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 …

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 …

Why Most Animation Student Films Suck and how to Make Sure Yours Won’t

Morr Meroz Career Skills for Artists

We’ve all been to student films screenings, let’s face it – most of them suck. That’s not exclusive to animation student films, the same goes for classic film students as well. A majority of them aren’t good. You can say that it’s because they are inexperienced filmmakers, or maybe they didn’t put as much effort as they should have. That might …