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Business School For Ambitious Animators

We Help Motivated Animators Build Successful Freelance Careers and Studios


Our Founder's Clients Include

Our Framework is Simple

The Animators Operating System™ is the key to success for any freelance animator.


Learn how to consistently attract the right prospects.


Convert those prospects into paying clients.


Produce high-performing videos fast.


Promote your client's videos to help them get new clients.

Our Mission

We aim to help animators build a successful freelance career or studio by learning the business side of animation.

Free Marketing Handbook

Discover the only 3 ways of attracting new animation clients with 22 total marketing tactics you can try.

Who We Are

Founded by Ben Marvazi

Since 2011, Ben Marvazi has grown a highly successful animation studio in Los Angeles to 7-figures - working with clients like Uber, Kaiser, NASA, Intuit, Pfizer, Verizon, Dunkin Donuts, Anheuser-Busch, Capital One, Comedy Central, FOX, Cisco, and many more!

Now, Ben focuses his time on helping animators get to six and seven figure incomes with proven systems, processes, and techniques that he’s learned through trial and error over the past 9+ years as a studio owner, and 16+ years as an entrepreneur and marketer.

Since Ben Marvazi’s background is in marketing and entrepreneurship rather than in animation, he’s able to offer the necessary training, tools, and resources most animators lack - in order to succeed in the growing business of animation.

How We Help Animators

Free Handbook

Discover the only 3 ways of attracting animation clients with 22 total marketing tactics you can try and use to start consistently getting new clients today.

Free Masterclass

Learn how to build a 6-figure freelance animation business even if you think you don't have enough experience, money, clients, or confidence.

Animation Accelerator

Our premiere online training program for animators who have completed our free masterclass and are serious about taking the next step to grow their businesses.

How to Start an Animation Studio

You already have the skills to be a great animator, but now what? If you are looking for the answer on how to start an animation studio, it's waiting right here.

Recent Blog Posts

How to Start an Animation Studio

How Do You Start an Animation Studio? The animation industry is one that has a bright future ahead, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. Creating animations is far more accessible today than it was in the past, just as queuing in cafes to access the internet is now history.  Close […]
Guide to Crafting the Ultimate 3D Animators Portfolio

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Dr. Seuss: Author, Animator, Filmmaker As a freelance creative and a freelance animator, one of the best ways to ensure a high chance of getting work is through your 3D animator's portfolio. Your animation portfolio contains the essence of who you are as a 3D […]

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How to Start an Animation Studio Fund

“It’s the most challenging option for animators, but starting your own business and studio is rewarding just for the experience alone” Julia Kotlyar, Producer While freelancing is a great option for many animators, it can become quite difficult to keep up with the heavy workload required to pay bills and survive in an increasingly uncertain […]

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Top 8 Famous Animators You’ll Love

“I still have a dream of what if Rodin was alive today or Michelangelo, and you gave them the art form of animation, but did not show them anything that had been done before. Where would they take it?” - Glen Keane Image by Gifmk7 via Giphy We at Business of Animation (BOA) have a […]

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10 Famous Animation Quotes to Inspire Freelance Animators

“Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” Pablo Picasso While it’s true that inspiration really can come from anywhere, it’s very rare that you’ll find your eureka moment sitting on the floor staring at a wall (it definitely works for some, but you can’t rely solely on that!)  When you’re in a slump […]

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The Animators Lightbox - Top 9 Light Boxes for Animation

“Light boxes allow artists to improve their drawing process with a quick technique.” Jacob Cass, Brand Designer Animator's lightboxes are extremely versatile pieces of equipment for animators and artists. An animators lightbox is also one of the most essential pieces of equipment to own if you’re a traditional animator since it drastically cuts down on […]

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Rotoscope Animation - An Animator's Secret Technique

“Art is anything you can get away with." Andy Warhol, Artist Rotoscope animation is a contentious topic in some animation circles. But, there’s no denying that this animation technique has significant benefits for freelance animators. For animators striving to produce outstanding work that's realistic and completed timeously, animation rotoscoping holds heaps of potential.  And if […]

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7 Animation Projects You Should Be Creating for Clients

“If a static picture is worth a thousand words, how much is an animation worth?” Ana Gregurec, Graphic Designer As an animator, your most significant source of income is doing projects for clients, but you should always be looking at ways to expand your stream of income. One of the ways this can be done […]

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The Secret to How to Get Into the Animation Industry

“The animation industry is ripe with opportunity and it’s yours for the taking if you have the potential and are willing to put in the work.” Osama Khabab, Animator & Writer So, you went to a top animation school, and you have all the essential skills to become an animator. But have you ever wondered […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Game Animation as a Freelance Animator

"Nowadays the skills and crew required to make a game and a movie are virtually identical... I've witnessed the blurring between the two media which has been occurring gradually over the years." Lionel Gallat, Animator and Game Developer While the medium of animation has been around for hundreds of years, video game animation is still […]

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