We Brought the Fight, Kicked Some Butt … and Had SO Much Fun!
The CTN animation eXpo (CTN-X) was F-U-N … and we owe all that to you! From the moment we landed in Burbank till we boarded our flight home — the Animation Mentor community was out in full force! Check it out:
Who Inspired Us
- In a word — you. So many of you traveled from near and far to share your excitement for the school, your mentors, your fellow students … and above all, to come together and celebrate an absolute love for all things animation! You helped to create a positive Animation Mentor energy throughout CTN-X! Thank you!
- Anatomy of a Fight 2.0. This was the butt-kicking event of CTN-X. Dr. Stuart Sumida, Sensei Bill Ruysaki and friends conducted a martial arts demonstration that filled the Burbank Convention Center beyond capacity. Dr. Sumida detailed the why and how of each movement and the steps necessary to best replicate in your animation.
- Personal demo reel reviews with our CEO and cofounder Bobby Beck, along with mentors Ethan Hurd and Sean Sexton.
- Educators Panel with Bobby Beck.
- Dos and Don’ts of a Demo Reel with Kevin Koch. Another packed house for this great event and super informative workshop.
- Student Care Coffee Kick-Off. Members of our Student Care crew greeted students from around the world. It was truly heartwarming to watch students meet for the first time … and feel like they’ve known each other all their lives.
- Student Social. What Animation Mentor visit would be complete without a Student Social? We were there to meet all of our current students and alumni, and help prospective students with their questions.
- Animation Mentor/CTN-X Party. The Animation Mentor party packed the atrium of the Burbank Convention Center. This just proves what we always say … when you come to Animation Mentor — you are not alone!
Animation Mentor Booth
- With our Personal Consultation with an Admissions Advisor and Meet a Mentor time — it’s no surprise that the Animation Mentor booth was always packed!
- A warm welcome to our new friends … we hope to see you on campus soon!
- In addition to our awesome mentors, Dr. Sumida swung by our booth and shared his Animation Mentor love with students and alumni.
- True animation legends were everywhere at CTN-X. These are the same folks who have animated some of the most famous characters in history. Case in point, our students and alumni were truly “wowed” when Eric Goldberg stopped by to say hello.
A big thank you to our global community of staff, students, alumni, mentors, instructors and industry professionals — who together, brought the fight and turned CTN-X into one butt-kicking Animation Mentor event!