Animation Mentor

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Animation Mentor is the original online animation school. Founded in 2005 by three veterans of Pixar Animation Studios and Industrial Light & Magic, Animation Mentor connects you with professional, working animators who mentor you in the art of animation and prepare you for your dream career.
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Q&A with OpenPixel Studios Co-Founder Kathryn Taccone

Animation Mentor: Tell us about your animation journey; why did you decide to pursue animation? Kathryn Taccone: I grew up in a family of creatives,...

How to Become an Animator with Blue Sky Animators

We were lucky enough to sit down with Animation Mentor alumni and Blue Sky Animators, Travis Tohill and Dan Segarra to chat with them...

New Mentor Q&A with Former Pixar Animator Carolina Lopez Dau

Español Estamos muy emocionados de conocer a una nueva mentora y animadora profesional, Carolina Lopez Dau, que está enseñando nuestro Taller de Maya en Español!...

How to Become an Animator with Sir Wade: A YouTuber’s Journey

In our recent webinar, Animation Mentor alumnus and Content Creator Sir Wade Neistadt took a break from his busy YouTube channel to sit down...

Q&A with Liron Topaz: Lead Animator and Director at DreamWorks Animation

Animation Mentor sat down with How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World animator Liron Topaz to chat about DreamWorks, animating dragons, and the best...

Q&A with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Animator Nick Kondo

Animation Mentor sat down with alumnus and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animator, Nick Kondo, to hear about his animation journey, from dinosaurs to superheroes....

5 Reasons Why 3D Animators Should Know Autodesk Maya®

1. Autodesk’s Maya is simply one of the best, most robust, and most versatile software available. Maya was first released back in 1998 by Alias|Wavefront,...

Animation Mentor Student Showcase 2018

We’re so proud to release our 2018 student showcase! Every year it gets harder and harder to narrow it down to just a few...

Our Top 10 Animation Blog Posts of 2018

Start 2019 with a bang by reviewing our most popular posts of 2018! Learn how to master a moving hold from Shawn Kelly, or...