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Animation Bootcamp: Freelancing for Animators

John Malaska (Freelance Animator, Wild & Wooly, LLC)

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Summits - Get your pass now!

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Tutorial

Tutorials: Animation Bootcamp

Vault Recording: TBD

Freelance animation in the games industry has become a viable work option over the past few years. In this talk, Freelance Animator John Malaska will make sense of remote and on-site freelance animation work requirements, and walk through best practices that'll make the most of your freelance experience. He'll look at the many ways to get hired, and how to navigate the artistic, financial, legal, production, communication, and sales challenges that come with it. Anyone interested in freelance animation is welcome to attend, whether you're a new graduate looking for your first gig, a seasoned vet working on your side hustle, a lead looking to hire out for help in a pinch, and anywhere in between.


Attendees will leave this session with an understanding of the benefits, challenges, and best practices of freelancing.

Intended Audience

Students and professionals interested in full or part-time freelance work.