Animation Is Hard

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Making your own animation can be an ordeal, but it doesn’t have to be! Hosts Mike and Matthew walk you through the challenges and pitfalls of producing independent animation, and share their advice on everything from scriptwriting to crowdfunding.

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Website
http://www.the-ottoman.com/podcast/
Description
Making your own animation can be an ordeal, but it doesn’t have to be! Hosts Mike and Matthew walk you through the challenges and pitfalls of producing independent animation, and share their advice on everything from scriptwriting to crowdfunding.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-05-05 17:45
last episode published
2017-01-26 00:32
publication frequency
51.3 days
Contributors
Mike Stamm and Matthew Krick author  
Luckbat Studio owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
8
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Detail page
Categories
Technology Games & Hobbies Visual Arts Hobbies Software How-To Arts

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
26.01.2017

Episode 8: Burnout

The podcast returns after a long absence! Mike and Matthew devote this episode to the complex problem of burnout: how to recognize it, how to deal with it, and how to help others avoid it. They also touch on changing attitudes towards mental health ove...
21.06.2016

Episode 7: Stepping Up Your Game

Animator Guen Goik chats with Mike and Matthew about how to continue improving yourself as an animator once you’re out of school, so you can get better animation jobs. It takes more than just good animation techniques—communication skills are just as i...
29.05.2016

Episode 6: Sacrifices

This week’s episode goes to some dark places. Many personal sacrifices are required when committing yourself to a major creative project. All that time and energy has to come from somewhere. Mike and Matthew share their tales of woe about poor health c...
1.05.2016

Episode 5: Making It as a Freelance Animator

This week, Mike and Matthew chat with freelancer Kyle Bernard about his experiences as a working animator. Along the way, they learn about the importance of networking and moving to Burbank, how to figure out what your client rates should be, and the o...
12.04.2016

Episode 4: The Pipeline

This week's episode is all about the technical aspects of making your own animated short: asset management, naming conventions, file versioning software. Sounds boring, right? Well, actually yeah, okay, it is pretty boring. But that's part of the probl...
31.03.2016

Episode 3: Team-building

Mike and Matthew go deep into the world of freelancers: where to find them, how to negotiate with them, and how to make sure everyone ends up happy. They also cover copyright ownership, payment terms, kill fees, and how not to be a bad client.  Once yo...
13.03.2016

Episode 2: The Inverted Pyramid

Mike and Matthew talk about the importance of working out your creative decisions early, during the scriptwriting and storyboarding stage, and how these decisions filter through the stages of pre-visualization, editing and animation. They also discuss ...
1.02.2016

Episode 1: Why Animation Is Hard

Mike and Matthew introduce the show and tackle some of the reasons why animation can be so challenging: story problems, budgetary constraints, unrealistic ambitions, limited animation techniques, and the need to get better at firing people.