Animation

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Karen E Ross
AMA: Help Me Help You - Animation

Hey, Stage32 Animators!

Richard "RB" Botto got a FANTASTIC question about what we can do to help other aspects of filmmaking other than writing (and by virtue of that, producing). So, let's start a little virtual Town Hall Q&A:

- What do you need help with? What is your immediate goal? What are yo...

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Karen E Ross

So, for example, what if we hosted a kind of "Check It Before You Wreck It" Day where people could submit a 5-minute clip of something they are working on and get feedback from the community?

Steven Vandrilla

Yeah...

Axel Dobbins
What are some good animation apps for iPad?

Hey everyone I'm Axel, and Actor/Filmmaker & Graphic Designer based in Toronto. I've worked on a few animation projects before & I was looking for some recommendations for some good animation apps for the iPad. All suggestions welcome! Thanks.

Karen E Ross

Ooo, great question! I'd love to know myself! The attached picture is just from a Google search, but y'all want to weigh in on them?

Jana Forkel
Spec Script Feedback

Hi everyone! I‘m trying to apply to the Nickelodeon Animation Writer‘s Program with a spec script for the DuckTales revival. Can anyone here recommend the program and would anyone like to check out the script and give me feedback so that I can get it ready for submission? Would greatly appreciate yo...

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Jana Forkel
  • I meant reboot, not revival haha
Simon Turnbull

I've boarded worse. Tone is right. Assuming Duck tales is a 22 minute show it's ok length wise.

Karen E Ross
Low-Cost PreVis

Hey, my Stage32 Animators!

I'd love to know your thoughts - there's been lots of talk about changing projects currently in development from live-action to animation. One way to test this out is to make a trailer, pitch video, or other pre-visualization as animated.

What low-cost (but high impact) form...

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Sayed Rohani

Hi Karen E Ross,

I hope you are in good health. As you are dealing with films, let me explain something, which, I am sure, you are aware of too. I have seen films, which have incurred huge budget but...

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Karen E Ross

Sayed Rohani This is a great topic to post in the Producing Lounge for the community to jump in and discuss! Would you do me a favor and start the conversation? If you post, I'll comment to jumpstart...

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Karen E Ross

Part of the reason I ask is because I remember seeing a short film at a festival once that was basically flash animation - 2D assets that are moved in fore-, middle-, and background to mimic motion, a...

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Steven Vandrilla

my cousins husband used story boards with music and a narrator to pitch a Billion dollar project that was a theme park in the ocean under a clear dome. His company zoomed in and out and panned the sto...

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Nate Wubu

I'm betting anything you can do to stand out would bring you above the noise. So many scripts these days. It's less taxing on the brain to watch a vid than to read a screenplay. If you have a couple b...

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Jana Forkel
Looking to get an animated short film made

Hi everyone!

I'm new to the industry and I'd love to get my short script "It's a wondoughful life' made into an actual short. I'm still in college and don't really have the money, nor the resources to produce the short, but if anyone here is interested in joining the project (I'd prefer stop-motion b...

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Karen E Ross

Hey, Jana Forkel! This is so fun! Were there assignment guidelines for this, or just something that included 275? Congrats on pursuing your master's degree! Man, I wish advanced degrees didn't cost mo...

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Jana Forkel

Thanks, Karen E Ross! Actually, the only prompt was to create something related to or connected to the university. Thanks for the tip, btw, I haven't posted my loglines there, yet.

William Chidube
Free 3D Animated Music Video

Offered to do a 3D animated music video for free for musicians. It's been tough but worth it. Can'tadd more than 1 screenshot. Keep y'all posted.

Anne Devina Reeve
Karen E Ross

Anne Devina Reeve Congrats on finishing your story! Are you looking for an animator? How can we help you?

Christopher Castle
Animated Videos

I've just finished work on an album. As it's difficult to get videos made at the moment. Wondering how hard is it to get an animation for one of the songs. Not sure which of the songs right now.

Let me know what sort of budget I would need to get this project off the ground.

Put the link in my profile to the music.

Ralph Soll

Hi Christopher - I'm not sure if there's a singular answer to your question. One can animate "The Lion King 2" for free if one has endless time and happens to know a few thousand brilliant animators w...

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Christopher Castle

Thanks Ralph. I guess I was hedging my bets a little. But it would be a pretty minimal budget. Hard enough for creatives to make money in the normal times let alone these difficult circumstances. I do...

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Claude Gagne

I'm in the same boat! I found out all the big animation companies have their own writers. So, I'm going to concentrate on the ones watching the animation. Good luck!

William Chidube

Hi Christopher, permit me to butt in here. I happen to be an animator in search of projects to work on. I just logged on stage32 right this moment to ask opinions about the best way to go about offeri...

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Nate Wubu

I do a lot of freelance animation and my price varies depending on my workload or if I need a quick infusion of cash for a new Quadro card or something. One thing to remember is that if you leave a lo...

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Hagop Kane Boughazian
Let's talk money

Hello all,

I'm sure this topic has come up before, but I would love to explore it further. I've been creating 3D animations for 20 years, but I'm new to writing and IP, and feature animation. I would love to start a discussion to bring to light what kind of potential there is here to...make money!

Her...

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Simon Turnbull
  1. Depends on where it is produced and what the outcome will be. You negotiate what you are worth, based on your industry.

    2. Of course. Negotiate.

    3. Work for hire means one time fee, above the line mean

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Nate Wubu

Most big studios like Pixar, Bluesky, sony create their own IP inhouse so they don't buy scripts. Most animators at big studios are part of the animation guild so they get health 401k but no residuals...

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Karen E Ross
Australian to American TV

I feel like I haven't seen many shows that start in Australia that find an American audience. Have y'all heard of this? How do you feel about new-not-so-new material?

https://deadline.com/2020/06/netlix-boards-eone-kids-animation-alien-tv-......

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Netflix Beams Up eOne's Australian Kids Animation 'Alien TV'
Netflix Beams Up eOne's Australian Kids Animation 'Alien TV'
Netflix has taken the global rights to eOne and POP Family Entertainment's Australian children's animation series . Originally commissioned by the Nine Network, the 26-part CGI series premieres later…
Karen E Ross
Disney+ Shorts?

Have you guys watched the Disney+ shorts? Just when I thought Hair, Bao, and Kitbull were hitting me in the feels, they come out with "Out". #AlltheFeels

Have y'all seen it yet? What do you think?

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/06/pixar-gay-short-out-disney-plus-interv......

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Pixar Short 'Out' Proves Gay Stories Can Live on Family-Friendly Disney+
Pixar Short 'Out' Proves Gay Stories Can Live on Family-Friendly Disney+
The filmmakers talk making the historic animated film that features Pixar's first gay lead and flips the script on coming-out narratives. The existence of " Out," an animated short film on Disney+ abo…
Murali Nair
Animation feature film.

I am looking for a investor/ animator to create a pitch doc for a feature film. If you know of anyone great, please do let me know.

Warmest

Murali Nair

Anne Devina Reeve

Mmmm me too good luck

Karen E Ross

Hey Murali Nair - you can actually hire writers/producers to assemble the pitch doc without any further investment. It might be best to proceed one hurdle at a time. If you're hiring this person, then...

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Murali Nair

Thanks Karen

Karen E Ross

Murali Nair You're welcome! I actually met another member the other day who specializes in putting together pitches. If you want to reach out to Sandra directly, I'm sure she can help you: https://www...

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