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About Our Instructors

Your work is critiqued live, and recorded for later re-watching, from top professional animators with years of experience and have worked at many of the top studios around the world. These live reviews are very important because it simulates the real studio "Dailies" environment.

Joe Mandia

Joe Mandia

Joe has been in the animation industry for over 17 years. He as worked in VFX, Feature Films, Commercials and Video Games. Some projects include, Eight Legged Freaks, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone, X-Men 2, Chicken Little, Ice Age 2, Open Season, Surfs Up, DC Universe Online, SMITE, and Skylanders Giants. He has also worked on many high end commercials for clients such as Nike, and Coke and Dell, to name a few. Joe is also no stranger to the online digital teaching world. He has taught for one of the major Animation Schools for several years and has also produced an instructional animation DVD for Eat3D.com. Joe currently works remotely as a freelance animator from his home in Upstate, NY.

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