iAniMagic 2017 Winner Story – Ian Chung, the Jury Award Winner

We have had the pleasure to interview Ian Chung (鍾侑軒), the Jury Award winner of iAniMagic 2017, to learn more about his journey in the animation world. After graduating from National Tainan University of Arts, he started working as Storyboard artist and 2D FX Artist in an animation studio. Previously he was involved in the production of various Taiwanese animation films and TV series. His award-winning piece Future is considered to be a ‘stylish’ and ‘fun’ piece that has caught attention around the world.

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Read on for our conversation with Ian:

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New Animation Challenge – Take it Easy this Summer

The sun is shining and the summer heat is on! But is the heat getting a bit too much for you? It’s time to unwind and chill! Animation Desk is sipping on a Pina Colada cocktail by the beach and welcoming you to take part in the latest animation challenge – Take it Easy!

Let your creativity and artistic side help you relax and enjoy the summer fun! Based on the theme “Take it Easy”, you are invited to create a 4-6 seconds animation that best describes the scenarios you associate ‘take it easy’ and relaxation with. Whether you are a beach lover who enjoys soaking up the sunshine, or prefer staying in an air-conditioned café with some ice coffee and drawing pencils, let your summer vibes inspire you to make a new animation clip and join this contest on AniZone! Continue reading “New Animation Challenge – Take it Easy this Summer”

6 Tips for iAniMagic 2017 Success

If you’ve been itching to get your hands on that Atom 2.5 3D Printer DIY Kit, DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter Drone, or one of our other great prizes we’ve got some advice for you. To help you succeed and increase your odds of winning we’ve prepared these tips based on past mistakes as well as a bonus tip about the judges. Continue reading “6 Tips for iAniMagic 2017 Success”

Animation Tip To Accessorise Your Characters

Hairdos, hats and accessories all play a big role in the creation of a character. Headwear can be put on for various reasons – as a fashion or costume accessory, an indicator of social status, a religious symbol or simply to cover up a bad hair day! With the help of accessories, anyone can easily recognise who your character is and what he does in your animation. Just think about Captain Hook’s red pirate hat and his signature hook, and the little dwarf hat and outfit that Dopey and Doc from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs wear as they sing “Heigh-Ho”. Continue reading “Animation Tip To Accessorise Your Characters”

Pimp Up Animation Desk: Be the Mad Hatter

“What a regrettably large head you have. I would very much like to hat it.” – The Mad Hatter, Alice in the Wonderland

This month, Animation Desk is launching its Mad Hatter: Hat Our Logo! contest. This is the chance for you to design the most original and crazy headwear for the Animation Desk logo. From March 20 until April 3 we invite you to be The Mad Hatter. The winners will win The Mad Hatter Award with prizes and have their hat design featured as App Store and Google Play logo or on the Facebook page of Animation Desk. So get ready to go mad! Continue reading “Pimp Up Animation Desk: Be the Mad Hatter”