SCARY TRUTHS About the Animation Industry! (Animated) | abitfrank

SCARY TRUTHS About the Animation Industry! (Animated) | abitfrank


Hello there. Before we begin, I’m popping
in to say that because of the length of this video, the need to get it out in a timely
manner, and the fact that this is not really a “storytime” or “fairytale” animation,
I am towning down the number of moving and animated things. Just this once. This is not
typical of my channel, but I feel the need (and pressure) to get this video out ASAP.
Also, this video is about the words, not so much the visuals. Ok. On with the show! So. You want to work in animation? Were you
inspired by a show or movie as a kid and want to bring that to the world now as an adult?
Well. I did too. Heck, I did and still do. This video… is gonna be a lil bit different.
I’m gonna be a whole lot of frank. Now, here is the the reason I’m making this video
in particular: I’ve seen so many talented creators gain a great following on YT, and
then decide to go to school to pursue an education in animation to find a job at some animation
studio. And. I just. I just can’t say NOTHING. I also went down this path (the school to
(hopefully) jobs path). AND I WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME WHAT I’M GOING TO SAY NOW. Not
to crush your dreams (that’s kinda the opposite of the whole point of this channel?) but I’m
gonna lay a lot of it on the line here. If you already have a successful YouTube channel,
that’s kind of like an end-game in itself. Anything you could want to do you can springboard
from your channel. Now, I don’t know everyone’s individual motivations for pursuing education
to enter the corporate animation machine, they could have solid reasoning.But going
to school to improve your art for your channel seems like a huge time and money sink. Invest
in yourself and take time to learn the tricks of the trade WHILE working on the quality
of the channel that makes it all possible. School is a chuck of time and money (if you
are in the states) that you can never get back, and I’m speaking as someone who has
gone through the traditional “get the jobs and be “secure” forever” route. That
old route is dying out, and it’s no longer viable. YOU ARE ALREADY PAST IT. So, what’s my experience with this? I went
to school. I focused on animation. Finding jobs was REALLY difficult, but I found them.
My first “official industry” job was… a learning experience. Not creative at all,
but it was a “cool project” and I got an eye-opener to how disposable employees
are, how newbies do the most excruciatingly painful of tasks, and got to work 3rd shift
too. I learned what extortion and exploitation were, how little creative voice I had, and
how “job security” is a myth. I moved on. I grew, worked on different jobs, learned
what my time was worth. I worked in corporate tech for years doing that “clean, fresh”
motion graphics infographic style that everyone loves. Then I made the leap to freelance and
work on similar animation projects, but with a much broader and more creative scope. Each
project is different, and that keeps me creatively alive. I get to flex so many different animation
muscles and I love it – 2D and 3D and technical and whimsical. AND I’ve now carved out a
nook of time to (finally) do YouTube. I made this channel where I get to be the weird quirky
lady that I don’t necessarily get to be in other projects. I NEED this channel after
working in corporate animation for years. So, for me, it’s beyond backwards and baffling
how someone with such success could possible want to dump time and money into an education
that will only let them start at the beginning of the corporate studio machine. And, honestly,
having a large following online could hinder opportunities as well – because a company
will see you as a liability and a flight risk. Anyway, without further ado: Let’s talk
about what it’s REALLY like working in corporate animation studios. (This is just the highlights.
We can do deeper dives if you want.) What it’s actually like working in studio/corporate
animation Little Creative Voice. Grunt Work. Cog in
the Machine. First job was an “Opportunity of a Lifetime”.
It was pure, underpaid gruntwork. Seriously. I wanted to make beautiful environmental stories.
I still do. And, today, finally, I do. But rewind. So, you want to get into an animation
studio and be part of a team that makes magic and dreams? GET READY to be the expert on
