Summer 2021

Enrollment OPENS on May 17th

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Mentorship Course

We will meet up twice a week. Every week we will have a class or an animation workflow demo on a specific topic and a critique class where I'll be helping you create a personal animated shot.

  • FREE access to AnimBot for 4 months.

  • 27+ Hours of live animation feedback, lectures and workflow demos

  • Lifetime access to character rigs

  • Unlimited access to recordings for this class

  • In class feedback with no time limit for every student.

  • Easy communication with Mentor via Slack (extra outside class feedback)

  • Q&As

SPRING 2021 TERM

(April 6th to June 4th)

2 months (18 sessions) 


Tuesdays / Thursdays 8:00 PM PST (FULL)

or
Wednesdays / Fridays 6:30 AM PST (FULL)


  •  Week 1: Story Concept / Ideas
  •  Week 2: Planning
  •  Week 3: Blocking
  •  Week 4: Breakdowns
  •  Week 5: Cartoon Timing 
  •  Week 6: Splining
  •  Week 7: Face animation / Lipsync
  •  Week 8: Polishing
  •  Week 9: Lighting your shot, final considerations, and reviews



* Personal shot can range from basic animation principles to advanced acting depending on student experience

Reviews

5 star rating

Priceless

Steven Morris

I can’t speak highly enough of this mentorship and Yuri. Yuri goes above and beyond to explain things so you understand and has valuable tips from working in...

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I can’t speak highly enough of this mentorship and Yuri. Yuri goes above and beyond to explain things so you understand and has valuable tips from working in the industry. It’s very Tailored to you. So you can get what you want from the course and Yuri will help you to get there. The class is also a great atmosphere. I think you get more than you pay for in this mentorship and I can’t recommend it enough! Do it !! Thanks a lot Yuri!

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The Absolute Best

Kareem Ali

I completed different animation courses and finished a complete program in a well known online school. Yuri is without a doubt the best mentor I had. He rea...

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I completed different animation courses and finished a complete program in a well known online school. Yuri is without a doubt the best mentor I had. He really takes care of every detail and every student, he gives you all the time you need and gives great critique. I really enjoyed the course and his mentorship.

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One of the best mentors!

Thomas Huynh

Yuri is definitely one of the best animation mentors I've ever had. He is so friendly and eager to help. I love how well he breaks down examples during lectu...

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Yuri is definitely one of the best animation mentors I've ever had. He is so friendly and eager to help. I love how well he breaks down examples during lectures so that they are easy to understand. He also has a HUGE library of references and examples to help teach you. He points out a lot of little things that my eyes might not have seen at first glance and he is able to point them out to me to give me that ah-ha! moment. His reviews are always awesome and he gives many great suggestions to help push your shot even further. Yuri is also very up to date on the latest tools and tricks and always takes his time to explain everything to you. There were many little tips and tricks that I learned from him that I have not seen anywhere else. I've learned so much, thank you!

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Super Happy

Sreeparna Basu

One of the Happiest 2 months of my life, getting to learn the art from such a great animator is the best thing that has happened. Yuri as a mentor is really ...

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One of the Happiest 2 months of my life, getting to learn the art from such a great animator is the best thing that has happened. Yuri as a mentor is really friendly and helpful ..Always makes his students comfortable, stresses on enjoying the work and understanding the idea and applying it..Best part of this mentorship is that he is available for feedback even if you are not able to finish within the course duration, gives proper suggestions what he feels will really help us achieve our goals. This course has lifted my confidence a lot and really helped me know the tips and tricks to achieve the quality. In each session I have learnt new stuffs which i have never heard of. It’s real fun to work with the rigs provided by theanimationbox..love the character design. Thanks Yuri for considering me for this course, its always pleasure to attend your sessions..

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Excellent mentorship with personal focus

Catherine Bailey

I really enjoyed the mentorship with The Animation Box. Instruction was personalized based on individual goals. I wanted to expand my reel and explore a mor...

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I really enjoyed the mentorship with The Animation Box. Instruction was personalized based on individual goals. I wanted to expand my reel and explore a more cartoony style. Classes and critiques helped me push my work, and I came away with a much better understanding of cartoony mechanics. I would recommend this mentorship to anyone at any stage in their pursuit of animation.

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Great step forward in my education

Joe Moussa

This mentorship was just what I needed after completing AnimSchool's Character Animation course. With all that I had learned about the foundations of animati...

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This mentorship was just what I needed after completing AnimSchool's Character Animation course. With all that I had learned about the foundations of animation, I knew that tackling this style of animation would be an exciting challenge. At no point did I feel defeated. Yuri was able to very clearly communicate his thought process and techniques while providing encouragement and feedback on our progress. The lectures were organized and the demos were well thought out. Yuri genuinely cares about his students and was available for any issues we might have had throughout the course. I highly recommend this mentorship to anyone looking to tackle this style of animation.

