Animation

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Pitching to networks

Hello, if you are interested in pitching to cartoon network or nickelodeon. I can help you do it. However, there is an upfront. I have contacts and i will do my best to help you pitch to those networks and get your show done. Still, you should send me a friend request to discuss in greater detail.

Looking for Animation Production Companies

Hello fellow Stage 32'ers, hope you are all excellent. I'm noticing there is a lot of screenwriters that have a short or an animation feature like myself here in this section. I'm curious, what are reputable animation companies that would accept scripts from writers. No Pixar, does not and some othe ...

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Raymond J. Negron

Hey Sean, thank you for your response. I'm looking to host a "Table Read" online, invite only. Love your humor I'm looking for beer bottle decorated drapes in a Mcmansion that needs betterments and im...

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Gary Smiley

Owch, I'll clean up the trailer.

Gary Smiley

Hi Raymond, an animation would be years of sitting at a computer. 24 frames per second, you can add it up. Very technical, esp. when adding sound. Even a storyboard, many drawings. I think a short animation is the way to go then progress from there.

Raymond J. Negron

Gary Smiley Thanks for your response gary. I wrote a script called "Planet Dog" just posted my first 10 pages there as I'm in the middle of a rewrite. I appreciate your advice. If you know of anyone w...

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Gary Smiley

Wish I could help with contacts on that. There's gotta be somebody out there.

Clues to a great story

Hello Animation fans. This is Ray. Here's an absolute great Ted Talk given by Andrew Stanton. If any of you have not seen this it's a great testament of "Why we write?" Hope you enjoy and I would love to hear what you think below related to your own craft of screenwriting. https://youtu.be/KxDwieKpaw ...

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Price

Hey guys, I had a question on price charge for animations/effects. I am a recent beginner at animations and mainly use after effects and know a little about blender. So far I have people wanting me to create animations or just doing effects for them and I am not sure what is too cheap and what is to...

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Bob Harper

Anywhere between $30-$50 an hour, depends on experience and your situation.

Tori Rice

Ok thank you!

Gary Smiley

That kind of money would be great but it seems like people don't want to pay and animation, at least for me, takes hours. Good that your finding work, can I ask, has it been through this website? Or freelance?

Bob Harper

I've been working for studios for the past 20 years and these are the standard rates. For freelance I get $1k - $2k for one minute of2D footage, depending on the complexity.

Gary Smiley

Hi Bob, thanks for the info (on freelance). Did you 'break into' the animation industry on your own or out of school, if I may ask?

My first animated short-

Hello,
I have completed my first short that is intended for animation. I am wondering if anyone is willing to give me feedback. I will give you feedback on one of your shorts as well!
It is about 6 pages.
Thanks!

Obby O’Leeky

I am. Send a link. Anonimously, since I am a dog, for now.

Gary Smiley

Hi, Can you just put it on your page under 'Loglines' that is what I do.

Looking for ARTISTS for your animation *THIS IS THE SPOT*

Check out Art station where artsists live AND CREATE. https://www.artstation.com/ I discovered this GEM by reaching out to artists that I thought would be perfect for my animation. I have a Feature animation that I'm looking to get some artsist to draw out some stills, so when I pitch I can have these ...

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How to find animators?

So, if you are ready to present the world with your latest and final draft of you animated short, how to attract people in joining the adventure with you making the short? In short, how to find animators? :)

Obby O’Leeky

Also, per hour is a wannabee way of working. Per job is something that a serious animator will talk about with you. Depending on experience, it may take 1-10 hours to do the same thing. Yiu want the job not the time they spend on it.

Obby O’Leeky

I am open for consulting, message me and I will answer honest and free, since I am still a dog character!

Scott Irwin

Hello:) I’m an animator but I think if you are looking you need to know what type of animator you will need, 3D animation, 2D animation, and then it even breaks down from there, do you want cut out st...

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Raymond J. Negron

Raymond Zachariasse I'm Ray too, aren't we cool? Anyway, congrats on your animation short. I've written a feature animation and am looking to get some artists attached as well. I have found luck on IG...

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Agents Who Represent Animated Feature Writers?

Recently completed an animated comedy feature (co-wrote with my writing partner.) Have entered it in various screenwriting contests, but think it would also be wise to also contact agents. Any advice on where to find agents who represent animated feature writers? (We've also written non-animated fea...

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Lesley Gonzalez

if you would like too share a trailer of your animation production contact me via email: movietalkshow@gmail.com My name is Lesley Gonzalez I am located in NYC

Dawn Murrell

Hi Lesley! I don't have a trailer of my work just yet. Are you interested in pitches or treatments for animation products?

Lesley Gonzalez

Sure, send via email: movietalkshow@gmail.com

Andrew Garrett

A little late to this conversation (Hi, Dawn!). I've had some success with a WWII thriller/dark comedy (definitely for animation), called A WHISKER PAST MIDNIGHT, and would love to get it in front of...

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Ikenna Ezuma

I'm pretty late to this conversation I can see. I do have an animation feature recently completed and titled: Karate Chicken. @Regina Lee your input explains a whole lot. Thanks a bunch. What then happens to my animated feature?

Making a YouTube animated short

Hello everyone. I hope my post find you all well. So I was thinking who would be interested in teaming up to make an animated short and post it on YouTube and see how far we can go ? I have an idea not fully fleshed out but if we bounce ideas off we can go somewhere! The story revolves around a girl...

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Bob Harper

The best approach to pitch is to put together a pitch packet and find someone that can get it to Cartoon Network, search listings for agents, managers etc.

Harry Mah

Do you mind me asking if you know anyone ?

Bob Harper

Not currently- I haven’t worked for them in a while

Colin Hussey

I recommend posting the work to Newgrounds, as well as YouTube. As a voice actor, I've made the acquaintance of several animators, resulting in my voice being in some cartoons, a couple of which have...

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James Wunderlich

As you asked for idea bounces, I'll offer this in the spirit of Stage 32 friendship. When I read your post my first thought was ditch the mirror - unless it talks, but then the screenwriter in me said...

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Collaboration

Hi there! I'm a composer/lyricist working in Musical Theatre. I've been working for the past few years writing new music for artists such as Disney Legend, Lea Salonga and many amazing Broadway artists. I did a project which involved re imagining Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille as a musical, it did well...

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Pixar animation studios

Hello I was wondering if there are any agents having connections with Pixar animation studios directors ?

Best Animation Software

I finished my script and want to make the animated film myself. I am looking for any suggestions on the software I should use.

Adam J Wonnacott

For (traditional) 2D animation ToonBoom (https://www.toonboom.com/company/customer-productions) is used by many companies. A free alternative is opentoonz (used to be used by Studio Ghibli). For 3D an...

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Alfred Cox

I had just finished my music video on after effects and video Copilot filmed on a nikon d3300 using a rode video mic and a zoom h4n recorder. I would also use toon boom and blender for your project.

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