Professional previs artist Bao Er Ho shares highlights from her career as well as key things you should know about previsualization.
Advanced Animation Acting tips by veteran mentor, Dana Boadway-Masson, to help take animators to the next level.
Fun Fact: Before Kevin was an animator he was a doctor and a neuroscientist! Since becoming an...
So, you’ve always wanted to learn animation. You’ve heard of this software package called “Maya”...
Animation Mentor Co-Founder Shawn Kelly shares why you need more creature animation in YOUR demo reel, regardless of the studios you are applying to. Read along and then go polish your demo reel!
Animation Mentor students share 4 great tips on how to stay positive, focused, and connected while working remotely.
Alum and Blue Sky Senior Technical Animator Teresa Storhoff, talks about her career path and shares her best animation industry advice.
Check out these dos and don’ts to help you create the best character animation demo reel. Make sure you’re ready for that dream job!
We chatted with longtime mentors Greg Kyle and Dave Burgess about their time at AM. Below they share why they love teaching our students and their takes on the way the animation industry has changed since 2005.
Pixar Animator and Animation Mentor graduate Luis Uribe shares his animation journey and advice in English y en español. ¡Sigue leyendo para aprender más!
We’re so excited to announce our 2019 student showcase and we hope you enjoy the work of these talented students as much as we do!
We are beyond excited to introduce a brand new workshop this fall taught by Jay Jackson! Jay’s workshop, 2D Animation for Beginners, will teach traditional animation with modern tools and is perfect for all of you animation nerds out there! Read on to learn more about Jay and our awesome workshop.
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!
Get animation tips from our blog series on Animating the 6 Basic Emotions. Polish your demo reel with advice from professional animators!
Our new blog series focuses on Animating the Six Basic Emotions, and we’re covering them one emotion at a time!
Next up is Happiness, with Kevin Koch! 😀
Framestore animator Natalia Falowksa chats about her work on The Lion King, her time at two large VFX studios, and her school experience!
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.
We’re so excited to introduce brand new Maya Mentor and former Pixar Animator, Carolina Lopez Dau! Like our workshop, Maya en Español, the Q&A below is in Spanish AND English. Check it out!
Take your body mechanics and facial animation to the next level with Chadd Ferron as he shares tips on animating Surprise!
Ever smelled boiled brussel sprouts? Yep, they’re disgusting. Learn how to animate that face you just made with facial animation tips from Jay Davis!
Does facial animation have you bristling with rage? Channel that anger and perfect your acting shots with tips from Pixar animator Anthony Wong!