Few weeks ago I spoke with a friend of mine who happened to be a production manager in Paris, working on some really big features, and he didn’t know about Animation Mentor! He did recognise the AM rigs when I showed him the Animation Mentor showreel but didn’t know about the school!
Few animation students I work with in Angouleme were amazed when I told them I had been taught animation through an online school for 2 years. They had never heard about AM! Crazy isn’t it? Well it is even more crazy when you take in consideration that there was already an Italian AM alumni in the company.
Here is a good read for people who never heard about AM: Bobby Beck’s latest post on his blog!
I think I will have to post the link to the AM student showcase again actually. No no that’s not because my friend Hichem’s short is on the cover ;-)