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Q&A with the Founder of Animation Nights New York

Animation Mentor: Can you share the story of Animation Nights New York? Yvonne Grzenkowicz: I founded Animation Nights New York (ANNY) on September 9th, 2015. Little Water Radio invited me to use their old space at 207a Front St in the back of Fulton Stall Market for the premiere “NY Independents” screening. I curated the first program with Robert...

Thu Jun 23, 2022 19:06
Animation Students Share Workflow Tips and Career Advice

Alum and Content Creator Sir Wade Neistadt spoke with 10 Animation Mentor students and alumni who animated shots in our Student Showcase. Lucky for us, they covered everything from practical workflow tips to career advice! We highlighted some of our favorite parts below, but we’d also encourage you to watch the whole interview. Watch the Interview...

Wed Jun 15, 2022 22:20
Meet Darius: The Newest Animation Mentor Character

Please join us in welcoming Darius, the newest member of our character family! Darius is a highly expressive rig, allowing our students to create powerful and engaging performances. We can’t wait to see the stories he’ll star in! Students can get access to this exciting new character beginning in our Introduction to Acting course. Alumni of our Character...

Mon Apr 11, 2022 21:55
Animation Mentor Student Showcase 2021

The 2021 Animation Mentor Student Showcase is here! We’re so excited to share the 2021 Animation Mentor Student Showcase with the world! The 2021 Student Showcase is a selection of this year’s top student work, featuring 18 students from 18 cities and 7 different countries around the world. Creative storytelling is the thread that ties all of...

Tue Nov 2, 2021 14:36
Behind the Animation of The Mitchells vs. The Machines

The Design of The Mitchells vs. the Machines Animation Mentor: The Mitchells vs. the Machines is such a cool blend of art styles, much like another Sony blockbuster, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Can you talk about how the design influenced the animation? Tim Rudder: The Mitchells was an interesting mix where the director was pushing for quite...

Thu Jul 15, 2021 01:31
7 Things You Should Know About Previsualization

Bao Er Ho (Fiona) worked on James Gray’s Ad Astra. What is previs in animation? Previsualization or “previs” is an important tool that’s essential to the movie making process. It helps directors plan sequences and camera work before principal photography even starts. Did you know that Marvel movies are all previs-ed? And in the Star Wars universe,...

Thu Jul 1, 2021 16:34

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