Topic outline

  • Welcome and Orientation

    Because we grow up surrounded by animation, it’s easy to forget it’s someone’s job. When Tim Argall decided he wanted to be an animator, he didn’t know where to begin. Here, he explains what the Triggerfish Academy website is all about, and why he wishes he’d had it when he was starting out.

  • Animation Myth Busting

    There are lots of myths about animation. Computers do all the work. You have to be good at drawing. Animation only happens in Hollywood. Animation is not a viable career. LOL.

  • Career Guidance

    Lots of people think that animation is one job but it’s actually become an industry of specialists, who work together to create what you see on screen. In this video, Tim gives you an overview of the different sectors animation is used in and of the different roles within animation you could choose to specialise in.

  • Parent persuasion kit

    Various professionals working in animation discuss how they had to convince their concerned parents that animation could be a viable career...