Animation

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Jamie Carty
Getting my Animates Series Started

Hello everyone! I have scripted a few episodes of an animated series I am looking to get made. Issue is, I have no idea where to get started in the production stage and I was hoping I could look to this amazing community for assistance.

First: Is there an animation software that is better suited for...

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Kim Allen

Hi Jamie, welcome to the group. You've got some interesting questions so here are some ideas for you to think about.

First: Looking at League of Super Evil as an example, the software package that I wo...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

What Kim said! LOL! Have you checked out any of Stage 32 Webinars? I think you'd enjoy this one about "How to Develop, Pitch, and Sell an Animated Series for a Streamer or Network": https://www.stage3...

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Jamie Carty

I knew there was Webinars going on at the moment but I completely missed the animated series one, so thanks Karen! I will be looking at it now. :)

Also the character bios are all complete but I am no artist so I will be looking for someone to take care of that for me.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Definitely start by scrolling through the Animation Lounge - lots of great artists here! Also, a few posts with recommendations for sites about where to find Concept Artists.

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Hanna-Barbera Revived as European Animation Studio?

That's what it looks like! "Current Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe productions include the sci-fi comedy Elliott From Earth and the short adventure series The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe. The studio is in development on the feature-length TV movie The Amazing World of Gumball Movie, bas...

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WarnerMedia Revives Legendary Hanna-Barbera Brand for European Animation Studio
WarnerMedia Revives Legendary Hanna-Barbera Brand for European Animation Studio
WarnerMedia is reviving one of the most beloved brands in animation, resurrecting the Hanna-Barbera name for its flagship television animation studio in Europe. T he London-based Cartoon Network Studi…
Harrison Glaser
Learn how to get hired as an animator or artist

Hey everyone! Ariel Goldberg, who leads the hiring of artists for the major animation studio Skydance Animation is leading a webinar with us next week on how he recruits artists and how you can improve your chances of getting noticed, getting interviewed, and getting hired as an artist or animator f...

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Cee Whirx
Getting ready for script development

Good news, Stage32ers. I've found a new writer who is open to joining my movie project. I'd like to welcome Wiktoria Mroczka onboard as screenwriter of "Sika Senshi Deer Guardian". Looking forward to getting started.

Ihekuna Chimezie Benedict

A step in the right direction, Cee Whirx

Karen "Kay" Ross
Let's Brainstorm a Challenge: If YOU Were Hiring for the New Avatar Studios

This previous thread is based on the latest announcement about the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender starting their own studio in pursuit of continuing telling stories between the end of ALTA and Korra (https://www.stage32.com/lounge/animation/Avatar-STUDIOS). BUT...

A very good question came up...

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Tony Byrd

I would do an Avatar anthology series.

Kumar Sambhav

my animation studio can make their shows look incredible,

Damion Gonzales

Karen "Kay" Ross Easy. Let's expand the world of Avatar beyond its Asian concentration. Dive into ancient Meso-American cultures like the Inca or the Maya. Journey and explore ancient cultures based o...

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Christian Nommay

I share the same opinion as Damion. While I love Asian culture, I think it's time to see other types of historical cultures, and the world of Avatar is the perfect "playground" for this. If I was hire...

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Damion Gonzales

Christian Nommay that's also a cool direction to explore.

Shawn Jackson
animated episodic hard Sci-fi

Greetings to the Cast & Crew from sunny Vancouver.

What is the interest within the community for animated episodic hard Sci-fi?

No faster than light travel, no aliens, just humanity, and you know what a mess we can make out of the revolution

Kumar Sambhav

Shawn Jackson Hard Sci-fi is in demand. Netflix loves sci-fi.

Christian Nommay

From the information I've been able to gather from producers and animators, there are a lot of demands for this kind of project. There's definitely a huge boom in adult animation, and it covers almost...

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Shawn Jackson

Thank you for your feedback. I agree that the market is more open to these types of ideas.

Those who grew up with graphic novel sci-fi such as Juan Gimenez’s A Matter of Time and the Heavy Metal pulps...

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Christian Nommay

Technology has certainly evolved and democratized the tools to make animation. I saw amazing stuff made on Blender and there's gonna be soon an animated series using Unreal Engine. One thing is sure, we are gonna see some really amazing animated projects in the years to come.

