Online character animation school Animation Mentor today unveiled its Winter Student Showcase, a web reel that includes creative work animated by 27 students representing all levels of training. Featuring clips from graduate short film projects, the showcase can be viewed at:
‘The quality of animation coming out of all of our classes is amazing, and the short films are so nuanced, imaginative and fun,’ says Animation Mentor president and CEO Bobby S. Beck. ‘The reel demonstrates why so many of our
graduates have gone on to land the studio jobs of their dreams.’
The Winter Student Showcase is designed to exhibit the students’ solid understanding of body mechanics, weight, squash-and-stretch, arcs, anticipation, acting and other animation fundamentals, as well as their ability to infuse characters with feelings and personality. The Summer Student Showcase will be released to coincide with SIGGRAPH 2007.
Based in Berkeley, Calif., Animation Mentor is a distance learning
school that employs working professionals to teach the art of character
animation to students worldwide. The school opened its web-based doors in March of 2005 and offers an 18-month program built from the ground up by founders Bobby Beck, Shawn Kelly and Carlos Baena, whose combined credits include Cars, Finding Nemo and Star Wars: Episode 3. Animation Mentor’s California-certified curriculum includes student mentoring, expert audio/video lectures, live web classes, eCritiques and a 24/7 creative
community. More information is available at www.animationmentor.com.