Animation

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Patricia M Bates
Jumping into animation.

I work in live-action as a screenwriter and recently had a conversation about an animated idea with an author friend. However, I know very little about doing this. I assume, we'd need a solid pitch but before we get there it would be wise, to have a well thought out plan for the idea. What would the...

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I Want More Cartoons!

If you're pitching an animation, it's best you have a bible, concept drawings, a beat(which is usually about 3-5 minutes in length), or animaic(moving storyboard) video. Our animator for our upcoming...

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Patricia M Bates

Thank you More Cartoons. Forgive me for asking questions, but I want to be sure I'm understanding everything and have an idea of what will need to be completed. I'm assuming the bible is similar to th...

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Raymond J. Negron
Looking for ARTISTS for your animation *THIS IS THE SPOT*

Check out Art station where artsists live AND CREATE.https://www.artstation.com/I discovered this GEM by reaching out to artists that I thought would be perfect for my animation. I have a Feature animation that I'm looking to get some artsist to draw out some stills, so when I pitch I can have these...

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Raymond Zachariasse

I seem to be missing a big junk of the message :) So I will return to the top question: artstation. I hardly use it. I don't need it as I m an artist myself. But if I did need one, then I look at devi...

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Theresa Joy Lorenzetti

Hey Raymond. Fortunately my animation artist is happy with any kind of storyboard. I’m doing them as part of another project. The bulk of my work is live action, as a Director. But I’m comfortable juggling many projects at once. I am frankly just bored doing only one thing at a time.

Raymond Zachariasse

Theresa, I am also a producer, so I am drawing art, I am doing the DTP, I am writing books, I am writing screenplays and I'm also a production assistant on several projects :) So I know what you mean :) I even worked on my vacation in China :) It's part of the passion I think.

Theresa Joy Lorenzetti

Yeah? it doesn’t make sense to me how a Producer would work as a PA on somebody else’s project. Anyway, it’s not a competition, it’s just comparing notes on what works for me and what doesn’t.

Raymond Zachariasse

Being aan artist as in doing illustrations and writing is my original job. I make money as a publisher. Being a PA for someone else is a fun hobby. Being a producer for myself or someone else is a com...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz
Need a book on Animation.

Why? Glad you asked. I have written (3) copyrighted scripts. I have decided to change from live action to animation. There are many reasons but the biggest is I just love DISNEY and MICKEY. And I look what the House with the Mouse is doing and I am just blown away. Now this is not to say I am going...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Laurie -- Thank you for a very concise answer.

Bob Harper

Here a few more to add to the list.https://www.amazon.com/Directing-Story-Professional-Storytelling-Storyboarding-ebook/dp/B009W47Z9Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530475985&sr=8-1&keywords=glebashttps://ww...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Bob-- Thank you for the links

Andy Baker

The Animators Survival Guide for more animation buzz words. Or, just buy the right person a beer, we’re usually happy to chat.

Ryan Summers

Ed Catmull's book Creativity Inc is a modern take on how to start and grow a company like Pixar – lots of relevant info for your goals packed into an easy read: https://www.amazon.com/Creativity-Inc-O...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz
What creatives are needed for an animation team?

Sounds like an unusual question right? I mean I am in the animation thread. I should know, right? Well, I am a screenwriter,director, producer who is turning my pipeline of screenplays from live action to animation. What I am asking how many people to I need?

Sarah Clarke

concept artists (characters, environments, props), storyboard artist, and that's before you get to the actual animating.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Andy- Thank you for making a list of the exact talents I will need. And to clarify my initial thread the end result will be 3D animation. One thing I do know is that a MAYA program will be a good choi...

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Andy Baker

There are other 3D programmes. It really does depend on what your animator is trained in. Mostly maya, admittedly, but there are others.

Ray Norman

Hello Steven.

Ryan Summers

Take a look at the model Illumination employs – they have a modest team in LA of writers, story artists, character designers, and conceptual artists that develop the look, feel, plot, and tone in visu...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz
$10,000 budget to set up 3D Animation STUDIO. Any suggestions on hardware or software

I have spoken to some people I am connected with at DREAMWORKS ANIMATION. And it has been suggested I look into refurbished HP z800 workstations that will be around $2000 each. Also was suggested I get AUTODESK Maya software. One other suggestion (not from DREAMWORKS ANIMATION but a fellow stage32 m...

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Robert Roberson

If you want quick and easy design capabilities, try www.reallusion.com in combination with the Noitom motion capture system you will be able to do almost anything you want with your budget....

