Posted by Frank Gladstone
Happy Tuesday Stage 32!
I am incredibly honored to present to you the first of a series of vlogs from animation industry veteran, Frank Gladstone! Frank has worked for some of the biggest names in animation (Disney, Warner Bros, and DreamWorks, to name a few!) in his 45+ years in the industry. Frank is also currently the Executive Director for The International Animated Film Society (ASIFA - Hollywood) which hosts the world famous Annie Awards honoring animators from all over the world. 
In this first video, Frank answers several questions from the Stage 32 community about the craft and business of animation. You will learn:
  • How an animation writer make it in these times of big industry domination
  • How to make narrative animation on a low budget
  • What is selling in the animation category lately
  • What kind of core crew and workflow works in remote-working animation teams
  • How professionals working from home make themselves studio-appropriate when taking digital meetings
If YOU have questions you would like to submit for Frank's next video, kindly comment on this thread in the Stage 32 Animation Lounge! In the meantime, enjoy the wealth of animation industry wisdom Frank has to share in this first vlog!

About Frank Gladstone:

Animation Industry QA with Frank Gladstone  45 Year Veteran of Animation
Frank Gladstone has been working as a professional animator, producer, director, writer and teacher for more than 45 years. From 1973 to 1989, he managed his own Emmy award-winning studio, Persistence of Vision, producing commercials and educational films, and has since held management positions at Disney, Warner Brothers and DreamWorks, among others. He is currently the CEO of his own company, Gladstone Film, consulting on animation, filmmaking skills and story structure at major studios worldwide.
Additionally, Frank continues to teach about animation, film history, production techniques and cinematic fundamentals at studios, secondary schools, colleges and professional guilds in North America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Frank recently directed the independent feature THE HERO OF COLOR CITY, has served as Artist-in-Residence for the ACME Network and on the board of directors of the Visual Effects Society He is the executive director of ASIFA-Hollywood, the world's largest honorary animation association, and is the executive producer of the animation industry's annual Annie Awards.

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