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Elliot Dunlop
The Line

Hi guys, I've just finished writing a screenplay for my animated TV sitcom titled 'The Line'. If you enjoy goofy series like Rick & Morty or Big Mouth or have ever worked a day in a restaurant or the hospitality industry before, please take some time to visit my profile's loglines to read the screen...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Elliot Dunlop! Congrats on finishing your script! Where are you at in the process? Does it need a structure pass or a dialogue pass?

You should submit it for Stage 32's Animation Contest! We are a...

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Jason Mirch

Hey Elliot Dunlop! Hit me up at j.mirch@stage32.com - I have some ideas on some execs who would be great to give you feedback on this. Good luck!...

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Thomas Bailey

I feel the logline could be more direct.

Kumar Sambhav

Elliot Dunlop you must book a call with MIKE DISA, from the class we are attending, he is GOD OF SITCOM, (my personal view outta love), but seriously he doesn't care about the time when starts to revi...

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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.

Elliot Dunlop

Cool concept Cee!

Theon Ajax

Can't wait to check out the screenplay!

Karen "Kay" 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!

Damion Gonzales

I like that idea.

Steven Gibson
New title for a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon Series

So you all have seen the fifth Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I think that the fifth series ignored the source materials that they used for the previous 4 installments,

I suggest that Nickelodeon could make a sixth series of the Teenage Mutant Ninja...

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Christian Nommay
Patreon

Hi everyone! I'm seriously thinking about launching a Patreon to start financing my animated series project. I was wondering if some of you had any experience with Patreon and could share with me some advice.

Thanks,

Karen "Kay" Ross

I just recently launched mine for my podcast, and all I can say it - no matter where you start, it will change. I think what is more important is determining what you can consistently produce right no...

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Christian Nommay

Thank you very much, Kay! That's some great advice.

Tony Byrd
Animation Styles

I'm an director in live action movies. I've never directed an animated movie before. I want to do an animated movie. I don't which style. Can you tell me every style of animation? Thanks.

Karen "Kay" Ross

I feel like this is a topic you should research and tell us what you find, Tony!

Bob Harper

Hey Tony, style will depend on the story your wish to tell and the mood you wish to invoke. I would suggest you research projects that have been completed similar the tone and story you are wishing to produce.

Jackie Tarascio

Budget plays a role in the style. But I agree, start with finding a show you have seen that would fit your story. There’s lots of styles... cartooney, high end 3D, mid level 3D, mocap, graphic, 3D, 2D, stop motion clay, live action with 3D chars, fully animated, stylized..

Larry Little
Looking to hire writers for the pilot and the pitch document for a new children's animated series.

Hi, I am a theatrical producer. I have had productions performed all over the world and all of my stage shows are licensed/produced by major licensing companies. I create stories and characters and then commission writers to write the shows. We just created a new stage show that I think would make a...

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Larry Little

This is great. Thanks so much.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Larry! Also, I would highly recommend adding a bio to your profile. Lots of members won't connect with members without one. Feel free to reference my blog post on "Polishing Your Profile" to help...

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Amy Balcomb

Hi Larry. I’d be very interested to discuss your project with regards the music if you’re looking for a composer?

OB Nwani

Hello Larry I have a logline for an animated series I think you might be interested in on my profile

Debbie Croysdale

Hi @Larry what genre is your story? I’m in the process of pitching fantasy/science fiction for children and my story involved creating a whole new alternate world. (With Maps)

Karen "Kay" Ross
Avatar STUDIOS!!!

Y'all... I've died and gone to heaven. The original creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender have moved on and upwards. They are taking their IP and have started a dedicated STUDIO to make the next round of stories set in the world. It looks like the next one is a feature - what do you think it'll be...

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Franchise Expanding with New Animated Movie, Dedicated Studio - IGN
Avatar: The Last Airbender Franchise Expanding with New Animated Movie, Dedicated Studio - IGN
Production on first project to begin this year. Nickelodeon has announced the launch of new division dedicated to creating new series and movies based in the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Th…
Bridget Klassen-Brule

I can't be the only one that now has it in their career goals to work at Avatar Studios

Karen "Kay" Ross

YASS, Bridget! If hashtags worked on Stage 32, it would be #CareerGoals for sure!

