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  • Laika Showcases Behind-the-Scenes Magic in New Exhibit
    By: Malana McFarlen

    Dec
    2017
    04
    BoxTrolls

    Good friend of Animation Mentor Malana McFarlen visited the Portland Art Museum last week to see an exhibit on the work of stop-motion animation studio Laika! Luckily she was able to snap some photos and tell us a little about the experience—in case you can’t make it out to Portland. If you can, seems like it’s definitely worth a visit! Here are some highlights.


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  • Slow In and Slow Out: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation
    By: Kevin Koch

    Jun
    2017
    21
    Animation Slow In Slow Out

    We’re covering the 12 Basic Principles of Animation one principle at a time, and we’re only halfway done! Today we’re taking it slooooooooooow. Slow In and Slow Out, that is. Find out why you need to know about it, what it looks like, and how to use it to improve your own animation.


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  • Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation
    By: Leigh Rens

    Jun
    2017
    14
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    We’re covering the 12 Basic Principles of Animation one principle at a time! The fourth principle, Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose, is the only principle that hints at how to approach animation. Find out why you need to know about it, what it looks like, and how to use it to improve your own animation.


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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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