I recently created a short stop motion video with one of my friends, Colin Anderson, and realized the largest benefit of animation. In animation you don't have to schedule dates or find actors, you just say "hey I want to make an animated film" and then you go do it. It's a great way to develop pacing and your storytelling abilities.
http://youtu.be/25h0q_09IkU - "Rock Paper Scissors" Short Film
Zachary Will is an Award-Winning Filmmaker creating short films and content for the Internet as the owner of Riverside Studios. He has a Bachelor's in Film from Full Sail University. He has worked on productions for companies like Webmd, Sears, Home Depot, Six Flags and more!
"the trick is to never give up... I think the secret of success is not how little you get knocked down but how often you get back up." - Gareth Edwards