Sunday, March 23, 2008

Southbank Courses and About Ian

Ian Lacey is an animation teacher at Southbank Institute of Technology in Brisbane Australia. He teaches for the full time 2 year long Diploma of Screen in Animation and runs several Short courses throughout the year.

Of particular interest to ARC readers might be the Animation - A Beginners Guide course. Its an affordable, 100% online 10 week course you can study from anywhere. Contact Southbank or Ian Lacey for more information.

Experience :-

Ian has over 12 years of industry experience, starting his career at Walt Disney Studios in Sydney where he worked as an Inbetweener, Team leader, and Special FX animator. After 7 years of working in traditional animation Ian moved into 3D animation working for a Brisbane based software company as animation director and lead animator.

Since starting as a teacher Ian has continued to produce animation on a freelance basis, animating for clients like Cartoon Network, Disney Japan and MacDonald's.

Ian is currently negotiating the sale of his first TV series with a major Australian Broadcaster.

Philosophy :-

Ian teaches animation based on a solid foundation of "old school" fundamental animation principles and techniques in the belief that they empower any animator to move forward and produce great work for any broadcast medium or using any production technique.

Teaching :-

Ian teaches Traditional Animation, 3D General and Animation, After Effects and Flash.

Accomplishments and Awards :-

While working at Walt Disney Animation Ian was a member of the Future Leader Program, participating in additional communication and leadership training.

In 2007 Ian won the Southbank Institute of Technology Outstanding Educator Award.

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