Animation Accelerator™

The Only Program Designed to Help Animators Build Successful Freelance Animation Careers and Studios
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ABOUT ANIMATION ACCELERATOR™

The training program animators wish they knew about sooner!

The skills you must master to succeed as a freelance animator in the modern world!

All the crucial things they don’t teach you in animation school!

Animation Accelerator™ is an online program that teaches animators who already know how to animate how to start and grow a successful freelance animation career or studio.

The program consists of video training modules, monthly calls with Ben Marvazi (7-figure animation studio owner), support, sales email templates, leads, contracts, and other resources you'll need to fast-track your success.
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Framework You'll Learn

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

Attract

Learn how to consistently attract the right prospects.

Convert

Convert those prospects into paying clients.

Produce

Produce high-performing videos fast.

Promote

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

And Who It's NOT For

FOR

NOT FOR

EXPERIENCED ANIMATORS

Animators who are at least a 6 out of 10 in skill level and can make a video from start to finish.

NEW ANIMATORS

Animators who are still trying to learn how to make a video from scratch.

BUSINESS SKILLS OVER QUALITY

Animators who are open to understanding that learning the business of animation is more important than the quality of animation.

QUALITY OVER BUSINESS SKILLS

Animators who falsely believe the better the quality of your animation, the more successful you’ll be.

EFFICIENT ANIMATORS

Animators who are open to understanding that spending more time on animation projects won’t make you more successful.

PERFECTIONISTS

Animators who want to spend all their time perfecting every project instead of quickly moving to the next project.

CAN FIND SUCCESS WITH LITTLE MONEY

Animators who are open to understanding that you don’t need much money to make a six-figure income as a freelance animator.

THINK YOU NEED TONS OF MONEY 

Animators who are dead set on thinking you need tons of money to be successful with your own freelance animation business.

DON'T NEED MORE EXPERIENCE

Animators who are open to understanding that you don’t need as much experience as you would think and are ready to make the leap. 

NEED NEVER ENDING EXPERIENCE

Animators who are always going to think they need more experience before they can ever make it on their own.

INDEPENDENT ANIMATORS

Animators who are open to learning why working full-time on staff at an animation studio is inferior to being a freelance animator or owning your own studio.

ANIMATORS WHO NEED A BOSS

Animators who are dead set on believing that ultimate success is only achieved when you get hired as a full-time on staff animator at a big animation studio.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Animation Accelerator program for?

The program is designed for ambitious animators who want to start and/or grow a freelance animation business or studio. It’s perfect for animators who already know how to animate (or are willing to build a studio and bring on other animators who know how to animate). If you’re sick of working for someone else, this program is for you. If you’re already working freelance or have a studio, but are frustrated because you don’t have a consistent stream of clients to work with, Animation Accelerator was made for you. If you want to level up your career and life, you’re in the right place.

Who is it not for?

It’s not for animators who are content with where they are in their lives and don’t want to grow any further. It’s not for you if you enjoy working for someone else as an on-staff employee. If you don’t want to design your own lifestyle and be in control of your own destiny, Animation Accelerator wouldn’t be a good fit. If you think you can figure everything out all on your own and don’t need help from experts and other successful animators to grow your career, we don’t recommend this program.

How can I make sure it’s a good fit for me?

We’ll be the first ones to let you know if Animation Accelerator is not right for you after reviewing your application and conducting an in-depth interview with you. We have a very limited number of spots for each group of students we bring on and the last thing we want to do is accept you into the program if you’re not yet ready for it. This is why we have a stringent qualification process that currently only approves 3% of applicants who apply. We want to bring on animators who will have the highest chances of success.

What if I’m not an animator or a good animator yet?

Believe it or not, you don’t even need to know how to animate in order to build an animation studio. You just need to know how to find animators to work with and how to manage a business, which is something we certainly cover in great detail. Think about it - does Elon Musk know how to make cars or spacecraft? Certainly not! The world’s best entrepreneurs don’t actually do (or know how to do) the actual technical work the company does. Their expertise lies in building businesses, regardless of what the underlying product or service is.

