Animation

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Tony Ray
An interesting topic

I saw this video today and it raises some good points. Thoughts on this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fZGcAmXWyM

Karen E Ross

Fantastic, and I have to agree - we're getting to comfortable with making everything digital. Have you seen the Mandelorian yet? There is even a BTS series about it on Disney+.

Tony Ray

I have only seen clips from the Mandalorian. Personally, I can understand the reasoning for everything being CGI. It's quicker and easier, therefore cheaper, than practical effects. But there's just s...

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Karen E Ross

Watch the Mandalorian - great dedication to practical effects!

Karen E Ross
Indivisible Video Game as an Animated Series!

Admittedly, I think all video games will do better as series - I'm not sure video games as stand-alone films ever do well. LOL!

https://deadline.com...

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'Indivisible': Meg LeFauve & Jonathan Fernandez Adapting Video Game For Television
'Indivisible': Meg LeFauve & Jonathan Fernandez Adapting Video Game For Television
EXCLUSIVE: Indivisible , the action role-playing video game, is set to be adapted for television with Inside Out's Meg LeFauve and Rob The Mob's Jonathan Fernandez. The pair are writing and exec produ…
Karen E Ross

Agreed. If they had attempted a film for The Witcher, I shudder to think how terrible it would have been. But I thought they did pretty good on this one. LOVED Henry Cavil's work in it, too!

Laurie Ashbourne
Overview of the industry

Hi All -

Happy to share this video full of insight from someone who knows the animation industry inside and out (and I can also say helped me rapidly climb the industry ladder that took me from artist to producer). Max Howard covers everything from working as a team, indie animation, pitching and st...

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Sandeep Sharma

Laurie Ashbourne was looking for something like this. Thank you for sharing.

Christopher Xavier Lozano

A'ho thank you Laurie A ^_^" <3

Karen E Ross

Wow, this is amazing! Thank you, Laurie Ashbourne! Would love to know more about that journey from Artist to Producer, if you have time to tell it!

Sandeep Sharma

Laurie Ashbourne I would also be very interested in learning about your journey.

Matt Ip Shaw
Animation Production

Hello Everybody!

I am creating a new animated series with a few friends of mine. I am quite new to producing Animation and I have somewhat of an idea of how to get things done up until Storyboarding and Key-framing our episodes. After that, I'm not sure of what steps to take. Do you contract independ...

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Laurie Ashbourne

Such a shame about Artella, although it never really got off the ground, and now Nimble Collective is also going down, I worked with both of these guys as they were launching at the same time -- we su...

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Matt Ip Shaw

Corey Idleburg I've never heard of artstation and Artella before. I'd love to talk more about these platforms and how we can collaborate.

Karen E Ross

Matt Ip Shaw Did you see that we're bringing in Frank Gladstone from ASIFA-Hollywood? You should ask him your questions! https://www.stage32.com/lounge/animation/Ask-a-45-year-veteran-of-the-An......

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Laurie Ashbourne

I worked with Frank for many years -- good friend and sweet man. Asifa is a must if you want to immerse yourself in the animation industry.

Corey Idleburg

Matt Ip Shaw I'll shoot you a message. Also, Artella should be sunset shortly, but it was a great idea that I wish more companies supported.

Karen E 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!

Sandeep Sharma

Karen E Ross Let's do it!

Sandeep Sharma

Karen E Ross Also, wanted to chat with you about a collaboration involving sound/sound design project for the S32 community. Been pondering it for a few weeks based on when I was teaching and when I c...

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Sandeep Sharma

Looking forward to Tuesday!...

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

Karen E Ross
Young Love born from Hair Love!

That's right - Variety just confirmed 12 episodes that grew from the short film Hair Love. I'm so excited!

What are you hoping they expand on? Any thoughts on voice actors? Clearly, they should keep Issa Rae! #SoExcited

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/hbo-max-young-love-matthew-cherry-sony-......

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Matthew A. Cherry Animated Series 'Young Love' Greenlit at HBO Max
Matthew A. Cherry Animated Series 'Young Love' Greenlit at HBO Max
HBO Max has ordered a 12-episode season of "Young Love," an animated series based on the characters from Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation's Oscar-winning animated short, " Hair Love." Cre…
Jean Buschmann

Agreed! Issa Rae all the way.

Karen E Ross

Jean Buschmann Right?! Partly because she is a fellow Cap, but also because she's just delightful. I've related to and delighted in her since episode 1 of Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, so I'm h...

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Karen E Ross
AE Templates or from scratch?

I'm a template person myself, as I willingly yield to people more talented and experienced.

Where are you going for templates? I recently used Mot...

