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Animation Practice - Head Turn

Posted Jul 17th, 2015

Exercise number 4 and 5 of the 51 Animation Exercises is the classic head turn. I'm glad I'm getting into more character animation now. Check out what I learned from this exercise, it might help you if you are also working through these exercises.

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Creating Whiteboard Videos - Which Technique is Best for your Project?

Creating Whiteboard Videos - Which Technique is Best for your Project?

Posted Jul 16th, 2015 in News

So, you are thinking of create a whiteboard video. You or your client has seen them popping up all over the internet; they are popular and effective and a great storytelling device and you have a complicated product or service you need to explain. In this post I will outline the different options for creating these videos.

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Animation Practice - Brick Falling off shelf

Posted Jul 7th, 2015

Exercise #3 from 51 Animation Exercises list. I'm slowly working my way through this big long list. Today, I tackle the heavy brick falling from the shelf and share what I've learned from this exercise.

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Animation Practice - The Bouncing Ball

Posted Jun 28th, 2015

Over the past year I've been putting extra effort into my animation skills. I am incredibly rusty from spending years in a career which has taken me far from the world of animation I want to be a part. In an effort to redirect my course, I am taking deliberate steps towards practising my craft and putting the "doing" of animation into my calendar, as opposed to the thinking, reading and 'wishing' to get better at animation. I thought it might be helpful for others who may be in the same boat, to

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5 Steps to a Successful Discovery Meeting

Posted Jun 22nd, 2015

The best opportunity to make a positive first impression with a client is during a discovery meeting. This is a meeting to discuss and uncover client problems and then position yourself as a valuable expert, skilled with solving these problems. When I first took on clients, I really had no idea how to prepare or lead these initial meetings and I often bumbled my way through the process. Thankfully my clients were patient and often helpful. Over time, I've learned the initial meeting with a c

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5 Things I Learned from Animation Bootcamp

Posted Jun 12th, 2015

I love learning. I think most people do. But learning on your own can get lonely and unmotivating fast - especially as a freelancer. Over the last couple years I've been struggling to get better at the craft of animation. Even though I studied animation in art school, that was many many...ok, let’s not get into specifics here...but many years ago. The point is, I've been feeling rusty and out of practice. I needed a solution to learn and improve quickly, without the long term commitment or finan

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IPStudios turns 3 years old! The Ups, the Downs and what's next

Posted Mar 25th, 2015

Image Propeller Studios turned 3 years old! Read about the ups and downs of our growth and also where we are headed next.

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3D Map Development - Case Study

3D Map Development - Case Study

Posted Sep 15th, 2014 in News

A quick peek at the process behind creating a 3D Map Illustration

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IPStudios Summer Re-cap

Posted Sep 2nd, 2014

A quick glance at our Company Summer activities!

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Welcome to our New Website!

Posted Aug 8th, 2014

Well, we've done it. We've launched our new site. And I feel like I have "arrived" as a business owner, now that I've gone through my first round of "website re-design".

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