How do I apply to be accepted?

Simply fill out the application to apply here, and if we feel you might be a good fit we’ll reach out to you for an in-depth interview. If we don’t feel you’re a good candidate, we will let you know as well. You can also reach out to us and check on the status of your application at any time.

What does BOA look for in potential students?

There are a lot of things we look for to make sure we bring on students who have the highest chances of succeeding as a freelance animator or studio owner. We look for animators who are ambitious, who aren’t content and want to grow, those who are willing to learn and do what it takes to succeed, and animators who want to be in control of their own life and destiny rather than leaving it in the hands of their employers. You must be serious about your animation business and the work you’ll need to put in to get where most animators never dream of getting.

Can I reapply if my application is denied?

If your application is denied, you may apply at a future date if you feel things have changed that would now make you a better candidate to reapply. We do kindly ask that you wait at least 6 to 12 months before trying again.

How long is the Animation Accelerator?

Two of our plans are 12 months long (for freelancers), and our third plan is 15 months long (for studio owners). You may think this is long; and we’ll go over this in the next FAQ.

Why is the program so long?

There are a few reasons why our program is this long. For one, this is not just some 12-week online course that you go through and never end up implementing anything you learn, only to end up in the same place you started. This is a business accelerator program where you will be implementing things as you’re learning and have a business coach to be accountable to along the way. Because we all know what happens when we rely on our own self-motivation. It’s tough! So as you go through the modules, you will also have all the help you’ll need to implement your learnings so you can see the tangible results as you go through the program. At the end of 12 to 18 months, you will have a fully operational freelance business or studio. Even a college business degree takes 2-4 years and doesn’t give you anything tangible to walk away with (aside from a certificate). Think of our Animation Accelerator as investing in a franchise for owning your own animation business, not as a course. There’s a lot to learn, and a lot of guidance you’ll need to succeed. And your coach will be here for you the entire time. Spreading out the program across 12 to 15 months also gives you the opportunity to work simultaneously - so you don’t feel stressed out about not having money coming in while you’re going through the accelerator.

How many business video training modules are there?

Two of our plans have 52 modules (for freelancers), one for each week. The third plan has 64 weekly modules (for studio owners). Don’t worry, each module is very short since there’s no fluff. We give you all the actionable things you need to learn and implement. No theories and unnecessary content like you probably received in college. Only the good stuff!

How many studio owner video training modules are there?

If you choose our third plan for studio owners, you’ll go through an extra 12 modules that are solely designed for animators who want to start and/or grow an animation studio.

How does the unlimited email and video support work?

Throughout the 12 or 15 months you’re in the accelerator, you can directly message your business coach and get a video or written response within 24-48 business hours. You’ll never get stuck at any point in the program since you’ll have someone to help you through your entire journey!

How do the 30-min coaching calls with Ben work?

One plan doesn’t include coaching calls, one plan gives you 6 coaching calls, and the third plan gives you 12 coaching calls. These calls will be spread out through your time in the program. We will go over your progress, anywhere you feel stuck or uncertain about, and you’ll set goals that you plan to achieve by your next call. The best part of these calls is being accountable to someone who wants you to succeed!

Can I have a job or do client work while going through this program?

Absolutely! We never want you to be in a position where you can’t pay your bills and don’t feel comfortable going through the accelerator. We actually recommend that you have money coming in so that you don’t have to worry or be stressed and can focus on the program when you’re not working.

How many hours will I need to dedicate to this every week?

The weekly video modules are very short (under an hour), but implementing what you learn is what takes time. You can devote as little or as much time as you want. The more time you can spend on growing your business, the higher your chances and faster you’ll find success. Everyone is in a different place in their lives so there’s no set number you should be devoting to your business. You know what’s best for you and your family. We can only help facilitate and guide you along the way.

How is this accelerator program different from an online course?

