Advanced 3D Film-making

A 9-week mentorship to help you master composition, value structure, color, and storytelling. You will spend your time crafting an original 3D short with the help of an industry professional. If you want to master 3D filmmaking, then this mentorship is for you.

Tools you'll be using in this course:

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Start Date

April 2022


9 weeks




4 payments of $248

Highlighted Features

Project-Based Mentorship

Through live mentorship, projects, and community, we want to push you for 9 weeks to master 3D production workflows. You’ll also make industry connections and improve your portfolio with original projects.

Project based learning

Weekly Course Guide

This is a project-based mentorship that runs for 9 weeks. Your course guide will inform you each week about project milestones, future class times, review links, and live session recordings.

Live critique sessions

Weekly Live Q&A

A weekly 2-hour live session to discuss your work and the work of your classmates. This is meant to be a two-way discussion between you and your mentor. Through discussions and group critiques each week you’ll refine your directing sensibilities.

On-demand training

Student Project Archives

See the progression of your work, as well as the work of your classmates, for the 9-week session. Watching the steady improvements of all the films being produced is a valuable learning opportunity for aspiring directors.

Weekly Syllabus

Advanced 3D Production

This 9-week online motion design mentorship will help you build your portfolio and improve your skills. Receive meaningful feedback from your mentor and share your ideas with your classmates.


Orientation Live Session

Orientation week consists of preparing you for your 9-week mentorship. Attend a live orientation session to ask all the questions you have about this class.


3D Filmmaking Approaches

Pre-Production is very often where success or failure gets locked in. No matter how good your art direction, it won’t overcome a weak concept. Students will be asked to pitch, validate, and tweak their concepts during this phase of production.


3D Art Direction

Once your concept has been thought through, you will continue into the art direction. Here students will be asked to create a polished art direction that layers in the core themes of your concept.


3D Animation Direction

Now that your style frames look absolutely stunning, it’s time to set everything in motion. Students will be asked to create animated shots that bring their artwork to life.

Human Powered Education

Your Fall Session Mentor

Each week your mentor will host a live session, including a lecture, critique, and Q&A time.
All sessions are recorded and are available for immediate replay after the session aired.
Session Time: Tuesdays at 11 am EST


Tom Crate

3D Motion Designer

I’m Tom, an award-winning motion designer, and director with close to 20 years experience of in designing, animating, filming, and editing stuff.

I’m also a teacher, coach, speaker, sporadic blog writer, and a full-time weirdo. I put my heart into everything I do. Especially the weirdo part.

I’ve worked for brands such as Nike, Microsoft, Jaguar, and Huwaei. 


What Alumni Are Saying

MoGraph Mentor has helped thousands of motion designers launch their careers and improve as artists. We’ve got years worth of happy students who found it to be the breakthrough they were looking for.

Mentorship Student Projects

Unlock your creativity & originality

Mentorships can help you grow your own voice as an artist and go beyond just technical training.

This is project-based learning where you will be guided by training and supported through weekly mentorship sessions. The live sessions will contain project case studies, career development advice, and general discussion about creating great 3D.


Stay engaged while you learn

Through these nine weeks, you’ll interact with a set of tools that will help you stay engaged and keep in contact with your mentors and fellow students.

Community Illustration


Join a supportive community

When the live session ends, the conversation continues on our Discord Chat. This platform allows us to engage with you while you’re working throughout the week.


Advanced 3D Filmmaking w/ C4D

Personalized mentorship, structured around project-based learning.

Build great portfolio pieces

• Level up your 3D abilities.
• Learn the workflow for creating polished 3D.
• Gain insight into the process of your mentor.

Supportive Community

Dedicated chat room via Discord
Ask your questions to classmates and mentor

100% Money Back Guarantee

Do you feel like the mentorship isn't the right fit for you? You can request a full refund within the first 14 days after the session has started. Just contact our support and we got you 🙂

$ 248
4 payments of
  • Get mentored
  • Create original work
  • Unlock your career
Next class, April 2022


$ 990
Pay all at once
  • Get mentored
  • Create original work
  • Unlock your career
Next class, April 2022


Have Questions?

How to approach 3D filmmaking with a refined and professional approach. You’ll understand the difference between nice-looking 3D with ok visuals, and high-level 3D storytelling with stunning 3D. This is our most advanced mentorship for those who want a career directing 3D.

Yes! Each group of students assigned to a mentor will get access to a dedicated channel to communicate, share and receive feedback from their mentor and classmates.
You’ll also get the opportunity to be a part of the larger community of MoGraph Mentor’s alumni and students of our workshops.
We use Discord to help us set up this forum.

We close our open enrollment one week before the start of a semester. Be sure to subscribe to the mailing list to get updates throughout each enrollment period.

Your weekly live session will run approximately 2-3 hours. Your weekly time commitment for assignments can be anywhere from 7-20 hours. Our mentorships are project-based, so you will ultimately decide how many hours to pour into each week’s deliverable. But plan on a minimum of 10 hours per week.

Yes! Many of our students have full-time jobs and we work around business hours (see time commitment question above). We only ask that you make your class work a priority.

Our goal is to help our students in the best way that we can. 
You have 2 weeks after the session has started to request a refund if the class isn’t a good fit for you.
Simply reach out to a support team member via email at [email protected] or on Discord @support.

Mentor’s availability varies for each semester and will be announced on each dedicated mentorship page. Our mentors are among the best artists in the industry and dedicated to dispensing the best learning experience to their students.

Weeknights or weekends. We understand that many of our students have 9-5 commitments, so live sessions are scheduled either after working hours or on the weekend. Your exact class time will be determined at the start of each semester, based on your mentor assignment.

We love our international student body and make every effort to accommodate across time zones. We realize that the time change issue is hard for many outside the US. We run class times on US Eastern Time Zone. We attempt to make every accommodation for our international students, but sometimes it means late nights or early mornings for those outside the US. We take this on a case by case basis and do our best to make it work.

We use a platform called Zoom for the live sessions. You will be on camera and will see a video feed of your peers and mentor. Live sessions are lecture-based but also contain organic Q&A where you can discuss specific workflow techniques or concepts with your mentor and classmates. Sessions typically run about 1-2 hours, so bring a drink, a snack, and a sketchbook to doodle and take notes.

Only during mentor case studies. This mentorship is more about creating original works and working with your mentor to refine the look, feel, and story. This isn’t a mentorship with required weekly video tutorials.

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