HAND TWEENS. Or, MASKING OUT INDIVIDUAL HAIR STRANDS THAT ARE SLIGHTLY BLURRY. Really big
and really cool things take an army of creators. Get ready to do the nitty gritty that no one
will ever remember as the “iconic” part of an animated series or movie. Someone’s
gotta do it. Might as well be the new recruit. If you want to *actually* have creative say,
you’re going to want to look at smaller studios and lighter teams. And odds are you
will be working under many others who have way more creative say and expression than
you’ll get for years. If the studio stays open that long, and if they keep you around
that long, that is. JUST. BECAUSE. YOU. WERE. INSPIRED. BY. SOMETHING.
COOL. (be it an animation, video game, or whatever) AS. A. CHILD, DOES. NOT. MEAN. THAT.
YOU. SHOULD. SUBJECT. YOURSELF. TO. BE. EXTORTED. OR. EXPLOITED. By studios, by employers, by
clients, by ANYBODY. Yeah, yeah. “I crunch on my own videos now,
so of course I’ll do it if someone else is paying me!” Eeee yikes. Most crunch scenarios
are unwritten rules of a shady company. Trying to guilt you into working “for the good
of the family” and “because you love this project,” because that’s what they want
you to think of it as. It’s a “family” until you want to talk raises, take PTO, or,
you know, live. Crunch goes hand-in-hand with doing things above and beyond the job description.
You may think it looks awesome, and of course you think they’ll just have to give you
a raise, but in reality, they see that you are willing to do 100s of hours of work for
30 hours pay. The shady company has no financial interest in paying what you are worth… they
will just let you go and hire another fresh animator who has no idea what their worth
is. Cheaper to keep onboarding than pay for overtime and livable wages. Losing Your Baby – This one is kinda like
for a later down the line, but… you know. If you already have a YouTube channel, you
have this thing that you control the art direction of, the story and voice and IT’S YOURS.
It’s from your soul. Now, if you work for someone else, your personal IP that you’ve
been creating since you were a baby? You can pitch the best idea for an animated show or
series, and if it’s accepted, it becomes a real thing! How cool! However, it can be
a real thing WITHOUT YOU ON THE PROJECT. It is now owned by Mega Corp and you legally
can no longer touch it. Make sure you get someone savy in contracts to help you with
things like this, because you could lose your creative baby! Underpaid – The System of Hiring Newbies
Something I like to call THE ROTATING DOOR. AKA “Extortion” or “hiring the naive
recent grads that don’t know what their time is worth, and that we will fire the second
the project wraps up so we don’t have to offer benefits or healthcare, or god forbid
a livable wage. BUT WE WILL call them up the second we win a bid on another project and
need to perform for cheap.” Ok, right, so STORY TIME.
7b.) After college, I worked on a “BIG QUIRKY SECRET FILM” by a director that I adored.
I was so proud. It was like a fairytale. If you know me, you know that I love a certain…
creepy… aesthetic and direction…. and this was an opportunity my young, inspired,
star-struck self just could NOT pass up. The idea of an NDA was so mysterious and I thought
I had arrived. This was a “Dream Job,” or so I thought. While it was “cool” and
totally ‘my brand’, and looked freaking sweet on a resume for a few years, the reality
is that me (and 20 other new grads who were severely underpaid) worked for this studio
who was a subcontractor of a subcontractor of a subcontractor of a Subcontractor of a
VERY IMPORTANT AND MYSTERIOUS OVERLORD. This studio must must have won the gig for a really
low bid because they didn’t really pay us much. (I didn’t know about these things
then.) From 7pm to 3am, we’d be frame-by-frame
animating masks to crop out live action video, each mask to a seperate layer, so that when
you wore the 3D glasses, everything would appear different lengths from your eyes. Each
segment 2000 frames long. TRY MASKING OUT HUNDREDS OF SLIGHTLY-OUT-OF-FOCUS Soft curls?!
100% accurately with no edge feathering?! AND KEEPING YOUR LAYERS STRAIGHT?! THAT WAS
LIVING, my friend. It sucked. My barista jobs paid more. But… EXPERIENCE. Of. A. Lifetime.
(or so I thought) I realize I’m totally alienating myself
by saying all of this, but I knew none of this when I was new, and it would have changed
how I approached things (like… pay… for example.) After the scenes this studio was
