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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Animating the 6 Basic Emotions: Acting Tips from Pro Animators

If there’s one thing animators have in common it’s that they’re always learning. Ask any professional animator whether they identify as a student or...

New Workshop: 2D Animation for Beginners

Rough 2D animation test of Jiminy Cricket done by Jay Jackson Traditional 2D Animation Concepts with a Modern Twist There’s something magical about the art of...

Q&A with Lion King Animator Natalia Falowska

Studying Animation Animation Mentor: Tell us about your animation journey; why did you decide to pursue animation and how did you get to where you...

Animation Career Advice with Shawn Kelly & Carlos Baena

What should I put on my animation demo reel? What can animators do to improve their skills after Animation Mentor? How do I build...

Meet Quinn: Animation Mentor’s Newest Rig

Animation Mentor: Where did the idea for Quinn come from? Bobby Beck, CEO: It’s really exciting actually. We polled the entire AM community to...

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...