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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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  • 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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  • The Top 10 Animation Blog Posts of 2016
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jan
    2017
    07

    Happy New Year! To help you stay inspired in 2017, we rounded up the cream of the crop of our animation posts from 2016. Learn how to overcome artistic insecurity (everyone has it...trust us), find out why the bouncing ball exercise is still bouncin’ strong, hear from two Animation Mentor alumni who went on to live the dream at DreamWorks—and more! Without further ado, here are our top 10 most popular animation posts of 2016—be sure to bookmark this one as a great round-up of resources for animators of all skill levels.

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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