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Animation Mentor to Release eBook, Webinar

Ideal for people who love animation and enjoy learning about the art of animation, ANIMATION TIPS AND TRICKS, Volume II-2009 Edition takes it to the next level by offering budding animators a wealth of career advice, real-life insight on the working life of an animator in addition to valuable tips on everything from making a demo reel, making a scene, acting, bringing characters to life, workflow, and a whole lot more.

This eBook is written by Animation Mentor cofounders Shawn Kelly (ILM) and Carlos Baena (Pixar) and includes features by Animation Mentors Keith Sintay (Digital Domain), Aaron Gilman (Weta Digital) and Wayne Gilbert.

The eBook will be available online Tuesday, April 7, 2009.

Save the date and plan to join free webinar on April 18 when eBook contributors and animators Wayne Gilbert and Keith Sintay share their professional knowledge, personal tips and answer questions from the audience. Gilbert, animation director and writer, has animated for films, television, and commercials and is the winner of two Clio Awards. In addition to working as an animator at major studios, he has also designed and taught classes for other animators at Disney, Industrial Light & Magic, and Electronic Arts. Gilbert's book, SIMPLIFIED DRAWING FOR PLANNING ANIMATION, has been a leading resource for animators since 1999.

Sintay is a senior animator at Digital Domain and a mentor at Animation Mentor. He has worked on the films POCAHONTAS, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, MULAN and TARZAN at Disney, and SPIRIT, SINBAD and SHARK TALE at DreamWorks Animation. Most recently, he worked as a senior animator on OPEN SEASON, SURF'S UP, MONSTER HOUSE, BEOWULF and I AM LEGEND at Sony Pictures Imageworks. Having just finished work on G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF THE COBRA, he is currently working on TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN.

The webinar is hosted by Microsoft Live Meeting. They support only PCs not Macs, and only the following countries: U.S., Canada, U.K., Finland, Japan, France and India. If you are from an unsupported system or country sign up for the replay, available after April 22.