Animator’s Block

Morr Meroz Career Skills for Artists

Writers get a bad rap for being the only creative professionals to have their own unique illness. I’m referring to the “writer’s block”. Let me clarify something real quick: There’s no such thing as writer’s block. Writing is just like any other art form. The more you practice doing it, the better you get at it. The less you do it, the harder …

Getting Inspired to Animate (Pros Don’t Wait for Inspiration)

Morr Meroz Career Skills for Artists

“How do you get inspired to animate?” is a question I hear a lot. I often wonder about that question. What does it mean? Have you ever heard someone asking an accountant “How do you get inspired to do taxes?” Probably not. Then why is that a question creative people often hear? We’ve all heard of a writer’s block. A painter who can’t find his …

2 Free Lessons from Our Animation Foundations Course

Morr Meroz Hardware / Software

If you are interested in learning the basics of animation, but not sure if our Animation Foundations course is for you, check out these 2 free lessons from the course. Squash and Stretch In this lessons we cover one of the most basic principles from The 12 Principles of Animation, learning the concept of squashing and stretching, including different examples of how …

5 Reasons You Won’t Be an Animator

Morr Meroz Career Skills for Artists

This is a guest contribution by Rusty Gray of rustyanimator.com.  It’s 2015 and You Won’t be an Animator Another year is coming to a close. You’ve spent your life fascinated by movies (Jurassic Park, Toy Story, Lion King). You’ve captivated yourself for hours drawing on paper or designing on the computer. You’ve probably even scared away dates with your excessive toy collection. …

The 5 Types of Animation – A Beginner’s Guide

Morr Meroz Filmmaking

The purpose of this guide is to take you through the intricacies of the different types of animation styles and techniques. It also shows you what path you should take, and what does that path entails, in order to become an animator based on the type you choose. This guide is not about leaning how to animate, but instead it …

How to Animate (Making an Animated Movie)

Morr Meroz Filmmaking

We’re finally here. The animation part. For me, this is both the funnest and hardest part of making an animated movie. The reason it is fun is because, well, I love animating. If you’re here then there must be a part of you that loves animation as well. But it’s not all fun and games. Animating is emotionally draining That …