project, people tend to get burned out due to long working hours and sometimes, not a few
of them are getting sick of it. Yes, they are.. It's an unfortunate and also unspoken truth of
It is true that you will most likely work crazy hours and need to work 6+ day weeks on
projects. It’s easy to become jaded and the negative energy tends to overpower and rise to
the top. But you've got to be careful not getting sucked in to this ugly pattern. And that's
where most people failed to do.
What I want to talk about in this post is how to keep your morale high and also everyone's
around you. Starting by this simple question;
" Why do you want to be an animator in the first place?"
If you can't find the answer, then maybe this is not the right job for you. But for those who
can recall, then you're already halfway there. Most of us will answer; because we LOVE this
artform, we LOVE this medium.. You need to keep recalling those moments, maybe by
reading books, watching movies, listening to music, or even just smell the fresh air in the
morning. It's all about staying INSPIRED! What is your vision, what do you want to be..
that's the most important thing to keep you going.Find something that keeps you motivated,
that you can use to get your inspiration everyday.
In my particular case, whenever I feel stressed out or almost reach that line, I always have
something that keeps me going. I read.... I also watch a lot of interviews. It helps me to
remind how hard for them to get where they are today, and they must also have gone
through what I'm going through right now. With determination and by not giving up, you can
be someone someday.. And that's my core, it's how I got inspired everyday. I wanted to be
What also keeps me motivated was this great quote by Brad Bird:
"The first step in achieving the impossible is believing that the impossible can be achieved.
… “You don’t play it safe—you do something that scares you, that’s at the edge of your
capabilities, where you might fail. That’s what gets you up in the morning.”
So, stay inspired! You just need to remind yourself that no matter what, you have to keep
your Professionalism. It is your job as an animator to do the best that you can. Let's create
more “inspired” animators and populate our working environment with hope and enthusiasm.
After all, We’re making cartoons for goodness sakes. We should have a blast!