Animation

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Other Festival Trailers

Why do they call them trailers ... never mind. While I've done a lot of character animation work and vfx work on features such as Sam Raimi's DRAG ME TO HELL (animating the Evil Hanky character), or even on Michael Jackson's ill-fated stage show THIS IS IT, my true playtime is Film Festival opening...

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James David Sullivan

Why are they called "trailers"? Because originally they followed (trailed) movies. But obviously that has changed!

Keith English

Beats me. I've tried to retrain everyone to call them openings but to my dismay I've now just managed to elongate the name to Opening Trailer :/ But at least in a mention I got in the last paragraph o...

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James David Sullivan

Here is the explanation for the use of the term "trailer" --> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailer_%28promotion%29

Robert Franklin

Awesome!

Pixar style storytelling - the Beginning

From Michael Arndt, great thoughts on the first act ( based on Incredibles, Toy Story and Finding Nemo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6mSdlfpYLU

Robert Franklin

Nice to see this.

Thinking Ahead

I'm interested in any new up and coming entertainment platforms with their focus on animation. As a content creator, I find it heart breaking that animation is considered the low hanging fruit in this genre. It would be even better if they actually have a better way of monetizing the artist more than YouKnowWho. LOL!

Phil Radford

Hello all - new guy here. What I find interesting is that Musicians (in the UK anyway) earn mega royalties every time an audio piece gets played on tv. I wouldn't want to sound like I am taking anythi...

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Aditya Prajapati

yes it is, also Watch our New Indian SuperHero "Tricode" Movie Official Motion Poster. HIt Like or Give your Precious comment on this Effort! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZnR9O4YnLI...

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Robert Franklin

This site should be able to offer some help!

Maurice Tyson

I appreciate the suggestions. May I add a slight correction? What I'm noticing is that animation in the PAST had BEEN considered low hanging fruit to Hollywood UNTIL the studios hype a major named sta...

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Laurie Ashbourne

I wouldn't say animation has ever been considered low hanging fruit. It is a very specialized space and tight knit community, once you immerse yourself in it, a whole new world (no pun intended) of op...

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Ihave an INDIGOGO crowdfunding campaign running withj a flexible goal of $20,000 to set up a 3D Animation Studio here in NYC for my (3) copyrighted Animated scripts.

I am the President & Head of Story for City & Suburban Motion Pictures. I have been told that the hardware and software we need to set up our 3D animation studio comes from the following companies: AUTODESK. MAXON, ADOBE PREMIERE, & THE FOUNDRY. The first Stage 32 Animator that can spec out an itemi...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Damola Taiwo I know. Just pulling your leg. Hey Native Brooklyn Boy here (64 years old). Always like a New York Pizza. Have had Chicago deep dish and it's okay. What can I say I am loyal to New York P...

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Damola Taiwo

Steven Harris Anzelowitz, Sorry for the late reply, In respect, about the equipment: I use 3ds max auto desk for my 3d animation and flash for my 2d animation. Mostly, i work on realistic characters on ...

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Mauricio de La Orta

The software you need depends on the 3D style of the movie you want to make. These days a combination of Maya / Photoshop / Premiere is all you'd need for a lower budget a 3D animation film. If you're...

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Damola Taiwo

True , Computer animation is a very powerful equipment and could be very expensive. And it is very time consuming to get the project right. The walk cycle and the character animation must be accurate...

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Damola Taiwo

You are all right. Animation is very expensive and the equipment is very expensive, I would recommend 3ds especially within your budget. If you work with the right team . it can be done on who you wor...

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Georgette Hanna

My movie script is completed; Where can I sell it? any suggestion?

Lauren Lindsey

Georgette Hanna check the Happy Writers section

Lauren Lindsey

This contest looks great only there is a possibility that all your rights will be given away to the sponsors, with no guarantee that you will be involved! doesn't sound all that legit or rewarding to me. A lot of people on the page have commented asking about it too...

Robert Franklin

best to you!

Planetarium Full Dome Christmas piece...

As you may know. We now a daze use full dome digital projection in planetariums... Here is a recent piece from a fellow planetarium producer vic https://youtu.be/s0lY4RBzq4Y

Robert Franklin

Kool

Always loved the craft of animation.

Hi Guys, where is the best place to get some training on animation? Thx!

Phil Carpenter

Do you mean being trained to be able to do animation? Lots of schools have programs. Local community colleges should have something. There are specialty schools like DAVE school which teach only anima...

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Bob Harper

Animation Mentor is a great online program.

Laurie Ashbourne

creatureartteacher.com has affordable online instruction from one the best artists in the business.

How Art and Animation Styles affect the Price

I wrote this article a few weeks ago now, and I intend to do a follow up one soon. The main focus was on explainer video style of animation which we do a lot of. And a question I am always asked at the outset ( understandably) is how much!?!?. But it's never that simple, as the length of video, styl...

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Marco Bezoet de Bie

I work in animation, also mostly explanimations. It is very difficult to price the different styles. I mostly look at two factors: how many assets must i make and how many different animation scenes m...

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Phil Carpenter

Another factor affecting cost is how much work would be involved. If you want one character walking along, that's one thing, but if you want thousands of orcs storming the castle, well that costs way...

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Jason Venus

Yeh, all good points. The next article I'm working on is more about the 'animation itself'. As the amount of animation, whether it's a walk cycle showing legs or cut off at waste all effect how much p...

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Robert Franklin

Follow your dreams!

Phil Carpenter

In my experience, animation cost pretty much boils down to "how much have you got?" I've taken projects that didn't pay quite as much as they should because it was either that or no income at all. Even the big Hollywood places often operate on razor thin profits.

A slow process but....

I have already written 3 seasons of an animation series that I fully own and created. I did hire some overseas animators to take my characters to the next level. I used to animate, years ago, but these guys do it as a profession for many, many years. They look great!! It's slow because I'm working o...

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Phil Carpenter

Where are you located?

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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Dusty Jones

Almost always the artist is left behind and taken advantage of. Creators (artists) would be better off writing their own material, even if it's the most simple of ideas (which is a good idea anyways)....

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Raymond Negron

Always love collaborating! RJN

Jimmy Messer

I have been asked to do that exact thing by writers, as an actor and an digital artist/animator. I understand people want to create I think it's an urge we all have. but when it comes to something you...

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Becca-Chris M

I'd think trading services could get tricky. Who goes first? How high is the bar set? Once I reach it, then wut.... a pull-up? Why? I don't wanna. Then you gotta deal with the exchange rate. I get tha...

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Robert Franklin

I have given away material in the past.

Amazing podcast about the rise and fall of Disney 2D magic

This is really a post that belongs in multiple lounges (so you may see it again). This is a podcast that features my former boss at Disney, Tom Schumacher, who is now in charge of Disney Theater. It offers rare insight and accounts of why Disney animation has so many songs, what happened to the 2d a...

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Myron DeBose

Thank you for that Behind the Scenes with the artist

Mark Ratering

Tell the truth...it was Opium.

Robert Franklin

Ever forward!

I Have a Wish

Will someone please make an American version of this French film... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0836682/?ref_=nv_sr_3 I just now learned about this film which was released 10 years ago. I love the simple theme of it, a young boy overcoming his fear of the dark. I stumbled onto the knowledge of this...

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Nocturna (2007)
Nocturna (2007)
Directed by Adrià García, Víctor Maldonado. With Imanol Arias, Hervé Caradec, Roger Carel, Cathy Cerda. An orphan boy named Tim is afraid of the dark. However when the stars start going out in the…
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