Sunday, March 22, 2009

introducing Steve Pudleiner

Here is my 12 year old son Steve during yesterdays performance at his music school in Eagle Rock Ca.
The kids were told to create their own songs.
This is his original piece which he has titled: " Open "

Both of my sons have this amazing gift of music from their late mom Shannon.
I never tell him to play. He just does it on his own.
I know she is smiling.

Untitled from Mark Pudleiner on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

My Student feedback

I just received my student feedback from the class I teach at Animation Mentor.

I'm pretty blown away with the amazingly positive words from my students.
I take their time very serious, as i do mine, and it feels very good knowing that they are happy to have me as one of their mentors.

Below are some comments that were sent to me.
I am pretty proud of them.
Thank you so much guys !!!


Mark Pudleiner: I rated my mentor Excellent because he seems really devoted to helping his students produce the best work possible.

Mark Pudleiner: Mark is fantastic, he really takes the time to see how each and every student is doing. And does a great job to work with each student and help develop ideas along with them. It would be great to see Mark as a speaker for Graduation.
He always leaves us with some great insight or just a few words every email or every class, and makes you just sit back and realize the value in things. He is a fantastic mentor.

Mark Pudleiner: Mark is just awesome. There are too many reasons for that, but here go just a few:
- very friendly and absolutely professional anyways if its 11PM he and he had to work for his own, he takes the time for helping always!
- he replies to emails, which should be a normal thing but i had mentors who did not
- helped me a lot to grow
- his q&a's are very very informative and fun at the same time
.. overall ... i really wish my next mentors will be the same!

Mark Pudleiner: It's safe to say that Mark loves what he does. He loves animation and he loves to teach. That's what makes him a cool mentor. He cares about his students and pushes them, that's great as well. I do like how he takes the tangent at times during Q&A...that means he is into it for real.

Mark Pudleiner: Marks extensive experience in animation is very apparent in his crits, choosing for us to see his initial reactions, Mark spots problems or issues within an instant and is able to deliver solid advice and communicated well. Perhaps the most approachable mentor I've had, very modest, & not in love with his own legend. If anything, Mark can wander off on a tangent but this isn't a bad thing as his discussions are always fueled by his passion for the art and his wanting to help us student. Top Stuff!

Mark Pudleiner: Mark crits are very good and his comments are very useful. He has a lot of experience in Animation so his comments are always great. Q&A is very entertaining. He puts a lot of effort to help us to improve our work.

Mark Pudleiner: He is extremely helpful, dedicates a lot for us, he really wants us to do the best we can, with great notes and ideas. He is always available for us. He gives detailed critiques.

Mark Pudleiner: I like very much that mark cam every student during Q&A
it gives of more closeness to the mentor and to other students
i think because of mark we have so active class that want to be in touch

Mark Pudleiner: I am very much pleased with his work.

Mark Pudleiner: I like that Mark listens to your ideas and really ponders them. He's come up with some great story ideas for me already. Helped me to think of different directions that I hadn't thought of... which is very cool. He's very respectful to everyone, a really nice guy.

Mark Pudleiner: Mark seems like a very good mentor. He has a great amount of experience along with en equal amount of enthusiasm. Being in class 5, the experience is very different from my previous classes at AM in that it is more about the planning at this point, so it is a little hard to judge this, but from my interactions with him there's no question that he really knows about animation.