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New Workshop: Introduction to 3D Character Modeling

It’s like your birthday came early, isn’t it?? We’re equally excited to announce our newest workshop, Introduction to 3D Character Modeling, taught by Hong...

6 Key Things You Need to Succeed as an Animator

I love my job. I get to see students—who have a massive desire and passion to tackle their challenges internally and externally—make their dreams...

The 6 Basic Emotions: Animating Surprise with DreamWorks Animator Chadd Ferron

Surprise! It’s what we feel when something suddenly falls outside of our expectations in a given situation. It’s a fleeting emotion, so much...

The 6 Basic Emotions: Animating Fear with Keith Sintay

When we think about fear it is important to realize that there are several types of fear. There is the “fight or flight” type...

The 6 Basic Emotions: Animating Happiness with Kevin Koch

How to animate happiness? Well, is your character happy as a clam? Is your character on cloud nine? Over the moon? On top of...

The 6 Basic Emotions: Animating Sadness with Tim Ingersoll

Out of all the animated films I worked on, The Little Mermaid was one of my favorites. Especially the scene of Ariel, breaking down...

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,...

Top 3 Reasons You Need Creature Animation on Your Demo Reel

Just a few of the films on Shawn Kelly's IMDb page Shawn Kelly, Lead Animator at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Animation Mentor Co-Founder...