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15 Years: Celebrating with Mentors Paul Allen and David Vallone

We're continuing to celebrate our 15th birthday this year by sharing interviews with members of the Animation Mentor community! Today we checked in with...

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...

Q&A with Fortnite and Spyjinx Animator Brandon Beckstead

As part of our series reflecting on Animation Mentor’s 15th birthday, we reached out to AM alumnus and Lead Animator at Epic Games, Brandon...

15 Years: Celebrating with Mentors Greg Kyle & Dave Burgess

Celebrating 15 Years of Animation Mentor As you do with any important birthday, we’ve decided to celebrate 15 years of Animation Mentor all year long!...

Meet Alex Olea: Sony Animator and Video Reference Wizard

Interview in English Learning to Animate Animation Mentor: Can you describe your animation journey? How did you arrive at this moment in your career? Alex Olea: I...

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...

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...