Final Space creator Olan Rogers is releasing a free, nine-part online series on how to make animation and, with any luck, a hit animated show.
“That’s really hard to do. Even if everything goes right, it’s nearly impossible,” Rogers admits at the beginning of the first 14-minute video in the series. But worry not, despite his pragmatism, Rogers’ optimism shines through in equal parts throughout video one.
There’s just the one video available right now, and it may leave some more experienced animation vets wanting as it’s a lot more about motivation than it is about animation. Many of his points, while valuable coming from someone with so much authority in the field, are general enough that they could apply to nearly any artistic endeavor. That said, some lessons can’t be learned too many times. Future installments will likely be more focused on animation specifically.