Dana Boadway-Masson

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Dana Boadway-Masson is the Owner and Director of her own studio, Killerjellybean Animation. She is a 20-year professional animator and worked on films, TV, videos, and games including Halo 3. Dana is also a mentor at Animation Mentor.
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Pro Animation Tip: Don’t Forget About the Shoulders!

When you think of showing emotion in animation, what's the first thing that pops into your head. The face? The eyes? Those are definitely...

What Separates the Good Animator from the Bad Animator?

What separates a good animator from a bad one? While the answer might be somewhat subjective, animation supervisors have a very clear idea of...

Choosing the Best Poses for Your Acting Shot

When you’re creating a performance for a character, how do you decide how many poses to use? The problem is that it’s very easy...

Exaggeration: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

We’re still working our way through the 12 Basic Principles of Animation. Next up...EXAGGERATION! Learn more from pro Dana Boadway-Masson about how you can...

Facial Animation 101

Hello animators! Dana Boadway-Masson, veteran mentor and animator, shows us how to approach facial expressions in your animation. We are in for a real...

Be Brave: 7 Ways to Overcome Your Insecurities for Animators

Today, studio owner and beloved mentor Dana Boadway-Masson touches on the topic that every animator struggles with. Throughout her career, Dana has had the...

10 Advanced Acting Performance Tips for Animators

We have a very SPECIAL blog post from our veteran mentor and acting extraodinaire, Dana Boadway-Masson. She walks you through her secrets on...