My approach to teaching and lesson planning is customisation. Every lesson is tailored to the individual student or group, whatever their current skill level and experience is in Blender 2.8+ or Autodesk Maya. From no prior knowledge to advanced but in need of refreshing, the structure of every lesson will be from the ground up, configured by the students' needs.
My teaching philosophy is patience and prudence in all things, that no one is a failure for not understanding something, and that help is to be always given when asked for.
All areas are covered, ranging across hard surface modelling, environment art, Grease Pencil, character creation (including modelling, sculpting, grooming, clothing, texturing, rigging, animating, lighting, and rendering), scene layout, VFX (particles, fluid, volumetrics, cloth, etc.), cinematography, compositing, motion tracking, and video sequencing (note the last three are only possible in Blender, not Maya).
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I graduated from JMC Academy nearly two years ago, with a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Game Design, and spent my time there mastering the entire production pipeline (modelling, sculpting, grooming, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, animation, VFX, lighting, and rendering) in Maya for not only myself, but to volunteer in assisting my fellow classmates and other undergraduates along the way. Solving problems and troubleshooting became something I did for anyone and everyone who needed help, and teaching while doing so simply came naturally thereon.
Over the past ten months or so, I've also been deep diving into Blender 2.8 and up, in order to thoroughly acquaint myself with its rather extensive pipeline. In particular, its node based shading and compositing editors for procedural texturing and post processing, motion tracking and video sequencing suite, and modifier stack for procedural/non-destructive modelling.
Last minute cancellations are fine, just please let me know at least an hour before the lesson or travel fees (if applicable) will still be charged.
I have a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Game Design, as well as an earlier bachelor in creative and professional writing, and am a managing partner, 3D generalist, and assistant programmer of Desert Beagle, a recent indie game design and development startup. See an overview of our games below.
Perfect! Beautiful way of explaining the technicality of a subject by showing how it's done and giving multiple ways to do so. looking forward for more lessons, thank you Josh!
Abdul is both eager and determined to learn as much as possible as quickly as possible, both excellent qualities. All I can advise at this point is patience, and the rest will come.
Excellent! Knowledge of Maya, and other pgms
Perfect! Excellent knowledge of advanced Autodesk Maya, and teaching skills!
Scott is receptive, eager, and keen to learn. He's already made significant headway in making various animated films and demonstrates a quick understanding of the concepts in rigging.
Perfect! Joshua is very patient, soft spoken, knows what he's talking about, and the best teacher ever!! I recommend him to everyone who wishes to learn Blender. cool teacher
Beth's son, Peter, is an enthusiastic learner with big aspirations and the temerity to match. He doesn't allow difficulty at any level to deter him from making his vision a reality.
Perfect! Joshua has a wonderfully natural teaching style that is both engaging and enjoyable. I walk away from each lesson with a genuine sense of accomplishment of what was achieved and a strong grasp of the sessions learnings. His teaching method is very interactive and seamlessly adaptive to my learning style. I highly recommend him as a tutor.
Fraser is his own harshest critic, resulting in a dedicated artist with spectacularly high standards and the gumption to match. Every lesson is an adventure in creativity and the truly unexpected.
Perfect! Joshua is an excellent teacher to guide you around blender. He has excellent skills and he is able to explain things step by step in a clear way. Would recommend :)
Tristan is a determined and thoroughly committed student, who strives to master the complexities of 3D art in spite of the challenges he faces in daily life. His fortitude is admirable.
Perfect! He's Methodology Is Straight and To The Point, He will provide with the essentials you need to be a great character modeler. He'll Teach You How to Sculpt and Use Blender's Interface, he give you great shortcuts and techniques that will boost your modeling workflow.
Daniel (Edgar's paying) is an incredibly quick learner. He has only just started but already has a perfect grasp of good topology and character proportions and well on his way to becoming an exemplary character artist.
Perfect! Joshua is kind and helpful
Joe's two boys are attentive, eager, and quick learners. They'll both go far with Blender.
Perfect! Needed someone to get me up to speed with the changes between Blender 2.79 and 2.8.
Joshua is always on time and knows his stuff! Only took me a few sessions to find my feet and I learnt a whole bunch of Blender quality of life tips along the way.
A+ would recommend!
Sienna both learns and works incredibly fast. Within just a few lessons over a week, she had several well sculpted characters in place, including one remarkably detailed demon/monster. Sienna has all the makings of a diligent and talented 3D artist.
Perfect! Josh really cares about how students learn and passionate about 3D animation! I really appreciate his patience.
Tim is clearly a dedicated 2D artist who wants to expand his horizons into 3D, which, with a little personal discipline, he is more than capable of doing. Good things await him.
Josh is a very good tutor. He is friendly and explains everything in detail. If you email him he always gets back to you very fast. Josh has a lot of knowledge about 3D modelling and his expertise is invaluable for learning 3D modelling in Blender. I am very pleased with Josh as a tutor and would highly recommend him to prospective new students.
I can’t say enough good things about Joshua as a teacher. Josh has been a patient, professional and engaging tutor for my 9 year old daughter. Teaching a young child 3 D animation isn’t easy and he has made the whole experience interesting and fun. I would highly recommend Josh for any tutoring needs.
I had lessons with Joshua. He was extremely punctual and very knowledgeable and easy to follow. Highly recommended.
A patient, passionate and hardworking person, Joshua always makes sure I understood the concepts he's trying to show me before moving on. Energetic and eccentric he's always pushing the boundaries of his own skills and in turn, yours, and takes much pride in passing on his unique talents within his art form, regardless of your chosen 3D engine.
I've studied and worked with Josh in the past. Joshua is well versed with rigging and modelling.
He also has a very strong work ethic. No matter how hard the task is, he's willing to get things done.
The work that he produces is of a high standard, and I endorse others to learn from him.
I studied with Josh in university and throughout he has been a great help to me and other classmates with 3d modelling, rigging, animating. I've worked with him on only one project but the rigging and animated were spot on and professional. I think he would be a great teacher cause he loves helping people solve problems and showing them new and interesting ways todo things
As a lecturer myself I can confidently say Josh has the knowledge to help you with any 3D lesson.
He is a great all rounder and has a fantastic work ethic.
Josh strives to problem solve and has always been able to find his way around a problem, as demonstrated in classes where he was always there to lend a hand to fellow students.
Josh is a super friendly, energetic guy and his teaching style is a positive hands on approach.
If you are looking for someone who knows his stuff and is there to help you, Josh is your guy.
He seems to always know either how to fix a problem or what to look for to fix the problem, which when it comes to programs like Maya is very useful, such as when our groups director's Maya project crushed after hours worth of animation was spent on it and he managed to get us the file back with in afew minutes (this happened afew times) as well as knowing how to get the outcome you want in a faster and easier method most evident when it comes to modelling. Best of all if he doesn't know what you do you can bet he'll keep trying at it untill he gets is right! You can trust Josh!
Joshua is an excellent, patient, understanding and knowledgeable teacher. Whatever problem I have faced he has always been able to find a solution and recommend alternative methods if need be. Joshua’s knowledge of maya exceeds the knowledge of any average 3D modeller in the industry. He is open to questions and always speaks in a clear manner that is easy to understand. He is an inspirational teacher that is passionate about his industry and wants to help the next generation find their feet with a program that otherwise can be easy to get lost in. I would highly recommend him as a teacher as you would be more than equipped for the industry with Joshua as your teacher.
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