2 Free Lessons from Our Storyboarding Foundations Course

Morr Meroz Filmmaking

If you are interested in learning how to become a professional storyboard artist, but not sure if our Storyboarding Foundations course is for you, check out these 2 free lessons from the course. What Makes Film Work In this lesson we dissect the important parts that make a film work for the viewers. How to we make sure our story is understood …

Best Animation Documentaries

Morr Meroz Animation Industry, Filmmaking

Welcome to our curated list of the best animation documentaries. This lists consists of what I consider to be the most educational and inspirational films about the animation industry and its people. From Disney in the West to Studio Ghibli in the east. Enjoy! One of the most eye-opening documentaries about the inner-workings of Disney (at least for the timeframe of late 199os …

Starting a Project with TVPaint Animation

Morr Meroz Filmmaking, Hardware / Software

In these 3-part video series we go over starting a project in TVPaint Animation, from storyboarding to a finished animatic. These lessons are taken from our full TVPaint Animation course. The course includes 36 HD lessons, teaching frame-by-frame animation, camera movement, 2D visual effects and much more. Part 1: Storyboarding Part 2: Publishing your storyboard Part 3: Making an animatic YouTube Tutorials are great. But… I …

Brand Building Lessons from Chipotle’s Animated Short – A Love Story

Morr Meroz Animation Industry, Filmmaking

I don’t usually spend time talking about fast food chains in this blog. Actually, I never do. And though I do love their burritos, the reason I chose to write about Chipotle is their latest animated short. Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post by Chipotle or any other company. We DON’T do any sponsored content / product placement etc. So what …

Making Money from Animated Shorts

Morr Meroz Career Skills for Artists, Filmmaking

Making money. A topic that is rarely discussed on this blog, and one that artists tend to stay away from, fearing ideas like “Selling out” or “compromising your art”. However, I believe this is an important issue to talk about, especially for artists, since the art-school system is lacking when it comes to educating students about it. I’ve recently been asked if it’s even …

Modeling the Trucks for Tasteful

Morr Meroz Filmmaking

In this team meeting I sat down with Muriel (our producer) and Kat (our hard surface modeler) to talk about the modeling approach for the food trucks in the movie. The food trucks are one of the most important things in this short, secondary only to the 2 main characters, and so we had to make sure they’re going to …