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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...

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...

Q&A with Pixar Animator Luis Uribe

Interview in English Animation Mentor: Can you describe your animation journey? How did you arrive at this moment in your career? Luis Uribe: I grew up...

Animating the 6 Basic Emotions: Acting Tips from Pro Animators

If there’s one thing animators have in common it’s that they’re always learning. Ask any professional animator whether they identify as a student or...

New Workshop: 2D Animation for Beginners

Rough 2D animation test of Jiminy Cricket done by Jay Jackson Traditional 2D Animation Concepts with a Modern Twist There’s something magical about the art of...

Top 5 Animation Clichés You Should Avoid

When you are doing a lot of character animation it's often challenging to keep your work fresh, your choices unique. There's a tradition in...

Animation Career Advice with Shawn Kelly & Carlos Baena

What should I put on my animation demo reel? What can animators do to improve their skills after Animation Mentor? How do I build...