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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 Elemental, Lightyear, Luca, Soul, Canvas, The Witches, Men in Black International, Avengers Infinity War and many others. I am currently working on Pixar’s highly anticipated upcoming feature Inside Out 2.  View my latest reel here.

      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.


How Can I Serve You?

  • ~30 minute video review of a single shot or sequence

    59.99 US dollars
  • Video review of your demo reel as a whole

    74.99 US dollars
  • 1 hour live video conference with Aaron

    109.99 US dollars
  • 1-on-1 shot work from planning to polish at your pace.

    1,699 US dollars
  • A free, informal session for anyone interested in learning more

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  • 12-week Animation shot work with small group (capped at 5 students)

    Starts Jul 24

    1,349 US dollars

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