Animation

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Animated Otherworldly Characters

What are your favorites?

I'm looking forward to checking out Wolfwalkers: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/creators-behind-wolfwalk......

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Creators Behind 'Wolfwalkers,' 'Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon' and 'Earwig and the Witch' Dive Into Their Otherworldly Characters
Creators Behind 'Wolfwalkers,' 'Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon' and 'Earwig and the Witch' Dive Into Their Otherworldly Characters
THE WOLVES, MEBH AND ROBYN Set in Ireland and bathed in mythology, Cartoon Saloon's hand-animated Wolfwalkers follows an English girl, Robyn Goodfellowe, who befriends Mebh, a member of a tribe rumore…
Karen "Kay" Ross
Ever Work With Reference Actors?

Hey, Stage32 Animators!

I started a conversation in the Acting Lounge about reference acting for animation directors. If you've worked with reference actors before, I'd love for you to join in!

Click the link to comment: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/acting/Any-Reference-Actors-Here...

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Claude Gagne
Rutger Oosterhoff

Bravo!!!!!

Claude Gagne

It's not from me! I just posted it here and someone wrote 'by me' above. I'd sure love to have the creator of that animation video do mine.

Rutger Oosterhoff

I know. But it is cool,

Karen "Kay" Ross

Wow... those landscapes! I wonder if they used photo/footage references.

Karen "Kay" Ross
What Textures Make an Environment FEEL Real?

Have y'all seen Pixar's Soul? Wait... the film, not the company's moral fiber LOL!

This is a fascinating article about the details the artists included to make the streets of New York City feel both imperfect and "real". I'm curious, what would you categorically texture every time to ensure the final...

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'Soul': How Pixar Designed a Tactile New York and an Ethereal Great Before for Its First Black-Led Feature
'Soul': How Pixar Designed a Tactile New York and an Ethereal Great Before for Its First Black-Led Feature
Pixar production designer Steve Pilcher contrasted the wear and tear of New York with the formless world of the pre-birth training center. Like "Inside Out," we get two worlds in one with Pixar's " Soul."
Jenna Geiser
Hello!

Hi, I'm Jenna! This is my first post in the Animation Lounge :) I'm an aspiring writer for animation with plenty of spec scripts, one completed original pilot, and one pilot that's currently in progress. I enjoy writing for the 6-11 age range as well as smart adult animation. It's nice to meet everyone!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Jenna Geiser! Ooo, I'd love for you to unpack some of that - What makes the content for 6-11 year-olds? I know the term "kid fun", but what kind of "kid fun" do you like writing? Ooo, I do love s...

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Jenna Geiser

Hi Kay! I like to work with some more intense themes and characters who are in that great tween/teen age range where so much is changing, so that’s why I prefer the older age range as opposed to writi...

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Jessica Mei Gershen
2 Minute Animated Short

Hello Animation Community! In addition to the feature I'm currently working on, I've got a short that I REALLY want to see come to life. Any animators on here want to collaborate? It shouldn't be more than 2 minutes in length...

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Jessica Mei Gershen! Have you started breaking down the script and building up your storyboard? Otherwise, if you know what roles you're looking for, you could post a job listing: https://www.sta...

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Jessica Mei Gershen

Thanks Karen! I looked into a storyboard service through Studiobinder... have never made one before but was able to do a general idea based on pulled images. I'll look on the jobs board!

Brent Bergan
A hybrid script - people enter a video game

I’m working on a family adventure script - it’s a hybrid animation with actual people — like a reverse Roger Rabbit - people in a cartoon world. Other than describing the world, is there anything you have to be aware of to write an animation other than writing a good story? Or is it pretty much like writing a normal script?

Brent Bergan

Thanks Kay, I’ll see what I can do.

Noel Thompson

I think Cool World and definitely Ready Player One are better references. Good Luck!

Debbie Croysdale

@Brent Sounds cool having mix and match of real people and cartoon, never seen that before. Story is king with anything but how to tailor it also it depends if its family/children’s or adult content....

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Debbie Croysdale

PS This video game idea sounds like it could be backdrop for interesting sub culture, which is something that can go down well with studios. I realise it’s “family” orientated but what I meant in my p...

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Brent Bergan

Thanks Debbie! Really appreciate the info and thoughts. I’m working out the story, especially with the pandemic kids love their live gaming. I haven’t seen ready player one yet, I’ll have to check it out.

Tye Files
Action Animation

I'm looking for an animator who is interested in working on a project with me. The logline is in my profile, but it's an action animation--like Monty Oum or Shoenen Jump--about a punk high schooler set in a sci-fi world... Oh and she gets power up when singing punk rock music. Honestly, to start I'm...

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Bob Harper

Hi Tye - what's your budget?

Steven Gibson

I've been trying to publish some action cartoons to Nickelodeon for years. Since I watched Avatar the Last Airbender and Danny Phantom, I want to bring back action for Nickelodeon, I think Nickelodeon has too many funny cartoons, it's time for Nickelodeon to have more action cartoons.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Tye Files! Sounds like a neat project! Why am I getting Jem vibes? LOL! It must be the power-up from singing punk rock.

You can search for members based on occupation as well: https://www.stage32....

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Steven Gibson
Creating a Universe

So I want to know how to make a cartoon universe.

For my cartoon universe, I already drawn the characters, and also wrote down their background, now I have to know how to publish it.

Karen "Kay" Ross

There's a great breakdown webinar in the Writer's Room on "world-building" I think you would enjoy. Definitely reach out to our Director of Script Services, Jason Mirch, who can give you a link for yo...

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James Karl Fischer

This is welcome advice Kay... thank you.

Karen "Kay" Ross

You are most welcome, James Karl Fischer

Cee Whirx
New movie project

Hello, animators on Stage32. My name is Cee and I'm an aspiring content creator developing a new animated film with Kumar Sambhav of Vawworld Studios as well as indie producer Jabby Jasper. Please support me and Kumar on our feature length project. Stay tune.

Kumar Sambhav

Thanks, Cee, In this new year I have a wish list, that there would be an investors lounge on stage 32 where they can listen to the screenplays and team up on stage32 and produce the movie. Much like Blender's Open movie concept. STAGE32 ORIGINALS !!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Cee! Congrats on the collaboration! Definitely keep us apprised of your progress - if you've got links to work you want feedback on or for promotion, you can post in the Your Stage Lounge: https:...

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Adam Ristau
MaW Mediaworks looking to Use Green Screen

Hello Everyone! So I am primarily a Screenwriter, and until recently that has been the area I have thrived in. Right now however I'm ramping up to work on a science-fiction comedy that is set in space and mirrors the old Flash Gordon episodes. I was wondering if were any tips, as many of our backgro...

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Kumar Sambhav

Dear Adam The most cost-effective is the way u already mentioned, use green screen sets with markers, and replace them with 3d CGI and detailed Matte paintings. With 3d CGI and matte paints, My animation studio can help with a strict budget.

Steven Gibson
More Dr. Seuss books into movies

Due to the success of the other Dr. Seuss books that turned into movies, I think the other ones should be, If I ran the Zoo, If I ran the Circus, There's a Wocket in my Pocket, I had Trouble getting Solla Sollew and the Butter Battle Book to be turned into animated movies.

James Karl Fischer

It would be welcome... but how it is done matters significantly. To take it into a slightly different context, the Peanuts Movie had a new feel to it that worked, as much as the new animated Peanuts s...

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