5 minutes a day
How do you find the time? Well I don't really find time or make time. I wish I could then I would have more then 24 hours and 7 days each week. What I do is use the time I have as wisely as I can. One of the biggest hurdles in making your own film on the side is to work a full day, spend quality time with the family, deal with the usual living stuff (ie. food shopping, eating said food, bill paying, unforeseen calamities) and still be able to make your film. Suddenly watching Lost and Desperate Housewives is not so interesting. Here's the thing I realized, that what ever you can do on your project each day is valuable. May it be five minutes or five hours. 5 drawings or 5 feet of film. You are 5 minutes, 5 drawings closer to your goal. The important thing is that you do it. Even if you have to eventually throw out those drawings, you had to do them to get to the next five. So quit whining that you don't have the time because you do. By the way one show I can't give up is the Daily Show, which was a nice 30 minute break before diving into the work. Then they had to go and add the Colbert Report! Oh, the world and time are against you, fight back with those five minutes.