Animation

5 Skills a Concept Artist Needs for Creature Design

Posted:May 09 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept Art

From the earliest days of film and digital animation, including the Ray Harryhausen classic films, and digital games, like 1993’s Doom, creature design has been a central process on which the success of the entire project can hinge. If there is anything in common with Harryhausen’s Cyclops, Doom’s monsters and even the Clickers who prowl […]

Why Concept Art is So Important

Posted:April 15 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept ArtMax the Mutt

Even if you’ve heard about concept art, it can still be difficult to understand why it’s so important for animation and video game projects. What is Concept Art? It might help to start with what concept art is not. It’s not a simple illustration of a concept. It’s not a sketch or layout of an […]

Classical Animation Isn’t Dead!

Posted:March 16 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlog

Any rumors, or even statements of fact from ‘experts’, that classical animation is dead proves the truth of they old saying “those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. In a curious repetition of history, every time a new medium comes along, claims that the old media are dead seem to come […]

Year 4 Animation Student Josh Hill’s Dreams Are Coming True: He’s Animating Classically On A Production!

Posted:February 05 2018

Post Categories: AnimationDiploma ProgramsNews from Max the Mutt

“This is where I have to be!” Josh Hill announced after he toured our Queen St. W. premises back in 2014. He found out about Max the Mutt through a local art supply store in his home town, Orangeville Ontario. After finishing a one-year college program, he was working retail and still drawing in his […]

Our Praised Cartooning Workshop with Tina Seemann

Posted:August 09 2017

Post Categories: AnimationArt-workshopsMax the MuttNews from Max the Mutt

Our Cartooning workshop with Tina Seemann was a huge success according to Tanya Gerber, Rosanna von Sacken and Carolyn Ellis, three members of the class that ran the week of July 10th -14th. The three ladies are all professional ‘whiteboard artists‘- those people who draw ‘live’ at conferences such as the ‘Ted Talks’ you can see […]

Max the Mutt’s “Industry Night 2017” Event Brings Graduates and Recruiters Together!

Posted:June 22 2017

Post Categories: AlumniAnimationConcept ArtIllustration for Sequential ArtsIndustry EventIndustry Night

    Our Industry Event was a huge success! From 3:30 pm until 9:30 pm on Wednesday, May 23rd, Max the Mutt was filled with visitors, including art directors, recruiters, and industry professionals, all visiting to see the work produced by 2017 graduating students from Animation, Concept Art, and Illustration for Sequential Arts and meet […]

MTM Student Kate Reid’s Animated Film “Afraid” an Official Selection at NIFTY in Seattle!

Posted:May 09 2017

Post Categories: AnimationDiploma ProgramsNews from Max the Mutt

All of us at Max the Mutt send congratulations to Kate Reid on the continuing international success of her short animated film “I’m Afraid” – a collaboration with her Unionville High School classmates testtest. Before Kate had started year one at MTM, this film had been accepted into TAAFI – Toronto Animated Arts Festival International, Toronto […]

Become A Compositing Artist for Harmony!

Posted:December 29 2016

Post Categories: AlumniAnimationCareersEventsNews from Max the Mutt

The animation industry is actively looking for compositing artists, people with animation education, who have worked with Toon-Boom Harmony and know how to  composite. If you’ve completed  a diploma or degree in animation, have worked with Harmony software, and are looking for your niche in the industry, successful completion of  industry pro Sonya Hassan- Carey‘s […]