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Top 9 Business Books Every Animator Should Read

1) The Animation Business Handbook by Karen Raugust It shows how a successful animation studio or freelance animator operates, describes the process of how animators can develop animation property from start to finish, and outlines the different kinds of business methods to create and sell animated media. 2) The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman Instead […]

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8 Ways to Stay Creative as an Animator

1) Take an Animation Online Course Keep your skills sharp by staying updated on the latest animation trends. 2) Collaborate With Other Animators Collaboration brings creativity and improves productivity. 3) Get Feedback From Peers Feedback can help you learn, grow, and find new ideas. 4) Listen to Your Favorite Podcasts Podcasts are not only great […]

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7 Ways to Ask Animation Clients for Powerful Testimonials

1) Decide On When the Right Time to Ask Is The best time to ask for customer testimonials is right after an animation project has been completed to make sure that your client still has a fresh memory of your performance and customer service. 2) Offer An Incentive If you want your animation clients to […]

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8 Tips for Animators to Conquer Impostor Syndrome

1) Talk to Other Animators 2) Regularly Give Yourself Positive Affirmations 3) Make Time for Self-Reflection 4) Be Proud of Your Work 5) Celebrate Little and Big Wins 6) Stop Comparing Yourself to Others 7) Remember That You Are a Work In Progress 8) Become a Mentor to Another Animator

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10 Essential Elements Every Animators Website Should Have

1) Eye-catching Design 2) Recent Demo Reel 3) Your Top Work 4) A Blog With Quality Content 5) Outline of Your Process 6) Call-to-Action Buttons With Opt-in Forms 7) Testimonials & Reviews 8) FAQ Section 9) Contact Info & Social Media Links

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9 Animation Podcasts You Should Listen To

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast Tom Bancroft and Tony Bancroft, two ex-Disney animators, discuss the art and business of animation with some of the biggest talents from Glen Keane to Brad Bird to Don Han. Overly Animated Podcast A podcast dedicated to animation and shows like Steven Universe, Miraculous Ladybug, Stars the Forces of Evil, and […]

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Why Animators Should Use LinkedIn Regularly

Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Are you keeping it updated and using it often? In this post we give you 6 important reasons why animators should use LinkedIn regularly. All of Your Potential Clients Are On LinkedIn LinkedIn Messages Have a Much Higher Open Rate Than Email LinkedIn Groups Are a Great Way to Network With […]

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How Successful Animators Think

Here are 9 things successful animators always keep in mind. Successful Animators Focus on Growth Successful Animators Never Stop Learning Successful Animators Have a Positive Mindset Successful Animators Stay Curious Successful Animators Embrace Mistakes and Move On Successful Animators Finish What They Start Successful Animators Know When a Project Is Complete Successful Animators Know the […]

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How to Build An Animation Channel on YouTube

Here are 9 tips for building an animation channel on YouTube. Identify the Purpose of Your YouTube Channel Determine What Type of Animated Content You Want to Create (Giving, Advice, Tutorials, or Storytelling) Know Your Target Audience Collaborate With Other Animators Make Sure Your Videos Are in the Same Format Commit to Posting Consistently Create […]

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Common Showreel Mistakes

8 common showreel mistakes animators need to avoid. 1) Showreels Are Too Long 2) Multiple Clips of the Same Character 3) Including Everything You've Worked On 4) Using Copyrighted Music 5) Outdated Showreel 6) Not Putting Best Work First 7) Not Leaving Out Bad Work 8) Not Tailoring to Your Audience

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Best Portfolio Websites Animators Should Be Using

As animators, we have lots of options on where to build our amazing portfolios. Here are a few of the top platforms animators love. Behance Imaginative people around the world use Behance. This community was made to showcase and discover artistic and original work. Adobe Portfolio If you want a personal portfolio website but don't […]

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The Top Animation Studios In the World

Here are the top 6 animation studios in the world. Pixar Animation Studios Walt Disney Animation Studios Illumination Entertainment Dreamworks Animation Sony Pictures Animation Studio Ghibli

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7 Reasons Why Animators Should Have a Mentor

Here are the 7 reasons why every animator needs to have a mentor. Why don't you have one yet? Mentors help you reach your goals Mentors share information and knowledge Mentors give advise and constructive criticism Mentors help you work through challenges Mentors can expand your network Mentors give motivation and encouragement Mentors are trusted […]

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How Animators Can Attract Clients Using Instagram

Post High Quality Images or Videos of Your Work

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Award-Winning Animators

Here are 5 Award-Winning Animators for Best Animated Feature. Hayao Miyazaki Japanese animator, filmmaker, screenwriter, author, and manga artist. Hayao Miyazaki won in 2002 for Spirited Away. Bradley Bird American animator, director, screenwriter, producer and voice actor. Bradley Bird won in 2004 for The Incredibles, and again in 2007 for Ratatouille. Pete Docter American animator, […]

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How To Stay Motivated As An Animator

How can animators stay motivated? Here are 5 ways to keep the fire going! Make a List of Things You Want to Accomplish Having goals, whether it's big or small gives us a sense of purpose and leads us in the path we want to go. Create a Reward System for Yourself Celebrate wins. Always […]

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Reasons Why Animators Should Use Relevant Hashtags On Social Media

Here are 5 reasons why animators should use relevant hashtags in social media posts. To Boost Brand Awareness or Identity To Promote Your Work and Services To Encourage Audience Interaction To Attract Prospects or Clients

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Essential Business Skills Animators Need to Master

Here are the 5 essential business skills you need to master in running your animation business. Negotiation Skills Formal negotiation is a skill that can be learned through experience and practice. Leadership Skills Ability to motivate a group of people toward a common goal. Delegation Skills Identifying who you can delegate tasks to, allows you […]

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Top 5 Highest-Grossing Animated Films

Here are the top 5 highest-grossing animated movies of all time. 4) Incredibles (2018) 3) Frozen (2013) 2) Frozen II (2019) 1) The Lion King (2019)

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Why Start an Animation Business?

Here are 5 simple reasons why starting an animation business is a great idea. It Pays Well All Businesses Need Animation You Can Work From Anywhere It Never Gets Boring

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