Animation

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Always loved the craft of animation.

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

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…
Considering turning my (3) copyrighted New York Comedy screenplays to Animation.

If you are in NEW YORK METRO, A little help? I have thought about this a great deal over the last few days. Probably because as I am building my LINKED-IN network to share with Stage32 content most of the 1,375 connections work for the following(Warner Animation, Dreamworks Animation, Pixar Animatio...

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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.

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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Bob Harper

Hey Raymond - congrats on almost getting your script completed. I'm sure you could find someone to help you our. Martina - I'm not really looking, I only started the discussion because I have been gett...

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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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Comics/Graphic Novels

How many of you artists have experience with that? What do you charge per page (b/w & c)?

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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James Drago

I don't work in animation, but still found this to be so interesting. A while back, some producer friends and I were forming a production company and needed a logo. The submissions and prices were varied to say the least. This article clears up why. Can't wait for part 2.

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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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 You too sir, And what's up with Chicago Deep Dish Pizza? Cheese on the bottom? Give me a New York slice any day. Pepperoni please! Best!! Oh BTW. You think you can spec out some equipment...

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Damola Taiwo

Steven Harris, chicago deep dish pizza is just perfect. great recipe with that pizza.

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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Software

Just curious who is using what out there. We use Toon Boom Harmony for most of our 2D work. More recently we have started with MOHO which has some great features. After Effects is fine, but my god so slow and clunky to use, and no way near as nice as Toon Boom for character animation. Apple Motion i...

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Bob Harper

We are using Flash on our second season for a show we are producing in and for China. We find it way more affordable than Harmony and more efficient on the front end as we are on a tight schedule- wit...

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Mauricio de La Orta

Toon Boom is amazing!

I have (3) copyrighted screenplays that I would like to have animated.

I first posted it under SCREENWRITING with little help. Originally I wrote them to be live action. I do have an ANIMATION DIRECTOR at the moment and after he gets done animating our City & Suburban Motion Pictures logo I will of course go over it with him. However in the meantime do any of you talen...

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City & Suburban Motion Pictures
City & Suburban Motion Pictures
I have written (3) copyrighted animated screenplays. We are raising money to produce them. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
Mauricio de La Orta

Steven Harris Anzelowitz The price of your film will depend on various factors, but I'd say that the most relevant ones will be animation technique (eg: 2D or 3D), the complexity or simplicity of your...

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I have (3) copyrighted screenplays that I would like to have animated.

I am running an INDIEGOGO campaign at present. I set a flexible goal of $20,000 to set up an animation studio. I am the writer/director/producer of City & Suburban Motion Pictures. My question to our Stage 32 Animation community is what hardware and software can we purchase with a budget of $20,000? Thank you.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

3d. Stop motion. I have $20,000? If you have suggestions on exact equipment and prices would like to know.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Reza Farhadi Going to GOOGLE what equipment I can buy for $20,000. Than post it here to share with ALL the Stage32 Animators. Good luck with you projects. Thank you for the questions. Now it is time f...

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Phil Carpenter

Concerning software: Maya: a perpetual license for one copy runs from $3675 to $5775. Monthly license for one copy goes $185 to $290. Maya is the most well used software for animation, but if money's a...

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Phil Carpenter

If I were setting up studio, I would consider the following:Modo for modelingpass to Maya for animationpass to LightWave for renderingThis way you can optimize costs and use the strongest features of each package.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Phil Carpenter Thank you sir your information. Was a great help. Now all we have to do is say some prayers that the INDIEGOGO campaign running till 7/31/17 bears fruit. If you ever visit New York City...

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Animation Projects

Hello animators and aspiring animators, I have animation projects ranging from shorts to a fantastic feature length script...the problem is that I am a writer and not an illustrator or animator. Anyone out there who wants to find out about my projects, please give me a shout.

Richard Essilfie-Bondzie

Hello Phil, I am looking for anyone who might be interested in some of my animation projects. I am based in London (United Kingdom).

Phil Carpenter

I'm in Ohio, United States. Currently looking for work. What are you working on?

Richard Essilfie-Bondzie

Unfortunately any help I get at the moment will be unpaid work. I currently have a 4 minute animation script (no dialogue). Let me know if you are still interested.

Phil Carpenter

I have to pay the bills, so not at this time.

Richard Essilfie-Bondzie

No problem...I know the feeling only too well.

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