I am thinking about starting a small business in animation. I can currently finance 500-1000 man-hours, which - I think - should be enough to create 2-5 minutes of animation with 3-4 characters. (?) So my idea is to have all the results of this production (characters, backgrounds, linetests, storyboard, etc.) as samples of services the business is going to be offering.
Do you think this may be the way to go?
Please don't hesitate to leave the smallest comment, all input will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
EDITED I removed the "aspiring artist" paragraph, as it is no way central to my issue. I am not planning that anyone will work for free. Although X years ago this is what I did if I wanted to get experience in a completely new field. /EDITED