Andrew McDonald is co-founder of The Rookies has been working in the visual effects industry since 2002. Most recently he was a CG Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic.
This week we want you to create some hiking boots for an adventurer, then tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #HikingBoots.
Our editor has hand selected some portfolios from members of The Rookies that really impressed this week. Congratulations to these members for unlocking a new achievement.
Autodesk Maya is one of the most popular 3D Software packages used by professional digital artists. It's also top of the list for software being taught at Rookies Certified Schools, and there is good reason why - it's amazing!
The DAVE School consistently produces skilled graduates who are uniquely prepared for industry positions. DAVE graduates have worked on Oscars and Emmy nominated and/or winning projects, and have won other prestigious awards.
RUBIKA aims at a balance between cultural, artistic and technical education. Throughout their training, students work on projects in studio mode. This experience-based learning ensures students a rapid professionalization, forging their personal organization and their culture of collaborative work.
As an original Public Ivy, Miami provides Ivy League-quality education at a public school price with an exceptional return on investment. Miami is a place where ambitious students find their purpose and prepare for a lifetime of success
SOA Academy is the International Training Center for Architectural Visualization. The courses offered are addressed to students, professionals, and CG artists from the entire world who want to improve their skills.
This week we want you to create a shipping container, then tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #ShippingContainer.
This week we want you to get your Steampunk on and create a compass, then tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #SteampunkCompass.
This week we want you to create a new character from the Academy Award winning movie, Soul - created by Pixar and tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #Soul.
CineLight Academy provides an environment to develop students aspiring for opportunities in the competitive industry of film and video gaming. Students will be provided with in-depth training in Lighting, Look Development and Compositing.
We know you've wanted this for a while, but the wait is over. Marmoset Viewer is here! You can now add eal-time interactivity to your projects and entries at The Rookies.
Starting a career in creative industries is not easy. This is why The Rookies has pulled together 14 incredible opportunities designed to help you get the break that you deserve.
Weta Digital is looking for an aspiring artist to be a part of their Modelling Department. Look no further, as opportunities like these don't come around very often. To say this could change your life is an understatement - and you know it!
This week we want you to create a door that would be found on a futuristic space station and tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #SpaceDoor.
This week we want you to create a designer couch asset and tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #DesignerCouch.
With over 30,000 members using the portfolio tools on The Rookies, there is no shortage of amazing portfolios worth checking out. This week our team has picked another round of amazing portfolios that shows a great range of skills, a creative eye and solid technical skills.
This week we want you to create the tastiest possible donut you can and then simply tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #donut.
Our editors have selected their favourite portfolio pages again this week. There is a little bit here for everyone including real-time projects, weapons and lost cities.
This week is a massive milestone for everyone who has been participating in Weekly Drills. With nearly a year of drills under our belts now, we thought our 50th should be something a bit more special.
The ultimate goal for all members at The Rookies is to launch their careers in creative media and entertainment. We thought it would be a good idea to start sharing some lesser known stories from Rookies alumni that are working at amazing companies and living the dream.
3iS is a privately-run higher education institution that readies students for careers in film and TV, audiovisual, sound, animation, video games, special effects, motion design and the performing arts
SAE Athens is part of SAE Institute, the world’s largest educator in creative media industries.
Lightbox Academy is a Digital Arts School located in Madrid that came into being thanks to the most lauded Animation Film Production Company in Spain: Lightbox Animation Studios.
This week we want you to create a mobile phone then simply tag it #RookiesWeeklyDrills and #MobilePhone.