Bridget Klassen-Brule

Karen "Kay" Ross As a starting out screenwriter it seems ambitious but gotta start somewhere and having goal always helps me forge ahead especially with a goal like this where I want to study the orig...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Absolutely, Bridget Klassen-Brule ! Ooo... I feel like this is a writing/animation challenge is ever I sensed one! But let's challenge ourselves to come up with a challenge!

If you were hiring for AVA...

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Bridget Klassen-Brule

Oooo YESS there is a lot to work with in the way of making a new story within the world but I am totally in for anything avatar related.

Steven Gibson
3rd times the charm on using your same pitch to the same company

So I was thinking of pitching 1 pitch more than once to the same company. When I was watching this webinar about pitching cartoon shows, the host told us that companies don't accept the same material you used the last time you pitch to them. I've pitched my same material to Nickelodeon twice and the...

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Damion Gonzales

Good luck.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Just remember that it took The Queen's Gambit 30 years to get made. You don't know how long it will take, but it will absolutely not happen if you give up. So, keep going, and good luck!

Tony Byrd
Anime Anthologies

I've seen Robot Carnival and Memories. They are great. I've never seen Neo Tokyo but I saw the trailer and one clip from it. I know Genius Party, Batman: Gotham Knight, The Animatrix and Halo: Legends. I don't know the others well. Now, what about Twilight Q. There was to supposed to be more episode...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Avatar: The Last Airbender

Hey, Stage32 Animators!

I saw that Avatar: The Last Airbender is #1 on Netflix's most-watched list today, and it made me wonder - what makes it so good?

I have my own opinions of course, but I'd like to hear from the professionals!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Sandeep Sharma Have you met Grace Yee? She's also a big fan! We should start a Stage32 ATLA club! LOL! https://www.stage32.com/profile/772056/about...

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Sandeep Sharma

Karen "Kay" Ross I have not yet had the privilege of meeting Grace. I will introduce myself shortly. I think S32 ATLA club would be fantastic!!

Pidge Jobst

Majority of the persons want to help the state of our world. They imagining themselves doing so with a little added side-kick power is very relatable.

Karen "Kay" Ross

I like your take on that, Pidge Jobst ! I was just talking with someone the other day about part of why it's so good is because it's not just Aang's story - it really starts with Katara and Sokka. Wit...

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Christopher Johnson

Karen "Kay" Ross This is one of my all time favorite animated series. It's incredible that over 10 years later it can trend #1 and I believe it's mostly from word of mouth at this point. I think it bo...

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Jay Greathouse
Who uses 3dsMax for creating assets for Unreal Engine?

I've been studying up on using Unreal Engine for real time animation. It seems that 3dsMax is preferred by some to create animatable assets. What is your experience?

Jay Greathouse

Thank you Faruku Sayyadi for your response. After receiving opinions from several sources more informed than myself, I am now under the impression that using 3ds max to rig my Daz3D assets for animati...

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Rod Burutsa

Daz3D now has the Daz to Unreal Bridge plugin that allows you to import Daz Studio characters and assets into Unreal Engine. I've had some issues with importing the characters with the clothing, so th...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Rod Burutsa! Thanks so much for that information - super helpful! This thread was started 2 years ago, though, so it's likely the subject needs updating all together - any chance you'd be willing...

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Rod Burutsa

Thanks Karen. I decided to leave the comment for anyone that reaches the post via search that may be having a similar issue. The post would seem out of context outside of this thread. But I'd be glad to engage in conversations in the Animation lounge on more recent topics.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Thanks, Rod, that's very kind of you! I hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Damion Gonzales
First Stage32 Pitch in

So I just submitted my first 2 pager for a Stage32 pitch review. I'm a little nervous but...happy about it. Thanks for the opportunity guys.

Karen "Kay" Ross

WHA?!?! That's awesome, good for you! Who did you go with?

Damion Gonzales

I went with Jonny Perl. Looked like the best fit for my project.

Karen "Kay" Ross

GREAT choice! I've been eyeing Mr. Perl for my own animated feature. Let us know how it goes!

Damion Gonzales

Will do. I'm not entirely certain that action/adventure is entirely in his wheelhouse but you never know if you don't take the shot...

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