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10 Advanced Acting Performance Tips for Animators

We have a very SPECIAL blog post from veteran mentor, Dana Boadway-Masson. She walks you through her secrets on acting and shares performance tips...

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...

8 Things Maya Noobs Must Know

So, you’ve always wanted to learn animation. You’ve heard of this software package called “Maya” and that it’s the industry standard for 3D animation....

What Ever Happened to Saturday Morning Cartoons?

For the majority of adults in their 30s, 40s, and 50s today, Saturday morning cartoon time was sacrosanct when they were kids. If you...

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 Story of Animation Mentor: How 3 Studio Animators Changed the Animation Industry

15 years ago, 3 studio animators set out to create the online learning platform of the future. Most other online schools still haven’t...

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...