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Eric Miller Animation Sept 2016 Company Update

As much as I have tried to squeeze in time to write my blog each week, I have found it incredibly difficult to do.  The good news is I have not had time to write the blog because I have been busy with new projects I have been bidding on.  While many of them I can’t talk about in details, I wanted to quickly update you on what I have been working on.

Bink:
Yes, while the progress has been slow due to the limited amount of time we have had to put towards working on Bink it is still moving forward.  As much as I would love to spend all my time working on my own projects the truth is the company needs to bring in money in order to do that.  So this means my client projects are made a priority.

We are working on improving the fur so it works better for lighting both technically and visually.  We are also working on the story for the next episode.  I really want it to be a much bigger story with a lot of comedy, surprises, and heart.

MagicMeeMees:
We have finished episode 3, and are now working on the fourth and final episode.  We have had a lot of fun creating this webisode, and we are hoping our client orders more episodes.  I will be sharing the third episode in early October, but for now here is a still from it.

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Still from Episode 3: Mittens Lights Up Holidayland

 

Charity Project:
OK, so this will be the first vague project I will talk about in this post because of the Non-Disclosure Agreements I signed(NDA).  I was reaching out to different charities about the company donating money.  I wanted to find a few great charities which would specifically help children.  One of these organizations asked if we would be willing to donate VFX/Animation work on a PSA they are working on instead of donating money.  I agreed to help in anyway that I could.

I was able to put together an amazing crew of charitable people who will also give some of their time and talent to help with the project.  I’m really excited about it, and looking forward to getting started on the production.

Car Company Video:
This is a smaller project we will be doing to create a video for a large car company(I know vague).  It will be a combination of 3D modeling,  animation work, and motion graphics.  It started out as a smaller little project, but I heard from the client today that they want to talk about adding to what we will be doing.  I’m not sure what the changes are yet, but I’m excited this little project will be bigger then what I expected.  Especially with it being with a big car company which I would love to add to my client list.

Automotive Features Videos:
While we are talking about cars, this project will be 2 videos which will break down features of a new car.  I sent my bid in for this project, and now waiting to see if we get the project or not.  Keep your fingers crossed for us.

Healthcare Commercials:
This will be two 2D animated commercials for a healthcare company.  We don’t do a lot of 2D work, but I know a lot of really talented 2D animators.  I was approached about helping create these commercials, so I have been working on putting the right team together.  It is a mix of finding the right talent, and who’s schedule line up with the quick turn around needed.  I think I found the perfect crew for this project, and will find out more later today.

CA Government Project:
This is by far the biggest of the projects I’m currently bidding on, and it involves both 3D animation and a live-action production.  I heard from the client yesterday we are among the top 3 companies they are considering for these commercials.  I’m excited about this project for a few reason, but the main reason is it is for a great cause.  I love working on projects that have a positive impact on the community.

Other:
The last two weeks I have been getting a lot of projects, so it would seem my marketing efforts are working.  Some of them are great projects, and some are just not the right fit for one reason or another. Sometimes I turn down projects, and sometimes I just don’t win them.  So while I have less time to write my blog I’m still excited about being able to grow my company.

 

If you have not already, please join me on my journey by subscribing to my blog.  Also, if you have any thoughts or advice I would love to hear what you have to say, so please feel free to leave me any comments below. Otherwise, be sure to stay connected with me on Twitter (@MillerAnimation). Only Time Will Tell.

 

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