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Your job as a creative

This is one of the most comphrensive interviews on, not just animation, but being a creative of any ilk. I know both of these guys and still took away a ton of inspiration and useful nuggets of information. Enjoy!

Dan MaxXx

great video. So many creative minds into making one movie.

Gary Smiley

Wow that was really cool. What a great interview. Inspiring. Thanks for putting that on the site.

Tad & Chad.

I am interested in doing an animation of my children's book. Need input from professionals on how to start the process.

Gary Smiley

Hi Raymond, I'm into OpenToonz. It's 2d, open-source. Has a big learning curve though. But everything can be done on one computer so I like that.

Raymond Zachariasse

Gary, thanks for the OpenToonz suggestion. It looks pretty cool.

Gary Smiley

Very good Raymond. You will have to watch tutorials - youtube - as the manual is hard to understand; incomplete. Nice to meet on this forum - best.

Rob Diggy Composer4filmz©

Anybody here needing score work hit me up @

Raymond Zachariasse

Thanks Gary.

South Africa's Very first ever Anime

I have written the pilot for South Africa's very first ever Anime. I have elementary knowledge of Anime Studio but I am looking for artists to collaborate with to get the thrilling Post Apocalyptic Dark fantasy Suspense Thriller story set in Cape Town to screens :)

Julia S

This sounds incredible, I'm very excited to hear updates on the development of this idea!

Rob Diggy Composer4filmz©

Film composer would love to work with you email me

Raymond Zachariasse

I did :)

Prema Rose

I am a co-writer and producer for an award winning animated / live action musical, The MicroCosmic Cartoon Show. I am shopping it to producing partners, EPs, and financiers. It has a strong package an...

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Rutger Oosterhoff

Sorry I no nothing about animation.

Can Animation vs. Live Action be more cost effective?

I ask because I have (3) copyrighted screenplays. They are posted on my log Lines page here at Stage 32(If you have time to take a read). Our Cast is set. I wrote them. I want to direct. I would be open not only to any personal experience you have, but if you are a NYC based animator and would like...

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Laurie Ashbourne

Live action is usually less expensive (unless you are adding a lot of VFX, which is when you start to weigh the best medium to use). For efficiency sake, live action is the way to go. Even the lowest...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Laurie Ashbourne Thank you for your concise and informative response to my thread question. I now have a better understanding of live action vs. animation costs.

Laurie Ashbourne

Of course, Steven. Let me know if you need anything else.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Laurie- I will to be honest I would love you to come on board yo CSMP as an associate producer for the standard 5% finders fee that I offer to ALL my associate producers plus a film credit. However yo...

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Animated TV Show

I have a pilot for an animated TV show, but I have no drawing experience or a way to get the show animated. Any ideas?

Rodney Wild

I would suggest they can be done with a small team (currently working on a project for TV that we produced a trailer for which was done in blender, but models needed to be created and it was not a sma...

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Julian Junebug Bussells

Thanks! If you ever want to give it a try for drawing up some characters that would be great also

Raymond Zachariasse

The infamous Blender :) Really difficult learning curve. But you can make great things with it.

Eduardo Maciel

Nice to meet you, Julian. Once you have a defined audience, it is time to define history and concept, so keep this in mind: How many minutes in duration should the animation have? How many and which mai ...

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Leslie Jean

Fine an animator that you would like to team up with.

Anime in America

What is the possibility of an american-made anime getting traction, attention and becoming a success compared to anime made in Japan, and why?

David Trotti

American animation shows in an anime style like Boondocks, Avatar, Teen Titans and Steven Universe have done okay. Animation in the US is a pretty niche market outside of kids programming. Archer, Fam...

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John E. Bias

I been asking the same question. I've written screenplays with anime in mind, but now turning towards converting them into graphic novels. If that gains some traction, I'll work on an animated version...

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Animation show

There was a show produced by Disney and created by Dave polsky the buzz on maggie. I wonder how was it pitched ? Did Disney call him or reach out to him or was he recommended by someone or he simply had an agent. I'm covering an event for pitching in a university so your feedback would be of value. Thanks

Mike Leins

I don't know much about that show, but typically people will pitch to a production company where they have a connection. Then if the prod co picks up the show, they will talk to a studio or network to get it on the air.

Explainer Video

The animated Explainer Video is best and easiest way to explain your Idea .. and I can create for you in 2D or in 3D as required

Ken Koh

Can you provide a link to your videos?

Anybody want to make a fun animated short?

I wrote a humorous Star Wars spoof, short script for a competition. Anyone interested in making it a short animated film for YouTube and shits and giggles?

Travis Sharp

Pavel, I was hoping to find a Star Wars fan who liked to make animated shorts but wasn't much of a writer. Maybe put it on the google net for some fun and exposure. I'll put you down as a rude "no".

Michael Way

Heya bud I recently created star wars babies, do you have a budget for the project? Unfortunately I can't take unpaid work. Animation is very time consuming and my free time goes to my personal projec...

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Epic Acg

after complete, submit it to Epic ACG Fest

GENRE: Historical Fiction - The Journal of Rudd (1897 - 1903)

I have been away... writing the screenplay for my Journal of Rudd.
Where can I find up-to-date (or reasonably so) data on indie animated historical fiction? Looking for sales, prospects, peripherals, etc. before totally committing to Development and pre-Production.
Thanks in advance.

C4D Xpresso/Python Help Needed

Hello, I'm working on a project in Cinema 4D, and need help building an Xpresso rig. I have a scene with a bunch of cloned, dynamic spheres. I want the spheres to independently change color once when they collide with each other. I figured out how to tell which clone is which, and can get all the clo ...

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Karl Pontau

I'm still trying to get this to work. If you know C4D and Xpresso, or know someone who does, I could use your help!

Andrés da Grava

need any original music?

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