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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...

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...

Top 3 Reasons You Need Creature Animation on Your Demo Reel

Just a few of the films on Shawn Kelly's IMDb page Shawn Kelly, Lead Animator at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Animation Mentor Co-Founder...

5 Reasons Why 3D Animators Should Know Autodesk Maya®

1. Autodesk’s Maya is simply one of the best, most robust, and most versatile software available. Maya was first released back in 1998 by Alias|Wavefront,...

You Are a Tool

Animation Mentor Co-Founder Shawn Kelly drops some truth bombs about being a studio animator. Don’t worry—it’s not as bad as it sounds! Before we dive...

Graduation and CTN 2018!

We had an INCREDIBLE time at graduation and CTNX this year and wanted to share some of our favorite memories! It’s always so inspiring...

Recharge Your Animation Batteries

Eventually, no matter who you are, and no matter how much passion you have, your animation batteries are going to need some help. Which...

The New Animator’s Guide to Industry Politics

Because industry politics is an uncomfortable—and sometimes unfortunate—topic, I think it’s probably avoided far too much. New animators breaking into the industry are probably...