Pro Course Curriculum

7 Modules

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  Module 01 - Who do you think you are?
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  Module 02 - It's all in the name
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  Module 03 - Studio Costs
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  Module 4 - Production Costs & Pricing
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  Module 5 - Marketing
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  Module 6. Sales : Pitches / Quotes / Contracts
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  Module 7. Managing A Studio & Growing A Team
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Course Created by award-winning animation studio

This course will prepare you to take the leap and set up your own animation studio.


1 • Access to all the Pro areas of the new community

2 • Zoom chat with a studio founder and a cuppa tea (*optional)

3 • Animation Business Plan Template (PDF/Word Doc)

4 • Acces to the In-depth 7 module Pro course

5 • You'll learn about best practices for dealing with:

• Business plan walkthrough

• Studio Finance

• Animation business opportunities

• Cost breakdowns to check viability.

• Marketing & sales strategies

• Building your studio team

• Valuable insights from our own studio

6 • Contract templates (for clients and talent)

7 • Enquiry Reply Email templates and sales conversation prompts.

8 • Website and reel reviews, on request.


You'll finish this course (as wise as a young Gandolf) ready to launch your own animation startup.

You'll have a well-informed studio cost plan, with marketing and sales strategies.


Any questions, please email [email protected]

Who the hell is Stormy Studio?

This course has been created by the award-winning team at Stormy Studio.

Founded by Jon Draper an award-winning animator & creative director.

After working in the animation industry for over 10 years. In 2013, he took the leap, moved to live by the sea with his young family and started a creative animation studio of his own.

Stormy Studio has built up a great client base, is a key supplier for multi-million-pound global organisations. Produces bespoke creative work for exciting startups. Stormy's online marketing efforts now ensure a steady flow of enquires.

This course is all about helping you to plan your unique business, develop a niche, do the sums to ensure it's viable, launch and market a successful studio of your own.


10-Page Business Plan Template

  • Included with Pro Course.
  • Unique 10-page studio business plan template
  • Example facts and figures with equations
  • 'Animation Studio Startup Pro' takes you through each step
  • Our own studio marketing techniques

Animation Studio Startup
All filmed at our studio

We're filming more course content at our animation studio, using our new film studio space.

animation business figures
Real figures to show actual costs

We'll share real studio financial numbers, to help you create a realistic business plan for your studio.

Creative Business Marketing Blog Thumbnails
Marketing hits & misses

We'll highlight effective marketing tools and those which turned out to be expensive damp squids.

How much is the course?


One off, single payment

Access to full course, unique business plan template.

• Access to 7 modules video course content

+ Unique Business template

+ Contract templates

+ Plus access to private Pro Fb community areas. To network, learn and thrive alongside.

The most frequently asked questions

• What's included in the course content?

The course will include 7 modules. Each with a series of easy watching short 2-10 minute videos that can be worked through at your own pace. You'll get access to a business plan template, to complete alongside the videos.

• Who is the course for?

Whilst we are a UK studio focused on stylish business animation. The course is suitable for any where in the world and all areas of animation. To make the most of the course, we'd recommend it for animators with at least 3-5 years experience working in the industry. Either in a full-time role or as a freelancer. That said, the content will still be useful for building a fuller freelance career, or if you decide to start a studio fresh off the back of studying video/animation production.

• I've got more questions?

Visit our FAQs page for more answers and contact details.

• Email support:

Any questions, please email [email protected]


Alexander Green,

Senior Producer at Digital Gravy Animation

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