An interview with Yvonne Grizenkowicz who founded Animation Nights New York (ANNY), a venue for independent animation filmmakers to be seen.
Alum and Content Creator Sir Wade Neistadt spoke with 10 Animation Mentor students and alumni who animated shots in our Student Showcase.
Worried about how to create the perfect 3D character animation demo reel? We got you! Check out these tips to make sure your job application is strong.
Enjoy this entertaining and all-encompassing guide to animation for beginners! With an overview of the film production pipeline, a list of common industry jobs, and a large resources section, this is sure to be your go-to animation guide.
Alum and Blue Sky Senior Technical Animator Teresa Storhoff, talks about her career path and shares her best animation industry advice.
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 Beckstead.
Animation Mentor has been teaching online for 15 years so we’re very comfortable working from home. Read on for a list of tips from the real pros: our students and alumni. They have great advice!
Animation Mentor is celebrating its 15th anniversary with insight from its Co-Founders and a timeline of big moments in the industry since 2005.
Sony Animator and Animation Mentor alum Alex Olea shares what it’s like to work at a studio and how he got to work on Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse—in English y en español. ¡Sigue leyendo para aprender más!
We felt inspired chatting with Mike Mattesi of FORCE Drawing, as he shared his journey and his tips for beginning artists.
Did you know that drawing skills can be helpful for animators and that anyone can learn to draw?? Read our conversation below to learn more.
Pro animator Jason Martinsen shows us his workflow and walks us through a live animation demo in this webinar recap.
Animation Mentor staff pick their favorite films of the 2010s.
We’re excited to announce our newest workshop, Introduction to 3D Character Modeling, taught by Hong Chan Lim, Senior Character Artist at Blizzard Entertainment.
We’re thrilled to announce our brand new partnership with Women in Animation! Read on to learn about WIA’s mission from President Margaret Dean and to view new scholarship offerings for AM students.
Get your fill of acting and animation tips with our series on Animating the 6 Basic Emotions. Polish your demo reel with advice from our awesome mentors, professional animators who are working across the industry on the coolest projects!
Animation homages aren’t a problem if you use them infrequently, but it’s important to keep your work fresh and creative. Read on to learn the top 5 clichés to look out for!
We’re so excited to introduce you to our new rig, Quinn! Creating a rig is a detailed process, but we got in touch with the Quinn team to break it down for us. Read on to learn about the process of bringing this friendly newbie to life, from design, to modelling, to rigging, and finally, animation.
Our new blog series focuses on Animating the Six Basic Emotions, and we’re covering them one emotion at a time. This won’t surprise you, but the last and final emotion is SURPRISE. Read on for more!
Our new blog series focuses on Animating the Six Basic Emotions, and we’re covering them one emotion at a time!
First up is DreamWorks animator Tim Ingersoll with tips on animating Sadness! 🙁
Animation Mentor alum and OpenPixel Studios Co-Founder Kathryn Taccone shares her student experience and animation advice, and reaffirms the importance of having diverse voices in film.
Ever wonder what it’s like to work at Pixar? Of course your do! That’s why we chatted with Nate Wall, mentor and animator for The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, and Finding Dory!