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
"AAA game creation has evolved to become the proving ground for marrying the arts with technology – artists need to have exceptionally creative ideas that they can then implement through a digital medium, and then thoroughly optimize those art assets so that a console, consumer PC or smartphone can process those assets at 60 frames per second. In order to achieve this, artists need to have access to the latest techniques and knowledge, regardless of where they’re based. Capcom’s artists are able to take on this challenge specifically thanks to Gnomon, with its vast library of cutting edge knowledge and tutorials available 24 hours a day anywhere in the world – even here in Osaka."
Capcom Co., Ltd.
"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
"Extensive learning courses in the Gnomon Workshop library are hands down the most crucial training solution to our studio. Also we have seen Gnomon's reputation being even greater overseas. At our recent Philippines studio, our employees are constantly learning from Gnomon's online programs. As an art service company, we always need to have a wide range of expertise and Gnomon has built a colossal library of creative knowledge which we can have access to 24/7. I truly appreciate Gnomon's vision to help anyone have access to better themselves and chase their dreams.""
Chief Creative Officer
"Framestore has been a subscriber to the Gnomon Workshop for years and it remains a popular resource. Artists sign up on a nearly daily basis, and the content is relevant and valuable for visual effects. Their licensing offering is reasonable and flexible which is essential for us to be able to engage."
Director, Global Talent Development
"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."