Mentor Ray Ross Ray Ross

Ray Ross

Senior Animator, Blue Sky Studios

Film: Horton Hears a Who!, Open Season 2, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Rio, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic, Rio 2, Peanuts

Video: The Very First Noel

Game: Transformers: The Game

See more of Ray’s credits on IMDB.

Did You Know?
Raymond got his start in animation in 2003 as an intern at a company called DPS located in Newark, NJ. He had attended a 3d Studio max user group meeting where he spoke with the presenters who later hired him at DPS. Ray’s first animation experience was over 2 minutes of footage for a TV show pilot called Monster Monster Trucks.

Known For:

bluesky peanuts poster Ray RossThe Peanuts Movie
bluesky epic poster Ray RossEpic
bluesky iceage continental drift poster Ray RossIce Age: Continental Drift
bluesky rio poster Ray RossRio

Ray’s Demo Reel

What Ray’s Students are Saying

Ray has demonstrated the full capacity of what a mentor should be doing at animation mentor. In Ray’s eCrits he actually breaks down every minute detail in your shot some things I will have missed or have barely thought about. His live QA’s goes into great length about the course matter of the week by gives examples in traditional animation and live action.

I can say Ray is my favourite mentor so far. He’s a great animator but also an excellent teacher. He genuinely cares about the growth of his students. He is very encouraging and doesn’t make you feel like a rookie. His Q+A’s are very informative and fun. I feel comfortable asking a question at any point and he let’s you email him and he get’s back to you very quickly.