Author Archives: Matt Vogt
Business Start-Up Contest!
I’ve been in touch with some amazing people and we’re taking this small idea of teaching kids 3D to a revolutionary educational level!
Power Up People!! Vote for Us below:
VSB Springbreak Workshop FILLED UP
We had a great workshop at Kits Secondary over springbreak – a a 4 day, 2:15 hr intensive with http://Blender.org. We had 21 kids making whatever they wanted: some interior design, some buildings, the deathstar, and of course characters!
Super fun! Super Creative Learning!~
We put Blender, as it’s non-install runnable on anything, on USB sticks – kids saved their work and took it home to revolutionize the 3D Industry 🙂
Happy Easter + Moving to Vancouver!
That’s right folks, Your Creative Mentor is moving to the Big Apple! We’re already in contact with the Vancouver School Board and expect a new line of exciting workshops in September!
A little late, but Happy Easter everyone!
– art credit, Jadeynn, 2012
Greendale’s 3D Animation (2012 Team Project)
Here it is folks! Our learners over at Greendale Elementary had another workshop with YCM. This time, since the group had previous experience, we planned and created an animation that had a little something for everyone… robots…. horses…. spaceships etc hahaha!
Without further ado, please enjoy!
Great work guys!
January 2012 3D Courses!
Start the year off right by giving your youngster the gift of 3D animation!
$75.00, 5 weeks, 1.5 hrs each week; afterschool, 3:30 – 5:00
Promontory: Wednesdays Jan 25th – Feb 22nd
Greendale: Thursdays Jan 19th to Feb 16th
Due to the ever expansive nature of 3D Animation, we do encourage return mentees!
We’ll be accepting payments the week before, please let me know if you’d like to save a seat!
We’ll need around 5-10 confirmed spots to run!
Any questions? Reserve your spots today:
So You Want to Work in the Video Game Industry?
Now listen here! It may sound sad or terrible the creativity vs business debate – but trust me! It’s funny how based in truth the discussion below is! Just keep a light approach and focus on the attitude and skills that will land you there.
3D Greendale – One Week Away!
Just a quick heads up! A week today, Greendale 3D Animation lessons start up! They’ve been pushed back one week as the computer lab is being worked on. Those of you I talked with about this, thanks for your understanding!
- From: Wednesdays Sept 21st – Oct -19th
- To: Wednesdays Sept 28th – Oct -26th (5 sessions)
We almost have room left in both sessions:
- 2:00 – 3:30 (great for Greendale students and homeschoolers)
- 3:30 – 5:00 (rest of Chilliwack! After school)
5 sessions, 1.5 hours each, $75.00. Can’t beat it!
Payment required to save a seat for your young learners.:
Expect similar courses at Central Elementary come mid October!
Any questions, interest, or comments please call or email me
(reply to this)! Thanks for all your comments and support!
Passed the new after school poster around to the Chilliwack elementary schools last week!
Greendale workshop up next, newsletter’s coming!
Workshop: Greendale Elementary!
We’re moving forward! School starts on Tuesday! 3D Animation in Chilliwack – shortly thereafter!
(art by Derek, August 2011)
Now Announcing a new workshop in a high quality facility – Greendale Elementary! Complete with giant computer lecture hall and projection screen! Woohoo!
- Ages 8-18
- Time: 2:00-3:30 and 3:30-5:00 (2:00 for Greendale students, 3:30 for the rest of Chilliwack!)
- Every Wednesday for 5 times! September 21st – October 19th 2011.
(Jayden’s cityscape – August 2011)
- Introduction, UI (user interface) = snowman assignment, nav
- Modeling, (making things in 3D) = spaceships, characters, etc
- Materials, Lights, Shadows (rendering)
- Animation I = project work
- Animation II = project work cont’
As you’ll see by our student work, we cover the basics and build upon our unique interests as the course ensues. This allows for return students who wish to further their creative work. Additionally, since we use Blender 3D, an open-source 3D animation software package, learners will be able to continue their exploration and studies at home for years to come! See you there!
Reserve your seat today! Payment in full is required, you may do so cash, cheque or credit/paypal:
( http://www.yourcreativementor.com/pay/ )
(Liam’s monkey head ball simulation – August 2011)
We will also be having workshops in the Fall with Promontory Elem, more at Central’s (Octoberish) and maybe even Cultus. Details to come!
Thanks everyone! Hope your long weekend is great and don’t forget your animation survival kits for back to school supplies!
(ps: you can reply to this email if you’d like to)
(ps v2: tell a friend about these courses! please forward the emails!)