Creative Reel Spotlights Inspirational Animation from Animation Mentor Students Around the World
Emeryville, Calif., July 16, 2012 — Animation Mentor, the state-of-the-art online animation school founded by animators for animators, has released Student Showcase 2012: The Power of Inspiration. The annual Showcase spotlights the year’s best work from Animation Mentor students around the world. This year’s theme focuses on inspiration, including its many sources and collective ability to spark creativity and evoke emotion in others. These students have embraced and channeled their passions squarely into their animation – and together, they embody the Power of Inspiration.
Showcase is a well-respected honor for Animation Mentor students. In addition, studios highly anticipate the Showcase release because it has proven to be an annual and trusted source of new talent. Many graduates have used their Showcase recognition as a springboard to work on a range of feature films, television, and video games.
“We started the school because we wanted to teach animation the way we would want to learn,” says Bobby Beck, Animation Mentor’s CEO and cofounder. “So it is incredibly rewarding to watch our passion for animation and education come together for our students. I love watching them progress from our workshops to our Character Animation Program and even [to] our [Animals & Creatures:] Master Class! Seeing the best work in Showcase reminds us that we are really helping our students pursue their dreams. It inspires me!”
Student Showcase Contest
To further celebrate the Power of Inspiration, Animation Mentor is hosting a contest where students can become eligible to win reduced tuition into either the Character Animation Program or Animals & Creatures: Master Class. To enter, students must submit an essay of no more than 150 words and compellingly explain why they deserve to win and why they are passionate about animation. For more information on the contest and to view Student Showcase 2012, please visit http://www.animationmentor.com/campaign/showcase-2012.