Through the different screen sizes, Dallas has it all.
The Dallas area is home to some of the top animation, video games, visual effects (VFX), and extended reality (XR) companies. With companies such as Reel FX, Flight School, Gear Box, Funimation and Bethesda Game Studios, Dallas is full of local talent.
INCENTIVES AND GRANTS
A little assistance from Texas
The Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program (TMIIIP) provides qualifying video game, animation, visual effects and extended reality (AR, VR, MR) productions the opportunity to receive a cash grant based on a percentage of a project’s eligible Texas expenditures, including eligible wages paid to Texas residents. Grants vary by budget levels and types of productions, and are issued upon completion of a review of the project’s Texas expenditures.
ANIMATION & INTERACTIVE
Frequently Asked Questions
You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers. Here’s a few samples of the most popular info requests we get.
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How do I get started in Digital Media?
Get to know the creative professionals in your area through organizational Meetups, volunteering with non-profit associations, and industry events. Networking is key. The more people you get to know, the more likely others will think of you when they have or know of an open position.
How do I find a jobs?
Many leads on jobs are through referrals of people with whom you have previously worked or met. Establishing a strong work ethic, building a professional reputation and networking are important tools for finding your next job. We also post open positions for local companies on our Job Page.
What types of jobs are there in the Animation Industry?
There are many different types of jobs in animation. It will depend on the phase of the project, pre-production, production and post production. This article on Animation Mentor breaks it down a little more for you.
DALLAS FILM HISTORY
In 2013, Dallas-based Reel FX Creative Studios released its first theatrical fully animated feature film, starring the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler. The film grossed more than $110 million worldwide and placed Reel FX among the top animation studios outside of Hollywood.