The DigiPen Institute of Technology has reached out to let us know about their “online masterclass” series intended to keep you learning while keeping you safe at home.
For a $5 fee benefitting Hopelink, anyone can join in on the following upcoming sessions. The first one is Saturday!
The Animation Industry at a Glance
Saturday, April 4, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Instructed by Jazno Francouer
From DigiPen: This masterclass is a unique opportunity for future animators to learn about the principles and processes used to create the amazing work seen in today’s video games and films. While at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, Jazno Francoeur worked on a number of films, including Lilo & Stitch, Tarzan, Mulan, Pocahontas, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Emperor’s New Groove, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Brother Bear, John Henry, and Roger Rabbit’s “Trail Mix-Up.”
Building the World of Warcraft
Saturday, April 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT
Instructed by Matthew Yan
From DigiPen: Having played World of Warcraft since aged 12, Matthew Yan is now a Software Engineer at Blizzard Entertainment working on…wait for it…World of Warcraft! Being able to achieve his dream to work for this highly successful game studio required a tremendous amount of study and hard work. Come hear about Matt’s journey and learn about the myriad of challenges working on a game franchise that was launched in 2004.
Thanks to DigiPen for the tip. We’ll post these as they come up!
Todd Mitchell is a US Midwest-based comedy writer and game developer with bylines at Weekly Humorist, Fanbyte, Slackjaw, End of the Bench Sports, and more. He’s the author of Inside Video Game Creation, the founder of CodeWritePlay, and host of the GameDev Breakdown podcast. Follow him on Twitter @Mechatodzilla.