Over the last few months we've spent a lot of time meeting various people from the CG world on Twitter, and have been discussing everything from the latest Autodesk upgrades or Softimage updates, to Nick's doodles and even elephant clocks (this conversation really did happen). After all of this interaction, we thought it was about time that we got to meet some of you face to face, so on Friday we invited three of the more vocal Twitterers to a beer and CG evening at Escape Studios.
Armed with their latest pieces of work, Kevin Richter (@KevinRichter), Alex Amelines (@onehugeeye) and Charlotte Wills (@TimelordTotty) arrived at the studios for a quick tour followed by some one on one time with our tutors. A bit of face time with a Pixar veteran is always a bonus, so we sat the guys down to show their work off to Jeff Pratt, followed by some quality advice from Nick Savy (Batman Begins), and finished with advice from Maya Master Lee Danskin.
We'll feature some of the work shown later on this week, but it was great to see the level of quality being produced. Once we'd finished with the question time section, we all headed off to the bar for some food, beer and CG banter. A great way to finish the evening.
A big thanks to Alex, Kevin and Charlotte for coming to see us, and we hope they had as much fun as we did. Take a look at their sites:
www.onehugeeye.com Alex's superb character animation news and review site. Drop over and see what you think
www.kevinrichter.com Kevin's personal portfolio. Kevin's new book looks impressive
www.charlottes-animated-web.co.uk Charlottes personal portfolio. Some good work here, so take your time and browse around
We'd love to run another event like this sometime soon, so let us know if you'd be interested in coming along.