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It is hard to believe the same number of people that fought off the invading army of Persia, are Citizen Members here at Cg Cookie. It has been a truly humbling experience to have so many of you as members supporting what we do. I have enjoyed saying, “Thank you for doing what you do, so we can do what we do”
Jonathan and I feel very passionate about providing education to artists around the world. Being artists ourselves and perhaps even myself, growing up with the lack of online education (mainly because in my day the internet was rocking on a 33.6k modem and the bigger the CRT the better.) But with the advancements of tech and the widening of the internet tubes we are able to “do what we do”.
Citizen began as a way to offer you another option to obtain our high resolution videos, gather source files to play with and to have a central access point for downloads. It has also helped to ensure the continued longevity of the CG Cookie Network. Today with over 300 members, 158 source files, we are growing well beyond our original sketches in our notebooks. In the next few months we are actively working on some feature improvements, easier access to education and other misc tweaks.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to stop talking and let some of our Citizens talk. Yes, these are real people and not paid actors. We had a Citizen survey in the past weeks and here is what people are saying. We tried to get Dennis Quad… but he was busy.
Name: Michael Edmondson
Testimonial –After taking one semester of 3D Design and Animation I instantly fell in love with the aspect of designing after the class was gone I still had a very strong interest in 3D design. When I found CG Cookie it helped me along immensely. It has helped me with some of my tougher modeling questions and has provided a great resource for what I hope to make a career of one day.
Name: Adin Davis
Testimonial –CG Cookie is the perfect example of a hardworking site meeting the needs of its clients. You won’t be disappointed with any of their services or training. I’ve been lurking on this site since its early foundations and its community and prestige have only grown. I know that it will continue to grow with the wide spread of training and education offered here. I’ve come to expect great things from CG Cookie and they’ve provided time and time again.
Name: Markus Schlögl
Testimonial –Stumbling across CGCookie a year ago, not only the visual quality of the downloadable videos caught my eye, but also the excellent quality of their contents. I feel that almost everything I REALLY learned in Blender I learned via CGCookie/BlenderCookie, and with their rapid growth and range in topics I don’t see this chang[ing]. Spending a little money you get great tuition, LOTS of it, a friendly community plus the greatest customer service ever experienced. I’m a citizen with pride – feels like doing something right.
Name: Neville Toohey
Testimonial –I had been looking for ages for a good website to teach me blender, what can i say but thanks to the team at blendercookie, I’m a regular visitor and picking up stuff on every tutorial. You guys are approachable, listen and respond to your members. I rate myself beginner to intermediate in blender and the best thing i have done to date is pay you a few bucks and join as a citizen.
As well as access to all the source files, a great help I also been able to email you guys and direct answer which is a better experience that i have had many times before. The membership is well worth the value given i was paying $50 per hour for private tuition! Ogh did i say i really enjoy the tutorials too. The fact you guys are right up there already popping out tutorials for blender 2.5 shows you’re out there!
Name: Daniel Fournier
Testimonial –I’ve joined the citizenship program with a 3 months subscription (wanted to have a look). Well, I’m very satified with the work (tips, movies, tutorials…) that has been done and hopefully will continue in the future to the point that I’ll renew my subscription for a full year. I’ve learn so much, it is incredible ! It’s worth the money!
Thanks and please continue with the excellent work!
Name: Troy Williams
Testimonial: Blender Cookie has been my number 1 source of tuition for Blender. I’ve learned more in Blender thanks to the cookie crew than I had learned in Maya through 2 years of college tuition.
To learn more about Citizen and what we are up to, please visit: http://cgcookiecitizen.com.
We are social butterflies ourselves so please be sure to help build the ranks by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Doesn’t have to be all formal talk either, we like to hear from you and what you are working on.