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Fantastic Mentorship

manuel zambrano

Yuri is an amazing teacher, the class feels totally personalized, no rushes and super clear, he provides good tips and great lessons. Totally recommended.

Yuri is an amazing teacher, the class feels totally personalized, no rushes and super clear, he provides good tips and great lessons. Totally recommended.

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Winter 2020 Mentorship Evening class review

Kyoko Wada

The lecture was very thorough. The instructor critiqued, corrected and showed how to fix each pose, etc. for each student's submission. He spent a lot of tim...

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The lecture was very thorough. The instructor critiqued, corrected and showed how to fix each pose, etc. for each student's submission. He spent a lot of time for each student. He also showed many reference animations from his own or from other animation movies. I have taken many animation classes at an art school in the past but in this mentorship course, I learned a lot more materials, actual techniques and tips used in the animation industries and animation principles.I was also a real beginner and it was intimidating to see other students doing a lot more advanced animation, but the class atmosphere was very encouraging and helpful. It was a great course! I wish I could spend more time on homeworks.

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Winter 2020 Mentorship

M. Khalil Sbaiti

it was a fantastic experience, the teacher was super clear in his explanations and i leard everything i have to know about animation and cartoony animation, ...

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it was a fantastic experience, the teacher was super clear in his explanations and i leard everything i have to know about animation and cartoony animation, it was a fun experience and i see that my skills are really improved lesson after lesson.

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Winter Review

Robert Rivera

Thank you for everything, Yuri! I really learned a lot from you over these past few months. It has been a great experience and am looking forward practicin...

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Thank you for everything, Yuri! I really learned a lot from you over these past few months. It has been a great experience and am looking forward practicing the concepts that you have shown.

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wonderful course

Vahram Altunyan

I’m thankful to Yuri for finishing the course “Theanimationbox”. I’ve enlarged my skills in this field and I can surely say that the knowledge which has been...

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I’m thankful to Yuri for finishing the course “Theanimationbox”. I’ve enlarged my skills in this field and I can surely say that the knowledge which has been given by the trainer is very useful and practical . I’m satisfied with the results and glad to co-work with your team.

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Best menotorship ever

Juan Andrés Frías Sánchez

When the mentorship started, my animations were clunky/not appealing and with every new lesson, i started to understand which was my problem, things like tim...

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When the mentorship started, my animations were clunky/not appealing and with every new lesson, i started to understand which was my problem, things like timing, poses, anticipation, etc. Once that Yuri taught us those and more principles, was the moment i felt my animations started to improve, also Yuri is one of the best mentors ever, he is always willing to help you and that is the best part of this mentorship.

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Winter 2021 Mentorship

Rodrigo Coronado

This is one of the best courses I've taken by far! Lectures are super well-organized, you get videos, presentations, maya demos, feedback...all in one class....

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This is one of the best courses I've taken by far! Lectures are super well-organized, you get videos, presentations, maya demos, feedback...all in one class. Yuri is an awesome mentor who's guidance and feedback give you the necessary tools to explore your ideas and push them to the limit. Thank you so much for your time!

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Great Mentorship

Anna Nechaeva

Just finished Yuri's awesome mentorship! It felt very personal and welcoming! Found a couple of new good friends and learnt a ton of new awesome tips and tri...

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Just finished Yuri's awesome mentorship! It felt very personal and welcoming! Found a couple of new good friends and learnt a ton of new awesome tips and tricks! The feedback was invaluable! Just so happy that I took it! Huge thanks to Yuri for the endless support!

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Best animation workshop

Tijana Trifunovic

I am so happy that I came across this course. I have learnt more from Yuri in 2 months than from my uni in 3 years. Yuri has patience to answer all of the q...

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I am so happy that I came across this course. I have learnt more from Yuri in 2 months than from my uni in 3 years. Yuri has patience to answer all of the questions whether it is during the class or afterwards, to review each animation without rushing it and to explain his workflow in details. He has showed us many tips and tricks that he learnt while working in industry which was very helpful. Additionally, rigs are soo good, people that I have met are awesome, I spent 2 months doing what I love and at the same time learnt a lot!! Thank you!

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Awesome Cartoony Class Mentorship

Blanca Aguilar

I really recommend the mentorship, I learned a lot and had a lot of fun! I had never done cartoony before and this was just what I needed to understand it. Y...

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I really recommend the mentorship, I learned a lot and had a lot of fun! I had never done cartoony before and this was just what I needed to understand it. Yuri is a great teacher and he is super helpful and attentive to his students.

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Great Mentorship!

VIVEK DAS

Really happy I did the Mentorship. Yuri is an awesome mentor. The Demos and Lectures are detailed and he explains things with lots of examples. He also share...