contracted for were done – me and the rest of the young 3rd shifters were *also* all
just “done.” No working-for-employment here, no sir! That was for 1st and maaaybe
2nd shifters. Months later, they did call for another gig, but by that time I learned
that my time was better spent honing in even more on my craft and aspects that I actually
wanted to explore. And, you know, getting paid. Also, the job was 4 hours and one state
away. Oh! AND THE KICKER: we weren’t even allowed to use what we sweated and bled over
for weeks on our demo reels, because “BIG OVERLORD” owned the footage and technically
whatever we made. CHECK and DOUBLE REVIEW YOUR CONTRACTS, friends! The Myth of Job Security, and One-Way Loyalty
to the Company “But if I have a real job, I’ll have job
security, right?” WRONG. It seems really neat and nifty and that ulcer disappears.
You can afford things, even pay off debts and eat ok food once in awhile! You have health
insurance! Until the new manager comes in and one-by-one fires the excellent and faithful
employes with years at the company to hire people they know will be loyal to them. So
much for “family.” Also, animation studios close all the time.
Friends of mine have just been “let go” with no notice. Whole teams. Even after stellar
YEARS of internal reviews. So, always have a side hustle, even with a job job. Huh…
that sounds Kinda like having a youtube channel already going strong? THAT’S YOUR TICKET.
Same scenario with TV show pilot crew. You have this dedicated crew, who are MAYBE hired
if the show is approved for network. Depends on who is doing the hiring. Same thing, slightly
different industry. Commonality: it’s a creative field. Unpaid internships. And/or Trial Run Assignments.
While we’re here, let’s talk about this. Taking an unpaid internship says you are willing
to work for free, and that your time is valueless. Sure, really shine and they can hire you…
for not much because you’ve already proven you are willing to work for nothing. Your.
Time. Has. Value. Also, these should be illegal as they eliminate most candidates from the
job opportunity. Only those with “privilege” can afford to take them on. Got bills and
responsibilities? Well heck you’re not gonna be able to work for free easily. This is a
huge problem and it’s gotta stop. (001 responsibilities) So, yeah. This is my rant, or advice? Or observations?
I know not everywhere is like these places I talked about. There are some gems! You do
you. But for me, after working for other people for a decade, making other people’s dreams
come to life, I saw again and again how disposable employees are to companies. How there is little
loyalty to the people that make everything work, but enthusiastic loyalty is expected
in return. How pay is barely enough to break even, let alone get ahead on student loans.
And I don’t mean to paint this grim picture, but this is where I was at when I realized
that each individual, especially creative ones, need to make their own luck. I needed
to make my own luck. If I fail (and I still may!) I’ll know I tried. This is scary – livelihoods
based on an ever-changing youtube algorithm. But, honestly, so is working at a company
for 4 years, getting 5 star reviews, and then not having a job tomorrow when the studio
unexpectedly closes. What I’m driving at is, If you already have a successful YT channel,
YOU ARE ALREADY BEYOND ALL THIS. You have made your own luck against many odds. Keep
going!! And for those of you on the other side of
the coin, with small channels, or dreams of working in animation, or starting a channel
of your own, know that you don’t need to go to school and take on massive debt in order
to be successful. YOU CAN LEARN BY DOING. Surround yourself with a community that helps
you grow. If you have any questions about anything animation
related, let me know in the comments below! I *really* wished I had somewhere to go for
this stuff. So, let’s keep this conversation going! And BEST OF LUCK! You’re gonna do
great! And.. if you have a differing experience or opinion, we can totally discuss it like
civil human beings too. Pool our knowledge! Whoot! Ok, this was a tough pill to swallow, I know.
Anyway, we’re back to making awesome animations, and there’s a really cool spooky (and of
course, awkward) one in the works! So, if you wanna check it out when it comes out,
s. U. b. S. c. r. i. b. e. Yeah Subscribe. Yeah yeah subscribe. Oh god sorry. Bye!

