Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Simpsons/Starz Tour

Hey animation students,

We’re having an awesome contest right now. The PRIZE will be a tour to STARZ Animation-Creators of the Simpsons. Your tour guide will be Herman Sharaf, character layout artist on “The Simpsons”. You’ll get to have lunch with Herman and have yourself drawn as Simpsons characters at the end of this wonderful adventure!

You might be asking. HOW CAN I WIN THIS CONTEST?!!! Two students with the highest GPA at the end of this quarter will win. One student will be picked randomly at then end of finals week!!

Stay tuned for more details.

The tour will happen in October during the first week of school!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Iain Mccaig is coming Aug 14th 12-3pm!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iain Mccaig is coming to the Inland Empire! 12-3pm Aug 14. Rm. 126-128.

Snacks and drinks will be served!

Iain McCaig is an illustrator and conceptual designer. He was involved in the Star Wars and Harry Potter film projects as well as John Carter of Mars.

In October of 2008, a book of McCaig's work, entitled Shadowline, was released. The book is a story illustrated by McCaig that includes samples of his film and personal work as well as images and narrative that lays before the reader the heart of his process and passion for creating images and telling stories. Iain is creating his own films and has his own feature film in pre-production.

Look at this guys credits!!

1. John Carter of Mars (2012) (post-production) (concept design supervisor)

2. Outlander (2008) (concept/story director: Ninth Ray Studios)
3. Charlotte's Web (2006) (concept artist: Ninth Ray Studios)
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) (conceptual artist)
... aka "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The IMAX Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
... aka "The Goblet of Fire" - USA (short title)
5. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) (concept artist)
... aka "Revenge of the Sith" - USA (short title)
... aka "Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith" - USA (DVD box title)
... aka "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith" - USA (promotional title)
6. Peter Pan (2003) (storyboard artist)
7. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) (concept artist)
... aka "Attack of the Clones" - USA (short title)
... aka "Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience" - USA (IMAX version (promotional title))
... aka "Star Wars II" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
... aka "Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones" - USA (video box title)
8. Taking the Wheel (2002) (storyboard artist)

9. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) (concept artist: USA)
... aka "Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace" - USA (video box title)
... aka "The Phantom Menace" - USA (short title)
... aka "Star Wars Episode 1: Phantom Menace" - Japan (English title)
10. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) (storyboard artist)
... aka "Interview with the Vampire" - USA (short title)
11. Dracula (1992) (storyboard artist) (uncredited)
... aka "Bram Stoker's Dracula" - USA (complete title)
12. Hook (1991) (storyboard artist)
13. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) (storyboard artist)
14. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) (concept/storyboard artist) (uncredited)
... aka "El Exterminator 2" - USA (Spanish title)
... aka "T2" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
... aka "T2: Extreme Edition" - USA (video box title)
... aka "T2: Ultimate Edition" - USA (video box title)
... aka "Terminator 2" - Japan (English title)


* 2000s
* 1990s

1. Outlander (2008) (co-producer)

2. The Face (1998) (assistant producer)


1. People: A Musical Celebration (1995) (TV) (script)
2. Star Control 2 (1992) (VG) (writer)

Costume Designer:

1. "Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II" (1 episode, 2007)
... aka "Star Trek: New Voyages" - USA (original title)
- World Enough and Time (2007) TV episode


1. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) (uncredited) .... Orn Free Taa's Aide
... aka "Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace" - USA (video box title)
... aka "The Phantom Menace" - USA (short title)
... aka "Star Wars Episode 1: Phantom Menace" - Japan (English title)

Visual Effects:

1. The Book of Stars (1999) (visual effects storyboard artist)


1. The Face (1998)

Miscellaneous Crew:

1. Killing Time (1997) (VG) (director: live action)

Animation Department:

1. Killing Time (1997) (VG) (character concept artist)


1. Within a Minute: The Making of 'Episode III' (2005) (V) .... Himself

Nucleus Gallery Event -Disney Artists Book!

Be sure to head down to Nucleus gallery this Saturday, Aug 7th to see some of Disneys top visual development artists original art from the their first book “Peck n’ Paw and the Black Mirror. 7pm-10pm. There will be over 20 artists works represented. Come down to meet the artists opening night

Peck n’ Paw Raffle Contest:
They will be having a raffle contest to win this original artwork by Scott Watanabe valued at $100. Each raffle ticket is $5 and you can purchase as many as you’d like to increase your odds of winning. Prizes also include a signed book or exclusive art print. Here’s a sneak of what’s inside the book by Paul Felix!

210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801
STORE 626.458.7482-GALLERY 626.458.7477
Sun-Thurs: 12pm-8pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Loren Bivens-Introduction to screenplay Part I!

Loren Bivens, our production teacher at Art Institute Inland Empire, who is also a screenwriter, who holds a MFA from one of the most prestigious writing schools in the world talks about screenwriting and the 3 act structure.

Loren Bivens Intro to Screenplays Part I-Art Institute Inland Empire from santosh oommen on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Two new videos up!

Hey folks,

I've put two videos up for your viewing pleasure.

Sunil Thankamushy-former animation lead at EA on Medal of Honor, Founder and animation director of Spark unlimited., who teaches here on Fridays!

Sunil Thankamushy-Animation director from Spark Unlimited from santosh oommen on Vimeo.

Chris Ayers-character designer on tv and filim does a demo on animal drawing

Chris Ayers-Character Designer at the Art Institute Inland Empire from santosh oommen on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Donivan Howard -Concept Artist on Disney Animated Films comes to the Inland Empire

Donivan Howard ,concept artist and visual development artist who has worked for Disney, Rhythm and Hues, and Microsoft games doing concept art will come talk to us about his process, and what it takes to be a concept designer and visual development artist today.

Hope you can make it! R141 12pm on Friday!!