Why You Should Teach Your Kids Animation (Even If You Have Zero Animation Experience)

Learning new skills isn’t something children should only do at school. There’s a lot of fun interesting topics that aren’t taught at traditional (and even more modern) schools, and it’s often the parent’s job to expose their kids to new things. Homeschooling parents are knows to take control on their child’s education in a more hand-on way, but it’s not …

Why I Don’t Do Client Work

I worked for different productions studios (animation, VFX, film etc…), and noticed a few things about their business model. It’s mostly based on having minimal staff, getting clients, then hiring as many freelancers as possible to deliver the work to the client, and repeat. As my animation studio grows, I’m approached very often with offers to do client work myself, …

Goals vs. Milestones

There’s a lot of talk about setting goals. I’ve heard people define a yearly plan for their business with certain goals such as “reaching 5000 email subscribers before the end of the year” or “10% increase of traffic every month”, YouTubers who want to get to 10,000 subscribers in 6 months, and other generic metrics. Setting up such goals is …

I Can’t Believe They Made Me Do Algebra

Warning! Rant ahead. When I look back at my days in high-school, I can’t not feel like I was cheated. Can someone tell me why, on earth, did I spend so many years trying to master Algebra? I wasn’t gently introduced to the topic. It wan’t given to me as a nice option to pick if I’m interested in expanding my horizons. …

Animator’s Block

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 …

You Are Not Your Work

People, artists especially, associate themselves with their creation. It’s very common to feel that if people don’t like their work, it means they are bad artists, or even bad human beings. That is a very unhealthy way of approaching your work, and could be dangerous. If you over-identify with your work, to the point of feeling that the success or failure …