Carlos Baena


Carlos is a Co-Founder for Animation Mentor and previously worked at Pixar Animation Studios and Industrial Light & Magic. His work can be seen in The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Wall-E, and Monsters University and was nominated for an Annie award for his work in Cars. He recently completed his own animated short, La Noria.




Carlos Baena’s Journey: Simplicity in Animation

Diverse characters, simple shapes Have you ever gotten lost in the complexities of your animation? Do you tend to over-complicate your work? In this piece,...

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...

Animation as Visual Music

We are in for a treat! This is a special blog post written by Carlos Baena (Pixar / Paramount Pictures / Animation Mentor...