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  • ‘The Little Prince’ Premieres on Netflix Today
    By: Animation Mentor

    Aug
    2016
    05
    the little prince movie netflix

    Netflix has become a staple in all our lives and with their amazing original content such as the recent Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black, and House of Cards. We were delighted to see a 3D animation film, The Little Prince, premiere directly to Netflix. Be prepared to watch The Little Prince tonight!

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • Why I Learned Cartoony Animation
    By: Animation Mentor

    Aug
    2016
    01
    3 Things I Learned in Animation Mentor's Cartoony Animation Workshop

    Today we have a special post from one of our awesome students, Felipe Almeida! Felipe shares with us his experience and key takeaway moments during his time in the Cartoony Animation Workshop with former Pixar Animator Mark Oftedal. It's no secret that when you're in the cartoony animation mindset, the phrase "you can't do that" goes right out the door. See how Felipe was adopted the cartoony mindset into his work as a 3D animator. Read along, check out the cool shots he walked away with and be inspired to embark on this journey!

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • 3 Reasons Why Every Animator Should Master the Bouncing Ball with Ray Chase
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jul
    2016
    26
    3 Important Reasons Why Every Animator Should Master the Bouncing Ball

    Bouncing ball demo in Maya 2016 with ghosting tool turned on


    The famous bouncing ball exercise. So you’ve heard of this animation exercise, and may have even tried it out yourself so what’s the big deal? Why is this animation test emphasized so much when learning animation, and are you really going to use the principles learned in that test elsewhere? Read on and we’ll show you why the bouncing ball is so much more than just an introductory animation exercise.

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • Meet Dan Segarra: Blue Sky Studio’s Character Animator and Animation Mentor Graduate
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jul
    2016
    20
    Dan Segarra on Ice Age 4

    Dan Segarra, Animation Mentor Graduate turned Blue Sky Animator

    We're so excited to introduce our new mentor, Blue Sky Studio's Character Animator, Dan Segarra! Since graduating from Animation Mentor, Dan has worked on some of Blue Sky's major hits such as Ice Age: Collision Course, The Peanuts Movie, Rio 2, Epic and The Story of Ferdinand (set to release in 2017). Read on, get to know Dan and become even more inspired to animate!

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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