Patrick Davidson

Hey! I'm Patrick, an independent animator & creator of TREP & Traveling Gringos. I also teach animation in my Expat Animator video series. Help me teach more aspiring animators by making a Donation or visiting my Store. Keep on animating!

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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