Animation is a creative skill and is an inborn talent in children. This talent is further expressed, as a child shows interest in painting, drawing, and watching / making cartoons. It is so unfortunate that our education system dosen’t offer courses related to this discipline at an earlier age and our focus is always towards the conventional subjects like Social sciences / Mathematics. In this article, I will showcase some of the important animation tools ( both freeware / commercial), that has been extensively used in the industry. As teachers, it would not be difficult for us to do animations in our field, since an inspiring teacher is always creative.

Skills of an Animator:

  •     Creativity and imagination
  •     Patience and attention to detail
  •     Drawing skills
  •     Computer literacy and familiarity with graphics software
  •     Communication and presentation skills
  •     Ability to meet deadlines and work as part of a team

Doodly is a hybrid web-based and desktop application, that has been used by many animators worldwide to express a concept /  product. One can do a whiteboard / glassboard animations using this software and has a higher user engagement as compared to any other multimedia. I learnt about its importance, when I came across a blog from Forbes.com. One can create doodly videos for small businesses and earn well, if you have a licensed version. 

Doodly is a hybrid web-based and desktop application, that has been used by many animators worldwide to express a concept /  product. One can do a whiteboard / glassboard animations using this software and has a higher user engagement as compared to any other multimedia. I learnt about its importance, when I came across a blog from Forbes.com. One can create doodly videos for small businesses and earn well, if you have a licensed version. 

If you an affiliate marketer / interested in teaching animations to children, this definitely is a great software. The learning curve is very steep, since it dosen’t involve even a single line of code to do an animation. I had gifted this software for my son’s birthday and is definitely an asset, as he uses this software to learn history of eminent people. You can access Youtube channel here for his videos 

I also design videos using this software for small marketing agencies and charge a sum of 700/= for a Two minute video and there are several such vendors, who wish to use these videos to promote their business. A doodle video for 2 minutes can be created within 30 minutes and hence is a profitable business for animators. The initial investment / month will be $40 (around Rs.3000/= ) per month. The cost reduces further, if you chose it for yearly investment. So all you need to start this business is: 

1. An optimized social media ( Facebook / Twitter / Linkedin) account – FREE

2. Doodly software: – Rs. 3000/= per month

3. An Youtube channel – FREE.

Create Studio is a hybrid web-based and desktop application similar to Doodle. Both these softwares cater to animations, while Createstudio creates animations that involves cartoons. But if you compare the whiteboard animations, Doodle stands first. 

One can create animated videos using this software and run a business similar to what I had described in the earlier paragraph. There is a provision for joining this software group as an affiliate to promote their software and you will get paid for it too.