Mentor Michael Amos Mike Amos

Mike Amos

Animator, DreamWorks Animation

Film: The Boss Baby, Kung Fu Panda 3, Me and My Shadow, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Mr Peabody and Sherman

Short Film: Kung Fu Panda – Secrets of the Masters

See more of Mike’s credits on IMDB.

Did You Know?
Mike was a 2D animator before attending Animation Mentor and going in to work at DreamWorks!

Known For:

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What Mike’s Students are Saying

I rated Mr. Amos a Superstar because he was very open and friendly to everyone in class, he made us feel like we were part of the larger community. It was amazing to hear about his personal experience within the industry, with other professionals, and how each of the assignments in the class would apply to us down the road as animators ourselves. I would highly recommend anyone interested in animation to take a class with Mr. Amos, I certainly would take an advanced class from him in the future.

Michael Amos is awesome. He’s fun, encouraging, and offers helpful suggestions and instruction in critiques. Oftentimes, he lectures past class time and provides a wealth of information each week. He definitely goes above and beyond.

I gave Mike a 5 because he gives a lot of good feedback and will open Maya files in class to show you exactly what he means. He also comes to class prepared with lecture materials. I also like that he showed us his student work from his time at AM, so that we could see what he expects. In short, Mike comes prepared and is a clear communicator.

It’s because he is passionate about his work and you can easily tell from his classes and the feedback he gives to you every week. He know’s exactly what works and what doesn’t and it’s just great hearing his opinions on the work of others and it’s so easy to follow what he means. I love that the first things he says about your work is what he really likes and THEN about the things that could improve. That can really motivate me to keep going and do better next time. 10/10

Mike is always well prepared for Q&A’s and provides us with information that directly pertains to our assignment and the struggles we may be having. In critiques, he is thorough, honest, and provides clear instructions on how to improve. He responds to emails in a timely manner and usually finishes our critiques the day they are submitted. I have zero complaints.