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Keyframe of Mind – Inbetweens Episode 1: Real Reel Tips

A Keyframe of Mind is back with a quick episode on putting together game animation reels! In this episode, Esther drops 15...

Keyframe of Mind – Episode 09

How long is the perfect time for a comeback? Hopefully, you answered something over a year because much like the underappreciated 90’s animated film...

From the Archives...

The response from the Animation Team Size Calculator has been fantastic! Which means we want to work towards upgrading it to be more robust. The two big pieces of feedback I have heard is: - Entering directly into a shared sheet is cumbersome and a bit confusing if you aren't comfortable using excel or...
One of the biggest areas of feedback we found in the AnimState of the Industry Survey was around people having concerns about time size, scope and proper support. In a first step towards helping teams better understand and quantify that, I wanted to release editable industry wide Game Animation Team Size Calculator. This is based on a...

NEGOTIATION TIPS

Negotiating is very hard, especially for people whose work is also their passion. Passionate workers tend to undervalue their skills, have a mindset that they’re “just happy to be here”, and are worried that any negotiations will jeopardize their offer (which is very untrue). Companies, whose main goals are to min max expenses and profits, take advantage...
Animation Exchange 2021 - Speaker Submissions are open!

2021 Animation Exchange – Submissions are OPEN!

After the very strange events of March 2020, our carefully laid Animation Exchange 2020 plans were scattered to the winds. Our organizers...

2020 AnimState of the Industry Results

Thank you to everyone that took the time to fill out our survey! We had a fantastic turnout of over 400 responses....
Animation Jam 3 Judging announcemnt

Animation Jam 3 – JUDGEMENT DAY

We know you've been on the edge of your seat, wondering when the time would come. IT FAST APPROACHES. The Animation Jam...

Black Lives Matter

The animation community, like the larger entertainment community, is not nearly diverse enough. We at AnimState can and should be doing more. So, to start, we...

2020 Animation Exchange Update: The Situation at GDC

We know you've most likely been following all the recent cancellations at GDC. Some of you are probably wondering what this means for Animation...

2020 Animation Exchange Schedule & Speakers

We are excited to announce the fourth annual Animation Exchange on Tuesday, March 17th starting at 12pm Pacific Time! Just like the last three years, we will take the knowledge...
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