I’m in the process of trying to hire an animator (someone who does actual animation and doesn’t use templates/software that I already have access to) and it’s been an off-and-on process for many months so far.
I’ve found 2-3 really awesome portfolios but, since they’re so good, they’re booked through the New Year “at the very least,” they say. “Not sure when I’ll have free time again.”
I have not bothered trying buyer requests again because my legitimate requests are either denied or attract people who do not understand what I am looking for because they won’t read my three-sentence description. It is an awfully frustrating process.
I really want to hire through Fiverr since this is where I work and it’s generally more budget-friendly, but it looks like talent is lacking in the animation category. It’s also partially my fault since I’m new to the industry and I don’t know all the fancy terms and specific techniques/processes that I’m after.
The search goes on…