Well, actually I’m usually completely dressed when I take Skillshare classes. But I don’t have to be. And that’s just one of the amazing things about this brave new world of learning and technology.
I needed to learn the basics of animation (the real nitty gritty of how it is done) to start hiring people in the field. After months of mulling over how exactly to find the right people, figure out what technology we need to use, create a budget/timeline etc. . . I saw an email from Skillshare promoting a basic Simple Character Animation class.
In less than 90 minutes, I got the right framework to structure my project—now the holes in my strategy are filled.
I know who I need to hire, how long I should expect the job to take, how much I am willing to pay and when I can reasonably expect to roll out to the public.
Unlike other MOOCs (stupid name, but basically means online university courses) Skillshare’s focus is on creative endeavors and comes across largely as DIYs for the artisan crowd. I’ve taken classes on how to do hand lettering, calligraphy, character design and how to photograph food in restaurants.