Animation

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Michael Wearing
Animation scripts

Hi guys, I’m currently writing an animated script and as I have only written live action before would appreciate if any one could point me in the right direction of a good animation script, or two. That is one that makes it easy for the animator to understand my vision. Many thanks

Amber Greenlee

The Script:

Animation is a strange beast. Unlike Live-action, where you type direction for the actors to interpret, in an animated script you may feel you have to describe EVERYTHING because there is a Expand comment
Michael Wearing

Thanks for this Amber. Really helpful

Catherine Bagaaya
Teaching Animation

Hi, Cathy here from Kampala, Uganda. This is my first time posting, I am so excited to be surrounded by Creative from all over the world. I have a class of amazing brilliant young animators in the making and I am responsible for them, handling the script bit. I am more of a live action writer myself...

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Stephen Floyd

The big difference between live-action and animation is the amount of detail in your script. Animation needs more descriptions of settings, character appearances, important objects and so forth becaus...

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Simon Turnbull

Absolutely right. however, let me add this. When we're storyboarding we add a lot of extra business, new gags and subtext that isn't in the script. So there is improvisation, it just happens in the st...

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Gary Smiley

There's less drawing in animation than people think (by that I mean 'high' art). More about refining lines but mainly these are simple shapes. So for those who think they can't do art should still con...

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Steven Vandrilla

Hi Catherine. We are in the US. We are working on an animation that has one of the 2 main characters moving between the Congo... Uganda... and the US. Both characters are real with powers that are ima...

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Amber Greenlee

Oooh! I can answer this. I taught animation classes for several years to a variety of ages.

Clay is a great way to introduce young children into the concepts of animation. Do not use play-doh. Polymer...

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Amanda Toney
Writing Animation - Webinar with Netflix Director

Hey everyone - I'm excited to be bringing in a director for the Netflix series Paradise PD, Mike Disa to teach a webinar exclusively for Stage 32: https://www.stage32.com/webinars/Writing-for-Animation-Features-and-TV

He's going to be teaching about writing for animated features & TV...make sure to sign up! It's going to be awesome.

Amanda Toney
Woah...Hasbro Acquires Entertainment One
Hasbro Acquires Entertainment One in $4 Billion All-Cash Deal
Hasbro Acquires Entertainment One in $4 Billion All-Cash Deal
Toymaker Hasbro is acquiring studio Entertainment One in an all-cash transaction valued at $4 billion, bringing My Little Pony and Nerf under the same umbrella as " Peppa Pig" and "PJ Masks" and furth…
Sally Osborne
Stories for an animated movie

Hello everyone!

I have just joined Stage 32 and I'm excited to be part of what I can see is a very supportive community, which is passionate about all things movie!

I have written some stories for young children, which would be so cool as an animated movie. The stories feature animal characters and t...

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Arnold Buyu

nice to meet a fellow animation writer

Jason Mirch

Hi Sally! I am the Director of Script Services for Stage 32. It is great to have you here! If you ever need anything or want to ask questions, please feel free to reach out to me at j.mirch@stage32.com! Best of luck!

Andy Zick
3D environment apps for iOS

Anyone know of any good apps for iOS that allow you to layout forests or cityscapes or any 3D environment that I can use create scenes to hand animate with my iPad/pencil? I have several apps for posing animals/people but nothing for scene building. Thanks for any recommendations.

Dmytro Zavora

Not for iOs, but for macOS. Unreal engine has unbelievable tool for forest creation. Unity engine does to, even tho they don't look as realistic as in Unreal, but overall Unity is simpler for beginner.

Amanda Toney
50 Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners

Pretty cool find for some free resources for animators...check it out! https://www.teachthought.com/technology/50-animation-tools-resources-dig......

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50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners
50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners
by Lisa Chesser, opencolleges.edu.au A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusal…
Amanda Toney

My pleasure Gianni Nugoli !

Dustin Sweet

Thank you Amanda!

Glori FK

Thank you Amanda

Mohamed AbdulRahim

Thank you Amanda . I am happy to accept with you

Ben Johnson Jr.

Thanks Amanda these are really great

Matthew S.
Seeking Animator

I'm seeking to chat with an animator on behalf of a friend of mine in Florida. Please hit me up in the chat.

Oliver L Le Roux

Hi Matthew.

I might be able to help you.

Check out our website. Feel free to contact me we can arrange a meeting and see if we are able to collaborate.

https://tellus.productions/thanks...

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Ihekuna Chimezie Benedict

I have sent you an email. Please check it and let me know

I even messaged you in your Stage32.com inbox

Matthew S.

Anyone interested, please text me @ 609-575-6115 if you are in the US. Out of US please email me @ emeraldpyramidpictures@yahoo.com

Matthew S.
Seeking Animator

Any animators on today? Hit me up in chat.

Jacale Animator

Hi Matthew, still needing an animator?

Chris Norby
Software recommendations

Good evening everyone

I am currently working on an animated project I have written and could really use some recommendations as far as some new software is concerned. I'm currently working with Daz3D software and I do enjoy the results, however I cannot shake the feeling of spending too much time, ef...

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Bob Harper

Blender is free and has a big support community and plenty of available resource materials for training.

Dustin Sweet

You can also port your Daz models across, so you won't lose assets.

Rolf Mohr

Agreed Blender could be the answer you're looking for. It's come a long way and has almost caught up with industry standard Maya for animation and is competitive with other 3d modeling software that c...

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Pooya Khodadadi
Animation forums

Hello,

What is a good website when it comes to discussing animations and animation voice overs? Any help would be appreciated.

Megan Max

Hi Pooya, I can help you to find best animation service providers

Marcus McClellan
Just a quick question for Daniel Kendrick, Jason Mirch, and Dan Scheinkman.

How much traction do animated shorts gain with you guys? Something on the order of the little squirrel thingie that Ice Age movies do. Before I pulled the trigger on a pitch I was wondering if it's just wasting my time unless you were only looking for feature length animateds. How short is TOO SHORT? in other words.

Jason Mirch

If I understand your question correctly, you want to know if you should pitch a short to an established animation company for the purposes of production. If that is the case then I would say that in o...

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Marcus McClellan

Thank you Jason! I don't normally write animations. I've written quite a few short scripts, many of them based on short stories I've had published by various publishers over the years. (several are in...

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Richard "RB" Botto

Some killer info right there from Mr. Kendrick and Mr. Mirch!

Marcus McClellan

I am soooo stoked! Thanks again guys!

Mmapaseka Mokhonoana

Awesome. Thank you for this fruitful information.

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