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  • Alvise Avati Talks Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Essential Creature Animation Advice for Students
    By: Animation Mentor

    Mar
    2017
    20
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Alvise Avati

    At age 32, Alvise Avati decided to switch careers and become an animator. Now he has films like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avatar, and King Kong on his resume. Learn more about Alvise’s unique journey and get some great tips on getting your creature animation skills blockbuster ready!

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • What is it like to be a Pixar animator? A Q&A with Mentor Nate Wall
    By: Animation Mentor

    Mar
    2017
    17
    Nate Wall Pixar Good Dinosaur

    Ever wonder what it’s like to work at Pixar? Of course your do! That’s why we chatted with Pixar Animator Nate Wall to hear all about it. Nate has worked on some of our very favorite movies like Finding Dory, Inside Out, and The Good Dinosaur. Not bad, eh? Read on to learn what it’s like to live the dream!

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • Yair Gutierrez: From Animation Mentor Student to Captain America Civil War Animator
    By: Animation Mentor

    Mar
    2017
    13
    Yair Gutierrez ILM

    Talk about a student success story! Animation Mentor alumnus Yair Gutierrez is killing it at Industrial Light & Magic, where he was a part of the team nominated for an Annie Award for Captain America: Civil War! We caught up with Yair to ask the important questions: How freaking awesome is ILM? What advice do you have for aspiring animators? And are you Team Cap or Team Iron Man?! Enjoy!

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • ILM London’s Chris Hurtt On Animating for Live Action vs. Animated Films
    By: Jesse Wentworth

    Mar
    2017
    09
    Chris Hurtt Animator ILM

    Ahoy! We wanted to get a better sense of the difference between working on fully animated films and live action film VFX, so naturally we chatted with Chris Hurtt, mentor and Lead Animator at Industrial Light & Magic London who has worked on Beauty and the Beast (2017), The Jungle Book, Spider-man 2, and more! Chris helped us understand what it takes to work in VFX vs. fully-animated films and how important it is do always do your research before working on a shot! Be sure to take notes.

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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