Max The Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design http://maxthemutt.com Private Toronto school specialising in representational art and animation. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:14:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 There Are No Short Cuts To Becoming An Animator!http://maxthemutt.com/there-are-no-short-cuts-to-becoming-an-animator/ http://maxthemutt.com/there-are-no-short-cuts-to-becoming-an-animator/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:09:29 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9601 I’ve just been surfing the net and reading advice from pros to hopeful animators, and once again I’m puzzled. As  usual, all of them stress life drawing, film language, design and composition, perspective and structural drawing, animal drawing, storytelling and ACTING..so why are there so many quickie animation programs around? […]

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Sequential Arts (Comics & Graphic Novels) Program Head Kent Burles Sends News: The 24 Hour Comic Marathon Is Back!http://maxthemutt.com/sequential-arts-comics-graphic-novels-program-head-kent-burles-sends-news-the-24-hour-comic-marathon-is-back/ http://maxthemutt.com/sequential-arts-comics-graphic-novels-program-head-kent-burles-sends-news-the-24-hour-comic-marathon-is-back/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:10:27 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9592 Just received an email from Kent Burles, Illustration for Sequential Arts Program head…. “After a brief interruption last spring, the twice annual MTM 24 Hour Comic Marathon is back! We will be holding this fall`s version of what I affectionately call the `torture chamber“ this coming Thursday, October 23rd, and we will work […]

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Brazilian Animation Director Gabriel Garcia To Visit Max the Mutt!http://maxthemutt.com/brazilian-animation-director-gabriel-garcia-to-visit-max-the-mutt/ http://maxthemutt.com/brazilian-animation-director-gabriel-garcia-to-visit-max-the-mutt/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:37:27 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9586 The Brazilian Film and TV Festival of Toronto starts Thursday (Oct 15th) with a showing of award winning 3D animated short “Ed,” and feature animated film “Until Sbornia Do Us Part” on view at the Carlton Theatre. Max the Mutt was visited yesterday by festival organizer Felipe Cerqueira, who spoke […]

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For Canadian Thanksgiving: Thanks to everyone at Max the Mutt!http://maxthemutt.com/for-canadian-thanksgiving-thanks-to-everyone-at-max-the-mutt/ http://maxthemutt.com/for-canadian-thanksgiving-thanks-to-everyone-at-max-the-mutt/#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2014 20:36:37 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9566 Those of us who feel compelled to create visual art are an interesting group. We need to join imagination to observation, to reach inside ourselves to express our deepest reactions to the experience of being alive. I could never understand how art could happen or the processes of expression be […]

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Tim Deacon Endorses Max the Mutt !http://maxthemutt.com/tim-deacon-endorses-max-the-mutt/ http://maxthemutt.com/tim-deacon-endorses-max-the-mutt/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:28:57 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9544 Toronto Animation professional Tim Deacon is setting up a new                         studio in Toronto!   I’ve never seen so many companies looking for animation graduates, people with the right knowledge and training, and recently that includes new companies opening […]

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Max the Mutt’s October Open House!http://maxthemutt.com/max-the-mutts-october-open-house/ http://maxthemutt.com/max-the-mutts-october-open-house/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:47:31 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9523           Our September Open House was a busy, energy filled day and we enjoyed meeting all of you who attended! If you haven’t visited us yet, and want information about the school and all the programs, here is your invitation to our next event: Max the […]

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If You will Graduate From High School in 2015, It’s Time To Start Doing Your Research NOW!http://maxthemutt.com/will-graduate-high-school-2015-time-start-research-now/ http://maxthemutt.com/will-graduate-high-school-2015-time-start-research-now/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:27:17 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=8619 It’s almost October everyone! I hope everyone graduating this spring visited Open House exhibitions this past spring to get a first hand look at graduate work. If you didn’t, be sure to start visiting the schools you’ve short listed as soon as possible. When creating your short list, keep in mind […]

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Max the Mutt Open House & Info Session Sept.27th!http://maxthemutt.com/max-the-mutt-open-house-info-session-sept-27th/ http://maxthemutt.com/max-the-mutt-open-house-info-session-sept-27th/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:51:58 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9492                     Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design                                                       OPEN HOUSE Come visit […]

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Don’t Let Fear Stop You !http://maxthemutt.com/dont-let-fear-stop-you/ http://maxthemutt.com/dont-let-fear-stop-you/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:10:55 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9478 One of the things we feel strongly about at Max the Mutt is that the opportunity to develop skills ought to be available to everyone who has potential, character, and drive. I recently was reminded once again that there are people who do not apply to Max the Mutt because […]

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US Company BZP Pro Donates Cutting Edge Software to Max the Mutt!http://maxthemutt.com/bzp-pro-donates-cutting-edge-software-to-max-the-mutt/ http://maxthemutt.com/bzp-pro-donates-cutting-edge-software-to-max-the-mutt/#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:31:59 +0000 http://maxthemutt.com/?p=9417  US company BZP Pro has generously donated their new software to be use by animation students at Max the Mutt. BZP PRO’S GAME CHANGING SOFTWARE “THE SMART SKINNER” rigs and skins biped and quadruped characters in minutes.  The process of rigging and skinning is a tedious and specialized part of […]

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