Here at MoGraph Mentor we strive to make each live class as impactful and helpful as possible. This means adhering to a curriculum that moves through concepts and project tasks from week to week. Although we want to continue to move students forward, we still make time for open discussion and organic Q&A.
The live experience is hosted on a platform called Fuze. This allows us to stream HD feeds and audio from all students and mentors. Upload video content, share screens and make live annotations over the top of imagery for our critiques.
Here is a look at the live experience.
What if I miss a live class?
This is one of our most common questions from prospective students. One of the benefits of online education is its flexibility. We know that our students have jobs, clients and family responsibilities, on top of their education. It can be a lot to manage and sometimes students just can’t make a live session. That’s why every live session gets recorded and logged into our easy to use video archive.
Students can see what they missed or watch a recording from another mentor’s class. It’s all made public on our students’ site. Here is a look at the archive.
Students can load up whatever class they missed and watch it back in their browser. Here is how a recording looks on playback. You get full video, audio and screen share feeds.
What about other live events?
Outside of our live class sessions we love to have guest speakers drop in for a Q&A. So far we’ve been able to visit with some of the most talented and passionate artists in the business. Here is a look at our guest speaker archive through the first two semesters.
We also do live workshops from time to time. These are open to all students and are optional. Again, everything gets recorded and logged on the students’ site.
The Bottom Line
The experience we design is constantly being improved and iterated upon. We’re searching for the right set of interactions, projects and instruction that helps us achieve our core goal: To foster rapid growth in our students.
We want to see students push themselves as visual artists and traditional animators. So whatever the experience looks like now, I’m certain it will continue to evolve as we try and push closer and closer to our true goal as a program.