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  • Why I Learned Game Animation (And What You Can Expect)
    By: Ben Boyle

    May
    2017
    02
    Ben Boyle Game Controls

    I love watching feature films, but there’s something about interactive media that draws me in deeper. So, when Animation Mentor offered the Game Animation Fundamentals Workshop, I knew that was the next step for me! Then the Game Animation Combat Attacks Workshop came out so I took that too! Here’s an insider’s view on these workshops and what to expect.


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  • 7 Things All Animators Need to Start (or Stop) Doing Right Now
    By: Brian Mendenhall

    Apr
    2017
    26
    Brian Mendenhall Body Mechanics

    This post is a list of common mistakes that I see beginning animators making when doing body mechanics work. Hmmm, this kinda sounds like one of those “listicles" you see everywhere. I've never made one before. All you need is an obnoxious click-bait title and an arbitrary number of things right? I think I can handle that. Here are 7 things all animators need to start—or stop—doing right now! (Number 3 makes my eyes bleed.)


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  • Introducing the Shaman, A Mystical Animation Mentor Character Rig
    By: Justin Owens

    Mar
    2017
    28
    Shaman Animation Mentor Character Rig

    Meet Aristotle—also known as the Shaman! He’s the third and final character in our Horde lineup and was created in partnership with our friends at Deisign Studio and via Artella, The Virtual Studio Platform. This character is exclusively available to Animation Mentor students and alumni, and he’s ready for action! We’re so excited to see what our students animate with this character. Read on to learn more about his backstory and how he fits in with the rest of the Horde.

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • OSCAR WATCH: An In-depth Q&A with Kubo and the Two Strings Animator Jeff Riley
    By: Animation Mentor

    Feb
    2017
    22
    Jeff Riley, Kubo and the Two Strings

    While stop motion animation is, in many ways, a completely different world, there are actually some surprising similarities with 3D animation as well! Still we had some questions, and Jeff Riley—animator for LAIKA’s Annie- and BAFTA-Award-winning, Oscar-nominated Kubo and the Two Strings—was kind enough to give us an in-depth behind-the-scenes peek at what it’s like to work in stop motion animation. Whew, that was a mouth-full list of awards. Go Kubo!

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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