Ep. 20 - OAKFIELDS COLLEGE: Animation Portfolios, Lectures & Laughter
The Business of Animation Podcast
by Cabblow Studios
9M ago
I'm going back to university! I kid, I kid, but I did spend a full day with third year animation students at Oakfields College in Pretoria, South Africa. I'm really excited for you to meet the students, see their work, spend time in their classes and introduce Oakfields College to those who haven't heard about it! Seeing the experience of studying animation from the student's perspective is very powerful - maybe even more powerful than traditional advertising. That's why I'm spending a day with animation students and unveiling the mystery around their chosen university course. If you're not s ..read more
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Ep. 19 - A Little Thing Called “Industry Standard”
The Business of Animation Podcast
by Cabblow Studios
1y ago
Today's episode is sponsored by TVPaint French 2D animation software. To learn more & download the free trial visit: ⁠⁠⁠tvpaint.com⁠⁠ What do you think of when I say “Industry Standard”. Do you think of the most popular tools? Do you feel pressure when you hear someone use the term? Or can we think about more deeply? I asked you guys about it on Instagram and I’ll be sharing your responses and my thoughts to your responses in today’s episode. Tell me how you enjoyed the show. Send a DM on Instagram ⁠@cabblow.podcast ⁠or a voice mail on the Anchor app. _______ ALL THE LINKS: Loving the musi ..read more
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Ep. 18 - Managing a Production Pipeline
The Business of Animation Podcast
by Cabblow Studios
1y ago
Today's episode is sponsored by TVPaint French 2D animation software. To learn more & download the free trial visit: tvpaint.com Right off the bat I’ll tell you that production management does not come naturally to me. From learning the pipeline, figuring out how to plan a production and where on earth all those files will be stored and how they'll be share. So today I’m sharing all the useful lessons I'm learning along the way to being a better production manager. Tell me how you enjoyed the show. Send a DM on Instagram @cabblow.podcast or a voice mail on the Anchor app. _______ ALL THE L ..read more
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Ep. 16 - Sell, Sell, Sell
The Business of Animation Podcast
by Cabblow Studios
1y ago
I would say 2022 is the year where I gained the most experience pivoting our sales strategy. I don’t know how many times I pitched, re-pitched, re-packaged and revised our presentations this year. We had to re-adjust to manage some unexpected financial woes or risk falling apart. Since book 2 is all about learning from the set-backs while still making progress today’s lessons fit just right. Tell me how you enjoyed the show. Send a DM on Instagram @cabblow.podcast or a voice mail on the Anchor app. _______ Things mentioned in today's episode: How cool! Kidscreen featured Rorisang & The Gur ..read more
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Ep. 15 - Improving day-to-day studio operations
The Business of Animation Podcast
by Cabblow Studios
1y ago
Today's episode is sponsored by TVPaint French 2D animation software. To learn more & download the free trial visit: tvpaint.com When I started Cabblow Studios I don’t think I fully grasped what I was getting myself into. I just didn’t to want be a statistic of unemployment as a recent university graduate. Running a studio has many moving parts from creative tasks, to managerial tasks as well as marketing and sales. It can feel like you’re being pulled a hundred different ways just trying to get your business off the ground. So let’s talk about all the lessons I’m learning about improving ..read more
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Ep. 12 - Competitions can help you level up!
The Business of Animation Podcast
by Cabblow Studios
1y ago
Competitions! Love them or hate them they can be a really useful tool to motivate you to make progress in your business. I’ve done a few competitions both in business and in animation and in this episode I share some of the lessons I’ve learnt from those experiences. If you’re thinking about entering that business contest or animation pitching event this episode could be the tool that helps you make a decision. Tell me how you enjoyed the show. Send a DM on Instagram @cabblow.podcast or a voice mail on the Anchor app. _______ Information about the competitions: Stories x Women: https://variety ..read more
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Ep. 11 - Let's Talk About Production Value
The Business of Animation Podcast
by Cabblow Studios
1y ago
Today's episode is sponsored by TVPaint French 2D animation software. To learn more & download the free trial visit: tvpaint.com “Don’t concentrate on the finger or you’ll miss all that heavenly glory” is a quote by Bruce Lee in the movie “Enter The Dragon”. Bruce is trying to get his pupil to understand that the focus of his martial arts is content. In Bruce’s words, “Emotional content”, not the finger pointing to the moon, but the moon! How does Bruce Lee pointing at the moon have anything to do with animation? Well to me, the finger pointing to the moon is “production value” and the moo ..read more
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Ep. 10 - Are Business Incubators Worth It?
The Business of Animation Podcast
by Cabblow Studios
1y ago
In the iconic words of Rafiki, "It is time!!" SEASON 2 IS HERE!  Ever just went down a rabbit whole on the internet and found something called an “incubator”? It feels like a really great training/up-skilling opportunity, but you’re not sure whether it’s for you and if you even qualify? In this episode I break down business incubators and share my personal experience with them to help you figure out if they are the right next step for you. Tell me how you enjoyed the show. Send a DM on Instagram @cabblow.podcast or a voice mail on the Anchor app. _______ ALL THE LINKS: Loving the music an ..read more
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Ep. 9.5 - The Most DIY Way to Make a Podcast - SEASON 1 EPILOGUE
The Business of Animation Podcast
by Cabblow Studios
1y ago
In this episode we recap & reflect on season 1 of the podcast as we gear up for season 2. Cabblow shares some behind the scenes and the makeshift processes followed to even get the podcast going in the first place.  In this episode we also reflect on some highlights and favourite moments of the season. What went well? Where we can improve and where where are we going next?! Tell me how you enjoyed the show. Send a DM on Instagram @cabblow.podcast or a voice mail on the Anchor app. _______ ALL THE LINKS: Loving the music and sound effects on the podcast? Try ArtList for yourself and ge ..read more
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Ep. 9 - All About Durban Film Mart with GM Magdalene Reddy
The Business of Animation Podcast
by Cabblow Studios
1y ago
I remember when I was in film school I had zero zilch idea how films and series are bought and sold. How does a film (or tv show) go from the hands of a creator and end up in front of the eyes of a viewer? Answer... Film markets! Durban Film Mart is an international film market where creators, producers or animators can meet with buyers and broadcasters to pitch their projects or sell their finished productions. In this episode I sat down with Magdalene Reddy - the General Manager of the Durban Film Mart - to hear all about the market and the animation events and opportunities they offer. Happ ..read more
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