When I was younger, and decided I wanted to start my own animation company I wanted it to rival Walt Disney Animation. You have to love the naive imagination of a young boy. I might not have given up on those dreams, but the reality of the difficulty of the goal I set is more apparent.
Around this time a year ago I knew I was planning on leaving my job at DreamWorks Animation, and my last day was quickly approaching. I had been trying to figure out the best way to start my company, and I finally had a plan. It might have been a shot in the dark, but it at least had a chance for success.
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Realigning the priorities of Eric Miller Animation
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I’m very excited to announce that we have started pre-production on the company’s very first animated vignette. We have brought on a very talented artist to do the character design work for the main character, and hope to move through pre-production quickly. For now I’m going to keep the details quiet, but I will share more as we move through production. The general idea is that we will be creating several 10-15 second cg animated vignettes that will focus on our main character’s situation. The hope is that they will be comical, beautiful, and a lot of fun.
I sometimes look at starting a company like trying to push a boulder from its resting position in hopes of gaining momentum.
If you have no experience in “boulder moving” then you may find it difficult to even budge it. You’ll start off trying to push it this way and that, adjusting your stance, or maybe even recruiting some friends to help.