Animation

Discuss, share content and offer advice or tips regarding technique, trends, software, advice, tips and all other pertinent issues related to animation

Ben Powell
Possible collaboration?

Hey guys :) I have some really good synthesisers on my computer which I thought would sound good with animations/games. What I'm looking for is something similar to the Fallout game environments (bleak, deserted landscapes with wreckage, be it cars, buildings etc). It's a small project, with no rush...

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Shelly Paino
Short animation script

Hi animators! I'm a screenwriter who has written nine feature scripts and several shorts. I have a script for a silent animated short (in the vein of Pixar's shorts, but needless to say I don't know anyone at Pixar), but it's not clear whether something like this goes down the same path as a feature...

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Paul Mahoney

Hi Shelly, Maybe you could try connecting with some of the members who are animators? Or if you see some animated short films at festivals that you like you could contact the producers? Good luck with your project.

Amber Greenlee

There are tons of festivals for animations. Here's a handy-dandy list: http://www.animation-festivals.com/ I would figure out what your scripts might be best suited for, and then pick a festival. This ...

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Mike Leins
Collaboration question

Hey everyone. I have a question for the group about collaboration. I've been having a tough time pulling together a team to create a short animation. The few people I have found will do good work, but are sometimes very unresponsive. Others sound very interested, but when given an assignment, do not...

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Robert Rosenbaum

I am currently finishing up an animated short of a play I wrote. It was a struggle finding the people (I am also on a limited, self-funded budget) and it took longer than I thought. You really just ha...

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S.W. Wilcox

Schools didn't work for me: not even instructors would recommend students. And comic book artists are way too $$$, like $400-$2,000 just for a book cover. Professional storyboard artists? $100k for so...

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Hello oscar!!!

What are your (3) favorite OSCAR winners for best animated film?

Bob Harper
Free Art

Here's a topic starter. I keep seeing ads for writers or producers looking for free art for their projects, whether it be pitches, shorts or webseries etc. Some even want free animation. Sometimes they are offering the opportunity to the artists to "work" with an established or famous talent, or exp...

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Eduardo Maciel
Agent

Hey guys, maybe you can help me. I am thinking of having an agent in the United States to represent me and get work in art direction, illustration and 3D. I do not know if this is possible since I live in Brazil but if possible what tip would you give me to reach my goal and get in touch with some agent? Thank you very much for your attention.

Laurie Ashbourne

For animation, you don't need an agent, just samples of your work. Animation studios rarely go to agents looking for artists, it's word of mouth and demonstrated skills. Try building a portfolio on Artella.com

Eduardo Maciel

Thanks for the reply Laurie, but I refer to 2d and 3d illustrations.Artella's tip was good.

Tui Allen

What if all you have is a story - a script? Do agents look at those? There is an animation group who are keen to make a feature-length animation of my story but they need to find the money. I thought...

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Eduardo Maciel

Thank you, I'll look at your link.

Bob Harper
Animation Co-Production

Anyone know if an animation studio looking for coproduction for a feature?

Amber Greenlee

http://toonz.co is always looking for opportunities. Cheers.

Bob Harper

Thanks Amber!

George McMorrow
Asbury Park Music and Film Festival

I have gotten involved with the APMFF. They are having a film festival in April and are looking for submissions. I know that they don't have many in Animation and I thought this would be a good opportunity to showcase your animated films or shorts. If interested, please visit the website APMFF.com....

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Jessica Rainville
Pitching

Hello! I'm looking to pitch a game but I'm having trouble finding where I can pitch it. If someone could point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it! Thanks so much!

Jessica Rainville

Thank you so much!!!!

Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education

You are welcome!

Tosin Omotayo

hello, what about us, who do not have the financial resources to pitch an idea through your site.

Harold Shores

Do you have music for your game??

Edward A Haynes Jr

I don't have money to pitch any scripts, but have working on a horror script that I would love to see filmed. Can anyone point me in the right direction please? Thanks. :)

Robert P. Davenport II
Lightwave 3D, Poser, & Daz Animation Users

Hello Stage 32, I am trying to connect all of the animators that are using these compatible programs. We need to know our peers and share best practices. If your expertise covers any or all these programs please get in contact with me here on Stage 32.

Mark Ratering

Video Shot on Cannon 6D or Sony ASii.

Robert P. Davenport II

1080p? Sounds interesting. Do you have storyboards or art department sketches of what you are looking for?

Mark Ratering

WHATS YOUR EMAIL?

Mark Dyson

Long time (since [8]) Lightwaver here, and I have years of experience working with Poser (as far back as Poser 4) and DAZ assets as well. My website is Spinland.studio and there's a contact form there...

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Lauren Lindsey
Development

Hello! I am sure these questions have been posted before, but I am bit overwhelmed with this whole process so I am not even sure how to begin or where to look for info. Unfortunately I can't afford to attend some of the webinars Stage32 offers, so I am seeking advice here. I am a writer who has rece...

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Laurie Ashbourne

Michael same thing applies. If you are doing a series such as Archer or BoJack you still need the basics. By studio to partner with, do mean an animation studio or a media outlet? If it's an animation...

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Faruku Sayyadi

Hi, I am an animator. You may need my help.

Michael Berry

Laurie Ashbourne Yes, I know. I found a possible studio now I just discovered I need a Animation Producer. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Laurie Ashbourne

Michael, it depends on what you need a producer for. Do you need someone to raise funds or someone to help with the production? If you have funds I can steer you to people but ultimately you need someone to believe in the work so I'm guessing you have pitch material?

Michael Berry

Laurie Ashbourne Yes, I need one to help with funds. And yes, I have script, storyboards and concept art, and a studio willing to do it. So, please can you hook a Brotha up?

Faruku Sayyadi
Any 3ds max user here?

Hi everyone. I will like to be sharing experience with animators specifically 3ds max users. Thanks

Shivakumar Reddy

Hi Faruku Sayyadi. I am currently using 3DS Max.

Faruku Sayyadi

its great to meet you here