EMERYVILLE, CA — Online animation school Animation Mentor has released Student Showcase 2012: The Power of Inspiration, an annual showcase that spotlights the year’s best work from its students around the world. This year’s theme focuses on inspiration, including its many sources and collective ability to spark creativity and evoke emotion in others.
Showcase is a well-respected honor for Animation Mentor students. Many graduates have used their Showcase recognition as a springboard to work on a range of feature films, television, and video games.
“We started the school because we wanted to teach animation the way we would want to learn,” says Bobby Beck, Animation Mentor’s CEO and co-founder. “So it is incredibly rewarding to watch our passion for animation and education come together for our students. I love watching them progress from our workshops to our Character Animation Program and even [to] our [Animals & Creatures:] Master Class! Seeing the best work in Showcase reminds us that we are really helping our students pursue their dreams. It inspires me!”
To further celebrate the Power of Inspiration, Animation Mentor is hosting a contest where students can become eligible to win reduced tuition into either the Character Animation Program or Animals & Creatures: Master Class. To enter, students must submit an essay of no more than 150 words explaining why they deserve to win and why they are passionate about animation. For more information on the contest and to view Student Showcase 2012, visit the Animation Mentor Website (www.animationmentor.com).