I don’t have time. Time is a precious commodity that is not always in great supply. It takes Pixar 4 years from start to finish to make 1 animated feature film. That is with 100s of people working on the project. That is a daunting task.
Needless to say that is a great big hurdle.
But one that we can face and leap through with a little time management.
The trick to overcoming the challenge of time in your animation process is conserving your time and not wasting it. We all have the same amount of time, rich or poor. Although money does buy time. But there are other things that buy your time.
One day a few of my friends and I decided to calculate the amount of time we spent on certain non essential activities, IE watching TV, Video games, sports, browsing, etc. We calculated 40+ hours almost on a given week doing all these things that quickly added up.
Here is a little research I found online.
In the US
5 hours per day watching TV
3 hours a day online
5-7 on video games
That is 140 hours a month, 1680 a year.
1680×4 years = 9 full months of your life.
Creating or consuming? It is up to you.
Kind of gives you a reality check don’t it? I find myself in this predicament all the time but if you want to make your anime you will have to spend that time creating.