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How to Prepare a Portfolio for Art School Applications, A General Guide.

Posted:December 12 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogCareersFine Art & Portfolio Skills

Whether you’d like to start formal studies in art and design, animation, concept art or a sequential arts program, it helps to learn more about how to prepare the portfolio required for your review. For an outstanding portfolio, we suggest that in addition to the required pieces asked for by the college, you should consider […]

4 Pioneering Digital Animation Innovations from Pixar

Posted:November 22 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogMax the Mutt

You don’t get very far in any conversation about digital animation, or film animation, before the name Pixar pops up. That’s true even if the chat isn’t about technical innovations. Many people who are interested in digital animation, from fans of the genre to those who want to make a career , got their first […]

Our Trip to the Royal Winter Fair – Thoughts from Tina Seemann

Posted:November 21 2018

Post Categories: BlogEventsNews from Max the Mutt

Every year in November Max the Mutt students and faculty attend the Royal Winter Fair. A great opportunity to spend a day drawing animals and people on location.- Tina Seemann, MTM Co-director and Animation Program coordinator, had these thoughts to share about their day: “With November comes our annual trip to the Royal Winter Fair, […]

BONE MOTHER Screening: a Halloween Treat for MTM Students

Posted:November 05 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogNews from Max the Mutt

On Tuesday, Oct 30,  Montreal-based animator and director, Dale Hayward, a graduate of Max the Mutt’s animation program, visited us just in time for Halloween! Dale give our students a talk about his work as a stop-motion animator, and gave a special screening of his new award winning, stop-motion animated film, BONE MOTHER !! Film synopsis: “A […]

Once more, Max the Mutt’s Animal Drawing students visit the Royal Ontario Museum !

Posted:October 26 2018

Post Categories: BlogConcept ArtIllustration for Sequential ArtsNews from Max the Mutt

Tina Seemann, Co-director of Max the Mutt and Animation program Coordinator, took our Year 3 Concept Art and Illustration students to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) for their Animal Drawing course and had this to say about their visit: ” Even though we added 2 new bird skeletons ( a falcon and a pheasant, beautifully […]

What is Traditional Representational Art & Why is it Crucial for Concept Artists?

Posted:October 23 2018

Post Categories: BlogConcept ArtFine Art & Portfolio Skills

Representational art quite simply ‘represents’ its subject in a way that most viewers can easily recognize. Traditional representational art uses perspective (including colour and atmospheric perspective) to present the illusion of three-dimensional reality on the paper or canvas. The knowledge and skills required to create realistic illusion grew slowly through the centuries. Throughout history, most […]

A Quick Look at 5 Different Types of Animation

Posted:October 16 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogFine Art & Portfolio Skills

If you’re thinking about a career in animation, you’ve probably done some animating. Maybe you’ve always doodled on a flipbook. Or you might have grown up with a computer animation program. In any case, you have a pretty good idea of what is animation, or you wouldn’t be thinking about making it your career! But, […]

What Does a Character Designer Do?

Posted:September 21 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogCareersConcept ArtInspiration

Even if we do say so ourselves, that’s a great question! If you’re interested in character design, you may have designed lots of your own characters. But you’ve probably not come close to doing what a character designer does. What is Character Design? It’ll help to talk about character design itself before we get into […]