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I put my reel out on a Friday - Wednesday I got a Job

Theron Chaplin , Animator @ MPC (Hired Alumni)

I put my reel out on a Friday and I got an email on Monday for a Wednesday interview.

Wednesday I got the job. And that's my story.


I've definitely tripled my skills

Ngoc Vu , Lead Artist @ Route 59

I've definitely tripled my skills just from having this experience.

I would never have done it alone.


There’s no way you’ll get there if you don’t take some time to be around a good team

Carlos Gotay , Animator @ Troll House Games

Moving forward is taking a step forward and starting. And if you don’t start you’re not going to get there.

There’s no way you’ll get there if you don’t take some time to be around a good team, a good group of people, classmates, mentor, to help push you and guide you along the way.

Yea its not going to be easy. No its 3 years later for me.

I’m still not quite at the level but I know I’ll get there.

And I know everyone else will get there too as long as they keep taking the initiative to move forward. So keep at it. Keep going. And you’ll definitely make it just be sure to ask for help, get help, and invest in yourself.


I am so much happier now that I feel like I’m constantly progressing

Katie Nolan , Senior Graphic Designer

If [animation] is what you want to do – just go for it. There’s no time like the present. And your not actually going to get any closer unless you start walking towards that.

That took me a LONG time to deal with. And I am so much happier now that I feel like I’m constantly progressing.

I think it was Neil Gaiman who said, “your goal should be like a mountain off in the distance and anytime your walking to closer to that mountain is a good sign.” And this class definitely helped me walk closer to that mountain.


I got hired as a junior 3D animator!

Chanthi Vijayapala , Animator @ Cinesite (Hired Alumni)

The biggest result [from Augmented] is that I would get companies coming to me. And being like "hey we have a position would you be interested in it?" or if I applied they're like "yeah, come in for an interview"

It got me from no one - to hearing from a whole ton of people. And then I got hired as a junior 3D Animator!


I learned so much more than what I expected

Laura Lempert , Animator @ Ilion Animation Studios (Spain)

I learned so much more than what I expected, stuff that I didn't imagine I would in the first place. It was a really cool course…Even though I had my doubts whether the brainstorming was going to work like it should, I suddenly came up with a lot of different ideas, so that for me was a big break, because I found out that I'm creative...

Hi, I'm Rusty Gray

After being a professional animator in the VFX, and Game industry for several years, on big projects like X-Men: Days of Future’s Past - how to get hired, keep getting hired, and live your dreams is not a mystery to me anymore.

I want to unveil that mystery for you.

And help you enjoy a fantastic career as an animator too.

  • Receiving multiple job offers because of your Jaw Dropping demo reel.
  • Getting a paycheck to animate on Star Wars VIIII, The Incredibles 3, or God of War 2
  • The pride you’re family, friends, and you'll feel as the credits roll on the BIG screen
  • Smirking like a maniac every time you're asked ‘So what do you do?!’’
  • Your art going viral, shared everywhere, drooled over

This doesn’t have to be a mythical fantasy. This can be your life.

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