Danny Robashkin is the creative director and founder of MAKE, a commercial and original-content production studio. He is an MCAD graduate who has worked in almost all aspects and stages of the animation and VFX pipeline. Currently, his focus is on direction of animated & live-action commercials and shorts–as well as overall strategy and vision.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR TOOLS
Whatever tools are required to create high end work in your chosen discipline.
Ideally a person in a transition period. For example, someone about to graduate/recent graduate. Another example, perhaps, would be someone looking for a career change or a big step up in their roles/responsibilities.
MENTORSHIP “TIME LIMITS”
6 – 12 months with a specific goal/objective to reach.
TYPE OF MENTORSHIP
The goal of the mentorship would be to help the mentee achieve their stated goal. Benefiting from the knowledge and experience of the mentor, ideally the process can be optimized and potential pitfalls can be avoided. Meetings would happen bi-weekly or monthly, depending on mentorship duration/scope, to review progress and discuss next steps.
It’s important that the mentee be ambitious and hard working. The expectations should be set very high, and the goal is to just barely reach those expectations. Doing whatever it takes (within reason) to achieve the goals we set should be intrinsic to the mentee’s approach to work.
This post was written by Patrick Schwalbe