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100 thoughts on “SCARY TRUTHS About the Animation Industry! (Animated) | abitfrank

  1. This is why I’ve decided to do independent comics instead. Get all the creative controll I desire and push it out there on my own!

  2. thank you. I was always told that there was no work in animation as a kid and that my dream could never come true. I believed them and decided to work toward what everyone else wanted for me and it's gotten me poverty and misery. Exactly what they said what would be there for me. I'm tired of living for everyone else. I want to create. it's what makes me happy. I'm going to peruse this and teach myself the skills I've missed.

  3. I think this is a same with every creative industry. I had an internship at the best footwear company in my country and I was very excited until they said to look up trends at Pinterest and copy them but change them up a bit so there is no issue.

  4. Aaa I already knew about this but I'm still being stubborn and pursue animation (I'm in the second semester in my school). I just hope I'll figure something out :")

  5. When it comes to the Arts college and degrees does not do much it's much more important to have a good portfolio

  6. Completly diffrent job field, but I was one of the best employee's in a large company, I was regularly told such, I got several awards from the mayor personally signed and not just a computer signature copy an actual nice ink pen signature. I regularly did the work of 3 jobs often 60 hour work weeks, one time I didn't have a single day off in over a month. In the end I got injured and was "forced to quit" because I was injured and couldn't do the job, because the injury was cumulative and not a big thing happened! now you're hurt! I got nothing. Now I'm in pain all the time, and I can't get a job because I can't be on my feet for long and I can't get a job that doesn't involve physical work. So I don't know what to do.

  7. Oh no, I got this video on my recommended, and I was, and still am planning to go to an animating college, to pursue my artistic career to a company. I dont really want to be a youtuber specifically, because I feel like it's not as dependable money-wise (u might be wrong), so does anyone have any tips on what should i do? I want an artistic career, but now I might have to rethink my choice of being an animator. Thank you for making this video

  8. I've been a layout artist in the industry for years and up until age 30 I haven't made a livable wage, I've been part of a team laid off when a company decided to drop the department (100 artists gone in one day) and have friends who have shown up to work one day only to discover the doors won't open and the company is bankrupt with weeks of held back pay. 

    What you've said here is on point. Self reliance in this field is practically essential. There's a reason you see few veterans over the age of 45 in most studios.

  9. Yea I’m done with free internships, been self taught and forever will be, I’ve worked with big names across multiple industries and I freelance but unfortunately I don’t have a fan base or YouTube family, but one day that will change

  10. goodness. this is everything i had a feeling about when I was an animation major. Just felt like the artists weren't being appreciated.

  11. This definitely opened my eyes, but I still want to be a animator, but now I know how careful I need to be when I get older and look for a job.Although would you recommend even though I only have flipnote to animate, that I still make animations and upload them on YouTube for criticism?

  12. I want to animate but I have no idea how or where to start. I draw….well but very slowly. I draw on paper mostly( thinking if I learn the old fashioned way transitioning to digital would make drawing a breeze) I don't want to make super detailed drawings though that would be nice. I just want to share an idea I have with the world and animating it strikes me as the best way. Can somebody help me?

  13. You know you have a point. So many people do go into debt trying to get the career they want, but it's not enough for it to be lucrative in the long run. I guess now it's a long distance dream to own my very own animated studio in order to bypass the debt situation. I'm in the process of making my own 3d animated series, but it is been brewing for over 9 years and I have not put out episode one due to lack of man power and limited resources. Hopefully, I can at least get this thing done in the next year.

  14. This kind of stuff is why i want to start a horizontally organised studio. I want an actual close team motivated by a dream.

  15. So, do you recommend the Aspirants Animators who should not work for a big company, that it would be preferable to work independently through different networks like YouTube to publicize our projects with a better experience and security?

    I had a hard time understanding your video because English is not my main specialty, but I just wanted to reach a conclusion to think what would be most preferable for me as an Aspiring Animator
    Thank you 🙏

  16. Yes! I want to be an independent animator and I know I can do so on my own. Thank you for the inspiration!

  17. I'm a little baffled of seeing slide shows of same drawing in different positions to be called animation.
    Animation has 12 principles, some of which are not used in this video.
    Why don't we start calling it slide show story telling ?
    I hope you do well though. But be aware that in most careers poor quality employees struggle.

