Monday, September 12, 2005

New mentor at AM

Well, seeing that there's only a week to go before this kicks in, I suppose now is as good a time as any to make this announcement: I've joined the team of mentors at!

I got the invitation from Bobby Beck during a visit he paid to Reel FX when he came to Dallas back in July. I still have a hard time believing that this is happening, but I'm excited to get rolling and start working with students in the AM program. Everything I've heard and seen with regard to AM is just amazing. The students are all jazzed to learn; Bobby, Carlos, and Shawn are great (and hilarious) teachers; the mentors are all really great and talented people; the online school setup is really tight and streamlined (and still getting better!). I can't say enough good things about it...and the semester hasn't even started yet!!

Some time this week I should get more info on what class I'll be working with, who my students will be, when the live Q&A will happen, and all kinds of fun stuff. I'll try to post updates from time to time about how things are going. Woohoo!


Matt Morris said...

Hey Justin, excellent news, hope to get you as a mentor sometime! Stopped by the ReelFX trailer at Siggy but didn't get the chance to say hi, so.. hi!

Matt (Animation Mentee)

p.s. one of the guys here is animating a muppet character and I thought of your scatman piece, is it still available anywhere?

RyanWatson said...

Congrats man. They definately picked a good person to help teach the classes :)

Justin Barrett said...

Thanks guys! Matt, I've still got the clip, but not online. I'll contact you privately about it...

GhettoFab said...

Hey Justin! Just found out I am in your class. I am totally stoked to get some pearls of wisdom from you!
I look forward to the next semester ! See ya round

Mel Milton (Mentee)

Sean MacNeil said...

Doh! ...Mel beat me to it, hehehe.

What's up Justin, I just discovered I'm gonna be one of your students this term too, Woohoo! So, I just wanted to introduce myself.

This semester is gonna be a ton of fun. I'm super excited and really looking forward to learning some kickass animation tips from you this term!


Sean Graham said...

Justin! Just wanted to say hi, and let you know I'll be in your class this semester! Really looking forwad to it! See ya Thursday, 8pm!

Justin Barrett said...

Mel, Sean, and....Sean! Glad to meet you guys! I'm excited to get rolling with the class, and look forward to seeing you guys animate some killer stuff this quarter! See you Thursday!