Animation : Development by Lauren Lindsey

Lauren Lindsey

Development

Hello! I am sure these questions have been posted before, but I am bit overwhelmed with this whole process so I am not even sure how to begin or where to look for info. Unfortunately I can't afford to attend some of the webinars Stage32 offers, so I am seeking advice here. I am a writer who has received great feedback on an animation project, but I am not an illustrator or animator and we all know how much animation costs. Does anyone know how the pitching process goes? Do you have to have a fully animated pilot or just one episode written? How, besides networking here, do you find people to collaborate with with a very low budget? Thank you sincerely for all of your feedback! - Lauren

Laurie Ashbourne

Hey Lauren - Is it an animation series you have or a feature?

Lauren Lindsey

Hi Laurie, I am trying to work on an animation series!

Laurie Ashbourne

For a series, you need to have at least the basics as you would for live action; a pilot, a bible, a one sheet -- in an ideal situaltion a look book. It may be worth teaming up with a character designer. Try Artella.com and see if you can find someone who you can afford (if not let me know and I may be able to facilitate). A good pitch opportunity for series in the States is kidscreen: http://kidscreen.com/events/

Michael Berry

What if you have a project with a more mature theme? Plus, I'm looking a studio to partner with.

Laurie Ashbourne

Michael same thing applies. If you are doing a series such as Archer or BoJack you still need the basics. By studio to partner with, do mean an animation studio or a media outlet? If it's an animation studio, you really need to immerse yourself in the space, there are countless small studios looking for work.

Faruku Sayyadi

Hi, I am an animator. You may need my help.

Michael Berry

Laurie Ashbourne Yes, I know. I found a possible studio now I just discovered I need a Animation Producer. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Laurie Ashbourne

Michael, it depends on what you need a producer for. Do you need someone to raise funds or someone to help with the production? If you have funds I can steer you to people but ultimately you need someone to believe in the work so I'm guessing you have pitch material?

Michael Berry

Laurie Ashbourne Yes, I need one to help with funds. And yes, I have script, storyboards and concept art, and a studio willing to do it. So, please can you hook a Brotha up?

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