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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,...

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...

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...

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...

Q&A with Liron Topaz: Lead Animator and Director at DreamWorks Animation

Animation Mentor sat down with How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World animator Liron Topaz to chat about DreamWorks, animating dragons, and the best...

Q&A with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Animator Nick Kondo

Animation Mentor sat down with alumnus and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse animator, Nick Kondo, to hear about his animation journey, from dinosaurs to superheroes....

5 Reasons Why 3D Animators Should Know Autodesk Maya®

1. Autodesk’s Maya is simply one of the best, most robust, and most versatile software available. Maya was first released back in 1998 by Alias|Wavefront,...

Carlos Baena’s Journey: Simplicity in Animation

Diverse characters, simple shapes Have you ever gotten lost in the complexities of your animation? Do you tend to over-complicate your work? In this piece,...