The decision to offer the course for free was not an easy one. After all, it has been helping to pay my bills for a decade! However, the price point on the course was never intended to make me rich, it was merely to support me in my personal projects, and make animation inexpensive and accessible to animators, whether they're young, old, amateur or expert.
Sure $20 monthly is inexpensive for a course of this calibre and depth, but it's still a bit too much if you're a student or hobbyist; and everything's a subscription nowadays, we can't keep up with them all! When you're starting out on your animation journey, it's important that you have access to quality learning from mentors who know what they're talking about and have proven their skill in production. Unfortunately high quality learning from industry professionals doesn't always come cheap.
Hopefully now that BCAFX is free, we can see more and more up-and-coming animators dedicating themselves to the craft of FX animation.
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By making the BCA FX Course free, I am taking a hit to what has been a fairly reliable income for the past 10 years. So if you'd like to support me in my efforts and help me maintain the course and potentially add new content, I'm leaving a donation link here. If you can support me in any way, thank you! Otherwise, I hope you get what you need from the course and succeed in your animation pursuits!
As I was taking a year off work to try and get my Brackenwood pilot finished, it just so happened that the spambots and technical hiccups on my website began to increase.
The main reason I even maintained a website for close to 20 years was for somewhere to house my animation portfolio. These days though, not many people actually go to my website for the Brackenwood animation. They can just find those on my Newgrounds and YouTube channels! But in the past 5 years, the BCA FX course has been the main reason people regularly visited bitey.com. As thousands of spambots and hacking attempts per minute bombarded the site, I was playing a constant game of patchup and catchup.
I decided it would be smart to move everything over to another platform, and ultimately chose ArtStation. Here I can not only blog and post my animation but also sell tutorials, prints and art assets (coming soon), all while participating in this incredible global art community.