Skype Meeting with Blue Sky Studios

May 6th, 2014 posted by momojiao


Blue Sky Studios is an American computer animation film studio based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Founded in 1987 by the visual effects team behind Tron, it has been owned by 20th Century Fox since 1997. Using its in-house rendering software, the studio had worked on visual effects for commercials and films, before releasing in 2002 its first animated film, Ice Age, and completely dedicated to producing animated films. The studio has produced nine animated films, with Ice Ageand Rio being its most successful franchises.

We had a chance to have a skype  meeting with Blue Sky folks which is really great. There were three people who attended the meeting with us.They are Deb Stone,Michael Reed and Adam Burr.

Deb Stone,worked  in feature animation as a senior recruiter for Blue Sky Studios.Michael Reed is a Senior Research Associate at Blue Sky Animation Studios, where he works on geometric issues in modeling and rendering.Adam Burr is also a Senior Research Associate at Blue Sky Animation Studios, he he works in production as an effects and rigging artist.

We were really excited to get a chance to talk with them and ask questions. Producers,technical artist,modeler,animator,programmer and concept artist in ETC all attended this meeting.We asked a lot of questions about different roles in animation studios. They were really kind and willing to answer any questions we asked, all the students got the useful and inspiring answers from them. This meeting really helped a lot for us to know more about feature animation studios and their requirements.

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