"The Mitchells vs. The Machines" is definitely one of the top animated movies of our time. It's one of those films that set out to break the boundaries of animation and bring something entirely new and unique into the world.
Here are 4 things freelance animators can learn from the movie:
1. Break through that glass ceiling
Like Mike Lasker, the VFX supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, freelance animators can find joy in the challenges they face and use them to create something entirely new.
2. Don't underestimate the combined power of different animation styles
This film is unique because of the different styles it played with. Freelance animators can play around with mixed media to create eye-catching and unique projects that will draw various clients.
3. Don't be afraid to push boundaries
Mixing styles isn't something a lot of freelance animators dip their toes into. It's a challenging medium but can be the element that catapults your freelance animator career forward.
4. Don't shy away from challenges
Freelance animators have the freedom of choosing the projects they work on, so don't shy away from something simply because you know it's going to be very challenging. See every challenging project as an opportunity to advance your skill set and learn new things. This is what will make you a top freelance animator in the industry.