over the shoulder Q&A

Posted by aleeCO on July 9, 2011 in Orientation

Wow, information overload! Really glad I took notes today! Had sessions with two fantastic animators. Didn’t realize who I’d have a Q&A with until they started. Didn’t get a chance to talk to them this time, but it was great to listen to their insights: This morning we had our Q&A with Mike Gasaway — [...]


Coffee Talk visit

Posted by aleeCO on July 8, 2011 in Orientation

Today was the first coffee talk I’ve visited since I’ve started class 1 at AM. Nice to see Victoria and the incoming AMers (haven’t had a coffee talk for about 3 weeks)! I’ll continue to stop by time to time because it’s always an inspiration to see where people come from and feel the hype [...]


What did you do Saturday night?

Posted by aleeCO on July 2, 2011 in Orientation

Tonight we had our Q&A with Shawn Kelly! He’s currently a lead animator at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in San Fransisco and co-founded AM. He’s worked on many films that I absolutely loved including Day After Tomorrow, the three Star Wars prequels, Transformers, and Rango! He has an incredible filmography and is a passionate, [...]


First Mentor

Posted by aleeCO on June 27, 2011 in Orientation

Found out my first mentor is Peer Lemmers — He’s currently working at Dreamworks and before that he worked at Tippet Studios, Reel FX, and Microsoft Rare. To name a couple of his contributions, he animated Po in Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five and several characters/pinatas in Viva Pinata: TIP …uh, awesome!  [...]


Scavenger Hunt!

Posted by aleeCO on June 12, 2011 in Orientation

Submitted the scavenger hunt for AM with three minutes to spare! I was waiting to see who’s favorite movie was “Blade Runner.” Finally “found” someone (thanks, Captain) so I was able to answer all of the questions. See, some of the hard questions were really specific. Another example was to find a student who sang/danced [...]


So…welcome to my AM blog!

Posted by aleeCO on June 4, 2011 in Orientation

I’ll use this blog to mark my progress in Animation Mentor!  I begin the summer term June 28, 2011. I won’t write long blog entries — most of what will be on here will be visual. It’s going to be a mix of AM assigned work and silly side works I do…

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