I often have students write to me to ask questions about my process. One question that comes up a lot is how long it takes me to complete an animation.
For every job that I do I record the hours that I work – it means that I can charge my clients fairly (charging them for 5 hours instead of a whole day if I’ve only done 5 hours of actual work) and also for my own benefit, so I can see how long things take me to do (this also helps me quote for future jobs).
Each animation takes a different amount of time considering the complexity, background detail, number of characters, etc. I thought I’d share with you my ‘working hours’ file for my animation ‘The Power Of Empathy’ – which was completed over 30 days.
As you can see, I don’t work a strict Mon-Fri 9-5!