If you’re a fan of films (and the occasional summer blockbuster) — you have probably seen the work of our mentors. After all, they are animation and VFX professionals working in some of the leading studios around the world. Just as impressive, they are committed to sharing their expertise and teaching you industry best practices and workflows.
Mentor Screening and Training
Most of our mentors are referred to us by other professionals in the industry. From there, the mentors begin a rigorous screening and training process that includes:
Demo Reel Review
We review their demo reel and conduct a traditional interview. Naturally, we look for polish in the work … but the interviews also allow us to judge their ability to interact and mentor.
Training begins with one term as a campus mentor. This term allows mentors to become fully immersed within the school and Animation Mentor community — and to establish, build, and improve their teaching skills.
A mentor supervisor details all the finer points of teaching at Animation Mentor — including Live Review protocol, assignment flow, directorship, critiquing, class management, grading, and more.