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  • What is Previsualization?
    By: Nicole Herr

    Sep
    2018
    05

    The art of making entertainment has been evolving from the very beginning. Now with animation, the process of visualizing a product has moved from storyboards to animatics to previsualization animation—commonly called Previs! To learn more about what goes into Previs, we asked Nicole Herr, Senior Previs Character Animator for The Lion King, Rampage, and The Jungle Book and also the mentor for our Previsualization for Animators Workshop!


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  • From School to Studio: Sir Wade Neistadt’s Journey to DreamWorks Animation
    By: Sir Wade Neistadt

    Mar
    2018
    07
    SirWadeJules

    We asked Animation Mentor alumnus Sir Wade Neistadt to tell us all about his journey from animation student to becoming a DreamWorks Animation Trainer, and he 100% delivered. His highly-entertaining story is proof that great things can happen when you follow your dreams! Enjoy.


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  • Meet the Annie Award-Nominated Horizon Zero Dawn Animators from Animation Mentor!
    By: Animation Mentor

    Jan
    2018
    31
    HorizonZero

    Horizon Zero Dawn is one of our favorite games of 2017—and of all time! So, we were ecstatic when we heard that three Animation Mentor alumni were nominated for Annie Awards for working on the game! We’d already caught up with rock star Guerrilla Games animator Niek Neervens, so this time chatted with Peer Lemmers and Richard Oud to learn more about their experiences. Without further ado, meet some of the incredible Annie-nominated animators behind Horizon Zero Dawn!


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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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