Today, we are joined by Nick Sorrels, a self-taught artist from California with aspirations of becoming a professional. Nick uses Animation Desk, in addition to other programs, to refine his animation skills. Check out his interview to learn how these animation resources helped Nick teach himself to become an artist.
Our two newest employees, Chris Heron and Joey DiGangi just completed their first month with us. Their situation is unique though–the two graduated this May from Juniata College and packed their bags to join our office in Tainan, Taiwan. We wanted to learn a share how their international business experience is going so far. Continue reading “First Month In Taiwan With Kdan’s Newest Members, Chris & Joey”
Guan-Ting Chen (陳冠廷) received both the Best Art and Student awards in iAnimagic 2017 for his thought-provoking animated film, Wanam (大武俠行旅). His award-winning piece has a very particular artistic taste, dominated by bold lines and striking colors. It has a unique and imaginative storyline about the rise of samurais and geishas again in Japan’s future, and addresses various social issues such as gender stereotypes, homosexuality, and gender identity, encouraging the audience to think about these topics. We have had the pleasure to have Guan-Ting sharing his animation journey.
The Best Technique award for iAniMagic Animation Contest 2017 has been awarded to Yingzi Zhuo for her impressive animation, Door, which depicts the difficulties we encounter door-after-door throughout life. Zhuo is an enthusiastic student from Xiamen Academy of Arts and Design at Fuzhou University, China, with a strong passion for animation. Her attentiveness to detail is shown in her award-winning piece, which has led to her well-deserved Best Technique award. Join us in discovering Zhuo’s method to success!
Lin Xiaoman (林曉曼), also known as Aastalim, is the 2017 recipient of both an Honorable Mention and a Student award in iAniMagic 2017 with her submitted animation, Pick Yourself Up . Lin’s work is traditionally stylized with eye-catching colors and visuals, but in this competition, she chose to present the characters’ movements with minimalist black and white. Let’s learn more about her experience creating this work and some useful animation tips! Continue reading “iAniMagic 2017 Winner Story – Aastalim, Honorable Mention & Student Award Winner”