  18. I have to point that don't just rely on YouTube either as nothing lasts forever and people had been demonetized or banned over even little things that YouTube didn't like (I learned the hard way on my old channel about all the restrictions YouTube had when came to making videos and now that channel is no more and hadn't made a video in years. Doesn't help that this channel got shadow banned after criticizing YouTube). There are no guarantees, so always have a backup and use more than one platform or make your own site if possible (running sites can be costly though, so try using social media; just be aware that people can get offend over anything on social media though).
    Also being your own boss may sound cool; but it a difficult process and everything falls on you whether you succeed or not (getting yourself out there, working on products people are interested in or want a timely manner as nobody is going to wait around forever and possibly think about hiring a team and need money to do so which is hard for a new company). The good news that at least people have opportunities to try and people have beaten all the odds and become successful; but they also need to be realistic in their expectations as most won't become rich and famous so the main goal should just be trying to make a stable income to keep afloat.Sometimes we simply don't get to do what we want or at least not full time or as a living. That's reality. Not telling people to give up on their dreams, just to be prepared.

    Another thing is if you want to be an artist in general, it can be unstable as this showed with people getting laid off, businesses closing, etc….it can even happen with YouTube channels (there is a reason why so many parents in the past look down upon those careers. Not because they hate it, but because they just know how tough it is and think you will have more success and stability going into a different field). Trends change and with all the high costs, people don't go out and watch movies as much, less people are reading books, buying art, etc….so often you will have to work on or do things you don't care about, hate or not interested in as it is what others want. Sometimes doing something you don't want to do is necessary no matter what job you have. The better prepared people are, the better their chances of making a livable income will be.

  19. Heh….here I am watching this while getting a masters in 2D animation at a school where tuition is 52 k a year..Like I know i had to do it otherwise I would never get a chance to create (the home area has a bad job and no internet providers can reach where my home is at)…Not gonna lie, I do need some help. I'm in..and subscribed.

  20. Even if you go to college, you need to work independently to even be marketable in this field, because the design schools are going to shit, and the only thing college is really good for now is networking

  21. I took a history of animation course in college and found out that the people that were doing all of the artwork for animation studios from the beginning of time were always underpaid. In fact they often got 17 year old kids, which was why these old Warner bros cartoons were often xenophobic and racist and full of misogynistic imagery, because it was just a bunch of underpaid kids straight out of high school making these short movies for mass consumption. Thanks for shedding more light on this and showing that this industry hasn’t gotten any better since it began

  22. Unpaid internship is a problem everythere because you do the same or more work than employed workers. At least it was in my case.

  23. Your style is so creepy and rinds me of the stories my father use to tell me as a kid idk why it took so long to find your channel I love it

  24. I enjoyed the animation style and insights in this video, but…. her voice is terribly annoying. Almost sounds like some 13 year old dude who hasn't fully gone through puberty.

  25. Henery: …and next thing I knew, I was being chased by my own creation. ya, I'm never going to work for a big studio ever again.

  26. Not gonna lie, but we need more companies that treat their employees fairly. I feel that most internet companies such as the studio I'm from could be a good start. 😊
    Just saying.

  27. Hey abitfrank, you sound upbeat after going through the wringer, which sadly and with few exceptions the norm for creatives (I think since the dawn of…well, creatives 😉 ). Good on you for bouncing back. Anyway, I was wondering what your thoughts are about a career as a storyboard artist? Different kind of duck, I know, but I'm sure you've met a few.

  28. I have dozens of worlds, lores, mythologies, and stories of my own. I’ve held onto them for years and years and desperately want to share them to the world. The problem is, I don’t know how. I have no idea what medium to use (be it gaming or books etc) and no matter how hard I try, I can never get what I have in my head onto paper. I have the ideas, but I lack the ability to make them a reality. I simply don’t know how to go about it, it’s gotten too overwhelming now.

  29. You Tube is rapidly swirling down the big white telephone in the euphemism room, remember to learn gardening and stick fighting as well as making cartoonz. Soon there will be just tube.

  30. I have been wanting to do animation for some time now I go to a STEM school and I am an art major there I joined the major to improve my skills bc I wanted to go into animation but I'm not sure about it now I have back up plans if things don't go the way I want but I wanted to create my own show as long as I remember but now I'm not sure bc my art lacks when I am under a lot of stress ( that happens a lot ) I have no problems starting off on other people's projects for "on the job experience" but I want to have my own show the fact that you can give an amazing pitch and your not even apart of the show really scares me bc I would hate it if a company just steal my idea and I have zero say in it

