Q&A with 3D Modeler Rin Jones

Today we’re speaking with 3D Modeler and former Animation Mentor student Rin Jones! While Rin was a student she took both the Maya Workshop...

The Story of Animation Mentor: How 3 Studio Animators Changed the Animation Industry

15 years ago, 3 studio animators set out to create the online learning platform of the future. Most other online schools still haven’t...

INTERVIEWS

Animation Mentor Student Showcase 2020

Animation Mentor is incredibly proud to announce the 2020 Student Showcase! We look forward to the student showcase every year, but 2020’s student animators...

Animation Mentor Student Showcase 2016

It’s been 11 years since Animation Mentor opened its doors to the public as the first online animation school. Seriously, think about that. That’s...

Animation Mentor Student Showcase 2019

It is with great pride and excitement that we release our 2019 student showcase! This year we have 19 shots from students representing 13 different...

Follow-through and Overlapping Action: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

We’re covering the 12 Basic Principles of Animation one principle at a time! The fifth principle is a mouthful: Follow-through and Overlapping Action. Find...

Arc: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

We’re covering the 12 Basic Principles of Animation one principle at a time. Time sure flies, because we're already on principle 7, which is...

Appeal: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

The difference between appealing animation and unappealing animation is not limited to subject matter, what matters is how you present the ideas, concepts, and...

Slow In and Slow Out: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

We’re covering the 12 Basic Principles of Animation one principle at a time, and we’re only halfway done! Today we’re taking it slooooooooooow. Slow...

Timing: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

You guys...timing is everything, especially when it comes to animation! Conceptually it seems simple, but getting right is a big challenge—and, if you ask...

Exaggeration: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

We’re still working our way through the 12 Basic Principles of Animation. Next up...EXAGGERATION! Learn more from pro Dana Boadway-Masson about how you can...

Getting Everything Done: Time Management for Animators

You have a full time job, you have kids to pick up, and your homework is due tomorrow! What do you do?! 24-year veteran animator...

The 6 Basic Emotions: Animating Happiness with Kevin Koch

How to animate happiness? Well, is your character happy as a clam? Is your character on cloud nine? Over the moon? On top of...

The 6 Basic Emotions: Animating Fear with Keith Sintay

When we think about fear it is important to realize that there are several types of fear. There is the “fight or flight” type...

Timing: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

You guys...timing is everything, especially when it comes to animation! Conceptually it seems simple, but getting right is a big challenge—and, if you ask...

Is Your Demo Reel Ready for a Major Studio?

In our recent webinar, Animation Mentor Co-founder and Industrial Light & Magic Lead Animator Shawn Kelly took a little break from working on Avengers...

Dos and Don’ts For Developing Your Character Animation Reel

The field of animation is becoming more popular with each passing year. As the demand for unique and entertaining content grows, the demand for...

Q&A with OpenPixel Studios Co-Founder Kathryn Taccone

Animation Mentor: Tell us about your animation journey; why did you decide to pursue animation? Kathryn Taccone: I grew up in a family of creatives,...

5 Things NOT to Do on Your Demo Reel

Image from Francisco Ucke's 2018 Student Showcase Shot!   At Animation Mentor, we know demo reels are the most important asset you have when looking for...