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Alumni Spotlight: Blue Sky Senior Technical Animator Teresa Storhoff

Teresa (Nord) Storhoff has been a huge fan of animation since the age of 7, when Pixar released Toy Story. She works for Blue...

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...

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...

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...

Top 10 Animation Blogs of 2019: Tips, Tricks, & Interviews

2020 is here and so is a brand new decade! To start you off on the right animated foot, we’ve compiled a list of...

Animation Tutorial with Lead Reel FX Animator

We were so lucky to host Lead Reel FX Animator and mentor Jason Martinsen for a live animation demo with our Stewart Rig. It...

6 Key Things You Need to Succeed as an Animator

I love my job. I get to see students—who have a massive desire and passion to tackle their challenges internally and externally—make their dreams...