If you opened the LA Times this morning, sandwiched between Spiderman 3 weekend sales stats and The Queen’s White House dinner is science animation! There’s an article about my friend Eric Keller’s science animation odyssey from Harvard Medical Animation to ESPN. Eric, the author of a few Maya books,creates science animation and visual effects:
The skillsets are closely related and can get you some extra cash. If you’re in school or just trying to break into the biz, science animation is a great practical way to get the chops without the insane deadlines — and decent money. To get started, walk into the microbiology department at a local university and offer to do some free work to get your reel going.
May 7th, 2007