How to Become an Animation Director

Morr Meroz Animation Industry, Career Skills for Artists, Filmmaking

Many of the questions I get are about how to become an animation director. But unlike most jobs, there’s no clear path to becoming a director. Going to film school does not guarantee a directing job after, and there’s rarely a job opening under “Director” online. Some people get there at 21, and some spend their whole life trying and …

Why I’m Charging $5 to watch a 2 Minute Film

Morr Meroz Animation Industry, Career Skills for Artists, Filmmaking

Dear angry people. Yesterday I have released our new animated short film Tasteful, and unlike my previous two shorts, this one can only be bought on our website and is not available for free on YouTube/Vimeo. Not only that, but it is priced at $5 (with more expensive packages available as well). Crazy right? In some countries you can buy …

Bloop Is Hiring Sales Reps!

Morr Meroz Misc

We are looking for self-driven experienced sales reps to join our team, focusing on the US educational market. Who are we looking for? We’re looking for a self-sufficient-hardworking-naturally-born-sales guy/gal. This is a small company, so we’re looking for someone who’s not scared of taking responsibilities and running with their own ideas. Someone who knows how to do good work without …

Freelancing vs. Full Time as an Animator

Morr Meroz Career Skills for Artists

In this post I will go over what’s it like being a freelancer in the animation industry, as well as the main differences and benefits of freelancing vs. full time employment. How freelancing works as an animator Holds Freelancing can work in many different ways. The most common way in the animation and visual effects industry is by being booked on a daily …

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 …