The Ottoman

Animation Is Hard: the Ottoman podcast
Making your own animation can be an ordeal, but it doesn’t have to be!
Hosts Mike and Matthew walk you through the challenges and pitfalls of producing independent animation, and share their advice on everything from scriptwriting to crowdfunding.

The Podcast: Animation Is Hard

The Ottoman team has been working on this film project for a long time, and we’ve learned a lot about what it takes to put together high-caliber animation on a tiny budget. In 2015, we decided to launch a podcast, Animation Is Hard.

Each episode, director Mike Stamm and animator Matthew Krick discuss production tips, common storytelling pitfalls and how to avoid them, and advice for struggling freelance animators.

If you’re interested in animation directing/producing and want to learn more, check out the show and hear how we do it!

Follow us: @AnimationIsHard

List of Episodes