Animation

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

Claude Gagne
What am I doing?

Hi everyone. I am rewriting my animation screenplay with a working title "Candy Rescues the Tooshones." It's a children's animation screenplay I wrote about eight years ago. It's in hard copy, so it gives me the chance to give it a complete overhaul. LOL. I just had my old Final Draft downloaded int...

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Cab Bolton

Good luck with the rewrite and it's success.

Claude Gagne

Thanks, Cab. I'm halfway with the rewrite. I find there are too many remakes. I'm trying something new with having real live characters perform at the beginning, then when Candy dreams, everything cha...

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Heidi Schussman
Animation versus CGI

Could you give me some guidance regarding the CGI film business. Do I approach Animation producers or regular producers? Is there a specific group of producers for CGI? If so where do I find them?

Heidi Schussman

Paul, I appreciate your response. I have another question I'm trying to get a straight forward answer to: Do I need to write the script differently for animation? I'm assuming it's the usual format, b...

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Paul Huenemann

Heidi, I think there are animation scripts on line to look at, which would be the best way to answer your questions. ( here: https://simplyscripts.com/genre/animation-scripts.html ) Usually, scripts a...

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Eon C. Rambally

Good day folks!, healthy discussion! hope I'm helpful! Decide what type of imagery you need and I am willing to do a sample, send info. also please observe the scene of an original concept provided fr...

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Epic Acg

animation producer is much better, because the animation is totally different people

Eon C. Rambally

Of course! but what I need is the image I have produced in graphics, animated. Which is very costly. Doing a lot of it myself, but will need to hire assistance.

Bob Harper
How to get animated projects noticed by producers

This is a question from Derek Moore, that I moved here per RB's request:

"Hi Bob, I'm new to Stage 32, so really pleased to see there are animation producers here! Was wondering if you've any advice on how to improve one's chances on getting unsolicited tv series ideas to be seen by producers? I'm w...

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Todd Schowalter

Great topic. Something else that I would recommend is that along with having great artwork and characters, make sure you have a good story. Block the series out in 13 or so sample episodes with descri...

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Steven Vandrilla

Thanks Bob for your guidance. It confirms and adds to the direction we have taken our series "Boo's PaperWorld" in. The project started a little over a year ago and has gotten to the point we have a w...

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Bob Harper

Hey Steven, you have a lot of good stuff going on with this project. You are pretty well set as far as your packaging and angle.

As far as financing goes, since this seems to be a project suited for...

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Steven Vandrilla

Thanks for your reply!

Cab Bolton

@ BOB the GATEKEEPERS keep the doors locked, so always remember it is all about "WHO YOU KNOW & INTRODUCTIONS". With that being said we need sites like Stage 32 (introductions, pitch meetings and etc....

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Tommy Chandler
Tuesday Motivation

Hey there Anifamily! 

So, during this quarantine I've had nothing but time to really contemplate what I want to do with my dream of having my crazy animation come to life. And just the thought of it one day becoming a reality hasn't been enough. I'm more of a tangible type of motivation person. So, w...

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Bob Harper

That's great Tommy! Nothing like getting tangible materials to help make your project seem "real" I did the same thing with one of my IP's and each time I wear it to Starbucks, I always get asked abou...

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Tommy Chandler

Oh for sure! I'll keep ya'll in the loop. I'm also developing a podcast to be directly attached to the project called Rip'd. I want it to be to be a podcast with "Reapers" giving insight on what's hap...

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Tommy Chandler

Thanks Bob! I feel like getting the hat will also keep me accountable, you know. If people see the hat and ask me about it, I want to be able to say, "yeah this is a future project. Look out for it." Then it motivates me to not let them down.

Bob Harper

For sure - I had two of the guys say they would watch it just based on the title!

Tommy Chandler

That's awesome! I'm going to have that constant conversation starter literally sitting on top of my head lol

Bob Harper
Getting My Animation Team

I was asked by our fearless leader, RB, to post how I got my animation team together. My situation is probably more convenient than most people here, but I'll touch on what you can do if you want to start producing animated content with others.

