About Successful Animator:
Successful Animator was founded by Animator & Animation Director Mike L. Murphy. In 2012, after many years of lecturing and mentoring animation students worldwide, he decided to open Successful Animator online so students anywhere can discover how to get studio worthy skills. Successful Animator not only teaches animation, but we teach the other parts of the Animation Industry that no one else does. You’ll learn career planning, storytelling, screenwriting, storyboarding, art direction, office politics, acting, directing, & more.
We pride ourselves on delivering the best educational materials to our students, and using the power of the internet to allow anyone with a big enough dream to do what excites them creatively…to be an animator!
Our site consists of our blog and our Member’s Area. We also have many social media sites where animators can read the latest news, tips & tricks.
To register for free membership (get access to the private Member’s Only part of our site & join our community), CLICK HERE.
Our premiere training is our Monthly Mentoring. Enrollment opens once a month. To get on the Wait List, CLICK HERE.
About Mike L. Murphy:
Check his credits on IMDB - CLICK HERE
Check out his bio out on Wikipedia - CLICK HERE
- He’s animated in Hollywood for over a decade on such hits as Harry Potter, Ironman, and Lord of the Rings.
- Animated at over 25 different studios (including Walt Disney Feature Animation, Warner Bros Feature Animation, Sony Imageworks, Digtial Domain, and Weta).
- Animated characters as diverse as The Iron Giant, Mickey Mouse, Scooby Doo, Shrek, and Gollum (for which The Weta team won 2 Academy Awards).
- Animation director of Mrs. Buttersworth and Fox’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
- Supervised previs on many upcoming blockblusters.
- Had numerous animated scripts and story ideas optioned by the big Studios.
- Studied acting for eight years with Hollywood’s top specialists for the purpose of perfecting animated character acting scenes.
- Supervised special effects on major commercials.
- Produced several short films, webisodes, and plays.
- Won numerous awards for my live-action short films which have played at many international film festivals.
- Taught Animation at the prestigious Woodbury University in Southern California.
- Seasoned lecturer, including New York Film Academy, CalArts, Art Center, Gobelins & Walt Disney Feature Animation.
Mike’s Lord of the Rings Animation Reel…
Here is some of Mike’s Lord of the Rings animation. He personally keyframed all the animation you see in this reel…
Montage of Animation Shots…
Here is a montage of all the shots Mike has personally animated. He’s animated for over 15 years on a bunch of different projects. It’s important you understand his credits BEFORE you even consider letting Successful Animator mentor you…