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  • 6 Key Things You Need to Succeed as an Animator
    By: Bobby Beck

    May
    2018
    16
    6KeySkills

    I love my job. I get to see students—who have a massive desire and passion to tackle their challenges internally and externally—make their dreams come to life. Not everyone succeeds, yet there are common threads that tie those who do together! Here are six key areas of personal development I’ve seen in those who succeed as animators.


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  • Pro Animation Trick: Forget About the Legs!
    By: Shawn Kelly

    May
    2018
    09
    LittleMermaid

    Basically, the idea is this—if you nail the timing and posing of the body (hips, torso, etc), then the position of the feet will already be dictated by the position/timing of the body, so if you just hide the feet and legs to begin with, and block in the body, you get the feet/legs for FREE. It might sound terrifying, but it really works! Learn how with Shawn Kelly.


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  • The Pros and Cons of Large vs. Small Animation Studios
    By: Tim Ingersoll

    May
    2018
    02
    DreamWorksWrap

    Mentor Tim Ingersoll may work at DreamWorks Animation now, but he’s worked at a variety of other studios—both very large and very small—throughout his impressive career! We asked if he prefers working at large studios or small studios and here's what he had to say about the pros and cons of each.


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  • Why I Learned Storyboarding from Mike Kunkel
    By: Animation Mentor

    Apr
    2018
    25
    Story

    We asked star student Amanda Robertson to share her experience taking Storyboarding Fundamentals with the legendary Mike Kunkel! Find out what she learned and how you can apply storyboarding to your career!


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