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New Years 2016 Resolution Webinar Series

Welcome to 2015. This is it. This is YOUR year. You are going to achieve all you've ever wanted to do creatively and Stage 32 is here to help. The New Year is a time for setting goals, getting a fresh start and achieving all that you've wanted in film, television or theater.   This month we are bringing you the best possible webinars with top teachers on all aspects of the business including:   Navigating your Film into a Major Film Festival taught by Amanda Johnson Ze…

Turning Challenges Into Opportunity Through Filmmaking

Today's guest blog comes from 32 member Alyssa "Nikki" Helton. Nikki is a pianist, composer, actor, and author. Having multiple children with special needs in her family, Nikki has found a way to help them learn and develop through filmmaking, and have fun while doing it. Her story is an inspiration in overcoming perceived obstacles through using creative outlets and talent.  She is currently working on opening a school for children with special needs that focuses o…

Part II: The Reality of an Unreal Career

Today we continue with Part 2 of The Reality of an Unreal Career from Stage 32 member Beau Janzen. Part 1 brought us stories of animated vegetables and an 8-ft tall phallus shaped green screen monster. Today, we'll learn how a gopher can become a dinosaur.  Ah, the movie business. However, though Beau has made a career as a visual effects artist and animator, his advice certainly translates across all disciplines.  For example:  "You can’t drive you…

Part I: The Reality of an Unreal Career

Today’s blog comes from Beau Janzen, a visual effects artist based in Los Angeles with over 23 years experience in digital animation production. Beau has served on a wide variety of projects ranging from feature films, television series, commercials, and stereoscopic ride films. Most of his career has been spent working at medium to smaller-sized studios of films such at Life of Pi, X-Men, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Yes Man, and television shows such as Game of Thrones, Arres…

On Stage With RB May 2014 – Now Available Free On Demand

Hello Stage 32ers!   We have now posted the video of On Stage With RB-May 2014, hosted by our Founder & CEO, Richard "RB" Botto.   We opened 1,000 spots for this exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar and we were humbled when all 1,000 spots were filled! We had Stage 32 members from 82 countries in attendance. A huge thanks to all who showed up and asked such great questions.   All in all, RB spoke for 2-1/2 hours including a 20 minute tutori…

No Excuse, Just Ship!

Today’s guest blog comes to us from Stage 32 community favorite, David Andrade.  David has worked as an animator on films like R.I.P.D, Percy Jackson 2, and Snow White & the Huntsman, and games like Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. After the very public and sad collapse of Rhythm & Hues Studios, David has moved on to create his own animation studio called theory animation. The studio is fully remote with twenty artists collaborating from around the world. He…

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