Why Producing Content is Like Opening a Restaurant

How can animation be even remotely similar to opening a restaurant? One is extremely risky, is enormously susceptible to changing tastes, is faced with intense competition and….well, I suppose they’re not so different after all, are they? So if you’re producing animated content, what lessons can you learn from a restaurant and can you use […]

Why The Intern Pandemic is Bad for The Animation Industry

Via: Blue Sky Studios The impetus for this post was on Cartoon Brew a few weeks ago, which in turn was inspired by a book, Intern Nation, that quoted another Cartoon Brew post from a good while before that. It concerns internships, a concept that a lot of college graduates are familiar with in the […]

Animation Operations and Supply Chain Management

Apologies for the profoundly boring title. Knock off the ‘animation’ at the front and you pretty much have the class I’m taking right now. It’s basically about operation decision-making within a company and how to manage the supply chain of a business (don’t get too excited, it’s an entry level course). It got me thinking […]

My comment on Stephen M. Levinsons Blog Concerning Artists and The Productions They Work On

This is actually a comment I left over on Stephen’s Blog but it seems like a pretty good opinion piece that’s suitable to post here too. Wow, that’s a lot of questions there Stephen! Firstly, if you want to know about some of the basic principles of capitalism, I highly suggest a book on basic […]