Animation

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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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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.

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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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.

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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Comics/Graphic Novels

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

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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Short animation script

Hi animators! I'm a screenwriter who has written nine feature scripts and several shorts. I have a script for a silent animated short (in the vein of Pixar's shorts, but needless to say I don't know anyone at Pixar), but it's not clear whether something like this goes down the same path as a feature...

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Joe Wiese - A Voice Talent/actor/artist/storyteller

need to find the ANIMATOR first...

Joe Wiese - A Voice Talent/actor/artist/storyteller

then I will go to the festivals

Faruku Sayyadi

Hi Shelly, i am a freelance Animator in case you need my help. Thanks

Raymond Negron

Hey AmberGreenlee, will have to check that out when my script is finished. Awesome resource. Thank you! Warm Regards, RJN

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.

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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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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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…