Animation Mentor Unveils How to Become an Animator Series
August 24, 2009

Animation Mentor Unveils How to Become an Animator Series

Emeryville, Calif. - Animation Mentor invites the industry to register for a free webinar on August 29, featuring acclaimed animator and mentor Kenny Roy and two Animation Mentor alumni. The Living the Dream Series also includes a free e-book and industry report.

Webinar Date : Saturday, August 29, 2009 (replay available after September 3, 2009) Webinar Time : 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST)

How to Register: Participants can sign up online at for the online webinar.  

This Webinar is an interview between mentor Kenny Roy and two of Animation Mentor's recent graduates who discuss how they became animators and what they learned along the way.

Kenny Roy is a mentor for Animation Mentor who started his career in 1998 as a dust buster on the animated film Marco Polo: Return to Xanadu. From those humble beginnings, he's gone on to animate some of the most memorable characters on screen.  Adam Strick started Animation Mentor in 2005. After graduating, his first job was in his hometown of Kansas at DXD Studios. He then moved to Avalanche Studios/Disney Interactive, and is currently at DreamWorks Animation animating crowds and cycles for How To Train Your Dragon set to hit theaters March 2010. Travis Tohill was raised in Nashville, Tenn., and lived there until graduating from Animation Mentor in January 2009. He met with recruiters from ILM at the Animation Mentor job fair the day before graduation. Six days later, he moved from Nashville to San Francisco and was working on Transformers 2 at ILM. Currently at Tippett Studio, he will be returning to ILM in September to work on Rango (ILM's first fully animated film).

The Webinar is hosted by Microsoft Live Meeting. They support only PCs not Macs, and only the following countries: US, Canada, UK, Finland, Japan, France and India. If you are from an unsupported system or country sign up for the replay .

The webinar replay will be available after September 3, 2009.

For people who love animation and are passionate about learning about the art of animation, Animation Mentor has launched the How to Become an Animator series. The e-book, How to Become an Animator, provides advice and information on different types of animation jobs, tips on clarifying your personal goals, and what to look for when researching schools and training programs that best suit you.

In addition, Animation Mentor's industry report, “Learn What Future Animators Look for in a School,” discusses key findings from an animation industry survey that shows what future animators are looking for in a school and what professional animators say are the most important things to look for.