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 …

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 …

How to Stay Focused on Big Projects

Morr Meroz Career Skills for Artists

When working on your own, on personal projects, it’s sometimes hard to keep a steady progress through the ups and downs of the creative process. Finding energy and inspiration to work is one thing, but how does one keep working on a long-term project, sometimes spanning over a few years, without losing momentum? Well, that takes practice. My practice My first encounter …

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 …