Nowadays, animation has a very big influence to our lives, business and cultures. Do you know how tedious it is to create an animation? For traditional method, artists draw them frame-by-frame and put them together to create moving pictures(what we call motion pictures). It is like what we did when we are small. Drawing some simple stick man on pages of a book or memo pad and flip the pages to make the drawing appears like it is “moving”. It is the same method used by professionals. For a normal animation, the video is usually running at 15 frames per second. Some featured films even runs up to 25 frames per second. Which means that you will have to draw 25 pictures just to complete a 1 second animation. Imagine how tedious when you are drawing for a full episode of 25 minutes or a 2 hours movie!
Although creating animation is a complicated and tedious process, animation companies are trying to make them very affordable to the public. To compromise with the budget, artists have to sacrifice their pay for it. Which is why most jobs in the animation industry are low paying jobs. Despite trying to keep animations to affordable price, many people are still trying to watch animations free.
Today, there are so many resources to source for free animations. Some of these sites are Youtube, Vimeo, Veoh or Dailymotion. They are public video sharing sites where members get to jurnal otaku upload and share their videos to the world. These sites are popular for sharing free animations for the public to watch. Such action has a serious impact to the animation industry. Although these video sharing sites have very strict third-party license polices where licensed animations will be taken down, that does not help really much.
Another method of getting to watch animations free is through downloading from torrents. Torrent is another way of sharing information and files. Some torrent files are so complete that all of the episode series are put together and shared as a complete set. This way, users will not need to source all over the place to find the episodes one by one. This action highly promotes the downloading of animations from the Internet.
Downloading animation from torrents is look upon as a serious offense. If being caught, a person might be fined heavily or put to jail. It is highly not recommended to watch animations free. Although it can be easy on you, it can be a huge impact to the industry. Animation companies are forced to incur the price of their lost of sales to their products causing the animations to be more expensive. To further keep their products from becoming even more expensive, artists have to compromise even more with their pays. It will not be long before these companies meet their limits and have to stop their businesses.