Featured Mentors


Eli
Rod

Lead Lighter
DreamWorks Animation

VFX

Bruce
Powell

Sequence Supervisor/
Technical Director
Industrial Light & Magic

VFX

Jeffrey
Kember

CG Supervisor
Framestore

VFX

Richard
Fournier

Animator
Blue Sky Studios

Animation

Mike
Stern

Animator
Pixar Animation Studios

Animation

Boola
Robello

Senior Animator
Sony Imageworks

Animation

Our Mentors

Animation Mentor’s courses are taught by professionals within the animation and visual effects industries. The mentors run their classes like real productions, ensuring that you learn how to take important feedback and direction while still meeting your deadlines with the best possible results. Find out a little more about our mentors below.

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Mentor Name
Position
Studio
Program
Aaron Hartline1 Mentor RosterAaron HartlineAnimatorPixar Animation StudiosAnimation
Mentor Alan Rogers Mentor RosterAlan RogersAnimatorid SoftwareAnimation
Spike Maya Mentor RosterAmy JonesLead Lighter/CompositorDreamWorks AnimationVFX
Mentor Anthony Wong Mentor RosterAnthony WongAnimatorPixar Animation StudiosAnimation
Arslan Elver Mentor RosterArslan ElverLead AnimatorFramestoreAnimation
Mentor Brian Mendenhall Mentor RosterBrian MendenhallAnimatorTippett StudioAnimation
Mentor Brian Ward Mentor RosterBrian WardAnimatorAnimation
Mentor Bruce Powell Mentor RosterBruce PowellSequence Supervisor/Technical DirectorIndustrial Light & MagicVFX
Mentor Charles Alleneck1 Mentor RosterCharles Alleneck

AnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Chris Mullinsuse this one Mentor RosterChris MullinsAnimatorTippett StudioAnimation
Mentor Boola Robello Mentor RosterBoola RobelloSenior AnimatorMoving Picture CompanyAnimation
Mentor Dana Boadway Mentor RosterDana Boadway MassonOwner/DirectorKiller JellybeanAnimation
Mentor Dave Vallone1 Mentor RosterDave ValloneAnimatorReel FXAnimation
Mentor Dave Weatherly Mentor RosterDave WeatherlyAnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor David Burgess Mentor RosterDavid BurgessHead of Character AnimationDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Derek Esparza Mentor RosterDerek EsparzaSenior Character AnimatorSony Pictures ImageworksAnimation
Mentor Dimos Vrysellas Mentor RosterDimos VrysellasHead of AnimationCircus Ink EntertainmentAnimation
Mentor Don Kim Mentor RosterDon KimAnimatorNelvana LimitedAnimation
Mentor Drew Adams Mentor RosterDrew AdamsAnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Eli Rod Mentor RosterEli RodLead LighterDreamWorks AnimationVFX
Mentor Elliot Roberts Mentor RosterElliott RobertsSenior AnimatorDouble Fine ProductionsAnimation
Mentor Erik Morgansen Mentor RosterErik MorgansenAnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor Ethan Hurd Mentor RosterEthan HurdAnimation SupervisorDisney Toon StudiosAnimation
Mentor GregKyle Mentor RosterGreg KyleAnimatorLAIKAAnimation
Mentor Greg Whittaker Mentor RosterGreg WhittakerSenior AnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Guido Muzzarelli Mentor RosterGuido MuzzarelliAnimatorSony Pictures ImageworksAnimation
Mentor Jason Martinsen Mentor RosterJason MartinsenSenior Cinematic AnimatorBlack TuskAnimation
Mentor Jason Taylor Mentor RosterJason TaylorOwnerLittle Zoo StudioAnimation
Mentor Jay Davis Mentor RosterJay DavisDirectorIndependent Short FilmAnimation
Mentor Jay Jackson Mentor RosterJay JacksonAnimatorRenegade AnimationAnimation
Mentor Jean Denis Mentor RosterJean-Denis HaasSenior Lead AnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor Jeff Johnson Mentor RosterJeff JohnsonLead Lighter/CompositorToonbox EntertainmentVFX
Mentor Jeffrey Kember Mentor RosterJeffrey KemberCG SupervisorFramestoreVFX
Mentor Joe Antonuccio1 Mentor RosterJoe AntonuccioSenior AnimatorBlue Sky StudiosAnimation
Mentor John Nguyen Mentor RosterJohn NguyenAnimatorSony Pictures ImageworksAnimation
Mentor John Vassallo Mentor RosterJohn VassalloSenior Character AnimatorSony Pictures ImageworksAnimation
Mentor Jon Collins1 Mentor RosterJon CollinsSupervising AnimatorToyTalk Inc.Animation
Mentor KeithOsborn Mentor RosterKeith OsbornAnimatorAnimation
Mentor Keith Sintay Mentor RosterKeith SintaySenior Character AnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor Kevin Andrus Mentor RosterKevin AndrusAnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Kevin Koch Mentor RosterKevin KochAnimation SupervisorMoonBot StudiosAnimation
Mentor Kevin O Hara1 Mentor RosterKevin O’ HaraAnimatorPixar Animation StudiosAnimation
Mentor Leigh Rens Mentor RosterLeigh RensAnimatorFreelanceAnimation
Mentor Mark Oftedal1 Mentor RosterMark OftedalAnimatorAnimation
Mentor Martin Hopkins Mentor RosterMartin HopkinsAnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Matt Garward Mentor RosterMatt GarwardSenior Animator2K GamesAnimation
Mentor Matthew Rees Mentor RosterMathew ReesSupervising Senior AnimatorAardman AnimationAnimation
Mentor Michelle Meeker Mentor RosterMichelle MeekerAnimatorAnimation
Michelle Ohana Mentor RosterMichelle OhanaAnimatorPixar Animation StudiosAnimation
Mentor Michael Stern Mentor RosterMike SternAnimatorPixar Animation StudiosAnimation
Nancy Kato Mentor RosterNancy KatoAnimatorPixar Animation StudiosAnimation
Mentor Nate Wall1 Mentor RosterNate WallAnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Nick Bruno Mentor RosterNick BrunoSupervising AnimatorBlue Sky StudiosAnimation
Mentor Nicole Herr1 Mentor RosterNicole HerrSenior Character AnimatorAnimation
Mentor Paul Allen Mentor RosterPaul AllenCharacter AnimatorFreelanceAnimation
Mentor Peer Lemmers1 Mentor RosterPeer LemmersSenior AnimatorSony Pictures ImageworksAnimation
Mentor Peter Kelly1 Mentor RosterPeter KellyAnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor Ray Chase Mentor RosterRay ChaseAnimatorReel FXAnimation
Mentor Ray Ross Mentor RosterRay RossSenior AnimatorBlue Sky StudiosAnimation
Mentor Richard Fournier Mentor RosterRichard FournierAnimatorBlue Sky StudiosAnimation
Mentor Robyn Powell Mentor RosterRobyne PowellSupervising AnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Royce Wesley Mentor RosterRoyce WesleyAnimatorPixar Animation StudiosAnimation
Mentor Ryan Bradley Mentor RosterRyan BradleyAnimatorIndustrial Light & MagicAnimation
Mentor Sandy Christensen Mentor RosterSandra ChristensenLead AnimatorTequilaworksAnimation
Mentor Scott Carroll Mentor RosterScott CarrollAnimatorBlue Sky StudiosAnimation
Mentor Scott Lemmer Mentor RosterScott LemmerAnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Scott Liedtka Mentor RosterScott LiedtkaHead of Production TechnologyRovio Animation StudioVFX
Mentor Sean McComber Mentor RosterSean McComberAnimatorAnimation
Mentor Sean Sexton Mentor RosterSean SextonSupervising AnimatorDreamWorks AnimationAnimation
Mentor Shaun Freeman Mentor RosterShaun FreemanSenior AnimatorLittle Zoo StudioAnimation
Mentor Steve Cady Mentor RosterSteve CadyLead AnimatorHybride VFX StudioAnimation
Mentor Steve Cunningham1 Mentor RosterSteve CunninghamSenior AnimatorReelFXAnimation
Mentor TDan H Mentor RosterT. Dan HofstedtAssistant Supervising AnimatorDisney Toons StudiosAnimation
Victor Navone1 Mentor RosterVictor NavoneSupervising AnimatorPixar Animation StudiosAnimation
Mentor Rich McKain Mentor RosterRich McKainAnimation SupervisorReel FXAnimation
Mentor Sebastian Feldman Mentor RosterSebastian FeldmanDigital CompositorVFX
Mentor Chad Stewart Mentor RosterChad Stewart3D Visual Development Artist - AnimatorSony Pictures AnimationAnimation
Mentor James Chiang Mentor RosterJames ChiangAnimation DirectorFreelanceAnimation
Mentor Jeff Joe Mentor Roster
Jeff JoeAnimatorDreamWorksAnimation
Mentor Melanie Cordan Mentor Roster
Melanie CordanSenior AnimatorFreelanceAnimation
Spike Maya Mentor RosterSean ErmeyAnimatorReel Fx Creative StudioAnimation
Mentor Ryan Kirby Mentor RosterRyan KirbyLighting Technical DirectorFramestoreVFX