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  • 3 New Animation Mentor Workshops!
    By: Animation Mentor

    Aug
    2018
    09

    We’re SO excited to announce that we’ll have not one, not two, but THREE new workshops starting this Fall! Our primary goal is always to help our students become better artists through expert mentorship, a great curriculum, and an amazing community of students and mentors—and we’ve designed our new workshops with those goals front and center. Now, without further ado, here’s what you can look forward to in the Fall!


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  • Life After Graduation: When You Don’t Get a Job Right Away
    By: Elliott Roberts

    Jul
    2018
    26

    When you're in school, it's good to step back every once in awhile and think realistically about what life will be like after you graduate. There's a chance you won't land that dream job immediately after you finish school—but don't panic! Pro animator Elliott Roberts lived through the same uncertainty and now he hasStar Wars: The Force Awakens, Iron Man, and Ratatouille on his IMDB page. Here he shares six things that you need to do when you graduate from animation school.


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  • 5 Things NOT to Do on Your Demo Reel
    By: Carlos Baena

    Jul
    2018
    25

    Image from Garrett Wegner's 2015 Student Showcase Shot!

    At Animation Mentor, we know demo reels are the most important asset you have when looking for your dream animation job! In fact, we dedicate an entire class to teaching our students how to build their own demo reels. We can't cover a whole class's-worth of tips in one post, but here are five of the most important things to keep in mind when you're creating your own demo reel.


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  • 10 of the Best Animal and Creature Animation Posts
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jul
    2018
    18

    You probably know by now that animal and creature animation are 100% essential for your demo reel if you’re hoping to get hired as an animator. To help get you started on improving that demo reel, here’s a round-up of some of our best articles written by top dogs in animation who’ve worked on projects like Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy, Game of Thrones, and more!


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