Our March 2016 Animation Company Update

Another month, and another animation company update!  These months are flying by, and it feels like the year will be over in a blink!  Here is what we have been working since my last update.

Bink:
I get excited at every stage of the animation process, but lighting is one of my favorites.  It is like putting the final puzzle piece revealing the complete picture.  You start to see how beautiful everything you have been working on is when it all comes together.  We have started to light the shots, and will soon start seeing final renders.  Up to this point we have only seen work in progress renders of still images, but soon we will be seeing fully lite animation.  On top of that we now have fur working on bink, so getting to see him in his final form is very exciting.

Our February 2016 Animation Company Update

It is time for our February 2016 Animation Company Update! It has been a busy month, and I feel like I’m juggling as much as I can to keep the company moving forward.  I don’t want to bore you with every detail, so below you will find updates on the bigger projects and activities I have been working on.

Bink:
The major activity with Bink the last couple weeks is we have been doing a lot of work with the music and sound effects.  On Monday I received the final music underscore from our composer, Carl Johnson.  He did an amazing job of creating different themes, and music for such a short animation.  This episode is only 30 seconds, so introducing the different characters has to happen very quickly.  I’m excited to see how it will work with the other sound effects.

Award Shows and Shareholder Meetings: The Joys of Animation

On Saturday, January 23rd my wife and I attended the Producers Guild Awards show.  We had a really great time, and I’m glad she was able to come with me this year.  The award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Picture went to Inside Out producer Jonas Rivera.  The other nominees included; Anomalisa Producers: Rosa Tran, Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman, The Good Dinosaur Producer: Denise Ream, Minions Producers: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, and The Peanuts Movie Producers: Craig Schulz, Michael J. Travers.

My Sales Hat: Read what I learned about Animation Sales

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.

Eric Miller Animation’s New Year’s Resolutions

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.

2015 Year-End Review: Animation Studio

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.

Report Card for This Year’s Resolutions

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

Eric Miller Animation November 2015 Update

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.