Enroll in Our New Pilot Classes

By: Animation Mentor

There’s a common thread that links all animated shots.


When you combine acting, appeal, and story — the result is something pure and entertaining. Strive to embrace and harness these ingredients. Think back to the last animated film that really touched you … and notice how the art and craft of storytelling drew you in. In that moment, the barrier between audience, actor, director, and animator was lowered. You were connected by the art of storytelling.

Now, you must ask: What’s your next story? Answer for yourself during our upcoming Winter 2013 term … and be one of the first to enroll in our two exciting new pilot classes and transform yourself into a better storyteller:

Introduction to Character and Storytelling — Pilot
Starts Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | $1,099 + $75 Registration Fee
The class is all about dialogue and the art of creating a story from scratch. Under the mentorship of Dana Masson (The Wild, Rolie Polie Olie), you learn how to develop your own story and gain the skills necessary to pitch a story. You also learn to develop a two-character dialogue shot. This exciting new pilot class is the fusion — and next iteration — of our Advanced Acting and Story Pre-Production classes.

Animal and Creature Animation Basics — Pilot
Starts Wednesday, January 2, 2013 | $1,099 + $75 Registration Fee
This is where you focus on the fundamentals of kinetic, storytelling and animation. You learn real studio workflows and collaborate on an action sequence with your class under the direction and mentorship of Nicole Herr (Iron Man 2, Green Lantern). 

These programs are open to the public and space is limited — submit your demo reel and register today to take advantage of our low Winter 2013 pilot pricing.

— The Animation Mentor Crew


  • Chinedu

    I am new to animation and was actually considering the 18 month Character animation program before I saw these pilot classes.
    My question now is this; How does this Character and Story telling program mix with the Character Animation program? Should one come before the other? Could I start with the Character and Story telling class then later enroll for the Character Animation program immediately after?

    • Animation_Mentor

      Hey Chinedu! The Character and Storytelling class is designed for students with some basic animation skills. If you’re new to animation, we would recommend taking the Character Animation program before taking the Character and Storytelling class. If you have more questions, feel free to email us at admissions@animationmentor.com or call us at 1.877.326.4628!

  • Animation_Mentor

    Hey students/alumni! If you have more questions, Bobby will be hosting a Q&A tomorrow at 3PM PST on the student site to answer any of your questions about the new pilot classes! If you have questions, feel free to send them here and we’ll pass it along to Bobby :)

  • Animation_Mentor

    We’re looking for aspiring animators with some basic animation fundamentals. Here are some of our general requirements: http://www.animationmentor.com/admissions/character-animation-admissions/do-i-qualify/#admission-reqs. If you’re still not sure, feel free to submit your reel, and we’ll get back to you about any prereqs!