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Dennis Doud
Cost of different types of animation

I have an idea for a Faith-based 3ish minute animation tied to an instrumental. Question #1...what is the difference in prices for different types of animation (if there is one)...describing me as a neophyte would be generous - more a babe in the woods. Any council, advice, or direction would be appreciated!

Dennis Doud

Thanks, Robin! I was thinking more along the lines of anime but with maybe stop-motion that would provide the concept of motion but keep the cost down...if that's even a viable endeavor. I dunno. Than...

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Robin Pineau

You're very welcome Dennis, I'm constantly learning about animation techniques and production so I'm happy to share when I can!

If you want to convince investors (as opposed to self-producing) I would...

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Dennis Doud

Thanks, Robin! I checked out that site and found it helpful. I'm starting to get parameters. I appreciate your help! Would the cost of anime ($200/minute) be synonymous with getting a storyboard artis...

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Robin Pineau

Hi Dennis,

Notice it's US$200/second, not per minute. : )

It is an order of magnitude for a finished animated "product" that went through: 1/development, 2/pre-production (that's when you'll begin the...

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Dennis Doud

Oh, dang....that definitely adds zeros to a nproject, eh? Thanks, Robin...and thanks for the heads up on the book! God bless...D²

Ivory Wilson
Screenplay writer

I’m 63 and have a few screenplays like to know if you have time are what’s the cost for you too look at one.

Sharon Curcio
Connecting to the Asian film community

Any ideas on connecting to script managers or agents who are seeking Asian scripts?

Robin Pineau

Sharon, thanks for the details. I'm really curious about what you crafted! I'm more familiar with the Tokugawa shogunate era thanks to Eiji Yoshikawa's 'Musashi' novel (highly recommended although I'm...

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Sharon Curcio

Robin, I have posted the logline and synopsis for my Japanese so you can see what it's about. Will have to sign up for a Twitter since I don't currently have an account, but once I do I would love to...

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Robin Pineau

Sharon, from the synopsis it seems like a powerful historical drama!

Yes, Twitter is a very good way to identify animators, studios, background artists, etc. Henry Thurlow is one of the few American a...

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Sharon Curcio

Dear Robin, Thank you for the leads and your positive comments about my script. I will soon have to emerge from the dark ages myself and get properly hooked up. Have you pitched your scripts yet to these animators?

Robin Pineau

No, I've never pitched to them but I'm trying to get a series project to be animated in Japan. : ) The whole concept has been optioned by a French production house and I have to convince them that a Japanese studio would be fit for project.

Robin Pineau
Production houses accepting submissions (animated series for kids)?

Dear people scrolling the Animation Lounge,

Together with a friend who is a visual artist, we have completed a "bible" (both graphic and narrative) for a kids show.

We know most networks develop their shows internally, still we are curious to know if there are opportunities to share this bible with pr...

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Cynthia John

Hi Robin Pineau thanks a lot for sharing this knowledge for animated series for kids

Pat Savage

Robin Pineau thanks a lot for sharing this knowledge here at Stage 32! And to your question "Do you know of any production houses open for submissions when it comes to animated series for kids?" you h...

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Theophilus Lamar
Animation Scripts

Anyone know where is a good spot to find animation television scripts would love to read scripts similar to Young Justice, Teen Titans or Voltron to get a sense of how action scenes are written and structured. Any tips would be appreciated.

Jason Farley

I’ve also been looking for these types of scripts. I’m commenting so that I can see the answer too, (if you find it). :)

Robin Pineau

Hi Theophilus, I would advise you to take a look at this interesting book by Christy Marx. She's worked on many animated shows (TMNT, X-Men, Conan..). and shares her tricks of the trade with clarity and enthusiasm.

Jason Farley

Robin, thanks! Ordered!

Robin Pineau

Just to follow-up, here are the links Christy Marx shares in the "Obtaining Scripts" section of the aforementioned book:

www.script-o-rama.com/tables.html...

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Robin Pineau

Just found some great stuff on this site!

Particularly noticed these because they are great shows ☺ :

Legend of Korra (1 script)

https://sites.google...

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Raleigh Marcell
Moviestorm

Moviestorm

Does anyone here have experience with the MOVIESTORM software? I am almost ready to try to make versions of my scripts using this animation software. Is it worthwhile. Is it worth the money? etc.

Thanks in advance.

Gary Smiley

Never heard of! Does it cost much?

Raleigh Marcell

download trial version for limited use for free and thereafter 220$ yearly or thereabouts

Gary Smiley

very good, Raleigh, thank you.

Jon Griffin
Animation Script Possibly For Pixar Studios

I am currently writing an animated movie titled "A Canine Tale" about ten canines, all of different breeds, who get into a situation in New York City. I currently want to send the script to Pixar Studios (the same studio that has made my favorite animated movie "Cars"). Is there a way I can send it to them once the screenplay is finished?

David Trotti

Pixar develops all of its material internally. It has a large staff of story developers, writers and creatives who spend years pitching and developing potential projects and contributing to current sc...

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Debbie Croysdale

Hi Jon Producer/Writer Scott Myers has useful PDF on Pixar obtainable free from his websites. Think its @intothestory

Debbie Croysdale

Ive got the pdf on my mobile but it will not link here for some reason, or I would have sent you it now.

Bo Ayars
Stick figures in a live action film

I'm a novice, and I'm finding long sections of descriptive dialog, which, visually, is boring for two actors to bring to life. I was wondering if, in the two of thee scenes where this longer dialog takes place, it would be possible to "illustrate" the dialog with simple stick figures. Again, this is...

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Brian Shell

Make it about the Ass Family - Loud (ass), kiss (ass), smart (ass), and lazy (ass). When I went to Mackinac Island they had T-shirts of a stick-figure "Ass" family. Funny

Theresa Clark
Https://www.kokoandfriends.com

"Our objective is to shine a light on the truth and create the means to explore it, expose it, and liberate all children to become more powerful in their choices."

Writer  and creator Clara Denise West, Ph.D is looking for animators, collaborators, etc. 

She is not curren...

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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.

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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ArtStation - Explore
ArtStation - Explore
ArtStation is the leading showcase platform for games, film, media & entertainment artists.
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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Theresa Joy Lorenzetti

It does get complicated!

Theresa Joy Lorenzetti

Okay so Raymond - yes, Artstation looks an awesome resource for game animation.

Jeremi Madden

I consider myself a talented voice actor for animation and even considered producing my own at some point. My wife range of skill level combined with my imagination and even versatile outlook make for...

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Tom Luca
Effects "cel" Animation

Does anyone remember the laser blasts and light sabers in STAR WARS or the swirling spectral phenomena behind closed doors in POLTERGEIST or the whispy vapor seen in WILLOW? Well, I want to know if anyone out there is capable of doing those fantastic traditional hand drawn cel animation effects from...

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Mike Boas

If you’re still in need of 2D animators, let me know. You can see samples of my work at http://maddogmovies.com/animation

Tom Luca

Hello Mike. We are still in Development on the movie LUNCH http://slated.com/films/204858 You would be working under the supervision of Cotty Kilbanks, our Animation Director that will be heading all...

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Mike Boas

Looks like you're just getting started? If you have some shots you need, send me some details at my email info@maddogmovies.com . I'll give you a bid on what it would cost.

Ruben Whitter
Animation style change?

If you could change the animation style of any work already produced what would you change it in to and why? I would love to see the Simpsons in the style of an anime! That would be EPIC!

James Drago

I'd like to see an edgier Flintstones. I have no idea what that says about me.

Claudia Najjar

I would like to see Frozen in 2D :)

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