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Learning the Basics of Animation: How Our Courses Can Help You Become Industry-Ready

Animation is one of the most popular and engaging ways to tell a story. From video games to full-length films, we are captivated by...

Alumni Spotlight: Pixar Animator Mike Stern

Animators are notoriously crunched for time, so we felt very lucky to sit down with Pixar Animator and AM alum Mike Stern! In this...

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

Our students love seeing 3D animated films like Toy Story, How to Train Your Dragon, Frozen, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on the big screen. But...

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...