Animation

Discuss, share content and offer advice or tips regarding technique, trends, software, advice, tips and all other pertinent issues related to animation

Brett Hoover
Animated Series

I created a screenplay off of my published children's book series The Doodleburghs and was wondering how to get it off the ground? Is there anyone here on Stage 32 that is an animation producer for a studio looking for a new animated series? Or an animator I could collaborate with who could bring my...

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Karen E Ross

Hey, Brett Hoover - thanks for reaching out! You may want to post in the Producing Lounge to see if any producers are interested in an animated project. If you'd like to pitch specific executives, how...

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Abraham Becker
Storyboard Software in the Industry?

I'm an Illustrator who's learning to Storyboard, and I'm hoping I can collect some knowledge from the community to make a smart choice in direction for the future.

Context: My style can go in 1 of 2 directions - Sci-fi or Fine Art meets folk tale. I was really impressed with the animation in Spiderma...

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Bob Harper

The last few TV productions I have worked on all used Storyboard Pro. A lot of feature guys work in Photoshop.

Simon Turnbull

Storyboarder is unreliable. I've given it a go on a couple projects and it just stopped working a few scenes in. Something to do with the way it hooks into photoshop.

Doing frames and then moving them...

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Karen E Ross

Ooo, I LOVE this shop talk! Imma see if I can get some more people to chime in. If you can't tag people, then you can send them the link to this post. I'd love to hear from more animators!

Harrison Glaser
State of the Animation Industry During COVID-19. What did you think?

Mike Mitchell, Harland Williams, and Conrad Vernon were great in the discussion today! What did you all think? Any takeaways? What was most helpful? Anything surprise you?

https://www.stage32.com/webinars/Stage-32-Presents-Industry-Professional......

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Amanda Toney

So great to see all of you on the webinar. Really cool to peel back the minds of some of these great animators like Conrad, Harland and Mike and see how they're handling the quarantine. Great resources that you guys are sharing on this thread, too!

Sandeep Sharma

One of my most favored animated films is Secret of Kells. Here is a great resource about it: https://characterdesignreferences.com/art-of-animation-1/art-of-the-secr......

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Sandeep Sharma

Amanda Toney thanks again so much for continuing to organize such amazing webinars! I am going to re-watch it and hope some of Harland's FUNNY rubs off on me.

Karen E Ross

This was great, thank you Amanda Toney for keeping things moving! It really was like a conversation with friends, wasn't it Steven Shea ? Sandeep Sharma You read my mind! I was just thinking to add li...

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Sandeep Sharma

Karen E Ross Here is another resource about the film of Mulan. (I love the coffee table book about it)

I think it was Mike who menti...

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Amanda Toney
State of the Animation Industry During COVID19 - with Top Animation Colleagues

Come join me Tuesday May 26 for a free webcast with my top animation colleagues: Mike Mitchell (THE LEGO MOVIE: 2, TROLLS, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER), Conrad Vernon (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SAUSAGE PARTY, SHREK) and Harland Williams (Disney's PUPPY DOG PALS, Netflix's SKYLANDERS ACADEMY)....

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Taylor C. Baker
Stage 32 Presents: Industry Professionals Discuss The Current State of the Animation Industry During COVID-19

Hello Animators!

I wanted to let you know that next week, right here on Stage 32, we are hosting a super informative/inspirational FREE webinar about the animation industry as we all navigate the current COVID situation. You will hear from:

Mike Mitchell - director, producer, actor, and former animat...

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Karen E Ross
No Projects? Check in with S32 Filmmakers Lounge!

Hey, Stage32 Animators!

I've seen some great conversations including passion projects during COVID. A friend of mine even started doing regular comic-style drawings reflecting on the time (see attached - LOL!).

Why not jump over to the Filmmakers Lounge for new collaborations? If they can't be on set,...

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Onwukwe Abraham Ogonna

I have a Idea on animation but time is what I don't have to write it. If I can see anyone who can develop it through writing I wouldn't mind working with the person. Thank you.

Ayamey Gonzalez
Animation

Hey Mey Amisa here, Is there anyone who works as an Animation producer ? I'm a screenwriter and storyteller and I finished my graphic screenplay which I will publish soon. If there is anyone or a company who looks for new stories to produce let me know here or mail me @ meyamisabooks@gmail.com best...

