Mentor Shawn Kelly Shawn Kelly

Shawn Kelly

Lead Animator, Industrial Light & Magic
Co-Founder, AnimationMentor

San Francisco, Calif.

Film: Transformers 5: The Last Knight, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows, Jurassic World, Warcraft, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, Noah, Pacific Rim, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Avengers, Battleship, Transformers: The Ride – 3D (Universal Studios), Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, Rango, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Transformers, Eragon, War of the Worlds, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, The Day After Tomorrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Hulk, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Jack Frost

Short Film: The Magic Murderer (live action)

See more of Shawn’s credits on IMDB.

Little Known Random Shawn Kelly Facts:

1. I am well beyond level 1000 of Candy Crush
2. I have scientifically proven that the only film better than Empire Strikes Back is Back To The Future
3. I have read all of the Dark Tower books twice.
4. I have eaten a giant fish eyeball and a chicken head. Luckily not at the same time.
5. My two favorite places in the world are the beach and Disneyland
6. On an average day, I drink 5 liters of water. I am part fish.
7. I hate and fear moths. All moths. There are no good moths.
8. I love thick socks. The thicker the better. Seriously. Sometimes I wear socks designed for arctic fishermen. In California. Indoors.
9. I listen to podcasts at 2x speed to gobble them up as quickly as possible.
0. I hate cheese. The smell, the taste, everything about it. Cheeses of the world, get outta here!

Known For:

ILM transformers last knight Shawn KellyTransformers: The Last Knight
ILM Jurassic World Shawn KellyJurassic World
ILM Pacific Rim Shawn KellyPacific Rim
ILM Rango Shawn KellyRango

What Shawn’s Students are Saying

Shawn Kelly has been absolutely amazing throughout he is by far the best mentor I have had so far in terms of everything! All my mentors so far have been great but Shawn knocked it out the park with his insightful wisdom on animation as well as himself he is so contagious that just makes me enjoy what I am doing even more!

If there was an option to rank Shawn as “10-Avenger” he would get a “20-Beyond your imagination. You have to experience it on your own” icon biggrin Shawn Kelly He makes me feel happy as soon as he starts the Q&A and the e-critique. You learn so so much all the time.

It’s Shawn!!! He is great and really kind, always willing to share his knowledge and he is also very inspiring. Having him as my mentor is something I will always remember, its the full AM experience!