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  • Is Your Demo Reel Ready for a Major Studio?
    By: Shawn Kelly

    Aug
    2017
    09
    Shawn Kelly Demo Reel Webinar

    In our recent webinar, Animation Mentor Co-founder and Industrial Light & Magic Lead Animator Shawn Kelly took a little break from working on Avengers 3 to critique some student demo reels and to talk about do's and don'ts, creature animation, and what studios are looking for when they review reels. It was awesome sauce and we learned so much! And now you can watch the replay.


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  • How I Got My Dream Job: A Q&A with Alumnus and Framestore Animator Usman Olomu
    By: Animation Mentor

    Apr
    2017
    10
    Usman Olomu Framestore Animator

    We caught up with Usman Olomu, Summer 2016 Animation Mentor graduate and now Framestore London animator! Usman shared some incredible advice for current animation students to help you follow in his footsteps and land you dream jobs too. You’ll want to take some notes!

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • Alvise Avati Talks Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Essential Creature Animation Advice for Students
    By: Animation Mentor

    Mar
    2017
    20
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Alvise Avati

    At age 32, Alvise Avati decided to switch careers and become an animator. Now he has films like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avatar, and King Kong on his resume. Learn more about Alvise’s unique journey and get some great tips on getting your creature animation skills blockbuster ready!

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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  • Yair Gutierrez: From Animation Mentor Student to Captain America Civil War Animator
    By: Animation Mentor

    Mar
    2017
    13
    Yair Gutierrez ILM

    Talk about a student success story! Animation Mentor alumnus Yair Gutierrez is killing it at Industrial Light & Magic, where he was a part of the team nominated for an Annie Award for Captain America: Civil War! We caught up with Yair to ask the important questions: How freaking awesome is ILM? What advice do you have for aspiring animators? And are you Team Cap or Team Iron Man?! Enjoy!

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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