  31. Wow… sooo crazy.. whats so funny is that.. .it seems like this is the case with a lot of entertainment industries… i got into the TV industry… and… man… i wish i started youtube.. I went to school… got a great job… and… yea… its not it.. plus…. its soul crushing… :/

  32. Hello I find your chanel is awsome like Jaiden animation's and I love your simple and fricky black and white style and well this video is great made and the same time soo usfull becuse in the next weak im goin too the universite too leard abaut digital art, tecnology and well… bussiness (How I don't care becuse and bad in that) too leer and grow more my expirese and confidece becuse well I'm a scare of the future but now I thank you for the the tips and experience

  33. I really like the video. I started a webtoon yesterday. And it's a curious experience. I'm enjoying every single new viewer OR like.
    And I'm 31 yo and have build a career at an office desk. 🙂 So this is just a project of the heart.
    You know what? It's fine. Yes, follow your dreams. But don't be blind. Or stupid. Or both.
    Life's too short to be dumb.

    And we basically live in a world with free access to tutorials, software alternatives and a stage for everyone.

  34. this stuff is why i like marx stuff. we organize, we work, we choose our own leader, we choose how we work. needs culture to be a lot less selfish than we have now, but economic situation will help that along

  35. Omg I was inspired by invader zim to one day work with animation invader zim was and still is my favorite show to this day

  36. I had a similar experience in NYC with several studios. I ended up going into Graphic Design to get a better experience.

  37. My mom keeps wanting me to get to college for art. My dad thinks me building a youtube channel is worthless, sure I can't monitize it, but I want to get paypal to actually do commissions and actually get money, which my parents never ever do for me.. Even if I told them multiple times I am getting request for commissions from people (with real money) . And never do it because I will spend the money on useless things or they don't trust paypal at all. (I'm underage I can't do it myself)

    I keep getting pressured to choose which college I should go to and I needed to study a lot more to get some scholarships and thats why I haven't been animating, I am not the smartest person in the world when it comes to school.. So the idea of getting a scholarship is beyond me.

    Yet I keep getting pressured, because I know deep down inside me I don't want to go to art college, I don't want to work as a 3d animator in a company, I want to be in control of my stories.

    I also don't want to go to college because of how expensive it is. Its so troubling that my parents is mad at me for not thinking of college when I replied to them "I don't want to be in a place where they only want our money".

    my dad justifies it as "well you want money too don't you?" I just want to reply to that as "yes but actually no. "

    I also felt guilty since they've been putting a lot of work for me to college, yet I don't think I even want that anymore. 🙁

    Honestly.. Thankyou for this video really, it sums up my fears and doubts of the industry.

    And I am so glad, that this is true, because that means I have a chance of not living through this.. I don't have to think that I am crazy or stupid for thinking that "college is not good for me"

  38. I feel like I have to be some-what delusional at this point to follow my dreams, and to get past all the crap that the animation industry will throw at me to get to where I want to go. Does anyone understand this feeling? I want to be a part of the amazing movies that studios like Walt Disney (for example) create, because of how inspiring they can be to someone in real life, but I feel like I'm not taking into account the shit that people had to go through in order to create it. I grew up watching movies like Lilo and Stitch, and to this day I am mezmorized by the beauty of the movie and animation, but in reality the people that created movies like that could have gone through hell and back to make it. I feel like if I pursue my dream of becoming an animator, I'm being attracted to something that looks beautiful on the outside, but in reality it's a soul-sucking monster.

  39. How would I get my creative baby out there? I mean, I would love to express my ideas and have a crew of friendly animators and people to help me make it come true, but I wouldn't know how to go about it.

  40. Goes to university: NEVER EVER DRAW ANIME OR I WILL FAIL YOU.
    Goes to industry: oMg wHy yOu nO dRaW aNiMe pEoPlE liEk iT –

  41. Too bad I only realised this after I had to stop with school because the pressure serverely worsened my mental health. But Better late then never I suposse hope I can pick stuff back up somewhere in the foresee-able future.

