Patrick Davidson

Hey! I'm Patrick, owner/operator of Boost Animations. Creator of TREP & Traveling Gringos. Teaching animation as the Expat Animator.
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August 22, 2023

Animated Videos for $100?

Just launched my new Fiverr Gig. I will create any animated video for you starting at $100. Check out the 1-minute promo video here:
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August 4, 2023

Boost Animations

I recently launched an online animation subscription service called Boost Animations. We can create animated explainer videos, commercials, motion graphics, training videos, social media content, animated photos, and more! It's a productized service which I think works great for animation and video in general. I'm looking for beta test...
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May 30, 2023

An Update on My Skillshare Animation Courses

I want to give an update on what is happening to my disappearing Skillshare courses on today's episode of the Expat Animator! My New 'Rough Animator: Beginners Course' (2023):
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May 24, 2023

I'm Using for My New Website, Blog & Newsletter

I recently switched my Website from WordPress to which is made by 37signals, the makers of Basecamp. The service is great and provides three services in one - an email account, a blog, and a newsletter. Find out why I switched on today's episode of the Expat Animator!
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May 17, 2023

Why You Should Storyboard with Large Markers

If you are making storyboards for your animation, you should consider using large markers. I'll tell you some reasons why in today's episode of the Expat Animator!
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May 9, 2023

100th Episode Celebration!

This video marks my 100th episode since I started posting to my Expat Animator series. And I wanted to celebrate the occasion!
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April 19, 2023

Film Titles Animation Backstory for 'Her Minor Thing'

In 2004, I was hired to animate the opening titles for the film "Her Minor Thing". It's a romantic comedy that is starring Estella Warren, Christian Kane, and Michael Weatherly among many other stars. This is the backstory from my time working on that project.
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April 11, 2023

Why I Bought a 2017 2nd Gen iPad Pro in 2023

I wanted a big screen iPad for animating with Rough Animator. Ever since I sold my 2015 iPad Pro I have wanted another 12.9" iPad for animating. I finally found a good deal on Swappa and bought it. BTW, this used iPad Pro is way better than what I animated Traveling Gringos on. Here's the lowdown on today's episode of the Expat Animato...
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April 4, 2023

Support Denver Jackson's Animated Feature Film - The Worlds Divide

I stumbled on this Canadian animator creating an animated feature film all by himself! His name is Denver Jackson and I will talk about his film, The Worlds Divide, and his Kickstarter to help him finish the film on today's episode of the Expat Animator! -Patrick
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April 3, 2023

My rotoscope course was featured in Uplyrn's newsletter

If you ever wanted to learn to rotoscope this course is for you. Uplyrn created a nice blog post about my course: Rotoscope Animations with RoughAnimator Thanks to the team at Uplyrn for the write up! -Patrick
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March 30, 2023

Do you need an animated explainer video?

I am now offering my services over on Fiverr, with prices starting as low as $250 for a 30-second animation. I am using three different animation styles, so there are three different Gigs. There are sample videos for each Gig starring yours truly. If you know anyone who needs an animated video for their business please pass this along....
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March 28, 2023

Rough Animator Transparency Export

I recently realized that there is a new option for exporting Quicktime movies with transparency. This is specifically for .mov files only. This didn't used to be a feature as far as I could tell. So I am going to show you how to export your own animations with transparency on today's episode of the Expat Animator!
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March 22, 2023

My New Rough Animator Beginners Course is on Udemy!

I have been secretly working on a new course for Rough Animator over the last few weeks and it’s finally ready. It's called "Rough Animator: Beginners Course". In fact, it was just accepted as my first official course into the Udemy platform. This course is for anyone that wants to get into animation. It's also for someone wanting to p...
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March 21, 2023

Rough Animator v3.04 Bug & Workaround

I was having an issue opening existing Rough Animator files on my Mac. I found a workaround and I'll show you my quick tip of how to do it in today's episode of the Expat Animator! -Patrick
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March 14, 2023

My Best Advice for Completing Large Animation Projects

I give my best single piece of advice for completing large animation projects on today's episode of the Expat Animator. -Patrick
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March 7, 2023

Rough Animator v2 to v3 - My Initial Reaction

I know I am late to the party when it comes to Rough Animator's new interface with v3. But I wanted to show my initial reaction when I first saw it. If you haven't upgraded from v2 yet, what are you waiting for? -Patrick
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February 28, 2023

2023 Channel Update

I wanted to make a video explaining where I've been the last five months and give an update on the future of this channel. My "Expat Animator" video series is where I help beginners, hobbyists, and independent animators create 2D animations. -Patrick
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February 22, 2023

Filming new episodes

In the last two days, I have recorded eight new episodes for my “Expat Animator” YouTube series. I have been waking up around 3am to start filming each morning. You might notice my eyes are pretty red in these videos. Now, I still have to edit these and that will take a lot of time, but these should be able to allow me to post for the ...
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February 17, 2023

My YouTube Channel Update

I am trying to get back into the swing of things in regards to making YouTube videos for my channel again. I want to have a few videos ready to go before I post any though. It has been over 5 months since my last video! That is the longest time without making a video since I started back in April of 2020. I have actually made a few vid...
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February 10, 2023

My new Website for

This is my first blog post here at Hey World, my new home for But why would I want to switch from my colorful, image and video heavy previous Website? Because I want more simplicity. I was previously using a Wordpress site that I built back in 2016. Every time I wanted to post something I would need to make a thumb...
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