Animation

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Cénack Winchester
Is it plagiarism ???...

Hi everyone,

here is an old concept I've made like 13 years ago, it was supposed to be an animation movie on a monkey really really a fan of Michael Jackson and so when he was a kid he used to follow his superstar at every concert, each shows...until the king of pop died, the monkey was so devasted...

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Cénack Winchester
Comic Book to TV series?

Hi everybody, I'm glad to join the community, I cant wait to meet all of you guys in different fields of this huge and amazing passion.

I'm a comic book artist, my first comic book called "PLACMAN" has its first issue out since the last November, I'm currently working on a project with Terry Crews si...

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Cénack Winchester

Thank you, John!

Tess Meyer

Hi Cénack, great artwork! The netflix link Karen posted above is super useful for what you're wanting to do. I really appreciated the way Mr Mack boiled everything down so succinctly- much better than...

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Cénack Winchester

Hey Tess, thank you! and yes that's exactly why I'm here (meet people/talent to connect with, learn, and work with). About the link, I've almost finished watching the video of Christopher mark, I said...

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Tess Meyer

Hey Cénack, Just reaching out and putting yourself out there as you've done says that you're off to the right start! You can always look into work you admire, see who the people behind it were and use...

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Cénack Winchester

Hey Tess, Thank you so much, that helps a lot! I will do that.

Karen "Kay" Ross
Animation for a Future of Inclusion?

Just started this fantastic conversation in the Producing Lounge about the Netflix's new "Spirit Rangers" which has employed an all-Native writer's room for it's Native-focused series: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/producing/Spirit-Rangers-The-Power-of-Hiring-Native-Writers-for-a-Uniquely-Native-Se...

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Damion Gonzales

Hi again Kay. Inclusion, diversity - these are reality to me. I'm in a circle of comic writers, artists and animators that come from a broad spectrum of folks and its only enhanced the process and the...

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Bobbi Owens
Recommendation for Stand alone tablet good for Comic Strip/Cartoon drawing Around $100 and Under

I'm looking to purchase a Tablet that would be good for Clip Studio usage and is stand alone - meaning I don't have to have it USB connected to my laptop to use around $100 or under - I don't need a PRO tablet yet - It will be used for ideas and drawing single and 4 frame comic strips and of course idea storming. Any suggestions welcome.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Bobbi Owens! Refurbished is a good way to save money, although I found a few options on Amazon:

https://www....

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Bobbi Owens

Thank you - I ended up getting - GAOMON PD1161 - NOW I just need to master how to use it!! - AND THANKS AGAIN!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Neat! I look forward to hearing more about how it's working out for you!

Hagop Kane Boughazian
TMNT - The Last Ronin - Teaser

Okay. So I'm a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan - have been one since 4th grade. It's what made me get into animation. Well, Kevin Eastman and team just released The Last Ronin - future story where 3 of the 4 turtles are dead (no spoilers). Anyway, I've decided that I'll fulfill one of my life...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

WHA?! That's awesome! You should make a goal with the Nov. Write Club to help you keep making strides on this trailer! Since you can make your own goal for Nov., anyone can participate: https://www.st...

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Hagop Kane Boughazian

just working on the model. I'm not a modeler, but I wanted to do a quick first pass before handing it off to a real 3D character sculptor.

Kumar Sambhav

Vawww !! dear Hagop your Turtle has got an attitude for sure, super kudos, several years back we also worked on a Turtle show called the purple turtle, it was a preschool turtle, your turtle is a grow...

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Ryan Johnston

This is slick! My daughter and I are huge TMNT fans. You got style my friend. Kudos!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Kane! How is this coming along? Would love to hear an update!

Cénack Winchester
related to my previous post "Comic Book to TV series?"

here is an example of how to use our cultural legacy in my comic book, trying to make it look epic. ( my mom is from those little girls people :) but the mask on the first line is from Benin, not from Ivory Coast, the rest is.

Ryan Johnston

Dude these are crazy good. I'm a screenwriter so hit me up if you're ever interested in collaborating! I have a slick animated series that I need an animator for also.

Cénack Winchester

Hello Ryan, Thank you! yeah, that would be amazing! we can discuss it

Karen "Kay" Ross

LOVE the reference material - that's so cool! How did your mom feel about being part of your creative process?