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Really happy I did the Mentorship. Yuri is an awesome mentor. The Demos and Lectures are detailed and he explains things with lots of examples. He also shared a lot of tips about workflows and showed us ways to approach different shots. He gives attention to everyone (sometimes opens your file to explain) and he is always trying to help improve your work with feedback and suggestions. He also talks about tools and software which are also very important to really stand out in presenting your work. Special mention to the character designs they are super appealing and rigs are really good. I really felt like part of a group where everyone is helpful, got a few good friends as well. Thank you so much Yuri for letting me be a part of the Mentorship.

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An Awesome Experience

Tyler White

Yuri is an extremely knowledgeable animator and mentor, and I can't overstate just how valuable a mentorship with him is. The weekly demos are full of great ...

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Yuri is an extremely knowledgeable animator and mentor, and I can't overstate just how valuable a mentorship with him is. The weekly demos are full of great information, and you get to watch live as he goes into Maya to break down/demonstrate his workflow. He will even open your scene and show you how he would go about the shot if you want. The reviews were probably the best part of the mentorship in my opinion. Yuri takes the time to really analyze each shot and offer insightful notes in great detail. The notes given throughout our reviews were more eye opening than any feedback I have ever received. He does a great job of explaining how to approach a cartoony shot while continually emphasizing the most important things to keep in mind. If you have any interest in doing cartoony animation at all, I highly recommend this mentorship.

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Great course!

Olya Ri

Definenely one of the best animation courses! Yuri is a great mentor, all the classes had tons of very useful information and also were super fun! I've lear...

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Definenely one of the best animation courses! Yuri is a great mentor, all the classes had tons of very useful information and also were super fun! I've learned so much and very happy with the progress I've made during this course. Thank you!

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Great Mentorship

Neave Lifschits

I loved the mentorship at The Animation Box. Each class, Yuri gave every student as much time as they needed as well as offering assistance by opening their ...

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I loved the mentorship at The Animation Box. Each class, Yuri gave every student as much time as they needed as well as offering assistance by opening their maya files. He always has wonderful examples and gives great notes. The lectures and demo were also really informative. Yuri explains his workflows and techniques wonderfully and shows how they relate to his professional experience.

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10/10 Amazing

Claudia Taylor-Smith

The Animation Box mentorship was so amazing I did it twice! Yuri's passion for animation permeates through the class, making it inspiring for all the student...

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The Animation Box mentorship was so amazing I did it twice! Yuri's passion for animation permeates through the class, making it inspiring for all the students. He explains things in ways I have never heard before that made animation concepts click. Classes are relaxed and work is self-driven, Yuri is patient and thorough in giving feedback. It's an amazing experience I'd definitely recommend to anyone!

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Amazing Mentorship 🤩

Rinci Yao

Yuri is an amazing artist as well as an amazing mentor! You can tell he really put a lot of time and thought into this class. The lectures give you all aspec...

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Yuri is an amazing artist as well as an amazing mentor! You can tell he really put a lot of time and thought into this class. The lectures give you all aspects of theoretical, practical and Yuri's personal tips and tricks for animation, and the review sessions provide you detailed critiques that are tailored to you and your shots. You will leave this class with so much more knowledge and love for animation, as well as a well polished personal shot that's demo reel worthy! I can't recommend this mentorship enough!

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Best Mentorship Ever

Caroline Alexander

Yuri is an amazing teacher. he does his best to teach you whatever it is you need to achieve the goals you set for yourself whatever your experience level is...

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Yuri is an amazing teacher. he does his best to teach you whatever it is you need to achieve the goals you set for yourself whatever your experience level is. this course is TOTALLY worth it. Thank you Yuri!

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Awesome Mentorship

Holly Partridge

I had such a great time during this mentorship that I want to take it all over again! Yuri is an unbelievably awesome and kind teacher/animator. His lecture...

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I had such a great time during this mentorship that I want to take it all over again! Yuri is an unbelievably awesome and kind teacher/animator. His lectures are extremely inspiring and he gives amazing in-depth critique for each student. He covers every step of the animation process in such great detail that I left feeling so much more confident in my workflow and I learned so many tips and tricks that helped improve and speed up the animation process. The amount you will learn is incredible. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a professional in the industry, there is so much one can take away from this course. Before this class, I felt unsure of some aspects of polishing, but Yuri takes the time to actually animate right in front of you live and shows exactly what he does when working with the graph editor to help with the polishing process. On top of all of that, I got to meet so many great animators as well! You will not regret taking this course, so go for it! Thank you so much Yuri, what a great experience!

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Class workflow lecture demo

Yuri Lementy explaining his animation workflow when animating a cartoon face during The Animation Box Mentorship class