April 13, 2009

Animation Mentor Co-founders Debut Animation Tips and Tricks 2009 Edition

Emeryville, Calif. - Animators share their professional knowledge, personal tips, and answer questions in a new character animation book for people who love animation and enjoy learning about the art of animation. Animation Tips and Tricks, Volume II-2009 Edition offers budding animators a wealth of career advice, real-life insight on the working life of an animator in addition to valuable tips on everything from making a demo reel, making a scene, acting, bringing characters to life, workflow, and more. This eBook is written by Animation Mentor cofounders Shawn Kelly (ILM) and Carlos Baena (Pixar) and includes features by Animation Mentors Keith Sintay (Digital Domain), Aaron Gilman (Weta Digital), and special guest Wayne Gilbert.
Wayne Gilbert, animation director and writer, has animated for films, television, and commercials and is the winner of two Clio Awards. In addition to working as an animator at major studios, he has also designed and taught classes for other animators at Disney, Industrial Light & Magic, and Electronic Arts. Gilbert's book, Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation, has been a leading resource for animators since 1999.

Keith Sintay is a senior animator at Digital Domain and a mentor at Animation Mentor. He has worked on the films Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan and Tarzan at Disney, and Spirit, Sinbad, and Shark Tale at DreamWorks Animation. Most recently, he worked as a senior animator on Open Season, Surf's Up, Monster House, Beowulf, and I Am Legend at Sony Pictures Imageworks. Having just finished work on G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, he is currently working on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.