Cénack Winchester

Thank you! Karen, well she didn't see it yet, it will be a surprise to her I guess

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 :)

Karen "Kay" Ross

Ooo, I like this game! Generally, anything 3D I'd love to see in 2D. I just like it better, but let me get back to you on which ones.

Ryan Anzaldi
Questions about formatting...

Hello all!

I currently have a spec script on the back burner that I'd like to convert to an animated feature, as opposed to the live-action feature it's currently written as.

Are there any significant differences between live-action screenplays and animation? Are there notations I should be making,...

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Beth Fox Heisinger

Hi, Ryan. No, a screenplay is a screenplay. But do get your hands on pro-written animation shooting script examples for guidance, say, Toy Story, Inside Out, and many others. Find something close to w...

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Ryan Johnston

Beth Fox Heisinger solid tip, Beth! Thanks!

Ryan Anzaldi

Thanks so much, Beth! I actually haven't yet seen Inside Out, so that might be a good opportunity!

Paul Hollingsworth

With animation, you'll want to "Write visually"

Karen "Kay" Ross

Great advice, Beth Fox Heisinger! There is a great video essay about what makes Avatar: The Last Airbender so great (yes, I love it, but it's also true), and it's the same thing that makes Looney Tune...

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Sherry L. Peterson
Screenwriter, Author, Composer/Lyricist and a Dreamer.

Great insight and information from Brad Graeber, at Powerhouse Animation. I enjoyed his seminar and took notes!

Onwukwe Abraham Ogonna
Carrot Survivor

Hello, I'm Abraham and scriptwriter of both animation and fantasy. I've written animation script titled Carrot Survivor. The animation is for adult and children because is very educative, informative and entertaining. Thank you.

Onwukwe Abraham Ogonna

Jenna Geiser you said it all. I only love to create something unique. I have few pages of the screenplay of the Carrot Survivor I uploaded in my profile. Just random selection of 5pages out of 55pages of the script. Thank you for those words.

Onwukwe Abraham Ogonna

I'm starting up another script titled " The rising of the Golden Eagle".

Rashika R

Hi Abraham! Nice to e-meet you! Is your script for TV or a feature? You mention educational and informative, two important sources for children's shows. It sounds like a great show for streaming. I ha...

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Onwukwe Abraham Ogonna

Rashika R Everything you said make sense. This thing is like when you have kids and you decide to go out with few of them, then others start to cry that they want to go with you. Your mind wouldn't le...

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Shemar James

Onwukwe Abraham Ogonna Congrats on completing your animated script! That is so awesome and it must feel so good!

If you ever want additional feedback on your script, feel free to check out Stage 32's...

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Emma Wheeler
Writing in Animation

Writing for animated t.v. shows is my dream, but I can't draw. This may be kind of a silly question, but can I still write an animated show without being able to draw what I'm writing?

Bob Harper

Yes - plenty of primetime animation shows like The Simpsons do not draw. You can check out my blog post on this site here for some tips

https://www.stage32.com/blog/What-Animators-Would-Really-Like-Wri...

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Zane Wickman

Yes. And there are artists looking for individuals like yourself to work for. I know someone right-now that is a decent artist that charges $30-$35 per page; I may use him if I get extremely tied-down...

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Robin Pineau

Hi Emma! Yes again : ) You can even DIRECT animated movies without drawing skills! Ok, maybe you'd have to be Isao Takahata (RIP) ;) . But feel confident, most scripts for animation are penned by trad...

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Jessica Rose

Emma,

I can't draw at all and I completed one animated short that won semi-finals in a film festival, which tells me, I think I can write!

I am currently working on 3 more animated projects. One, I kno...

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Jason Venus
Software

Just curious who is using what out there. We use Toon Boom Harmony for most of our 2D work. More recently we have started with MOHO which has some great features. After Effects is fine, but my god so slow and clunky to use, and no way near as nice as Toon Boom for character animation. Apple Motion i...

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Bob Harper

We are using Flash on our second season for a show we are producing in and for China. We find it way more affordable than Harmony and more efficient on the front end as we are on a tight schedule- wit...

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Mauricio la la Orta

Toon Boom is amazing!

Kevin Herbert

8 core processor.

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