I compiled all the best storytelling & animation advice I’ve ever gotten into a free e-book!

I hope it can help other writers, artists, & filmmakers:





I got the chance to show my work as a Guest Animator at RTX Austin 2017! My brother and I made the trip, and had a lot of fun. Footage from YourMovieSucks’ panel, The VIP Party, and (my personal favorite) The Museum of the Weird. Not technically part of RTX, but just a block away.Continue Reading

Wanted to see if I could recreate the title sequence from #Prometheus w Adobe Felix & After Effects #animation #aftereffects #AlienCovenant pic.twitter.com/9nL5Fj6OZH — Callison Slater (@CalSlater) May 26, 2017 Someone asked how I did the cell #animation, so I slapped this together. #aftereffects #videoproduction pic.twitter.com/GnEAMOsXwQ — Callison Slater (@CalSlater) May 28, 2017 Roy from #DHMIS,Continue Reading


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Santa’s Birthday was soon, and the laziest elf, Had forgot to go shopping, and berated himself “What should I get him?” He questioned his shrink “It’s not what you buy him, it’s how much you think!” The elf wasn’t listening, rather wondering if He had something at home that could make a good gift HeContinue Reading

Today we’ll show you how easy it is to make free 3D models, and how useful they can be when drawing or, in this case, animating a head-turn in 2D. We’ll also discuss how the principles of animation can keep your character from looking like a stiff mannequin. The fine folk at Disney– namely FrankContinue Reading

Today we’re working on a musical parody of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. We’ll be building the Overlook Hotel’s Colorado Lounge in After Effects, using a technique called 2.5D. While 2D refers to flat drawings, and 3D refers to fully fleshed out 3 Dimensional models, 2.5D, naturally, falls somewhere in between. Once you’ve built 2D surfaces,Continue Reading

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