1 Hour to Life is a simple blog meant to provide a way for animators to practice and share their art. Any type of animation is accepted, whether hand-drawn, 3D, stop-motion, flash, or whatever you can think of. The only rule is that animators are trusted to time themselves to roughly one hour of animating per submission, and the piece should be something brand new. This challenges us to focus on the essentials of the art form and find creative ways to be efficient, without demanding too much of our precious time...or attention span. ;)

To participate in the blog, please contact the administrator, Ben Halstead (me), either through this blog or by sending an e-mail to, and ask me for an invitation. You must have a Google Account to post comments, and you should only join if you're going to make animations; other than that, everyone is welcome!

Oh yeah... and spread the word!