Animation Taxi has been representing animators since 1995 with a positive goal in submit only quality animation to all of the top animation acquisitions department of all of the top animation networks.
By Ashly Cook
Let’s suppose you live in Kansas City or Tampa, Florida, where ever and went to an expensive college or university. Once you learned how to be a 2-D,3-D, Writer, Director or voice over actor of Film or animation and it's time to get a job, the university you attended knows for a fact that there are no jobs; however, they won't tell you. Why? It’s because they want your money! This is something they don’t want you to know, but now you do.
In fact, even if you lived in California where there are dozens and dozens of animation companies, the chances of you getting a job are very slim. Why? Because there are more animators being pumped out of the University and College system than there are jobs. If you aren’t an "A" student your chances of getting a job at Disney, the cartoon network, Nickelodeon or any other animation company are slim to none. Why, you may ask? Well, I just told you. Because the university colleges are pumping out every 3 to 6 months more animators than there are jobs.
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ANIMATION TAXI NEW'S
Ralph Bakshi director of animated and live-action films. In the 1970s, he established an alternative to mainstream animation through independent and adult-oriented productions. Between 1972 and 1992, he directed nine theatrically released feature films, five of which he wrote. Here Animation Taxi will show case
ANIMATION BIBLE SECRETS
Heather Kenyon is the Vice President of Project Development and Sales for Starz Animation, a Division of Starz Media. She is the former senior director of development, original series at Cartoon Network, where she focused on thedevelopment of animated comedy, comedy adventure, action adventure and live-action series for children 6-11 years old. Prior to joining Cartoon Network, she was editor-in-chief of Animation World Network , a leading Internet publisher of animation news, information and resources, and was responsible for managing the site’s editorial and writing efforts. Filmed at the CTN animation eXpo 2010.
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"TRUTH" By Ashley Cook
What to do? Well, you could start by looking in wanted ads for anything that you can find. Even if it's working freelance, then after a while of trying to find a job, you realize that perhaps freelance is a way to go to make some kind of income. You have to understand that there are thousands of people just like you struggling for that same freelance position; and there are simply not enough jobs.
What is an animator to do? Well, you can try to find another animator--- someone to collaborate with to create an animation and perhaps sell it to a cartoon network. You may find another animator with whom to collaborate, but that person may ask you to come up with the initial capital. Or you might get lucky and find someone desperate enough to offer his or her services for free.
Believe it or not, the idea to find another animator may be more difficult than you thought. Why, you may ask? Well, the answer is simple. There was a time and place when you had the perfect opportunity to collaborate with animators, storyboard artists, illustrators, and graphic artists. And where is that place that I'm talking about? Well? It’s the college or university from which you graduated. At that time you were in an environment that was conducive to collaborating with multiple artists. However, at this point in your life, the ability to cooperate with others may be very difficult. Why, you may ask? Well, the answer is simple. In most cases its arrogance or egos. Young people don't seem to understand the concept of working together. They just want to go to school and be educated in the field that they’re in, graduate and get a job. What’s an animator to do? Well, in some cases there are animators that are very fortunate to find classmates with whom to collaborate. They really do create animations together and have lots of fun doing it. I should know. I was fortunate enough to find an animator like myself, and we started to create cartoons.
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