Is Animation Mentor courses worth the price they're asking for? How good are they? Can I find equally good or better tutorials on cgpeers? Is this all meme and I'd better learn everything by myself?
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its pretty fucking good.. but won't replace the prestige of physical school
holy shit i still remember doing axe-only runs on nightmare difficulty with 7 mates in quake. the insanity of 8 dudes with axes jumping around a shambler and trying to kill him still makes me lmao my ass off. >lmao mao i know, i know. grow a sense of humor.
>>662842If you start trying to learn on your own I'll do it with you
>>662973I don't care about prestige, I just want to learn animation and get my first job in the industry.
>>663118Prestige (More importantly, personal connections) is how you get a job in industry.
>>663131So if someone has decent skills but no connections they won't get the job? Nice.
>>663170That's pretty much any job people actually want
>>663201I'm not interested in working for big studios though.
>>662842That's trash. Get 'Animator's Survival Kit' it's the only book you need. It also comes as a video series.
>>663804Why are they trash exactly? Details please.
>>663820AnimationMentor, iAnimate and AnimSchool are all great (regarding my experiences and discussions).I am doing an iAnimate course atm and the mentor is amazing. If you have the time and money go for it. Keep in mind that these courses require/expect a lot of work. If you dont pull yourself together and animate a lot you wont get the full experience. Hard work - better understanding - more indepth feedback you can work with.Other than that, Animators Survival Kit is indeed amazing. Get it!
>>662842>Animation MentorFor character animation, they are the best without a doubtFor CG in general, there's plenty of amazing tuts on cgp
>>664040>AnimationMentor, iAnimate and AnimSchool are all greatyou took all three of those? Any differences between the three or they all the same for the most part?
>>663170thats exactly it yes. people would rather hire someone that has strong connections within the industry than a stranger whos pretty good at animation
Like anon said earlier get the animation survival kit. Preston blair also has a good book. Connections are important yes. I wouldnt recommend any school over another except maybe gnomon if you have the money. Aside from that most people know by now that studios only care about the work. I got my first job by actually meeting the recruiter, following up with an email later saying “it was great meeting you” kind of stuff and then having my work already submitted to their intern program. I believe anyone can do the same and be successful. You just need to put in the time. Seriously thats all it is. Theres so much shit on youtube, plural sight, lynda, gnomon workshop.No one has any excuses. A wise man told me “the only thing thats real in this industry are bills and theyre coming”.I made it in the industry three weeks ago at a respectable vfx house. Im telling you its possible you just have to want it bad enough. Pic unrelated, short film a team and I are developing. Thats another last thing. Make friends. Not the lazy ones either. Because one day they will be somebody and you will be greatful for those connections later in life. You cant do that behind a computer desk.
>>664343Sorry for the long rant. Its late and I know how scary the future can seem when you choose one of the most competitive careers in the world. Just hope its helpful.
>>664343looks like someone forgot to remove that spec hit on the papers.
>>662842If you can, find the Keith Lango VTS its like 10gb and about a good 60+ hour of pure animation knowledge and its pose to pose classical technique, none of that curve fiddling bullshit.
>>664616Wow. Only one merchant is offering that series right now on CGP. Well, I can be patient with the delivery. Thanks!
>>664651Its really old, like circa 2005 but its really good, probably the best you'll get asides from paying for a mentorship.
Is there a link somewhere for The Animator's Survival Kit videos somewhere?
>>664662Nevermind, found it.
>>664616Different Anon, but Thank you so much.
>>664616Thanks mate, it'll come in handy for sure.