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Interview with Bobby Beck - Animation Mentor


I sat down for a one on one conversation with Bobby Beck CEO and President of Animation Mentor at this years SIGGRAPH conference. Prior to starting Animation Mentor Bobby had worked at Pixar Animation Studios, Tippet Studio, And Walt Disney Feature Animation. His Animation credits include Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc. and The Incredibles. We discussed the current industry job trend and Bobby offers some excellent animation advice.

Click here to see the current AnimationMentor student showcase.


  1. Thanks for that interview clip, Tim. :)

    Great advice from Bobby on "starting simple" with your animation..... The lessons, etc I've read in animation books touch on that VERY subject and it definitely inspires me to go and do simple stuff.....

    Good stuff - good insight and help from one of the greats!

    Cheers Tim. :)

  2. Nice one Tim!
    As a current AM student I can definitely recommend the course. The way they introduce concepts bit by bit, starting from the good old bouncing ball, is very effective way to learn animation.

    Also, although the rigs they supply are for Maya, they have no problem about students using their own Blender rigs for assignments. There are a several of us Blenderheads currently enrolled.

  3. Awesome interview!

    Bobby Beck is truly one of my inspirations. No joke. When things are down I think of his enthusiasm! Always picks me up!

    I'm a beginner animator, and I must say, everything that flows from animation mentors staff is always extremely easy to understand and is vital awesome information!

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