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The Pros and Cons of Large vs. Small Animation Studios

As a young animator looking for career advice, you must have lots of questions. Some of the most common questions we hear at Animation...

What NOT to Do as a New Animator

Fun Fact: Before Kevin was an animator he was a doctor and a neuroscientist! Since becoming an animator, he's spent more than 20 years...

Beginner Tips: Why You Should Master the Bouncing Ball Animation with Ray Chase

Bouncing ball demo in Maya with ghosting tool turned on The famous bouncing ball exercise. So you’ve heard of this animation exercise, and may have...

Yair Gutierrez: From Animation Mentor Student to Captain America Civil War Animator

Talk about a student success story! Animation Mentor alumnus Yair Gutierrez is killing it at Industrial Light & Magic, where he was a part...

The Ultimate Guide to Animation for Beginners

Your Online Guide for Learning How to Animate A step-by-step guide for a career in animation, or just for fun! Considering a Career in the Animation...

3D Shot Breakdown: Cartoony Animation with Torben Soettrup

Today we’re speaking to Cartoony Animation student Torben Soettrup! Torben has worked on feature films, TV shows, and commercials, and he’s currently at SYBO...

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...

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...