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Hollywood’s mostly shut down. Except for animation.

In Animation, Career, Hollywood, Movie Production by Hollywood Animation Animation

Hollywood productions have come to a halt due to COVID-19, and it isn’t clear when they will start again. Some studios have laid off or furloughed hundreds, if not thousands, of workers. But, there is one area of entertainment that is still at work and even hiring: animation. See full story:

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Kansas City makes the list of top ten cities to start a career

In Animation, Career by Hollywood Animation Animation

The best cities to launch a career St. Louis, Milwaukee and Cleveland top the list of the best cities in which to launch a career, according to LinkedIn’s latest Workforce Report, which combines data from LinkedIn and Zillow. Based on a combination of housing rental costs, starting salaries and available job opportunities, Midwestern cities dominate the ranking, with Cincinnati and …

How many video game companies are in the LA area?

In Animation, Career, Game Animation, Hollywood, Movie Production by Hollywood Animation Animation

The answer is shocking and reveals a robust future for jobs. The number of video game studios populating the Los Angeles/Orange County area is vast. We tried to keep the list limited to companies that were within an hour or so of Los Angeles, but there are probably a few outliers. Top-tier studios like Activision, Blizzard and Naughty Dog have …

What are the pros and cons of going to trade school versus college?

In Animation, Career, Character Design, Cinematics, Game Animation, Portfolio by Micah Kritzman

Do animators get paid well? Compared to most careers that do not require a college degree, Animators, Storyboard Artists and Character Designers working at major studios make more than most careers. On average they are making well over $100,000 a year. What makes a trade school better or worse than a college? Many are saying that trade schools are a …