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Robert Roberson

here's an inexpensive motion capture system. https://www.noitom.com/

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Maya isn't the easiest to learn either, and it'll eat into your budget. Personally, I'd think, do you really want to animate it yourself? Is your end goal to work as an animator? Animation is incredib...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Vasco- Thanks. These are good suggestions. BTW- I am head of story. I have no intention of doing the animation. And I know that I will need a solid staff here in NYC once we are ready to purchase the...

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Ryan Summers

If you're worried about infrastructure, there's a couple options – Paperspace will help you keep hardware costs down as you can log into virtual desktops built for animation and VFX: https://www.paper...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz
Which of the following software is most effective for 3D animation.

I have a copyrighted short script that I want to produce. I was told that these are the three most popular: 1)Adobe Animate, 2)Anime Studio, 3)Autodesk Maya. Also if you have an idea how much they cost would be helpful. My company is based in Manhattan so if you can suggest some retailers that would...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Thanks Bob. Free is always GOOD!!!!

Ashleigh Angel Nastassia Klein

Good to know, Thanks. Buddies #share

Raymond Zachariasse

Blender and it's free :)

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Raymond- Thank you about the BLENDER suggestion. Also Since you are now in my METRO NYC/ DUTCH network I sent you a DM on AMSTERDAM 74. If you feel confident about using BLENDER perhaps when the scrip...

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Raymond Zachariasse

You have mail, Steven :) About Blender, it is free, but a bit tough to tackle. However I do know you can make really good movies with it. Look at https://agent327.com/ for instance. And they do have a...

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Raymond J. Negron
Looking for ANIMATION SCRIPTS to be workshopped

Hello Fellow Stage 32 cadets, I'm looking to Host a "TABLE READ" in NYC in MID-August and am looking for screenwriters who have written a feature length animation that is complete, meaning you have finished the script and looking to workshop AN ACT. I will be organizing Actors and Writers to worksho...

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Filimon Luana

Hi! I'm Filimon Luana. Screenwriter. I propose you,, Miruna''. Veloce, construtivo.. e molto... molto... bela.. la storia.

Sarah Clarke

I have a steampunk action adventure story that I can send after I have one last look at it. EDIT: which email do I submit it too?

Shahriar Bourbour

Hi Raymond, I have a feature length animation script for children, and I would love to contribute to your workshop. The script is available on amazon and kindle. You can also read the synopsis in my l...

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Gajendra Babu (Gb)
Shorts longline

Looking for websites to post loglines for shorts. Please suggest.

Gary Smiley

Stage32, under loglines!

Mark Keigley
Just a quick question for Daniel Kendrick, Jason Mirch, and Dan Scheinkman.

How much traction do animated shorts gain with you guys? Something on the order of the little squirrel thingie that Ice Age movies do. Before I pulled the trigger on a pitch I was wondering if it's just wasting my time unless you were only looking for feature length animateds. How short is TOO SHORT? in other words.

Jason Mirch

If I understand your question correctly, you want to know if you should pitch a short to an established animation company for the purposes of production. If that is the case then I would say that in o...

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Mark Keigley

Thank you Jason! I don't normally write animations. I've written quite a few short scripts, many of them based on short stories I've had published by various publishers over the years. (several are in...

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Richard "RB" Botto

Some killer info right there from Mr. Kendrick and Mr. Mirch!

Mark Keigley

I am soooo stoked! Thanks again guys!

Mmapaseka Mokhonoana

Awesome. Thank you for this fruitful information.

Ronald Owen
Help....

Anyone here who can train me how to make animated videos???

Email: ronaldowenfilm@gmail.comhttps://www.scriptrevolution.com/profiles/ronald-owen

James Scott

I can't train you but can point you to a starting place. Daz3d is the simplest, but that also means limited. Blender is a total solution but hard to learn. Lots of online tutorial. Start wit the basic...

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James Wunderlich

If you have downloaded either Daz Studio or Blender, I'll help run you through the basic principals of animation and using the software to get you up and running. If you are interested in animating th...

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Richard Kent Machin
Writer

Hey, all, I'm new to this so forgive my ignorance. I have written a six-part series for middle school/high school kids that takes place in the late cretaceous - action/humor. How would I go about pitching it to an animation company? Can that be done here?

Sarah Milali
Pitching to networks

Hello, if you are interested in pitching to cartoon network or nickelodeon. I can help you do it. However, there is an upfront. I have contacts and i will do my best to help you pitch to those networks and get your show done. Still, you should send me a friend request to discuss in greater detail.

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