Animation Mentor

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Animation Mentor is the original online animation school. Founded in 2005 by three veterans of Pixar Animation Studios and Industrial Light & Magic, Animation Mentor connects you with professional, working animators who mentor you in the art of animation and prepare you for your dream career.
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Webinar Recap: Is Animation Mentor Worth It?

Is Animation Mentor Worth It? Aspiring animators often come across Animation Mentor in their research (we were the first online animation school, so it’s only...

Animating From Home with Jean-Denis Haas

We were lucky enough to host Industrial Light & Magic Animator Jean-Denis Haas for our two-part webinar, Animating From Home. Not only is Jean-Denis...

Q&A with Fortnite and Spyjinx Animator Brandon Beckstead

As part of our series reflecting on Animation Mentor’s 15th birthday, we reached out to AM alumnus and Lead Animator at Epic Games, Brandon...

15 Years: Celebrating with Mentors Greg Kyle & Dave Burgess

Celebrating 15 Years of Animation Mentor As you do with any important birthday, we’ve decided to celebrate 15 years of Animation Mentor all year long!...

4 Tips for Working from Home – How to Stay Positive

Heads up! We’ve got more working from home tips for you from our online community, and this week we’re focusing on the positive. Specifically,...

6 Tips for Working from Home – Online Students Got You Covered

Animation Mentor has been teaching animation online for 15 years (we’re older than the 1st YouTube video!) so we’re pros at working and connecting...

15 Years: Happy Birthday Animation Mentor!

GUESS WHAT?? We’re Celebrating our 15th anniversary and we’re SO EXCITED about it! Our story goes like this: Founded by professional Pixar and Industrial Light &...

Meet Alex Olea: Sony Animator and Video Reference Wizard

Interview in English Learning to Animate Animation Mentor: Can you describe your animation journey? How did you arrive at this moment in your career? Alex Olea: I...

Q&A with Artist Mike Mattesi, Creator of FORCE Drawing

Animation Mentor: Can you tell us about FORCE Drawing? Where did the concept come from? Mike Mattesi: My personal love of film, comics and entertainment...