How 1st Grade Sketches and a Chance Encounter Led Ricky Robinson to a Career as a Senior Game Animator
Ricky Robinson We caught up with 2017 Animation Mentor Grad and WB Games Senior Animator Ricky Robinson on his career highlights and the path that got him where he is today. From a childhood fascination with drawing to shaping iconic characters in blockbuster games,...
Rich Farris We sat down with Animation Mentor alumni Rich Farris to discuss his recent Annie Awards nomination and journey from 3D character animation student to stop motion film director. 'From The Top' Short Film Animation Mentor: Congratulations on your recent...
Prashanth Cavale We are thrilled to share this update on DreamWorks Lead Animator and Animation Mentor Alumnus Prashanth Cavale. We talked about his recent Annie Awards nomination, his career since graduating Animation Mentor, and advice for up and coming animators....
Kolby Krook We caught up with Animation Mentor Alumni Kolby Krook to see what he's been up to since graduation. Spoiler - he's a Lead Animator at Industrial Light & Magic and has worked on projects like The Mandalorian, Aquaman, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and...
We're thrilled to present the 2023 Animation Mentor Student Showcase, celebrating another year of exceptional talent and creativity. Our students continue to inspire us with their dedication to the art of animation, and this year's showcase is a testament to their...
DEMO REEL ADVICE
The field of animation is becoming more popular with each passing year. As the demand for unique and entertaining content grows, the demand for skilled animators is also on the rise. But there’s a catch: this sector is also remarkably competitive! That’s especially...
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 educates us on why you need more creature animation in your demo reel and reminds us that we are all animators. Sit back,...
So, you've secured a demo reel review at a convention, job fair, etc., but it's not just about the work! You want to make a good impression too. There are definitely do's and don'ts to abide by when getting your demo reel reviewed—learn what they are from Image Engine...
Image from Francisco Ucke's 2018 Student Showcase Shot! At Animation Mentor, we know demo reels are the most important asset you have when looking for your dream animation job! In fact, we dedicate an entire class to teaching our students how to build their own...
Heading to CTN—or any other convention—this year with your demo reel in tow? First, read these pro tips on what to bring, how to get your reel reviewed, and more from some of our own mentors and reel reviewers who have seen it al! The annual CTN animation expo in...
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