Willie Downs
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never give up

be inspired by the pros to make your dream of becoming an animator a reality

Are you an aspiring animator dreaming of working at a major studio, but don’t know how to get there? Do you feel lost and discouraged on your creative journey? Are you trying to make your big break into the animation industry, but not sure what to do next? This book is a goldmine of inspiration from nearly one hundred professional animators, directors and producers who have shared their stories, wisdom and advice with you to help make your dream a reality.

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YOU’RE NOT ALONE

BE ENCOURAGED BY THE PROS WHO HAVE BEEN DOWN THE SAME ROAD YOU’RE ON

Believe it or not, you are going through the same struggles, doubts, fears and uncertainties that those that have come before you experienced. For the first time every, you will be able to read handwritten letters from the pros making the films you love. Each letter is filled with stories, wisdom and encouragement that will inspire you to keep pushing forward until you are hired as an animator too.

 
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ABOUT WILLIE DOWNS

Willie Downs is the creator of The Animator Letters Project, which has been featured by Cartoon Brew, Animation Magazine, Letters of Note, and KCRW's The Business. Downs is a former student of Animation Mentor Online Animation School, and is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. He proudly serves his country in the Texas Air National Guard with prior service in the Texas Army National Guard, during which he was awarded The Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service. Downs, his wife and two children reside in the suburbs of Fort Worth, Texas where they enjoy spending time outdoors.

 
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