iAnimate’s “Being a Game Animator”


iAnimate Online Event – Being a Game Animator from iAnimate on Vimeo.

This is a fantastic video for anyone who’s considering becoming an animator in games (or an animator at all, but the title suggests a certain bias). For over an hour, professional game animators from Relic, Valve, Liquid and Bungie talk about everything from what they do and how they got there, what they look for in portfolios and prospective hires, and all sorts of bits and pieces about their current animation pipelines, differences from studio to studio, and where they think game animation will go in the future. It’s incredibly informative in a way not many videos are, and it’s well-worth an hour of your time.

(I fiendishly stole this link from Mikey Sabalvaro. Thanks Mikey!)