As it prepares to send off its first graduating class next week, online animation school Animation Mentor is creating a dedicated alumni web campus. Launching on Sept. 25 at http://alumni.animationmentor.com, the new site will host
career services, events and specially tailored learning experiences while allowing graduates to continue their participation in the Animation Mentor community.
‘Graduation typically brings the entire school experience to an end, but at Animation Mentor, we wanted to help our students thrive as working animators and stay connected,’ says Animation Mentor president and co-founder Bobby S. Beck, ‘Our graduates have built an incredible community and, with the
alumni site, they will be able to remain a part of it all, and more.’
Animation Mentor graduates will be able to use the free-of-charge basic services, which include the job bank and career services, online portfolio/reel hosting, forums, online gatherings and a monthly newsletter. Thos who choose to upgrade to the enhanced membership will be afforded additionl benefits, including reel critiques, the ability to view all Animation Mentor lectures/demos, special lectures/demos designed for working animators and product and service discounts.
The September 2006 class will receive free lifetime membership to the enhanced site, and the December 2006 class will be given a free one-year membership. All subsequent classes will pay a nominal fee to cover operation costs. All Animation Mentor graduates will be able to purchase eCritiques, which are audio-visual sessions offering feedback on tests and other creative work.