Sir Wade's Mentorship 

Group Mentorship

Meet twice a week: Once for animation lectures, assignment / live workflow demos, and technical guides; the other session is for feedback on your shots / to learn from the feedback of others!

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Personal Mentorship

Meet 1-on-1 weekly to get personalized animation training, work on your demo reel strategy, learn a new animation tool, or get assistance with your next shot - the goal is yours to set.

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Beginning Animator

If you're new to industry animation training or want to revisit the fundamentals / 12 principles

Student Animator

For those with previous or current instruction that need help getting to the next level

Junior Artist

You know how to animate, and would like guidance and structure with ideas / workflow

Perfect for Students Attending Online Animation Schools


You may already have an industry mentor, but sometimes it's helpful to have someone to help translate their notes, to show you how to achieve what they're asking for, and to teach you the 'why' behind the feedback you've been given.

At the very least, it's always nice to have someone to run your ideas by before you present them to your supervisor.

No School Experience? No Problem.


If you've never experienced a formal animation education, or haven't animated in awhile, a flexible curriculum can be implemented to help you start off on the right foot, or pick up where you last left off.

You will be given exercises specific to your skill level, to help you grow as an artist and to provide work for your demo reel or freelance portfolio.

How the Mentorship Program Works

Zoom Meetings are on Sundays + Thursdays.*

  • Sunday:¬†12 - 2pm¬†PT |¬†Review Sessions
  • Thursday: 5 - 7pm¬†PT |¬†Workflow¬†Demos

Animation Shot Feedback

Feedback is given through SyncSketch, which has a free account option.

Mentorship Discord Channels

You'll communicate with both your mentor and peers through private Discord channels within Sir Wade's Animation Discord Server. 

Additional channels are provided to with your group, help each other solve problems, and get peer feedback outside of official sessions.

Get to know each other; you're in this together!

Session Recordings

All group meetings and review sessions are recorded and uploaded to your Course Library.

You'll also have access to recorded demos, group lectures, and workflow-specific tutorials.

Recordings are available to re-watch on any device- just like in Sir's other online courses. Access will continue as long as you're an active member of the Mentorship Program.


A Note on Scheduling:

If you attend an online animation school, deadlines are often on Sunday, which means you'll receive feedback in sync with your class, and benefit from lectures with time to implement what you learn in your shot's next pass.

*Occasionally, sessions may be rescheduled or combined due to mentor availability.

Exclusive Mentorship Discounts

  • A free Educational License to animBot is provided for all Mentees while enrolled
  • A discount on many of Sir Wade's online courses and workshops
  • More tools and discounts - TBA
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Supported Animation Software

You're welcome to use whichever keyframe animation tool you'd like! We recommend sticking with one that we can teach you or help troubleshoot, so that you're least likely to get stuck fighting the computer instead of focusing on being creative.

Autodesk Maya 2023 / 2024

You can use any version, but we recommend 2023 (Service Pack 3) or 2024.

Maya is the most common tool for character animation in our industry, so it's a good software to default to for this work.

Maya for Animators Workshop

Unreal Engine 5.4

Native animation authoring became possible in 5.2. UE 5.4 is recommended for animation.

Unreal Engine is quickly gaining traction as a major animation authoring tool for games, feature, and commercial work.

Unreal Engine for Animators

Blender 4.1

Any recent version of Blender is great for animation - the big changes come in 2025.

Blender is a wonderful and popular tool that, like Unreal Engine, is free to download - plus Blender is open-source.

Blender for Animators

Mentee Shot Work

 
 

Gabriel Fernandes

Gabriel Fernandes

 
Video Poster Image

Valerio Presciani

Your Name Here! (if you want!)

Ready to Get Started?

Join the Mentorship Program today to meet other animators like yourself who are looking to take that next step and grow their skills with the help of an experienced mentor. Space is limited.

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Looking for Animation Classes?

In addition to the Mentorship Program, we offer full online animation classes and workshops to help you learn animation at any level.

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