I have been working in the animation industry in LA for...

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Sandeep Sharma

Bob,

Thanks so much for taking the time to write the post and being a source of inspiration and support.

Juan Atomz

Thanks Bob. I think I follow u on every social media platform there is. Love ur work!

Bob Harper

Thanks, Sandeep! Thanks, Juan that means a lot. What's your social media handle so I can follow back if I haven't already!

Ashutosh S. Jayakar
How to commission a pitch bible of an Animated Series.

Hi Stage 32 members ! First post here, so still trying to figure out. Hopefully it is in the correct lounge.

Couple of things:

1)I have developed a pitch bible for an animated series, how can I approach the OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime or others or for that matter any other platform where...

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Ashutosh S. Jayakar

True, I don't have direct connects in the places I would need them to be. Maybe I should try and look for some from my animation contacts and with whom I have worked before... Thank you so much for your time, its been pretty helpful. Cheers!

Kevin Jackson

I agree with David Boller I have been to Kidscreen and Mipcom and I have been getting some training in developing a bible for animation from experts in the industry and they say the same thing. You ne...

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Ashutosh S. Jayakar

Thanks Kevin! It all makes sense..

Kevin Jackson

I would say look in online communities for actors and crew who want to work on a passion project. See if you can find them on forums like this. See if they are willing to partner and help you with a p...

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Ashutosh S. Jayakar

Great! Any info at this juncture is welcoming. I thought with concept art of characters/backgrounds and animatics it should suffice. but I guess thats not enough :) .. Thanks a great deal for your time.

Avery Rouda
Animators

If anyone is interested in connecting to work on future animation projects together, I am looking to produce more animated content ASAP and always love connecting with fantastic animators. As a writer / director, I am in constant awe of the Animator. Cheers to crafting the imagination!

Bob Harper

Just sent you a connection request - DM me and let me know what you have in mind.

Derek Reid

Hi Avery, great to meet you! Sent ya a connection request as well.

Surina Nel

hi Avery, i too have sent you a connection request. I'd like to chat to you about this as i think i may have something that might interest you

Kevin Jackson

What is your style of animation? Tradigital, 3D, Cutout?

Rich Rule
Motion logo

Hello all. I am wanting to revamp my intro logo and I need to find someone that can do this type of work. I have the idea in my head and I don’t believe it would be difficult for someone who is skilled in this area. Would anyone be able to direct me to the right person? Thank you.

Ty Ferrell

Depends....are you looking for a motion design specialist? Did you already post this in job section?

Rich Rule

I just need it to look like a cartoon then merge into the logo and no I did not post on job section. Thanks for the tip.

Ty Ferrell
3D Model Animate question

Hi everyone!

I posted a similar question in post production. With 3D modeling/animation becoming more feasible to indie budgets, I'm interested in knowing if anyone has insight on the market. So if you do or think you may know, please chime in:

Do you feel studios first seek to hire a contractor/vend...

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Chris Joye
Animation forums

Any favorite animation forums where people are looking for collaborators (or do you use this platform?)?

Chris Joye

Thanks Bob Harper ! I'll take a look at it.

Simon Turnbull

What are you looking to do Chris?

Sari Eliza

Yeah, what are you looking for? We all need a graphic-arts programs to connect.

Mike Boas

Artella looks cool, especially for students. The most active animation community I’ve been involved with is stopmotionanimation.com —admittedly stop motion only. There’s also forums for specific programs like Toon Boom where the users are animators.

Chris Joye

Basically I’m looking to write music for their animations.

Moira Ace Dineen
To all screenwriting animators here is my pitch

here is my book pitch if you are interested in looking at.

Pleased to meet you all my name is Moira and im a indie Author who is updating and expanding my book.

I looking for screenwriter as i am terrible at screen writing

im not laz...

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Christopher Cooksey
Gary Smiley

that was cool.

Christopher Cooksey

Gary Smiley Thank you.

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