Sunday, February 25, 2007

wes' workshop at fiea

wes is one of the most humble folks i know. so i'm gonna post a follow up to his workshop at fiea on friday for him. that way i can toot his horn for him...did that sound dirty? i think it did:)

anyway, wes' workshop was great!!

all i can say is that i love being involved in a career where you are constantly learning new things. friday was no exception for me. i really learned alot from wes' workshop as i'm sure the students in attendance did.

another thing that we were reminded of at fiea was the sense of energy and synergy which makes up what is most fun about our industry...the excuse to use our imagination on a day to day basis and to collaborate with others who are like minded and share your passion.

it was awesome to see the student's work and to be reminded of what we really wanna establish at the dreamhive...a pure sense of artistic collaboration and storytelling.

we would like to thank brian, tom, and all the folks at fiea for making us feel welcome and for setting this whole thing up.

...and thanks wes for doin' us proud!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

the hive coming to soCal!

so, next week the dreamhive will be "touring" southern california. we're pretty excited about making this trip and totally stoked about the folks we're gonna be talking to. it's going to be fun. we're gonna be around anaheim monday night and tuesday. we'll then be in L.A. wednesday through friday morning.

we've pretty much got our schedule booked up but please contact us if you'd be interested in meeting up with us while we're out there. we'll see what we can do.

hopefully we'll have some fun pictures to post of our trip when we get back.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Guest Lecturing at UCF's FIEA

I'll (Wes Grandmont) be guest lecturing at the University of Central Florida's graduate school, FIEA (Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy) on Friday, Feb. 23rd. I'll be doing a three hour workshop entitled "MEL Scripting: Core Concepts & Workflows" which will be a whirl-wind introduction to the essentials of MEL scripting , or at least what I consider them to be ;) I'm very excited to be returning to UCF to lecture again, my experience last spring teaching their undergraduate Character Modeling and Rigging class (Geometric Modeling as they called it) was fantastic.

Monday, February 5, 2007

The Dreamhive Studio Store

Wanna take a little piece of the hive home? Our studio store is up and running (follow the Get Dreamhive Gear! link in the right column). We only have a few items right now including a super-cool mug (pictured above), but we'll be adding more stuff in the near future, some of it featuring characters from our original animation properties.