August 5, 2020

Black Knight: Character Concept Art Demo with Tyler James

In this character concept art demo, award-winning concept artist, illustrator and CG Spectrum mentor Tyler James shows how he would approach the painting process for his Black...

August 5, 2020

Breaking into the industry with Career Development Manager Maxine Schnepf

Former VFX Producer at Technicolor and Resources Manager at Mr. X, Maxine Schnepf knows what it takes to make it as an artist in the entertainment industry. Throughout her career,...

July 30, 2020

Student Success: Q&A With Concept Artist & Illustrator Xiaoya Lin

Xiaoya Lin always wanted to be an artist. But it was after attending a Pixar art exhibition, that her career goals began to take shape. Now in her final term of CG Spectrum's...

July 27, 2020

3D Modeling Dept Head Bryan Bentley Talks Film & The Future of VFX

Bryan Bentley brings decades of experience at some of the coolest VFX companies including ILM Singapore and San Francisco, The Jim Henson Company and Rhythm & Hues, where he's...

July 23, 2020

The Hidden Beauty of Data: Q&A with Data Artist Dr. Kirell Benzi

Data Artist Dr. Kirell Benzi has an extraordinary superpower. The CG Spectrum alumnus reveals the hidden beauty of complex data. We're not talking pie charts and graphs. We're...

July 9, 2020

Student & Alumni Showcase - July

See what students and alumni have been working on in and out of class! Keen to explore your creative potential? CG Spectrum’s beginner and advanced online animation courses offer...

July 7, 2020

Into the Uncanny Valley with Body Horror Artist Molly Brown

By the age of 2 or 3, Molly Brown was drawing faces on her little magna-doodle. As she got older, the desire to create grew, and though Molly enjoyed designing creatures and...

June 26, 2020

What is Animation?

Animation is the first form of screen entertainment that most of us experience. Some of us leave it behind as a sentimental memory from our youth, but some of us see it as a...

June 19, 2020

Using Houdini For Games: Q&A with Lucen Game Dev Kris Kebbe

Kristian Kebbe is an indie game developer and FX artist who began his career in the film industry right after graduating from CG Spectrum's Houdini course. Having worked on...

June 12, 2020

10 Game Design Tips to Accelerate Your Career

In a few short decades, video games have grown from the hobby of a few to a global market worth $152.1 billion. As they've become more advanced, game design has evolved into an...

June 10, 2020

Student & Alumni Showcase - June

See what students and alumni have been working on in and out of class! Keen to explore your creative potential? CG Spectrum’s beginner and advanced online animation courses offer...

June 5, 2020

What is the Difference Between Game Programming and Game Development?

The difference between game programming versus game development is a subtle one.  In short, Game Programmers work with Developers to create the back end of the game. Development...