Cee Whirx
New writer involved

Good news, Stage32ers. I've caught the interest of award-winning writer, Shelly Paino! I'm pretty excited to hopefully co-write my "Sika Senshi" screenplay with her in the near future.

James Welday

Congratulations! Wishing you all the best!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Great news, Cee! Keep us posted!

Kumar Sambhav

woaaww !! Congrats CEE, more power to you, we are tweaking our production pipeline so that your movie will look like an $80mn but it will cost you only $8mn

Damion Gonzales

Cool

Eric Brunet
Playing around with Unreal Engine 4.26

Here is a recent 3DA UE4 depiction circa 1745 I put together for my hometown. In essence, this is what it would have been more like for my native ancestors (prior to European migration). I’ve been more into learning Unreal Engine for animation as of late. The tech is amazing once you start to get th...

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Kumar Sambhav

Eric Brunet woaaw, even we want to switch to the unreal pipeline.

Eric Brunet

Yup, luv it.

Damion Gonzales
Hi guys! Did ya miss me?

Been away from the lounge for a while, tightening up the pitch, working on character bios for the T.A.S.K Facebook page (wait did I ever put a link to the FB page here?... Just in case... https://www.facebook.com/taskuniverse), waiting for character art aka torture. Blah de blah. So what did I miss?...

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Martin Reese

Keep us posted on your progress. Need to see the entire universe you and your cohorts have created. It should be on TV or the big screen. It's past time.

Damion Gonzales

Thanks Martin Reese

Karen "Kay" Ross

Yeah, man, post pictures and those character bios! Would love to see what details you've included to go along with your concept art!

Damion Gonzales

Karen "Kay" Ross "Damion giggles maniacally..."

Ryan Johnston
Pitch Document Complete

Hey everyone,

I'm super excited about finishing my most recent version of my animated series bible. I'm working on getting it into the hands of as many animation production companies as possible so if anyone has any ideas then please don't hesitate to let me know. But the main reason for this post is...

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Goran Zivanovic

Congrats! I'm confident the story is solid too :)

Ryan Johnston

Goran, thanks so much for the kind words. Same to you, James. I appreciate the support!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Congrats, Ryan! Have you tried pitching this to Aaron Daniel Jacob at Bento Box Entertainment? Your project feels like the same kind of adult humor his company favors. It looks like he's available on...

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Ryan Johnston

Karen "Kay" Ross you bet. I pitched it to him two weeks ago, or so. I'm still waiting to hear back and get my scorecard. Fingers crossed!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Sweet! Let us know how it goes!

Cee Whirx
In need of assistance (Producer)

Hi Stage32ers, Cee here. Well, I'm getting ready to start development on my animated film project, but now I need help getting a producer involved to get this future production off the ground. If you know someone, please share a comment

Cee Whirx

Jackie, I'm glad you asked. I'm looking for a solid producer, like Guillermo Del Toro or James Wan.

Kumar Sambhav

Mike DISA he is right here on STAGE32

Karen "Kay" Ross

Cee Whirx I think Jackie means are you looking for a Creative Producer (to help you package and pitch your project), an Executive Producer (to help you secure or provide funding), or a Line Producer (...

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Cee Whirx

You know what? I need help finding a creative producer

Karen "Kay" Ross

@Cee - Awesome! I'm glad I could help you clarify that! Now, I would suggest starting to assemble your pitch, even if you find a Creative Producer to help you fill in those gaps. Definitely check out...

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Christian Nommay
Character design test

Here's one of the character design tests for my spy-thriller and Sci-Fi animated series project, Titan Effect. The design was made by Cénack Winchester. I am experimenting with different artists to find the right balance between Western animation and Japanese anime. The project is slowly taking shape.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Awesome work! I think I prefer the first one - more action and personality, the second one just has him standing. Then again, the second picture is small LOL! Maybe there is a personality I'm not seeing.

Damion Gonzales

Nice. Hmmmm.

Martin Reese

Nice work. Keep us posted!

Christian Nommay

Thank you very much!

Christian Nommay

Karen "Kay" Ross I agree with you and most people tend to prefer the second one too. I'm glad you like it. ;)

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