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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
All animators have different tastes and directions we’d like to take our animation careers. Some of us may prefer wild cartoony action, others may prefer subtle realism. But even if you don’t imagine yourself specializing in cartoony animation, studying it will add important tools to your foundation and make you a better overall animator. Cartoony animation isn’t just for cartoony animators—and here’s why!
Why do Animation Mentor students use Autodesk Maya? Is this animation software really that important? Can I learn it on my own?
For answers to these and other important questions, read 5 Reasons Why 3D Animators Should Know Autodesk Maya.