|Congratulations to Florent Leibovici, winner of the 11 Second Club July Competition! There were a lot of great entries this month, but Florent’s entry won over the voters with its smooth, expressive animation!|
Ray is currently a senior animator at Blue Sky Studios and a mentor at Animation Mentor. He worked memorable films such as Horton Hears a Who!, Rio, Rio 2, and the latest film, Epic. 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.
What is the eCritique® Tool?
The eCritique Tool is an innovative key element in the Animation Mentor program. Each week, a professional mentor will provide their students with a newly recorded video critique on their weekly animation assignment.
This provides valuable insight, feedback and suggestions on ways to improve students’ weekly assignments and animation skills. In addition to viewing their own critiques, students may also view the critiques of their peers, learning from their mistakes and successes as well.