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Why I Love Marketing

Marketing is a term that gets a bad reputation. To some, it’s a four-letter word. I understand. It's easy to confuse marketing with advertising, and then to think of advertising as solely about selling. Selling, in turn, is often viewed as a way to take money. So, when some people…

How Much Does Tom Hanks Make Per Hour?

If my memory and tax records serve me correctly, I earned $5.75 per hour at my first job, which was approximately 30 years ago. Although I can't recall the exact job title, it was something in the food service industry. What I do remember vividly is that I wasn't pursuing…

The Problem With Ease In and Ease Out

What in the convoluted keyframes is "easing in"? Lot's of new animators have wondered, but in a significantly less dramatic tone. Understanding the animation principles of "ease in" and "ease out" can be challenging for new students, not due to the technical application, but because of the ambiguity inherent in…

Inspiration and Creation

Art is a two step process.  Step 1: Inspiration. Step 2: Creation.  Sure, there's more to it.  A lot more. Each of my over simplified steps contain a number of sub steps. I don't like sub steps. Research, refinement, structure, appeal...ughh. All that stuff sounds like a lot of work.…