If you want to be a highly skilled character animator, or VFX artist, the fastest path to being hired in a studio would be to attend Animation Mentor’s detailed programs.
If you can’t do that right now, but you’d still like to see what kind of detail is taught at their school, the next best thing has become available through Video On Demand.
I’d like to spread the word so that animators and VFX artists can take advantage of the lectures offered here. I’m a big believer in the quality presented at this school. Here’s a snippet of what they are offering to you:
“Students at Animation Mentor – the original online school of animation and VFX – have access to hundreds of hours of lecture materials, covering everything from basic concepts to advanced techniques. Here, in our Vimeo on Demand shop, we’re pleased to be able to offer a selection of our high-quality educational content, presented by working industry professionals and at a price EVERYONE can afford.”
Get access to a wide variety of content that was previously only available to Animation Mentor students. From posing to timing to dialogue to studio best practices, you’ll learn from the very best in the industry. Score 20 lectures for $133!
Learn cutting-edge visual effects in these introductory lectures. Top VFX artists walk you through complex software like The Foundry’s Nuke, Solid Angle’s Arnold Renderer, and Houdini. Understand 3D workflows, compositing and rendering. Score 3 lectures for $110!
Take your animation to the next level. Learn how to animate creatures that prowl, pounce, and fly. In this series of lectures excerpted from the Creature Animation program – working professional animators teach you how to conceptualize an action sequence, pace the action, and integrate your animation with live-action plates. Score 8 lectures for $350!
If you go to their VOD link, you’ll have access to these videos for 1 year. Of course the bulk option will make things cheaper for you if you plan on going through their respective series.
These videos are available for worldwide access, as long as you have an internet connection and the bandwidth to watch videos on a screen of your choosing.
They plan on continuing to add videos, so I would (and I plan to) check back with them often.