I was asked to participate in a panel at the Art Institute in North Hollywood about the business of freelancing. Apart from this honor, I will have the privilege to show a whiteboard animation I created exclusively for the event. Here is a still from the video. I'm excited about this great opportunity!
With the wave of whiteboard video projects that have made their way to my office, I figured it was time to give whiteboard animations their own link. Currently I am working on finishing up two promotional videos for a company promoting their new app called "Cuddle Up". I am also working on a whiteboard video for Caesars Palace marketing a new promo at the moment.
I am in the process of creating a new animated video which touches upon a subject that most freelance artists would have loved to learn before plunging into the world of freelance. I go over 10 quick tips that will help out freelance illustrators that are new to the game. I started out with about 25 tips, but noticed how long the animation would have become. I might think of releasing a part 2 after I meet my other client obligations as well as my kickstarter obligations.
For this video, I am trying a different style that I don't normally do. It's great to switch up styles and learn new things and this video is an attempt at diversifying my style a bit. I will post updates.
I highly recommend that all illustrators, comic artists, and graffiti artists consider adding an incredibly popular design service called Whiteboard Animation. This is a still shot from my upcoming Whiteboard video. These are explainer videos created to help explain a topic, service, school lesson, or promote a product in a fun and engaging way. Well done whiteboard videos are in extremely high demand.
In most cases (not all) nothing is being animated, it's more like speed drawing. The video shows a hand drawing the images on screen in realtime and is sped up to match the narrators script. Offering a new service or putting a fresh new twist on one of your existing design services, is a great way to get new business. If you already know how to draw well, the rest is easy. I encourage you to diversify your list of services!
I'm sure you've heard it said that it's easier to get repeat business from a past client than it is to get a new client. I agree. I highly recommend that you look at your previous clients list and go down the line and give each one of them a call. Rekindling these relationships almost always leads to more work. If not from them, then from their referrals.
Hand is just a placeholder of course…But getting some practice on my digital whiteboard animation here.