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How to Make BIG Changes to Your Polished Shot

This tip is huge. Honestly. At least for me, and my workflow, it's massive. The concept is simple, but it's truly essential. I have...

A Guide to Demo Reel Reviews at Animation Conventions

Heading to CTN—or any other convention—this year with your demo reel in tow? First, read these pro tips on what to bring, how to...

Meet the Annie Award-Nominated Horizon Zero Dawn Animators from Animation Mentor!

Horizon Zero Dawn is one of our favorite games of 2017—and of all time! So, we were ecstatic when we heard that three Animation...

Classic Villains of Animated Christmas Specials: Ranked

How do these yuletide bad guys hold up under actual scrutiny? Are they really bad or just Christmas-special bad? Who is the naughtiest on...

Laika Showcases Behind-the-Scenes Magic in New Exhibit

Good friend of Animation Mentor Malana McFarlen visited the Portland Art Museum last week to see an exhibit on the work of stop-motion animation...

Welcome to the New Animation Mentor Campus!

We have big news! Animation Mentor is going to look and feel a lot different starting in the Winter 2018 Term. You may have...

Animation Mentor Student Showcase 2017

It’s that time again! Time for the 2017 Animation Mentor Student Showcase! Can you tell we’re pumped? This year’s Student Showcase features 16 students...

What is it like to be a Pixar animator? A Q&A with Mentor Nate Wall

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at Pixar? Of course your do! That’s why we chatted with Pixar Animator Nate Wall to hear...