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You Are a Tool

Animation Mentor Co-Founder Shawn Kelly drops some truth bombs about being a studio animator. Don’t worry—it’s not as bad as it sounds! Before we dive...

Graduation and CTN 2018!

We had an INCREDIBLE time at graduation and CTNX this year and wanted to share some of our favorite memories! It’s always so inspiring...

Recharge Your Animation Batteries

Eventually, no matter who you are, and no matter how much passion you have, your animation batteries are going to need some help. Which...

The New Animator’s Guide to Industry Politics

Because industry politics is an uncomfortable—and sometimes unfortunate—topic, I think it’s probably avoided far too much. New animators breaking into the industry are probably...

Video: How to Create Walk Cycles for Video Games

Creating a convincing walk cycle for games can be tough but when you also need to have a walk move at an exact speed,...

Do You Need Natural Talent To Be A Good Animator?

We asked former student, current mentor, and Blue Sky Studios animator Dan Segarra, “Do you need natural born talent to be a good animator?”...

Why Your Animation Needs Contrast, Part 1: Posing

What's contrast? Well, on your TV, your digital camera, or in Photoshop, it's the amount of grayscale that exists between black and white. But...

New Workshop Alert: Intermediate Storyboarding

Because of the overwhelming popularity of Storyboarding Fundamentals since it’s launch in 2015, we’ve added another chapter to the story (see what we did...