Christopher Plush (Yo Frankie!) and Lee Salvemini (Elephants Dream, Sintel) have launched CG Masters, a new publishing company for professional Blender training DVD's.
They have just announced their first two DVD's, "Environment Modeling and Texturing" and "Ninja Character Creation". Both of them can be pre-ordered now for $60. They ship early november.
Christopher and Lee are also giving away some pretty nice free videotutorials.
Environment Modeling and Texturing
CG Master Christopher Plush takes you through each stage of modeling, texturing, and lighting an abandoned warehouse level. Learn how to create this realtime environment in its entirety including environment assets, and learn how to use the new Blender 2.5 series while you're at it.
Over 35 hours has been recorded for this DVD and edited to an extensive 14-hour, voice-narrated video tutorial taking you through every single step of production. Select segments have been timelapsed, but nothing has been edited out. This is the entire creation process start to finish, and it covers all the tricks of the trade for realtime content creation.
Ninja Character Creation
Blender Certified Trainer Lee Salvemini has recorded, from start to finish, modeling a character suitable for a pre-rendered game cutscene or short film. In the DVD Lee will show you the tools and techniques used in Blender to create the character with helpful pop-up hints and complete audio commentary. Ninja character concept by David Revoy, Art Director of Sintel.
Bonus chapters include rendering the model for client presentation, techniques to master edge loops, and an introduction to modeling in Blender 2.5.