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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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  • ILM London’s Chris Hurtt On Animating for Live Action vs. Animated Films
    By: Animation Mentor

    Mar
    2017
    09
    Chris Hurtt Animator ILM

    Ahoy! We wanted to get a better sense of the difference between working on fully animated films and live action film VFX, so naturally we chatted with Chris Hurtt, mentor and Lead Animator at Industrial Light & Magic London who has worked on Beauty and the Beast (2017), The Jungle Book, Spider-man 2, and more! Chris helped us understand what it takes to work in VFX vs. fully-animated films and how important it is do always do your research before working on a shot! Be sure to take notes.

    -The Animation Mentor Crew


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