Since we launched The Gnomon Workshop in May of 2000, we have received a great response from the scores of people and studios who have bought our training tutorials.
Customers range from studios and individuals, to schools and training centers including: Sony Pictures Imageworks, Pixar Animation Studios, Industrial Light and Magic, Weta, DreamWorks Feature Animation, Rhythm & Hues, Blur Studio, Midway Games, Blizzard Entertainment, Microsoft, Bad Robot, Epic Games, Electronic Arts, Blue Sky Studios, 2K Games, Bioware, JPL, NASA, Walt Disney Animation Studios, NBC, ESPN, Square Enix, Vancouver Film School, The Academy of Art, The Art Institutes, Savannah College of Art and The Art Center College of Design.
Special Effects guy
"I only wish that Gnomon had existed when I was a kid. It's that brilliant nexus of imagination and practical reality; a place where dreamers learn to realize, share and bring to life the visions in their heads. The latest and greatest technology is meaningless without inspired instruction.
This is what Gnomon has in spades. Their professors - and founders - are people who truly inspire. They don't just teach the 'how to' - they give you context, understanding and expectations of 'how to on the job'. Theirs is a practical approach to actually working in film, video and gaming. It's that amazing ideal, where art and making a living peacefully co-exist. You can certainly become a successful working artist without Gnomon, but with their pedigree, placement stats, culture and track record, why take that chance?"
CEO Bad Robot Productions
Director Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek, Super 8
"Gnomon tutorials are a staple in our libraries at Disney Feature Animation. Artist training is very important at Disney, and has been since the days of Walt. We rely on the tutorials to supplement our classes and to provide a more personalized schedule for the production artist seeking to broaden their skill sets."
Manager of Artistic & Professional Dev
Disney Feature Animation, Circle Seven
"Gnomon has created a series of tutorials that will appeal to anyone interested in a career path in visual arts. The availability of these lessons represents a significant opportunity for artists everywhere to elevate their skillsets to the next level."
Department Head, Computer Animation
Ringling School of Art & Design
The Gnomon Workshop tutorials are a valuable source of information for the amateur or novice artist. They cover practically every aspect of art for the entertainment and Illustration industries touching upon both the basics and more advanced production techniques. The techniques and information provided by the instructors is both easy to follow and understand as well as eye opening and inspirational. I'd recommend picking up titles of your favorite artists, series that cover areas of interest, or areas you feel you lack knowledge in.
Concept Artist & Illustrator
"I'd like thank you guys for all the hard work you've done over the years. I didn't have money for college so I spent what money I could come up with on your video series. Because of your excellent training dvds, I was able to create a reel that got me a job where I am today and I am eternally thankful."
Cinematics Character Artist
"Over the past few years the Gnomon Workshop website, and their tutorials, have really helped me to grow as an artist; not only artisticaly but also in terms of speeding up and streamlining my workflow. Thanx guys!"
Lead Concept Artist
"The Gnomon Workshop has shown me the way to work on teams, has shown me good techniques and has opened my eyes into a new world, a world of imagination and magic. Now I have to open a door to go inside that world."
JUAN R. GARCIA
"I owe all of my success to Gnomon and to the irreplaceable and unbeatable education they gave me. Before Gnomon I was in a boring corporate job. Because of Gnomon, over the past 7 years I have landed me a dream job with an awesome Illustration studio and have been able to support my family with the income I make professionally. That for me is when the rubber hit the road, I was able to transform the Gnomon tutorials into real world usable knowledge that helped me provide for my family. That to me is why I owe so much to Gnomon."
"The Gnomon Workshops training materials provide cutting edge technical information that artists need, but they go beyond this by showing how top professionals apply these techniques to industry level projects. I highly recommend any Gnomon tutorial, for whatever project you want to create."
The Banff Arts Centre
"We have been very pleased with the step by step method of training used in the Gnomon training tutorials. The explanations for each of the tool options is especially helpful. We have been able to save many weeks of in-house training, as the DVDs provide valuable help not available from Alias/Wavefront in such a helpful hands-on method of instruction."
"For whatever it is worth I was genuinely impressed with the quality of the instruction, your attention to detail and the thoroughness of presentation. Your demonstration of the tools and topics offers the student a concise and intelligible coverage of the matter. I really want to thank you for the help they have been so far and I only look forward to future training materials."
"Like so many other artist, I've always considered myself as self taught. But what I should have said is Gnomon taught. Your tutorials are a big part of my education, because they enable you to learn in a very structured and intelligent way. It's like having a university with all the leading professionals working as instructors."
"The learning that the Gnomon Workshop has provided is like the fountain of life. Everytime I pick up a new video, I feel rejuvenated, excited at the prospect of learning something new from a master artist."