How to Budget Your Animation

Animation Budget

Richard O’Connor, a co-owner of New York-based commercial studio Asterisk Animation, wrote a post yesterday about how to create an animation budget. It’s the first in a series of posts that he intends to write. Budgeting animation isn’t sexy, but it’s nuts-and-bolts knowledge that any student, indie artist, and free-lancer who wants to be successful should understand (and judging from personal acquaintances, few do). Take advantage of Richard’s generosity and pick up some tips from him. You won’t find this valuable information anywhere else on-line.


  • http://mymedicatedlife.blogspot.com/ Bitter Animator

    This is excellent and it’s fantastic that someone is putting this information out there. As you say, few understand this and often that’s because budgets are often kept in a locked box by producers. There’s also quite a bit of shifting in budgets that happens that throw off how things look to outsiders (like different budgets to different partners – something I’ve seen quite a bit).

    It’s really helpful to have someone lay it out like this and it will help people gain more control over their animation. Thanks to Mr.O’Connor for this. I look forward to seeing the rest of the series.

  • Behemoth

    Mr. O’Connor makes budgeting sexy.

  • Katella Gate

    Wow. Thank you! Bitter Animator said what needed saying so I will just let it go with a thanks.