Testimonials

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 DVDs.

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.

Rick Baker

Special Effects guy

“The latest and greatest technology is meaningless without inspired instruction.”

"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?"

JJ Abrams

CEO Bad Robot Productions

Director Star Trek, Super 8

“... a staple in our libraries at Disney...”

"Gnomon DVDs 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 DVDs to supplement our classes and to provide a more personalized schedule for the production artist seeking to broaden their skill sets."

Patricia Beckmann

Manager of Artistic & Professional Dev

Disney Feature Animation, Circle Seven

“...for artists everywhere to elevate their skillsets...”

"Gnomon has created a series of DVDs 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."

Jim McCampbell

Department Head, Computer Animation

Ringling School of Art & Design

“...eye opening and inspirational...”

The Gnomon Workshop DVDs 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.

Mike Corriero

Concept Artist & Illustrator

“...I was able to create a reel that got me a job...”

"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."

Matt Skonicki

Cinematics Character Artist

Midway Games