Animation Exchange 2021: PHASE ONE – Prerecorded Talks

We're kicking off Animation Exchange 2021 early starting riiiiiiight NOW! As you may have already heard, we're doing Animation Exchange 2021 a little differently this year, reflecting the changing times and everyone's chaotic pandemic schedule. Instead of one long packed day of live stream, we've broken up the animation knowledge we've collected this year...

2021 Animation Exchange – Submissions are OPEN!

Animation Exchange 2021 - Speaker 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 slumped away defeated, retreating to fight another year. Well, now that time has come. We've regrouped and we are looking to the future, equipped with newly made plans for a fully online...

2019 Animation Exchange Recorded Talks

Talk about a whirlwind of awesome for over 10 straight hours! To be surrounded by so many amazing, talented and inspiring animation focused developers continues to be humbling. I hope you were able to catch some of the stream live to be able to take part in the chat and fun. But if you didn't get to, or you want to watch any part...

2019 Animation Exchange Schedule and Times

The schedule is set and since we last talked, we have added a couple more talks to the event! Starting at 12:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 19th, get your favorite animation friends gathered around a screen and enjoy all the knowledge sharing and fun we have in store! Though keep in mind that the specific times of each talk...

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 sharing and thriving community of a game development conference and make it free for everyone to enjoy! And this year we will be streaming on our very own AnimState Twitch channel! So make sure to follow us, so that you will...

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 would like to provide a spotlight on some of the amazing Black animators and artists already in the industry, that you should be following online We are all better for having them as our peers and...

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 Exchange 2020. We're sorry to announce that, despite our best efforts to keep our schedule and the event going, we have to cancel Animation Exchange this year. We want to thank everyone who had put so much...

2018 Animation Exchange Talks and Speakers!

We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, March 20th the Animation Exchange is again finding a home on Twitch! And like last year, we will take the knowledge sharing and thriving community of game development conferences and make them accessible to all! Bringing together developers in both AAA and Indie, and leveraging the open platform of Twitch, this event...

2021 AnimState of the Industry Survey Results

I am so sorry for the delay in releasing all of this data. I had hoped to get this released shortly after the Animation Exchange Recording, where I broke down many of the most anticipated results, but then time got away from me. I guess this is better late than never!

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. Similar surveys by Gamasutra or IGDA averaged around 1200 responses across all disciplines, so collecting a third of that for an entirely animation-focused survey is a solid representation of the animation community within the industry.

Animation Exchange 2021: PHASE TWO – Live Stream Schedule

As previously announced, Animation Exchange is coming at you March 24th-26th, revised and heartier than ever for 2021! We have an exciting schedule of talks and, as always, we're streaming FREE for everyone to tune in and enjoy! As you can see, we're doing things a little differently this year and the fun...

2019 Animation Exchange Talks and Speakers!

We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, March 19th the Animation Exchange is again coming to you LIVE on Twitch! And like the last two years, we will take the knowledge sharing and thriving community of a game development conference and make it free for everyone to enjoy! Bringing together developers in both AAA and Indie, and leveraging the open platform of Twitch, this event...

Animation Exchange 2022 – Live Stream Schedule

Animation Exchange 2022
It's coming! March 22nd, the day of Animation Exchange 2022.We've been busy behind the streams prepping and we have another action packed day of animation talks streamed for free over on our AnimState Twitch channel! We'll be going live on March 22nd 9am-5pm PT with talks, panels, Reel Reviews and the return of an old favorite, AnimXTREME...

Animation Team Size Calculator

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...
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