Welcome back everyone! Its been a busy 2 weeks for me. Spring has sprung, the weather is getting nice and I am making animation. Kind of like how programmers code, firefighters fight fires, and I animate. Before I get into that, make sure you check it my first shorty, 'Wah'. Its kind of a sequel to 'Flight' which came out back in February. Its a cute little film and I had fun making it.
So we are a little under the halfway point for 2016 and I have got to say it has been a crazy intense year for me. I've basically been animating since around January and haven't stopped. Not once. I've had to finish a freelance project, my own short films, projects at work and so on. Its been rough but I can finally start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
In whatever spare time I had, I took the time to do some reflection. I looked at how intensely I've been working and the other areas I've neglected in my life to get my projects done. Through much introspection, a process that begin taking form since November of last year, I came to the conclusion that I want to still put out animation every month but I do not want to do so at the expense of my sanity. Being creative is wonderful, but having that be the only thing in your life feels unhealthy. Don't get me wrong, is like to animate until my last breath, but I also believe in living a balanced and full life.
Since this introspection, I've been keeping closer track on how long it takes to finish a film. The purpose was to find out what's the best middle-ground when it comes to making content I like, my audience likes and which also gives me time to pursue other things in my life. The conclusion I came up with its that this fabled middle ground was about 30 seconds of animation. Putting together 30 second animation is very effortless with my workflow. From concept to final render, it would take me a couple of days, which is absolutely amazing! With that in mind, i made a decision to make the bulk of my output be animations around 30 seconds. This includes web-series and shorties.
This doesn't mean I will only make animations thus time length, not by a long shot. This means that the majority ofcontent I put online for YouTube will be made up of this. Thus is so that I can always have short content to show each month, while also pursuing the life I want. Other films with longer lengths will be made piecemeal over time so I don't have to rush making them. So mini films and short films will be copied away at over time instead of powering through them in like a few weeks. This will be the setup until my audience has grown enough where I can sustain myself by making larger forms of content.
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Now with all of that said, I hope you guys don't find it disappointing that the bulk of the content will be shorter, but if you are just realize it will make for more timely uploads.
I would also like to talk about one of my goals for this year. One of the things I've always struggled with is communicating with my audience. What I mean by this is engaging with my followers or subscribers in a more genuine way. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to do this. Right now my plan is to experiment a bit with engaging more in my YouTube. I am hoping that I can develop a more rich and meaningful rapport with my audience.
Lastly I would like to thank you guys for listening to me and subscribing to my YouTube! I am almost at the 100 sub club and I am very excited about the future of my channel. The number isn't very big, but it's a good start.
Thanks for reading and keep rocking!