Animator, DreamWorks Animation
Film: Mr. Peabody & Sherman, The Croods, Puss In Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2, Guardians, 9, Treasure Planet, Atlantis
Short Film: The Zit and The Very First Noel
What Drew’s Students are Saying
Drew is such an awesome mentor. He’s been very helpful and so passionate about animation. I really appreciate how he gives his ecritic. He doesn’t mind giving longer critics as long as he focuses everything from beginning to end. I like that he checks our work frame by frame and he gives us tips along the way. I also like how he presents his Q&As, he would show us clips as examples, which to me were helpful and effective in a way that we would understand how things were/are applied in the shot.
I think Drew is an amazing mentor, I’m so happy I got to have him this term. No wonder he sells out so quickly I’ve loved classes because there’s always something new to see, whether it’s a demo or framing by animation clips, or learning how he planned and executed a shot. And his critiques are so complete! I don’t mind playing a 15-20 minute critique because it’s so detailed and motivates me to get back on Maya and keep going
Drew has been my best mentor. I’m sure freedom of assignments help, but my last mentor was very strict with his shots. Drew has encouraged us to be creative in our shots. Before I started his class, I was kind of crushed. I wasn’t sure if I should even be an animator anymore. It was something I wanted my entire life, but I was so put down from class 2, it wasn’t fun anymore. Drew made it fun again. He’s very attentive to his students. He always replies right away and is extremely personable.