Academy of Art University

Animation Mentor

  • What is an Animation Pipeline?
    by Thomas J. McLean on November 22, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Few like to think of animation as a product to be processed like oil or an automobile. But given the amount of work required to animate a feature film, a good workflow is essential to keep the […]

  • 5 Myths of the Animation Industry
    by Mark Garabedian on November 14, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    The animation industry is the business of creating myth and magic. As such, it’s not surprising that a myriad of meta-myths have arisen—easy-to-believe falsehoods about the industry […]

  • How to Maximize Your Productivity When Animating
    by David Tart on November 8, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Animation is a time-consuming art form—there’s just no way around it. Something that many people don’t understand when they first get into animation is that the quality of a shot is […]

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  • Interview with Brazen Animation Co-Founder & CEO Bryan Engram
    on July 24, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    In our 53rd podcast we interview Bryan Engram. Bryan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brazen Animation in Dallas, Texas. Prior to Brazen Animation, Bryan enjoyed many years as an animator & director […]

  • Interview with Animation Supervisor Bill Haller
    on June 27, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    In our 52nd podcast we interview Reel FX Animation Supervisor, Bill Haller. He's worked on and lead teams on such films as Surf's Up, Hotel Transylvania, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and The […]

  • Interview with Sr. Animator Jason Shum
    on May 1, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    In our 51st podcast we interview Riot Games Sr. Animator, Jason Shum. You can also find Jason teaching in our Games animation workshops. Before working on Riot Games' League of Legends, Jason worked […]