I follow many animators on my How You Could Have Animated That channel, when one day a video for Infamous Swoosh
appeared in the recommendations. I checked out his channel, he said the words "Young Animator" in his video. I then
did a YouTube search for Young Animator and I came across 2 videos that had Young Animators Tag in the title.
The videos were by RamBles Animations & JoshNJackAnimations.
I sat around for a couple of days thinking of a good website name, I decided YoungAnimators dot something. I noticed that YoungAnimators.com was taken. I checked out the NameCheap.com website to see what domains were on sale and the .club domains were on special for $1.57AUD. So I got out the credit card and bought YoungAnimators.club.
I downloaded a template from the GetBootstrap.com website and starting modifying it. Two days later YoungAnimators.club was ready to go. Utilising some of the PHP code I made in my other site/channel TheObjects.club I was able to make the site quite quickly.
I started watching all of Infamous Swoosh, Colymoly guacamole, Kreios & Janrel Animates videos. For ever person that made a comment, I would check out their channel. If they had animations that I thought were kid friendly I added them to the site (they didn't even know). Now if I find a new Channel I like I formally ask them to be on the site.
Many Channels find me and ask to be on the site and for those that ask I check out their site to make sure it is kid friendly.
And that's how it all started. As I write this, the site is just over a one month old and we have currently have 75 animators on the site and we are growing.
Where will we go ... I don't know, but I have 10+ months before I have to renew the domain YoungAnimators.club. This time it will cost my about $15AUD.
What I do know is that I have message/skyped with some pretty cool kids and great young adults, all have been very polite and profesional.
They created a community, I just created a website.
That community is world wide, Indonesia, Philippines, UK, Canada, USA, Australia. One day I will map them all).
I also have to thank some great channels like Jaiden Animations, theodd1sout comic, TonyvToons, itsAlexClark for inspiring me and many young animators.