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  • The New Animator’s Guide to Industry Politics
    By: Shawn Kelly

    Nov
    2018
    13

    Because industry politics is an uncomfortable—and sometimes unfortunate—topic, I think it’s probably avoided far too much. New animators breaking into the industry are probably blindsided (I know I was) by just how deep the politics of a studio can go, or even that they exist at all. So let’s talk about it!


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  • 5 Steps for the Beginner Painter: How to Get Started
    By: Justin Owens

    Oct
    2018
    24

    When it comes to art, lots of people stop before they’ve even started because they think they don’t have enough natural talent be a good painter. Well, painter, mentor, and Animation Mentor Curriculum Director Justin Owens is here to tell you that this is definitely a myth! With enough drive, dedication, practice and passion, you can become a great painter. Here’s how to get started!


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  • Do You Need Natural Talent To Be A Good Animator?
    By: Dan Segarra

    Oct
    2018
    10

    We asked former student, current mentor, and Blue Sky Studios animator Dan Segarra, “Do you need natural born talent to be a good animator?” He took it to the studio and asked five animators at various stages in their careers—here’s what they had to say!


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  • New Workshop Alert: Intermediate Storyboarding
    By: Animation Mentor

    Sep
    2018
    26

    Because of the overwhelming popularity of Storyboarding Fundamentals since it’s launch in 2015, we’ve added another chapter to the story (see what we did there?). Intermediate Storyboarding will help you continue on your journey to becoming the best storyteller you can be. It’s time to take your story ideas to the next level! Learn more about our new workshop and its incredible mentor, Mike Kunkel.


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