  42. I want to start a YT channel to give it a shot but I'm not sure what the content should be about. I don't want to give my real name or become a personality, also I'm not sure I would be "certified" to be able to talk about certain things , or review products I like (art products). Time lapsed aren't doesn't go anywhere, but I have noticed for some reason meme-ery is an easy way to get in. But I also want to have something neat and focused, instead of unfocused to not loose peoples interest. I'm at a lost. Maybe I'll make a mascot? eh

  43. What should I do if the degree I'm pursuing (graphic design) requires an internship before graduating (part of the program)? The college is located in a large city that has many companies that provides students with these "opportunities". Now I'm not sure- is it a red flag?? I'm saving my money- investing it wisely and on the side I'll also be getting online g-design classes before I get to that college, and if I can get a business started before that I had already thought about stopping my college career if I get my foot in the door before then (because college is expensive).

  44. I’m about to study animation at University and I’m so scared about actually getting a job at the end of it… But I love art and I’m passionate about the process of animating, so hopefully it’ll work out! You only get one shot at life and I want to follow the path I love the most, so fingers crossed I’m doing the right thing

  45. Great video! What do you do though if you want to get an animation/related degree for the sake of learning it and not for the little degree paper? Like, to expand your YouTube channel, animation knowledge, and possibly start a studio. Is it worth paying that much to learn it?

  46. oh ok. i can't hear this video but sens the comments say nothing of sexual assault i assume the video has none of that.

  47. Thank you so much. Also I'm sorry that sounds awful, capitalism is garbage and ur v cool. Also: dear anyone that had a good experience or has heard of one and thinks it's like that for everyone, look up/remember survivorship bias, it's the exception, a tiny fraction, not the rule. And 90% of the time it's not because the survivors were "better" or "more special" than the others in the field, there are tons of amazing creators that have lived and died unknown, and top tier people that have quit because of the trauma. The formula to success, on top of working way more than healthy and being extraodinary is a mix of the rules of "crony" capitalism (ie, capitalism), nepotism (ie, capitalism), and chance. It's like this for pretty much all of the entertainment/creative industry, as well as many others, unfortunately. I wish it were better of course, I'm trying to make it happen lol.

  48. well would would i like to sturdy animation well I'm a live action filmmaker animation is fascinating to me. id love the chance to make a 2d film some day even though my drawing skills are medicore at best

  49. I LOVED this! Your animation style reminds me a lot of those flashback clips from Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. I love the subject matter, too. Great job!

  50. I guess its a worldwide design/creative industry problem then, I asked around my friends n colleagues their experience & those companies I applied for in this field because im just a fresh grad that know nothing on how to identify my value, guess what from animation, branding agencies to video production no one want to pay for overtime (they giv u half day off at best)
    I just got lucky my current company emphasised on work life balance and minimal overtime

  51. You know that after I graduated from LCAD, I managed to get a job at Disney painting on the walls at their theme parks. I did that while I enrolled into their university program and got my Computer Science degree with an emphases in computer graphics. Now, I've been doing that for 22 years now and never looked back. The company that I work for now, wants me to go back to grad school and get a degree in Physiology. Well, given that they are willing to pay for it, I'm thinking "maybe I should take it and then maybe I can figure what this whole thing is about". 😉 Fat Chance!

  52. 💕💕💕🙌🏽Thank you so much for using your voice to free other creatives like yourself! I am grateful for the time you put into animating the truth of these fucked up industries! 🙌🏽💕💕💕 VERY EYE 👁 OPENING!

  53. According to Mel Blanc(rest in peace 1908-1989) he said in 80's that animators are spending 9 months to make 2D cartoon animation that's my own interpretation. So are people making 3D animations will be doing it longer?

  54. it kinda hsows how self destructive most of our industries are these days. they dispose of talent over and over again which would help them stay alive once shit hits the fan. and it will hit the fan

    it always hits the metaphorical spinning blade device meant to keep them cool, but will instead shred toxic excrement all over their faces and projects that can never be cleaned. EVER!!!

  55. I thought working in a studio would be fun but now I'm kinda scared but at least you reminded me before I did something stupid keep up the good work on the video's!

  56. For anyone looking for a great animation college that is affordable compared to US colleges, look up The Animation Workshop in Denmark. I am graduating from there as a computer graphic artist, but their animation bachelor is one of the best in the world. Also the coordinators there make sure everyone gets an internship in the 7th and final semester to help you enter the industry. I myself, am going to Aardman Animations this September!

    Go follow your dreams ♡

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