Animation

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Ricardo Wilson
Need help

How do I animate a business logo

Taylor C. Baker
Ask a 45 year veteran of the Animation Industry YOUR questions!

Happy Wednesday y'all!

I had the supreme pleasure of chatting with the animator Frank Gladstone recently, Frank (pictured) is a LONG time veteran of the animation industry, having worked for Disney, Warner Bros, DreamWorks, and more in his 45+ years in the industry. Frank is also currently the Execut...

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Taylor C. Baker

Thank you for your kind words Laurie Ashbourne! I will make sure Frank covers that in his next video!

Taylor C. Baker

Thank you for your question TC Bolden! I will be sure to submit it to Frank for his next round of videos!

Taylor C. Baker

Hello All! Thank you for your great questions! Frank's first vlog is LIVE! Check it out on the Stage 32 here:

I have already...

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Dan S

Thank you to Frank for doing this. My first question would be why has traditional 2D animation fallen out of favor for feature length projects in America. There have been and there are a lot of great...

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Karen E Ross

I can't wait for this series to start!

Karen E Ross
Skydance Animation?

Who knew they had animation? Oh, and you can pitch to them on Stage32, too! SO COOL!

https://deadline.com/2020/07/skydance-animation-shane-prigmore-developme......

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Skydance Animation Hires Industry Veteran Shane Prigmore As SVP Development
Skydance Animation Hires Industry Veteran Shane Prigmore As SVP Development
Shane Prigmore, the animation veteran who has worked for Laika, DreamWorks Animation, Warner Bros and most recently at Walt Disney Television Animation, has been hired as SVP Development at Skydance A…
Corey Idleburg
Growing a Successful Production Company

Working with some friends to create a production company that specializes in 2D and 3D animation. What are some things we should be doing to ensure the success of the company? I understand this is a broad question, just looking for tips and tricks from the field on running a business, financing, rec...

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Heidi Schussman

Have you worked for a production company specializing in 2D and 3D? When starting any business, it's best to make your mistakes with people who can guide you. For example, when my husband decided to o...

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Sergio Portella

You should make a deal with me; I got the screenplay to set minds free from all manipulation and lies.

Cee Whirx
Just started script development

Hey there, my name is Cee. I am a new content creator working on a brand new animated film project about deer. Unlike Bambi or Rudolph, this one is an original concept about warrior deer protecting the realms from threats. I'm still writing the screenplay, so stay tuned.

Cee Whirx

Karen E Ross Well, I am looking to work with an animation studio once my script for "Sika Senshi" is finished. Do you have one in mind?

Elliot Dunlop

Cool concept Cee!

Theon Ajax

Can't wait to check out the screenplay!

Karen E Ross

Hey, Cee Whirx! We have one executive from Bento Box Entertainment, an animation studio - Aaron Daniel Jacob. He's not accepting pitches right now, but you could do a script consultation with him: htt...

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Heidi Schussman

Sounds great!

Tommy Chandler
Hey There Crazy Animator Family!!

Part of the reason I LOVE animation is the community. It takes crazy people to put together something that will never exist in real life and bring it to the real world.

I'm in need of some serious inquiries to help me bring my crazy cartoon idea to TV. I have a script that's on draft three right now...

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Simon Turnbull

You can pitch me if you like..

Karen E Ross

This would be a great time to scroll through the Introduce Yourself Lounge and see if you hit it off with some like-minded creatives: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/introduce_yourself...

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Karen E Ross

I think you'd also enjoy my intro blog post on the Stage32 Community:

Enjoy exploring the lounges, and don't forget to comment and respond...

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Tommy Chandler
Animators, I have a idea!

Anyone here a fan of the Netflix show "Love, Death & Robots?" Okay, now I know you've heard, read or even written the phrase, "Sending thoughts and prayers," when something has happened and you feel like that's the only thing you can do. WELL... I have this idea of making an anthology like "Love, De...

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Tommy Chandler

Social media is a powerful medium. I’ve learned about more families and more tragedies just by reading my news feed. My proposal would be either we choose causes to fund like: Color of Change Educatio...

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Karen E Ross

I think you need to team up with a screenwriter ASAP! LOL!

TC Bolden
Script Down Short or Trailer to Go?

Hi all, first post (yay!)... super glad to be here and hopefully in the right place. I’ve written an animated feature called “Instrumental” about what happens when the only ones that can save the music are the instruments themselves and am what I believe at the point to work with an animation studio...

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Steven Vandrilla

I can only tell you what I did and I am not unlike you. First let me tell you what our writer... 25 novels, book for major movie screenplay, lifetime movie,... etc told me before she agreed to be our...

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Karen E Ross

Hey, TC Bolden! I just moved to LA from the DC area! You seem familiar - have you ever gone to any Women in Film events?

One way to find good animation studios is to reach out to the studios who have m...

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TC Bolden

Thanks all for the advice and the concept love. I appreciate it! Karen E Ross yep definitely have been to some WIFV events. Crazy in a universe so big...That’s so awesome that you made the move! I’m g...

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Erick Freitas
So I work in comic books and in film...

And I kind of want to start understanding the animation world. I guess my first question is if I wanted to make a short animation piece what are the main skill sets I need to hire?

Example, if I wanted to pitch a comic, I need an artist, inker, colorist, letterer, and possibly an editor. Sometimes y...

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Erick Freitas

200,00 to 400,00 an episode isn't bad compared to 30 minute TV shows where that could be one day of shooting out of a 7-day shoot.

I guess my next question is what is the pitching process like for ani...

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Erick Freitas

Thanks for the hookup, Bob! Very helpful!

Simon Turnbull

The skills you need at minimum will be: writer, storyboard artist, background artist, animator, editor, sound designer plus voice artists if necessary. That's assuming that your artists will design th...

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Karen E Ross

Gary Smiley Great feedback! Simon Turnbull I would not have previously thought your summation was correct, and then someone introduced me to this animation calculator: https://getwrightonit.com/animat...

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Victor Lazarus
In Need

Greetings! Please I'm looking for an Animation creator..I have something nice I want us to put together... Please contact victorlazarus36@gmail.com, if interested...Will be waiting..

Thanks...

Claude Gagne

Try posting in JOBS>

Karen E Ross

Hey, Victor Lazarus! Claude Gagne is correct - you should make a job posting for a quicker response: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs/add

You can also search members by occupation: https://www.stage32...

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Karen E Ross
Creators of Hair Love short Making Another Animated Short!

It addresses mental health issues in the Black Community - and I know they're going to knock it out of the park! Apparently it's based on books, too:

https://deadline.com/2020/07/terrence-terrell-anthony-hemingway-six-poin......

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Terrence Terrell, Anthony Hemingway And Six Point Harness Team For 'Skin Deep', An Animated Short About Colorism And Mental Health In Black Community
Terrence Terrell, Anthony Hemingway And Six Point Harness Team For 'Skin Deep', An Animated Short About Colorism And Mental Health In Black Community
Emmy-winning producer Anthony Hemingway ( The People Vs OJ Simpson, Power, Red Tails), Emmy-winning actor Terrence Terrell ( Batwoman, Bosch, Giants) and 6 Point Harness, the animated studio behind Ma…
Cee Whirx
Sika Senshi (Update #3)

Hey there, it's Cee. I have a new update on my Sika Senshi movie. I'm hoping to collaborate with two other screenwriters, one to provide good dialogue and another for the actions of each character. I also have a new premise for my film project that I'll share with you later this week. Stay tuned.

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