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Let's Talk About: Animations
Hi all. Okay so in one of my last posts, I listed out all the categories that are here in the Marketplace in my post; What is The Pixel Clerks Marketplace and Why Should You Care? And within that post, I basically just listed out all the current categories here along with what each of those categories mean and what they're for.
Well here I would like to talk about each one of those categories in more detail. Starting (in alphabetical order) with the Animations category first.
What I'll be doing, is asking some common questions that people might have regarding those particular types of services. And then answering each question in a way that would be helpful to (a) people that want to buy those service and (b) people that want to sell those services.
So then, Questions and Answers regarding Animations
What Are Animations?
- What are animations?
- Who needs animations?
- Who provides animations?
- Where to buy and sell animations?
Everyone knows what animations are! We all grew up watching cartoons. Cartoons are basically animations. They are effectively, just moving pictures. They come in many different ways. From the basic 2D stop motion animation drawings we've all done on those yellow sticky note packs or in some book that you flick through. I know I spent many hours defacing most of my school books this way when I was bored in class at times!
AKA Flip Book Animations like these!
And of course, to those very complex and amazing animated Disney movies that are made from animations. Albeit mostly CGI animations with big budgets. But there are literally hundreds of different types of animations that are needed for literally hundreds of different things! From Traditional animations to 2D Vector based animations. 3D computer animations. Motion graphics (gifs) and stop motion animations. Animations don't start and stop with just sticky note pack animations. They're needed for many different things not just cartoons and movies.
Who Needs Animations?
What would the world be without animation? Not a world I'd want to live in! Animations are needed by people who want them for either business or personal uses and reasons. Of course, some things can't be done in real life. Like, you can't put a bomb under your hat and have it explode without it utterly blowing you to pieces. But you can do that in cartoons! You can't fall off a cliff with a giant anvil and have it bury you into the ground with it and then survive! But you can in animations. Just look at Road Runner
You've probably all seen this Road Runner cartoon right?
Obviously you can't do stuff like that in real life without using some kind of special effect, some amount of CGI (Computer Generated Images). So in order to make something wild like that, something that you couldn't do in real life. You would need to use an animation of some kind. You'd need to use CGI perhaps.
But it's not just people who make cartoon animations that need animations. Oh no, animations are needed by a wide variety of people in many different industries. Let's talk about some of those industries that need them.
Industries That Need Animations
There are many industries that require animations of some kind. From serious industries to just-for-fun industries. Take the Health and Safety industry
, they may need animations done to demonstrate how you should or shouldn't do something. Such as the right way to climb a ladder or what happens when you leave things lying around.
Then there's the Freelance industry
. That's a massive industry alone. There are tons of people and businesses out there that need some kind of animated video to explain something to people, in a fun way they can relate to. I'm talking about things like animated explainer videos
or those animated whiteboard explainer videos
that are trending right now.
The Police and Criminal Authorities industry
often need animations made for reenactments of crimes that have take place. To create a timeline of events they can play back so they can look at the evidence and see how things actually took place. If you watch shows like CSI you'll often see an animated movie that reenacts a crime that took place so they can see how things most likely played out.
And many more! There really is a lot of industries and people that need some kind of animation made of some sort. Whether it's a full she-bang production, a small cartoon or just an animated gif or logo or something of some kind. There are literally hundreds of thousands of people searching for this sort of thing on a daily basis!
Who Provides Animations?
Those that know how! And if you do know how to provide animations of all kinds, then power to you! You can make a living from that! Some people do. Some people make a full business from it. Some people make a little extra on the side from it. But it's generally people or businesses that have the skills, abilities and tools and knowledge of using those tools that are the people that can provide them.
Where to Buy and Sell Animations?
There is a category dedicated to it. Just check out the Animations category
itself to get a feel for what kinds of services people are buying and selling on here. Of course, you can always also create a WTB
and request something in particular, and those who have the skills and abilities will be able to bid on it for you and you can hire someone from that to get it made for you!
And that's basically animations covered, basically.
Do you like to create animations?
What other industries require animations of all kinds?