Enrollment has closed for June's class.




What you can expect to get out of the program

πŸ’Ž You will learn how to pick a great project idea that is doable, yet challenging

πŸ›  Step-by-step weekly homework for pre-production and production

πŸ‘₯ Accountability to make progress on your project each week

πŸš€ Launch your personal project into the world

πŸ“… A detailed plan to keep creating and promoting your personal project series beyond the accelerator


Personal Project Accelerator

Beta

$297

πŸ‘‡

$197


When this program is out of beta, the price will go up to at least $297.

Your Instructor


Austin Saylor
Austin Saylor

If you don't know me, hi πŸ‘‹ I'm Austin. I've been designing and/or animating for about 12 years, but what really kickstarted where I am today was a personal project I started in 2016... the Animated Alphabet. Little did I know at the time that project would help me get some of my favorite clients to date (ConvertKit, Pat Flynn, Becca Clason, and many more), help me build an email list of 4,000 people, and launch a course that has brought in about $65k.

I'm passionate about animating things beautifully and teaching others how to do the same. Now I'm excited to help you get an effective personal project done! A personal project changed my life, it's changed the lives of so many others, and it can boost YOUR career as well.


Do you have a difficult time...

... picking attainable goals?

... staying motivated and on track?

... prioritizing personal projects?

... keeping yourself accountable to finishing (or even knowing when to call it "done")?

... deciding between the 100 ideas you currently have?


The Personal Project Accelerator is built to help you overcome these very real hurdles.

πŸ’Ž Step 1: Pick your idea

You will learn how to pick a great project idea that is doable, yet challenging

  1. We assess your current portfolio for hidden gems you might be overlooking.
  2. We teach a technique for discovering an idea and style that will be in the doable, yet challenging zone. Every good personal project should be in this zone.
  3. You will give your project idea creative parameters so you have a sandbox to play in. With unlimited creative options, you will get paralyzed. Constraints breed creativity.
  4. You will submit your idea.
    Theme + Style + Creative Parameters = Your Project Idea

πŸ›  Step 2: Pre-production

You need a plan of action. It's difficult to tackle a personal project if you're just winging it.

  1. We’ll guide you through putting together a moodboard
  2. You’ll actually put together your moodboard
  3. You’ll design your style frames based on the moodboard
  4. You’ll produce a rough animatic
  5. You’ll submit your pre-production work for review in your group.
    Moodboard + Styleframes + Animatic = Your Pre-Production Work

πŸš€ Step 3: Produce and Launch

You get to business and produce then Launch your personal project into the world

  1. You’ll animate your project. Think in phases… a) rough blocking for timing, b) animate all the elements, c) finesse the animation adding secondary animation elements.
  2. You’ll get feedback and support from the group. It can be difficult to ask for critique, but getting and implementing feedback is how you will really grow as an artist.
  3. I’ll show you how to launch your personal project with a bang.
  4. You’ll launch your personal project!


BONUS: πŸ“… A detailed plan to keep creating and promoting your personal project series beyond the accelerator

Beta program details

  • 4 week class (June 1-28)
    • Week 1 - Picking the right idea
    • Week 2 - Pre-production
    • Week 3 - First Draft
    • Week 4 - Final Draft
  • Private Slack channel
  • 3 weekly calls (M, T, W) @ 11am PT (these will be recorded)
  • Homework due each Sunday
  • Time expectation is 5-10 hours/week
  • Accountability (consequences for not turning in homework on time)

3 Weekly Calls

  1. Monday πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ« Learning
    1. We'll be teaching the core concepts in this session
    2. Time for Q&A
  2. Tuesday πŸ‘ Over the shoulder training
    1. You'll watch as we implement the concept you learned on Monday step-by-step
    2. Time for Q&A
  3. Wednesday 🀝 Work together
    1. You'll work in small groups to make progress on your homework for the week
    2. Time for Q&A

Accountability

πŸ“… Each week you will have specific actions to complete for homework

✍️ The homework is given every Monday and you are responsible for completing it by Sunday @ 5pm PT

πŸ’° The first time you fail to complete your homework on time, you are charged $100 and we give the money to a charity of our choosing

🚫 The second time you don't turn in homework on time, you are removed from the program

We want you to SUCCEED. That's why there are consequences. It's difficult to stay accountable when there are zero consequences.

So if this EXCITES you, this program will be great for you.

Personal Project Accelerator

Beta

$297

πŸ‘‡

$197


When this program is out of beta, the price will go up to at least $297.

Course Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the beta program start and finish?
June 1 - 27
How do you keep students accountable to getting the work done?
There is weekly homework due Sunday. The first time a student doesn't turn in homework on time, there is a $100 fee that goes to a charity of our choosing. The second time a student doesn't turn in homework on time, they are removed from the program. We are here to help you get results and these consequences are solid motivation.
What is your refund policy?
100% money-back guarantee if you do the work in the program and do not get the results.