Online character animation school Animation Mentor has partnered with CreativeHeads Inc. (CretiveHeads.net) to provide job placement resources to its students. Through the arrangement, Animation Mentor graduates will receive comprehensive career services from CreativeHeads, a leading job board for the animation, visual effects, video game, high-end software and technology industries. CreativeHeads also powers the AnimationMagazine.net job board.
Using CreativeHead’s specially designed tools, Animation Mentor graduates
will be able to access hundreds of job postings from various creative
industries and track the job status of applications submitted. They will also be able to build a free online profile that will host art files and demo reels that students can update at any time.
Animation Mentor, whose instructors are working studio animators, will also be able to showcase graduate profiles and reels in CreativeHeads’ Heads Up! newsletter, which is distributed to more than 20,000 creative employers. CreativeHeads will send out the first electronic portfolios this September 2006, and Animation Mentor will integrate CreativeHeads’ career services into its soon-to-be-launched alumni website.
Based in Berkeley, Calif., AnimationMentor.com launched in March of 2005, offering a certified, eighteen-month program built from the ground up by founders Bobby Beck, Shawn Kelly and Carlos Baena, whose combined credits include Disney/Pixar’s Cars and Finding Nemo, as well as 20th Century Fox’s Star Wars: Episopde III’Revenge of the Sith. More information can be found at AnimationMentor.com.