An online course is usually more of a do-it-on-your-own type of thing where unfortunately most people go through and never end up implementing anything they learn, only to end up in the same place they started. This is a business accelerator program where you will be implementing things as you’re learning and have a business coach to be accountable to along the way. Because we all know what happens when we rely on our own self-motivation. It’s tough! So as you go through the modules, you will also have all the help you’ll need to implement your learnings so you can see the tangible results as you go through the program. At the end of 12 to 18 months, you will have a fully operational freelance business or studio. Even a business degree takes 2-4 years and doesn’t give you anything tangible to walk away with (aside from a certificate). Think of our Animation Accelerator as investing in a franchise for owning your own animation business, not as a course. There’s a lot to learn, and a lot of guidance you’ll need to succeed. And your coach will be here for you the entire time.

What exactly is included?

Depending on the plan you choose, our Animation Accelerator program includes 52 weekly business video training modules, checklists and worksheets to help you implement what you learn, unlimited video and email support, a private members-only community, coaching calls with Ben, and studio owner video training modules. Basically everything you need to start and/or grow an animation business.

Is the program geared towards growing as a freelance animator or studio owner?

Both, actually! Depending on what plan you choose. A lot of what you need to learn as a studio owner is covered in the business video training modules, but if you choose the studio owner plan - you’ll also get access to another set of training modules that are solely geared towards studio owners. Your coaching calls will also be tailored towards starting and/or building a studio, rather than doing everything yourself as a freelancer (which is totally fine and what many animators prefer, which is why we can help you with both).

Do you teach any animation or strictly business?

We strictly teach the business side of animation. There is no content geared towards helping you with your animation skills. But guess what? You don’t need to know how to animate to own an animation studio! You just need to know how to find animators to work with and how to manage a business, which is something we certainly cover in great detail. Think about it - does Elon Musk know how to make cars or spacecraft? Certainly not! The world’s best entrepreneurs don’t actually do (or know how to do) the actual technical work the company does. Their expertise lies in building businesses, regardless of what the underlying product or service is.

Why should I learn how to start and/or build an animation business from BOA?

Our Founder, Ben Marvazi, started an animation studio in 2011 and grew it to over $1 million dollars in annual revenue. His studio has created over 7,000 videos for some of the world’s top brands like Comedy Central, Uber, Capital One, Dunkin Donuts, Kaiser, BBB, FOX, Intuit, Oracle, Pfizer, and so many others. To achieve this, there are lots of things you need to figure out and get right. Ben has spent over 10 years going through trial and error, spending tons of time and money figuring everything out - so you don’t have to. He’s packaged all of his learnings into this Animation Accelerator program and is available as the main Business Animation Coach to help animators succeed much faster than he did - since there was nothing like this when he first started out.

How much does it cost?

As with any education or training, our Animation Accelerator is an investment, not a cost. An investment that can change the entire trajectory of your life and financial future. The question should instead be - what does it cost if you DON’T go through this program? With that said, believe it or not - our program costs less than what you would charge to make a video for a client! That’s right! Less than the cost of making one video. Although we do plan to raise tuition costs in the coming months since we no longer will be offering our introductory rates. This is actually another reason why we only accept roughly 3% of applicants who apply. We need to make sure that everyone gets the individual attention they need to succeed.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we offer a 12-month payment plan option where you can pay in 12 months instead of one lump-sum payment. If you choose this option, there is a small convenience fee already included in the monthly payments.

Which of the three plans should I sign up for?

If you want to one day (whether now or eventually) be a studio owner who doesn’t always do the animation work, the studio owner plan would be the best option. If you never intend on becoming a studio owner and always want to do all of the animation work yourself, either of the freelancer plans would be a good fit. The major difference between the two is that one of them offers coaching calls with Ben and the other doesn’t. If you’re still not sure which plan to choose, please reach out to us and we’ll be more than happy to help you decide.

Is there a money-back guarantee?

Yes, we do offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you decide the program is not a good fit for you within the 30-day period, just let us know and we’ll refund your payment. After 30 days, we do not offer any refunds as you are already well into the program.

Do you offer any scholarships?

Yes, we do offer a limited number of scholarships each year. If you’re interested, please reach out to us and we’ll send you more information and steps on how to apply.

About Your Instructor

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.
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