I often talk about how you wear multiple hats when starting a company. Well, today I wanted to talk about a hat I have been wearing a lot lately, and this is my Sales Hat.
Have you ever thought you knew a decent amount about a topic only to have an eye opening experience which completely blows your mind? I kind of had this happen to me recently when it came to sales. I have always thought I was pretty good with sales, and had a good understanding of it. Even when I worked at Apple selling computers I was always one of the top in sales at the store. It was often me and Max who would always be competing for the #1 sales person spot.
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My Sales Hat: Read what I learned about Animation Sales
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Happy New Year! 2016 will be our second full year in business, and I wanted to share my New Year’s resolutions for the company. I recently posted how we did with the goals I set at the beginning of last year, and I’m hoping we can accomplish more of our goals this time. Last year I was a little zealous in what I thought we could accomplish in our first full year of business, so this year I wanted to set more realistic goals.
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Eric Miller Animation’s New Year’s Resolutions
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As this will be my last post this year I thought I should do a 2015 Year-End Review of how the year went. This year was the first full year in business, since 2014 I was only in business for half the year. I would like to take a look at where I was at this time last year, and compare it to where I’m at now to see what I have accomplished.
As this month comes to an end it is time for another Animation Company Update! Was always, it has been a busy month, so I will keep this post short.
We have been making great progress with the short, but the crew has been busy with the holidays. This is a busy time a year for everyone, and there has also been bugs going around. We are trying to all stay healthy, and as productive as we can. Things will hopefully start to pick up again in January.
The report card for this Year’s Resolutions which I set at the beginning of the year in the post “New Year’s Resolutions for an Animation Studio” is not the best report card I have received. While some of my priorities have changed I thought it would still be fun to look at the goals I was aiming to reach for this year as we come to the year’s end. While I didn’t achieve as many goals as I hoped I still feel this year has been a huge success. Just don’t show this to my parents since I might get grounded. LOL
Here is a quick update on our animated short. As you can see by the banner image we are now getting some early lighting renders, and all the assets are starting to come together.
It is important for me to note none of these images are final, and it is a special treat I’m sharing the work of artists before it is complete. With this said I have a lot of caveats about these images I’m sharing with all of you.
I had a great time this weekend at the CTN Animation Expo. This was my second year attending and I could not believe how much it had grown since last year. I heard in the last few years this animation expo has doubled in size. It shows there is a desire for this type of an event, and you almost wonder if more will be springing up.
It’s time for my November 2015 Update to let all of you know everything we are working on. I’m really good at keeping myself overworked, and extremely busy. No matter how productive I am each day I never get to a point where I feel I’m caught up. You may have noticed from my failure to post to this blog each week that I have not been able to keep up with everything. While continuing to write weekly posts is very important to me sometimes I’m just not able to find the time in my schedule. So while I might not post every week please don’t give up on me and this blog.
Last week I attended The World Animation and VFX Summit which was held at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey. While it was my first time attending it was actually the 4th year the summit has been held.
I have been to a few different conferences now, and I found this one to be very interesting. The reason I found it to be interesting was because its attendees were mostly producers, executives, and/or founders of animation companies, so all the discussions were geared towards topics I was interested in. Most events I find are either for artists in animation, or producers in live action films, but not producers for animation.
Well, this was an extremely busy week, and I was not able to write a blog post. Excuses, excuses, I know, I know. So I will simply say have a happy and safe Halloween!
Next week on Monday & Tuesday I will be at The World Animation & VFX Summit, so I will let you know how that goes. Be sure to follow me on Instagram as I’m sure to post photos from the event.