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  • Frank Abney: From Animation Mentor to Variety’s 10 Animators to Watch in 2016
    By: Animation Mentor

    Nov
    2016
    21

    We love checking in with Animation Mentor alumni to see what they’re up to. This time we chatted with Frank Abney, former AM student and current DreamWorks animator. Learn about his journey from Animation Mentor student to working on monster films like Frozen, Big Hero 6, and Kung Fu Panda 3. Get ready to be inspired!

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • James Rodgers: Animation Mentor Alum Starts His Own Studio
    By: Animation Mentor

    Aug
    2015
    13

    Lunar Animation's 2015 Showreel - James Rodgers' Studio


    We were lucky enough to catch up with talented alumnus, James Rodgers, for our Where Are They Now? blog series. James was an Animation Mentor student back in 2011 and has since worked on a collection of films, commercials and different types of media in different styles. One of his biggest accomplishments up to date… drumroll please… has been launching his own animation studio - Lunar Animation!

    Holy smokes- what an amazing accomplishment! With the perfect combination of dreams, skills and qualities, find out how he got to where he is today, his advice for aspiring students and the most important lessons he learned during his time at Animation Mentor. Be inspired, enjoy, and go animate!

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • Juan Ramón Pou: From Animation Mentor to Game of Thrones
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jul
    2015
    10

    Hello Game of Thrones fans! To continue our Where are they now? series, Juan Ramón Pou, Animation Mentor alumnus, worked on one of the most buzz-worthy sequences in Game of Thrones history from Spain.

    The AWESOME Hardhome battle sequence with the wights, white walkers, wildings and Jon Snow.

    He breaks down what it’s like to work in VFX animation, how he approached his shots, and how Animation Mentor prepared him for the industry. Read, get pumped, and animate!

    [SPOILER ALERT] If you have not seen Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 8 then do not read any further. You know nothing, Jon Snow….

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • Zach Parrish: From Animation Mentor to Head of Animation for Disney’s Big Hero 6
    By: Animation Mentor

    Mar
    2015
    19
    Big Hero 6


    Zach Parrish starts off our Where are they now? blog series as we take a look back at our alumni and past students to see how everyone is doing. We were lucky enough to get a hold of Zach who attended Animation Mentor in 2008 and look at where he is today - he’s the Head of Animation (HOA) for Big Hero 6 at Disney! Wow and what an amazing accomplishment! Read about how he got there, his advice for students, and how Glen Keane taught him a big lesson in humility. Be inspired, enjoy, and go animate!

    - The Animation Mentor Crew


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