Just read that a Japanese in-betweener earns approximately ¥80,000 per month. That’s €642.78. Or $816.82. In other words, that’s horrendous. That makes things here in Germany appear in a warm, cuddly glow. Budgets here have only been halved over the last 10 years, while expectations for animation quality have increased ten-fold.
Where’s this heading? I can’t help wondering how much an efficiency-increasing tool that I hope to get out there into the hands of independent animators will be used to push margins even further. More minutes, more output, more something objectively measurable so that we can sell it. Shite on the content.
Link found at CartoonBrew.