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ANDREW STANTON: Animation Mentor Commencement Speech 2012

Insightful inspiration and some shrewd advice about the life of an Animator.  If you are an Animator of any kind, you NEED to watch this. WALL-E, Toy Story, John Carter, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, and more… Pixar’s Andrew Stanton addresses Animation Mentor’s Summer 2012 Graduates – check it out… Enjoy! Animation Mentor, of which I am…

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Animation Mentor Summer 2011 Graduation

(Shawn Kelly Co-founder of Animation Mentor and me) So a bit of a personal update: Already having more than a decade of industry experience in television and commercial animation,… … I recently became… a proud Alumni… of, arguably, the best animation school and/or program on the planet,… Animation Mentor…     ^__^  Where students learn…

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Pete Paquette: "Rio" Reel & Workflow

As a student of Animation Mentor I had the honour and privilege of being taught by, and have as a mentor… the long-time Blue Sky Studios brilliant animator… Pete Paquette,… who recently shared some of his amazing work done on Blue Sky’s animated feature film Rio,… as well some insight into his workflow… check it…

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Behind The Scenes at DreamWorks Studios

Featuring work from DreamsWorks Animation upcoming films Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots Click the player below, and enjoy the video: FYI: I’ve now had three amazing mentors (via Animation Mentor) from DreamWorks Animation: Martin Hopkins, Steve Cunningham, Drew Adams

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Behind The Scenes at Blue Sky Studios

Featuring work from Blue Sky Studios film Rio Click the player below, and enjoy the video: UPDATE: LOL! —  Right on,… at around the half way point, I just spotted my old friend Chris Siemasko in the audience, when they are looking at the animatic, (Chris works in the Story Department at Blue Sky).  He…

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One on One with Bobby Beck and Carlos Baena

Meet the founders of one of, if not the most successful animation schools in the world (Animation Mentor). Listen to Bobby Beck and Carlos Baena as they share their philosophy, dedication and passion for education and training for the future animation artists and our international community. Filmed on location at the CTN animation eXpo 2010.…

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Happy 5th Anniversary AnimationMentor!

Time flies… I still remembered, back in 2004, on the forums at CGTalk.com (now CG Society), reading about the conceptual foundation for a new online school called… “Animation Mentor,” and thinking (mentoring… an old idea made new) “that is a kick-ass idea… I WANT IN!”  Now, years later, I’m half way through the program, and, as…

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Animation Mentor

Currently, when I’m not running around trying to keep my business together and doing various contract work, I’m often busy doing stuff for my current school. Here is a little bit on my crazy-cool-insanely-awesome school… … ANIMATION MENTOR!!! The idea of the e-school was born after Shawn Kelly, Carlos Baena and Bobby Beck (left to…

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