Who is Char?

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We moved to Michigan in 2014 and fell in love with the scenery and the people. In 2016, we attended a Keuring event, which is a judging venue of Friesian foals, mares, and stallions. We were awestruck. We had only admired the horses in movies and were overwhelmed by their beauty up close. As spectators, we had tons of questions about the horses and the event and found the community willing to educate us. While talking to owners we soon learned that there was a need to support them and others in the equine industry with digital marketing and video support, so we’ve made that our mission.

We both love horses, we love road trips and we’d been looking for a way to work together. Seemed like a match made in heaven. SO, here we are, pooling our talents and passion, along with friends in the creative and tech industries, ready to support those in the Equine industry, starting with our Friesian friends.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

How do I get land a job in Animation?

In the last few months I've received many reels and resumes from people wanting a job at Studio Kinate and without exception, those people who come from schools where drawing and traditional animation skills are taught are the ones who rise to the top.  

Oh, I can hear the moans and groans out there but it isn't about style (2D vs 3D), it is about ability!  You may be able to do some nice stuff in Maya or can work your way around Flash, but if you don't know or understand the basics of squash and stretch, design a character who can express emotion, then you will need to learn it before getting hired or even get an internship at Studio Kinate. And if you think I'm harsh, then check out this clip of John Lasseter giving advice to aspiring animators.  John Lasseter: Advice for aspiring animation student?

So, if you want to work at Studio Kinate, get out your paper, pencil and books on animation.  THEN, send me your animatics.  That will tell me more about your skills than a polished reel.  Show me your work and I will show you the money.

Until next time, spread your wings, draw leaves swirling in the wind and let your imagination be unlimited.

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