Saikat Mitra

Congratulations to Saikat Mitra, winner of the 11 Second Club August Competition! There were a lot of great entries this month, but Saikat’s entry won over the voters with its chilling interpretation of the audio clip!
Derek Esparza

Derek has an extensive career in film animation and is currently working at WETA Digital. He worked on the game cinematics for Halo 2 at Blur, Alice in Wonderland, The Amazing Spiderman (1 & 2) at Sony Imageworks, and was nominated for an Annie Award for his work on Spiderman. Most recently, he worked on Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film, The Book of Life. In the near future he will be working on Hotel Transylvania 2 at Sony Imageworks. In addition to his busy schedule, he is also a mentor at Animation Mentor.


What is the eCritique® Tool?

The eCritique Tool is an innovative key element in the Animation Mentor program. Each week, a professional mentor will provide their students with a newly recorded video critique on their weekly animation assignment.
This provides valuable insight, feedback and suggestions on ways to improve students’ weekly assignments and animation skills. In addition to viewing their own critiques, students may also view the critiques of their peers, learning from their mistakes and successes as well.