Wells started directing ad films at Richard William’s animation studio. It is during this time that he worked as a Supervising Animator for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’. Their association developed further while working on ‘Back to the Future’ sequels between the years 1989-90.

His later works, in association with DreamWorks, include ‘American Tail: Fievel Goes West’ (1991), ‘We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story’ (1993), ‘Balto (1995), ‘Antz’ (1998) and ‘The Prince of Egypt’ (1998).

After this, he tried his hands on live action with films like ‘The Time Machine’ (2002). He again went back to his work as a story artist with Dreamworks in films like ‘Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron’ (2002),’ Shrek 2’ (2004), ‘Madagascar’ (2005) and ‘Flushed Away’ (2006).

His most recent film is ‘Mars Needs Moms’ which received mixed reviews and did a fair business at the box office.

Troy Quane

Troy Quane began his career in animation in the year 1995. While he was studying in Sheridan College he started working for Phoenix Animation Studios as a Character Designer. He was made the Production Designer of the studio within the next three months. And he worked as a Design Supervisor and Art Director in the studio for the next eighteen months.

In 1996, he worked with Walt Disney on several direct–to-video films which included ‘Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas’, ‘Pocahontas II: Journey to the New World’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas’.

M.A. in Multimedia Animation He left Walt Disney in 1999 to do freelance work and later went on to work as a Senior Animator in films like  Universal’s ‘Curious George’, Warner Bros. Feature Animation’s ‘Osmosis Jones’, ‘Titan A.E.’, Disney’s ‘The Tigger Movie’ and  Sony’s ‘Eight Crazy Nights’.

His recent venture is a twenty two minute mini movie ‘The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol’.

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The world of animation is full of geniuses who, with their hard work and determination, have managed to make the industry one of the most lucrative and profit-making ones in this highly competitive market. Let us have a look at some of the top animation gurus whose contribution to the field is indelible.Sam Fell: He is a British 2D & 3D Animationscreenwriter, film director, animator and voice actor. His directorial career started with The Big Cheese, a short film for 3 Peach Animation. However, soon, he became a part of Aardman, a British animation studio situated in Bristol, UK. Here, he worked on some of the most prestigious projects including Pop, Rex The Runt and Wat’s Pig, the short film by Peter Lord which was nominated for the Oscars. A television series for kids known as Rabbits was also developed by him.From 2001 to 2002, he worked on the script of Flushed Away which was finally made into a film in 2003. Along with directing, he also gave the voiceover for a number of characters including Ladykiller, Fanseller and Liam. Among his recent works, the most notable one is the film ParaNorman which he directed for Focus Features and Laika Studios. Here, he combined the techniques of traditional stop-motion with that of high-tech 3D.Barry Cook: Born and brought up in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, his first stint at filmmaking happened at the tender age of 10 on a super 8 camera. What is more, two prizes were won by him in the local Young Filmmakers Festival for “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide” and “The Vampire” when he was just twelve years old. With the intention of joining motion pictures, he soon shifted base to California.While studying at Columbia College, Barry used to spend a lot of time helping others to complete their student film projects. Finally, after working as an intern for some years, he became a part of Disney in the year 1981 and worked on “Tron”. From then on, it has been a successful journey for him having worked on numerous Disney films as an animator that include gems like “Captain EO” and “Oliver & Company”.

Jamie Beard: He had an inherent knack for animation and it certainly helped that he had very supportive parents who allowed him to study it and pursue a career in it. After working in London for many years, he was contacted by Weta one day to work on the cult Lord of the Rings series. It was a big opportunity for him and he immediately grabbed it and shifted base to New Zealand.

His association with Weta Digital resulted in many blockbuster films including King Kong. His latest work includes the much-acclaimed ‘The Adventures of Tintin”.

M.A. in Multimedia Animation Seamus Malone: His journey too began in Aardman Animations and he worked on several films as key animator that include Rex The Runt, Creature Comforts USA, Chicken Run, Creature Comforts 2 and A Matter of Loaf and Death to name a few. In 2002, he enhanced his skills by getting training in computer graphics and character acting development which he applied in Shrek 2, Flushed Away and Arthur Christmas.

These are some of the prominent names in the animation industry whose works give shape to the liveliest and most realistic animation movies.

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