Animation

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

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Cee Whirx
Just started script development

Hey there, my name is Cee. I am a new content creator working on a brand new animated film project about deer. Unlike Bambi or Rudolph, this one is an original concept about warrior deer protecting the realms from threats. I'm still writing the screenplay, so stay tuned.

Karen E Ross

Cool stuff, Cee Whirx! What can we help with?

Cee Whirx

Karen E Ross Well, I am looking to work with an animation studio once my script for "Sika Senshi" is finished. Do you have one in mind?

Elliot Dunlop

Cool concept Cee!

Theon Ajax

Can't wait to check out the screenplay!

Laurie Ashbourne
Overview of the industry

Hi All -

Happy to share this video full of insight from someone who knows the animation industry inside and out (and I can also say helped me rapidly climb the industry ladder that took me from artist to producer). Max Howard covers everything from working as a team, indie animation, pitching and st...

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Sandeep Sharma

Laurie Ashbourne was looking for something like this. Thank you for sharing.

Christopher Xavier Lozano

A'ho thank you Laurie A ^_^" <3

Karen E Ross

Wow, this is amazing! Thank you, Laurie Ashbourne! Would love to know more about that journey from Artist to Producer, if you have time to tell it!

Sandeep Sharma

Laurie Ashbourne I would also be very interested in learning about your journey.

Maurice Vaughan
2D or 3D

Is it cheaper to make a 2D animation movie or a 3D animation movie?

Shahriar Bourbour

Hi Maurice, this site will give you an estimate based on the animation style, length, 2D vs 3D (or mixed): https://getwrightonit.com/animation-price-guide/...

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Maurice Vaughan

Thanks, Shahriar Bourbour. I tried it out. It's cool to see the different prices.

Nick Paul
Animation or live

Which is better, animation or live action? Both are good. I'm trying to decide with what I like to see. If Issues is good enough in a live acting or if its easier to animate. I got nothing but ideas.

Erick Freitas

The animation is its own beast. They're both difficult. I guess it'll be up to you which poison you want to pick.

Matt Ip Shaw
Animation Production

Hello Everybody!

I am creating a new animated series with a few friends of mine. I am quite new to producing Animation and I have somewhat of an idea of how to get things done up until Storyboarding and Key-framing our episodes. After that, I'm not sure of what steps to take. Do you contract independ...

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Laurie Ashbourne

Such a shame about Artella, although it never really got off the ground, and now Nimble Collective is also going down, I worked with both of these guys as they were launching at the same time -- we su...

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Matt Ip Shaw

Corey Idleburg I've never heard of artstation and Artella before. I'd love to talk more about these platforms and how we can collaborate.

Karen E Ross

Matt Ip Shaw Did you see that we're bringing in Frank Gladstone from ASIFA-Hollywood? You should ask him your questions! https://www.stage32.com/lounge/animation/Ask-a-45-year-veteran-of-the-An......

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Laurie Ashbourne

I worked with Frank for many years -- good friend and sweet man. Asifa is a must if you want to immerse yourself in the animation industry.

Corey Idleburg

Matt Ip Shaw I'll shoot you a message. Also, Artella should be sunset shortly, but it was a great idea that I wish more companies supported.

Karen E Ross
Avatar: The Last Airbender

Hey, Stage32 Animators!

I saw that Avatar: The Last Airbender is #1 on Netflix's most-watched list today, and it made me wonder - what makes it so good?

I have my own opinions of course, but I'd like to hear from the professionals!

Sandeep Sharma

Karen E Ross Let's do it!

Sandeep Sharma

Karen E Ross Also, wanted to chat with you about a collaboration involving sound/sound design project for the S32 community. Been pondering it for a few weeks based on when I was teaching and when I c...

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Sandeep Sharma

Looking forward to Tuesday!...

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Karen E Ross

Sandeep Sharma Have you met Grace Yee? She's also a big fan! We should start a Stage32 ATLA club! LOL! https://www.stage32.com/profile/772056/about...

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Sandeep Sharma

Karen E Ross I have not yet had the privilege of meeting Grace. I will introduce myself shortly. I think S32 ATLA club would be fantastic!!

Taylor C. Baker
Ask a 45 year veteran of the Animation Industry YOUR questions!

Happy Wednesday y'all!

I had the supreme pleasure of chatting with the animator Frank Gladstone recently, Frank (pictured) is a LONG time veteran of the animation industry, having worked for Disney, Warner Bros, DreamWorks, and more in his 45+ years in the industry. Frank is also currently the Execut...

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Karen E Ross

Sandeep Sharma Weren't we just talking about animation? I feel like we were talking about things like - what is the difference between live-action and animation direction? What kind of skills should a...

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WL Wright

Hey Taylor sweet! That's good news! Cheers!

Karen E Ross

Actually, I'd also love to know suggestions for animation pre-visualization. Do they also use storyboards? Or are there more reference materials that matter more?

Sandeep Sharma

Karen E Ross we were indeed!

