I want to make, at a minimum, $30,000 a year freelancing. I intend to make a lot of that money doing my own animations and movies.
Content. Content is the key. I’m not going to have a Pixar level of quality, but can I, a single creator, animate one full 30 minute episode of something a month?
Even just doing the animations are going to be a challenge. I also need music and voice acting. Hell, I need a show.
Part of what I’ll need to do is create sets. The sets will allow me to have some predefined spaces so I’m not creating everything from scratch for every animation. I want a ship like Serenity from Firefly, or the Bebop from Cowboy Bebop. Big enough to have a few individual spaces, but not so large that I never get it completed.
I’ll also need the characters.
Once I have those I’ll need to find a way of streamlining the animation pipeline without compromising, too much, on the quality of things.
I think, to give me some head room, I’ll need to get several episodes queued up. That’ll allow a little slippage. I want my own shows. They can be inspired by Firefly, Star Trek, Star Wars, or whatever, but I don’t want to do fan films. There’s just way too much gray area using somebody else’s intellectual property, and their are whole studios working on those properties anyway. I want something, or some things, that’re mine.
I’d almost like to do a Sci-Fi mystery hour, but that’d be really tricky. I like horror, fantasy, science Fiction, and both the serious, salacious, and humorous aspects of all of them. If there’s a show that somebody’s into, I don’t know if they’d want to wait longer for that show to roll around in such an arrangement.
All these plans. Hell, the biggest challenge is just making sure I dedicate myself to doing any one of them.