Welcome to CG RIFF. Let my individualized approach to character animation coaching help take your work to the next level. Whether you are a student or recent graduate hoping to break into the industry, or a professional looking to get over a hump and kick your career into high gear, I have a service for you.
My à la carte offerings allow you to pick and choose the level of one-on-one guidance that's right for you. My flexible coaching style means I can design strategies based on your individual strengths and weaknesses to help you craft a demo reel that will move you one step closer to your career goals on YOUR schedule.
If you simply need fresh eyes on a shot you have been working on, want overall guidance on your current demo reel or are interested in working through a shot from planning to polish with an industry veteran coaching you every step of the way you have come to the right place.
Hi, my name is Aaron McGriff, and I am a professional animator currently working at Pixar Animation Studios. I have over 15 years of industry experience working on a wide range of projects including Luca, Soul, Canvas, The Witches, Men in Black International, Avengers Infinity War and many others. I am currently working on Pixar’s upcoming film, Lightyear.
Since 2010 one of my passions has been helping aspiring animators acquire the skills necessary to reach their career goals, with a focus on strong character performances, workflow and creating a winning demo reel. I also provide general career guidance for more seasoned professionals. I offer a host of personalized services aimed at meeting you where you are and identifying strategies to take your reel to the next level. Get in touch if you think I can be of service to you.