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The 12 Principles of Animation From The Book "The Illusion Of Life"

The book "The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation" was published in 1981 by Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas. These principles are based on the work of Disney animators from the 1930s onward in their quest to create more realistic animation. Some have referred to the book as the "Bible of animation," and some […]

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6 Creative Common (CC) Licenses You Can Apply For Your Freelance Animation Projects

All of these CC licenses stipulate that you, as the creator/owner of the original animation projects, must be credited at all times. The benefits of attaining CC licenses are massive, including reducing animation production and marketing costs; enabling rapid distribution and sustainability; encouraging mass participation among fellow animators and clients, and promoting your animation business. […]

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4 Tips for Animators to Finish the Year Strong

By finishing the year strong, you can look back on this time and be proud of the work you put in for your projects and animation business. While everybody's busy with other things, you can make this the moment to reach your peak. Here are some of the tips on how can finish the year […]

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The 6 Freelance Animator Job Responsibilities You'll Face

Creative Job Responsibilities Tasks like conceptualizing, creating storyboard, animating, and editing animations are all part of your creative job responsibilities as a professional animator. Record-Keeping Responsibilities You need to keep track of your progress to make sure you're sticking to the schedule. This is why keeping daily, weekly or monthly records is an important practice […]

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7 Types of Videos Animators Can Create for Clients

Animated video is an engaging medium. It helps tell your clients’ stories more thoroughly in an informative, entertaining, and memorable way! Here are seven types of video content you can create for your animation clients: Animated Advertisements Explainer Videos Animated Educational Videos Animated Testimonial Videos Animated Case Study Videos Animated Onboarding Videos Animated Sales Letter […]

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How Animators Can Reach Out to Past Clients

Right now is a great time to reach out to your past clients and offer support! We've created a template and a few tips for reaching out so that you can maintain your relationships throughout your animation career. Keep your messages short Remember these points and follow this template... Use a personalized intro Spark something […]

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The Pros And Cons Of AI Animation

AI is rapidly changing the world of animation, and it has the potential to be even more transformative than ever before. Before diving into it, it's best to check the pros and cons of AI animation. The Pros of AI Animation Innovation is king Improved production process speeds The Pros of AI Animation Reduction in […]

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Don't Cut Down Your Rate, Do This Instead

Many freelance animators know this struggle. Sometimes clients are just not willing to pay what you deserve. But don't lower your rates because of it! Explain your service value and find better clients who appreciate you. Have you ever been asked to cut down your rate by a potential client? What are the initial responses […]

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6 Types of Relaxation Every Animator Needs

The key to managing stress is to practice "relaxation." We have more energy when we are relaxed because our blood flow increases throughout our body. It supports mental clarity and calmness, which promotes creative thinking, focus, memory, and decision-making. Check out these 6 types of relaxation every animator needs: 1. Physical Relaxation 2. Social Relaxation […]

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5 Wonderful Animation Shorts About Mental Health

Why should you watch these 5 animated short films this World Mental Health Day? These animated short films bring a certain clarity to these mental health disorders with simple and easy-to-understand depictions. These films not only inform but also raise awareness about mental health. 1. Depression Tzadik by Oriel Berkovits 2. Bipolar disorder/ Addiction Gravity […]

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5 Easy Ways How Introvert Animators Can Handle Sales

Do you identify yourself as an introvert and do you want to learn how you can handle sales better for your animation business? Here are 6 easy and simple ways how you can turn your leads into clients: 1. Listen more than you talk 2. Diversify how you generate leads 3. Recharge in between sales […]

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5 Tips on How to Deal With Animation Burnout

Burnout can happen even to the best and most experienced animators. This type of work-related stress can lead to physical or mental exhaustion, ultimately affecting efficiency and the way we handle projects. Check out these 5 tips on how you can deal with animation burnout. 1. Be kind to yourself 2. Be open to other […]

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How Freelance Animators Can Handle Price Objections

Price objections are inevitable. What matters now is how you can respond to it. Here's how you can discover alternative techniques that help you seal the deal: 1. Offer a free trial This allows prospects to personally experience the service and gain more insight. 2. Don’t introduce your rates too early Hold off on discussing […]

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6 Tips to Prepare for Your First Animation Client Meeting

Meeting an animation client for the first time can be nerve-wracking for sure, especially if you’re just starting out. There would be so many concerns racing through your mind. You might even be so overwhelmed to the point where your first meeting with an animation client causes you to be more stressed than excited. Focus […]

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Sales Mistakes Freelance Animators Should Avoid At All Cost

It's easy to get caught up in the thrill of the freelance animator lifestyle. But it's important to remember that it's still a business—and businesses need to stay on top of their game. What are some common freelance animator sales mistakes that you should avoid? 1. Leaving too much time between follow-ups 2. Pushing beyond […]

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Top Favorite Animated Movies from 20th Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox has released a lot of films since its creation in 1935 when Fox Film Corporation merged with 20th Century Pictures. Check out our top favorite animated movies from 20th Century Fox. Comment below your top favorite movie! FREE Masterclass. Learn how to grow your animation career or studio.  Robots Horton Hears a […]

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3 Major Types of Degrees You Can Earn in Animation

Degrees in animation are academic studies from accredited institutions that validate your skills in creating animated graphics. Here are 3 major types of degrees you can earn in animation: 1. Associate Degree in Animation Learn basic animation and technology skills Can be used to gain an entry-level position with an animation firm or proceed to […]

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The Ultimate Step-by-step Workflow Guide for Freelance Animators

What process do you follow when working with a client? If you feel like your workflow is a mess and you need to streamline your process, we suggest for you to take this ultimate guide: 1. Communication Before taking any projects, communicate effectively with prospects, especially when the project is long term. 2. Project Brief […]

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