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Premiere Pro and After Effects Templates, Stock Music, and more. | Motion Array
Premiere Pro and After Effects Templates, Stock Music, and more. | Motion Array
Create Unlimited Marketplace Download every asset you need, when you need it, from video templates and stock footage, to photos, royalty-free music, and sound effects. Adobe Exchange Partner DaVinci R…
Vital Butinar

Well I usually work from scratch when I'm doing compositing or animation. But then again it depends in what software I'm working in. If I'm editing in Resolve then I might create whatever I need in Fu...

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Karen E Ross

Agreed Vital Butinar. I think it starts from the building of assets, which is usually a graphic designer job, which I don't do, and then the process of giving it a pathway of motion over time. I can d...

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Vital Butinar

Karen E Ross I agree. But I'm fortunate because I have a degree in graphic design so designing was never a problem for me and once you know what you want it's just about learning a software and creati...

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Ralph Soll

:)

Florin Şumălan

Damian Lloyd, I don't think I am trying to grow my rating, but I don't know...maybe you are right; I could have some hidden intentions behind this - like being famous or being one of the top contribut...

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Karen E Ross

Hey, Florin Şumălan! Thanks for sharing this! Sandeep and I were just talking about how much we enjoyed this series and how noteworthy the creation process was. Sometimes we oversimplify things being...

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Karen E Ross

Florin Şumălan - For future reference, if you include text in the body and then end it with the link, it will still load the video in the post. So you could edit this to be:

Subject: Batman The Animate...

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Florin Şumălan

Hello, Karen E Ross. Yes, I think Damian Lloyd was saying something like you are saying. But I think don't feel very good about this. I posted here on Stage 32 like I usually post on Facebook - almost...

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Mercedes Street
Comic book

this may be a long shot but is anyone here a comic book illustrator?!

Karen E Ross

Hey, Mercedes Street! You can actually search Stage32 for people based on what they list themselves as: Go To BROWSE at the top left, then MEMBERS. On the left panel, there is a dropdown box for occup...

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Simon Turnbull

Yep.

Douglas Brown

Sorry I'm late in responding. I'm a storyboard artist, but I draw comics as well. I don't know if you've found a person to help you yet, but if not, message me.

Mel Cartagena

Hi Mercedes. I write and draw comics when I'm not making films, and make videos about it too.

I'm late to this message but if you haven't found anyone yet and want to know more about my illustration yo...

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Karen E Ross

Also, Mercedes Street, if you're hiring, you can post a listing here: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs/add...

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Karen E Ross
International Collaboration: Dandelooo!

First off, this looks ADORABLE! Secondly, I love seeing creatives from different countries come together to make things work! What caught your attention?

I imagine animation has been one category that could continue relatively unaffected during COVID-19. Who else is shopping around children's animati...

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Dandelooo, Krutart Team on New Series 'Kosmix'
Dandelooo, Krutart Team on New Series 'Kosmix'
Emmy-winning French animation production-distribution company Dandelooo has announced a new deal with Czech production company Krutart for the upcoming 2D animated series "Kosmix." The announcement wa…
Christopher Xavier Lozano

Too cute and good article ^_^"

Karen E Ross

Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Christopher Xavier Lozano! What are you working on? Any fun animation projects?

Christopher Xavier Lozano

"R U ^_^"...... is my dream Transmedia Movie / business concept told in a 3-part-form: 1) Pilot animation 20-30 min proof of concept with complimenting 2) Comic Book and 3) Graphic Novel telling the w...

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Karen E Ross

Christopher Xavier Lozano Your comment seems like it could be its own post! If you want other illustrators/animators to talk about it, then you can create a post here: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/a...

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Roth Rind
When All It Took Was Your "Imagination"

As children, we viewed the world through the lenses of our imaginations. The carpet became lava, the shadows formed monsters, the family minivan was a spaceship. But the older we got, the more reality set in, and soon we forgot the magic our minds could create. We invite you to step back into your childhood and take a look through the lens once again.

Roth Rind

Claude Gagne Thank you so much! Are you asking how old was I when I started this? Or how old was I when I started in Filmmaking?

Claude Gagne

Yes, I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one to want to know a bit about your creative process. Could you do an animation for kids with the process you use here? I wouldn't come close to what it would cost me or the time to have a kids' feature realized! CG

Roth Rind

Claude Gagne , the project took roughly 1.5 years to complete. There were a lot of start/stops and the child talent was in school so we couldnt get him all of the time. He was a rockstart though. As f...

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Claude Gagne

Thanks, Roth! Good luck man with your creative genius.

Christopher Xavier Lozano

SINCERELY BEAUTIFUL HeART ^_^" <3

Derek Moore
Anyone been to/had success with, the 'Children's Media Conference' in the UK?

Hi everyone, I'm at present writing a children's TV series based on a mobile app game i have out. Am wondering if anyone has ever been to the CMC in the UK before? It's obviously all online this year but will be my first time. I've already been given some slots for 15 minute pitches with some broadc...

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