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Karen E Ross

Hey, Ayamey Gonzalez ! Have you tried pitching your projects to executives? Where are you hoping this will play? https://www.stage32.com/scriptservices/pitch-sessions...

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Rajesh Banga

Hey Mey, We are a production company looking for great ideas, Please let us know how can we hear your idea and see something on the same !!

Bill Costantini
Hair Love - Oscar-Nominated Short Animated Film

Don't know if you saw the Oscar-nominated short animated film Hair Love, but it sure is a great film. Much kudos to Matt Cherry and team, and best wishes at the Big Show on Sunday night. It's also great that Hair Love has already helped open some new doors to Mr. Cherry. Here's a link to it in case...

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Claude Gagne

I don't know, how it works out there. Yes, I have it on my logline section. Have a read if you want.

Bill Costantini

Glad you all enjoyed it!

Karen E Ross: Columbia/Sony did co-produce Spider-Verse with Marvel/Disney. I remember reading a while back that they had something like 150 animators work on that film. That m...

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Bill Costantini

Oh man....I forgot to put this in my original post. He was originally seeking to raise 75K to make Hair Love, and ended up with 285K. Just to show how "yes, it really can happen....":

https://www.kicks...

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Karen E Ross

OMG Bill Costantini this is giving me goosebumps! Reading their campaign is like a masterclass unto itself! THANKS FOR SHARING! Actually, would you share this on the Fundraising Lounge as well, and se...

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Bill Costantini

Karen E Ross: Sure....I'll do it now.

Stay safe, and best continued fortunes in your creative endeavors, Karen!

I like to edit, and I love philosophical lectures and need advice on professional/career choice

So here’s what I put together :) https://youtu.be/Ho2tIE_ia9Q https://youtu.be/cC1lTUMd4WU Curious about feedback, good or bad; my goal is to learn animation to eventually be able to create sequences like this completely on my own, at the moment it is more a fair use, inspired by them and putting my...

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Bart Poort

I also upload what other people had done, but got deleted or removed somehow. Youtube is politically motivated so just to be sure I save the good ones :)

Bart Poort

https://youtu.be/LD82X0GrcEs What he’s talking about shocked me so much I went a bit crazy, and nobody helped me. Since that, I never forget and eats at me

Bart Poort

To reply to if I am whos talking?, it was Alan Watts, whom is a fantastic speaker. Check him out! I’m 27 years old, unemployed, and really, because I have found a college loan debt not worth a study I...

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Bart Poort

https://youtu.be/S3zhZVVPXog link didnt work, fixed

Bart Poort

Made something.. uh different today, wasnt planned

Evan Hesse
Sonic The Hedgehog - The Movie

To all those who know of the Sonic character mishap from the first trailer of Sonic The Hedgehog, make sure to go check out the new re-design by my brother Tyson Hesse! He was brought in to correct the model last year after the big public display of disapproval. The movie is now the highest grossing opening weekend video game film in history!

Wayne Thornley

A great example of when audience testing worked!

Bob Harper

Your brother saved the film!

William Chidube

Your brother did a great job. I loved the new Sonic.

David Zannoni
Animation co-productions

Hey Stage 32 community! I would love to know if there are any filmmakers currently working on animation co-productions; co-production between two or more countries, and how you manage distribution rights and revenues amongst the co-production partners. Any input would be welcome! Thanks

Karen E Ross

Hey, David Zannoni! Nice to meet you! Have you tried posting this in the Producing Lounge? I feel like there may be a great response to "rights and revenues": https://www.stage32.com/lounge/producing

A...

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David Zannoni

Thanks Karen, for your feedback!

Rajesh Banga

Hi David, We are currently working on two animation features... Let me know if you need any details , I can give you my feedback on the rights

David Zannoni

Thanks Rajesh. Are you producing? I would love to have a conversation, when you have time.

Richard "RB" Botto
Skydance Media Acquires Animation Unit of Madrid's Ilion Studios
Skydance Media Acquires Animation Unit of Madrid's Ilion Studios
Skydance Media Acquires Animation Unit of Madrid's Ilion Studios
Skydance Media, the media company founded by David Ellison in 2010, on Monday said it has acquired the animation unit of Madrid-based Ilion Studios to form Skydance Animation Madrid. "This strategic a…
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