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  • Always Keep Secondary Characters Secondary
    By: Shawn Kelly

    Jun
    2018
    20
    RangoSecondary

    If you’re an animation student, chances are you’ve tried your hand at animating at least a single-character shot. Maybe you’ve even had a crack at multi-character shots! If so, you know those can be a bit trickier. Here are a few quick tips for shots with multiple characters from Shawn Kelly, Animation Mentor co-founder and Lead Animation at Industrial Light & Magic.


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  • Recipe for Success: Baking Your Animation Cake
    By: Shawn Kelly

    Jun
    2018
    13
    AnimationRecipe

    Let’s face it—we will never know everything there is to know about animation. Animation is EVERYTHING. It's the entirety of human existence boiled down to its essences and stylized and recreated and molded and sculpted into something that audiences can connect with, laugh at, learn from, and cry with. So, is that overwhelming? Of course it is! But don’t panic. Just follow this recipe for success, and you’ll feel better in no time.


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  • Meet Mentor and DreamWorks Animator Robyne Powell!
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jun
    2018
    06
    RobynePowell

    Mentor and DreamWorks animator Robyne Powell answered all our burning questions about 2D vs. 3D animation, how she tackled her most difficult shot, what a DreamWorks work day is like, and how she originally went to school for...zoology?


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  • How to Set Animation Goals and Follow Through
    By: Dan Segarra

    May
    2018
    30
    Success Car

    Working at your favorite animation, film, or game studio can be a tough goal to reach. How do you set long-term goals and increase your chances of success? Animation Mentor alumnus and Blue Sky Studios animator Dan Segarra sheds some light on setting animation goals and sticking with them!


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