Taylor C. Baker I got a question inspired by the above questions - Would an artist that focuses on sketching characters also sketch the backgrounds or are those distinct r...

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Laurie Ashbourne

Frank is a dear man and long time friend, more importantly, ASIFA is wonderful organization that is very supportive of the animation industry workers. I would have him cover the resources that ASIFA p...

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Karen E Ross
Young Love born from Hair Love!

That's right - Variety just confirmed 12 episodes that grew from the short film Hair Love. I'm so excited!

What are you hoping they expand on? Any thoughts on voice actors? Clearly, they should keep Issa Rae! #SoExcited

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/hbo-max-young-love-matthew-cherry-sony-......

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Matthew A. Cherry Animated Series 'Young Love' Greenlit at HBO Max
Matthew A. Cherry Animated Series 'Young Love' Greenlit at HBO Max
HBO Max has ordered a 12-episode season of "Young Love," an animated series based on the characters from Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation's Oscar-winning animated short, " Hair Love." Cre…
Jean Buschmann

Agreed! Issa Rae all the way.

Karen E Ross

Jean Buschmann Right?! Partly because she is a fellow Cap, but also because she's just delightful. I've related to and delighted in her since episode 1 of Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, so I'm h...

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Karen E Ross
AE Templates or from scratch?

I'm a template person myself, as I willingly yield to people more talented and experienced.

Where are you going for templates? I recently used Mot...

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Premiere Pro and After Effects Templates, Stock Music, and more. | Motion Array
Premiere Pro and After Effects Templates, Stock Music, and more. | Motion Array
Motion Array is a membership based resource for downloading premium After Effects templates, stock music, stock motion graphics, and stock video elements.
Vital Butinar

Well I usually work from scratch when I'm doing compositing or animation. But then again it depends in what software I'm working in. If I'm editing in Resolve then I might create whatever I need in Fu...

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Karen E Ross

Agreed Vital Butinar. I think it starts from the building of assets, which is usually a graphic designer job, which I don't do, and then the process of giving it a pathway of motion over time. I can d...

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Vital Butinar

Karen E Ross I agree. But I'm fortunate because I have a degree in graphic design so designing was never a problem for me and once you know what you want it's just about learning a software and creati...

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Damian Lloyd

Another context-free link as Florin S. tries to jack up his participation rating.

Florin Şumălan

Damian Lloyd, I don't think I am trying to grow my rating, but I don't know...maybe you are right; I could have some hidden intentions behind this - like being famous or being one of the top contribut...

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Karen E Ross

Hey, Florin Şumălan! Thanks for sharing this! Sandeep and I were just talking about how much we enjoyed this series and how noteworthy the creation process was. Sometimes we oversimplify things being...

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Karen E Ross

Florin Şumălan - For future reference, if you include text in the body and then end it with the link, it will still load the video in the post. So you could edit this to be:

Subject: Batman The Animate...

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Florin Şumălan

Hello, Karen E Ross. Yes, I think Damian Lloyd was saying something like you are saying. But I think don't feel very good about this. I posted here on Stage 32 like I usually post on Facebook - almost...

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Mercedes Street
Comic book

this may be a long shot but is anyone here a comic book illustrator?!

Karen E Ross

Hey, Mercedes Street! You can actually search Stage32 for people based on what they list themselves as: Go To BROWSE at the top left, then MEMBERS. On the left panel, there is a dropdown box for occup...

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Simon Turnbull

Yep.

Douglas Brown

Sorry I'm late in responding. I'm a storyboard artist, but I draw comics as well. I don't know if you've found a person to help you yet, but if not, message me.

Mel Cartagena

Hi Mercedes. I write and draw comics when I'm not making films, and make videos about it too.

I'm late to this message but if you haven't found anyone yet and want to know more about my illustration yo...

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Karen E Ross

Also, Mercedes Street, if you're hiring, you can post a listing here: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs/add...

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Karen E Ross
International Collaboration: Dandelooo!

First off, this looks ADORABLE! Secondly, I love seeing creatives from different countries come together to make things work! What caught your attention?

I imagine animation has been one category that could continue relatively unaffected during COVID-19. Who else is shopping around children's animati...

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Dandelooo, Krutart Team on New Series 'Kosmix'
Dandelooo, Krutart Team on New Series 'Kosmix'
Emmy-winning French animation production-distribution company Dandelooo has announced a new deal with Czech production company Krutart for the upcoming 2D animated series "Kosmix." The announcement wa…
Christopher Xavier Lozano

Too cute and good article ^_^"

Karen E Ross

Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Christopher Xavier Lozano! What are you working on? Any fun animation projects?

Christopher Xavier Lozano

"R U ^_^"...... is my dream Transmedia Movie / business concept told in a 3-part-form: 1) Pilot animation 20-30 min proof of concept with complimenting 2) Comic Book and 3) Graphic Novel telling the w...

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Karen E Ross

Christopher Xavier Lozano Your comment seems like it could be its own post! If you want other illustrators/animators to talk about it, then you can create a post here: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/a...

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