Animation

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Sally Osborne
Stories for an animated movie

Hello everyone!

I have just joined Stage 32 and I'm excited to be part of what I can see is a very supportive community, which is passionate about all things movie!

I have written some stories for young children, which would be so cool as an animated movie. The stories feature animal characters and t...

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Arnold Buyu

nice to meet a fellow animation writer

Jason Mirch

Hi Sally! I am the Director of Script Services for Stage 32. It is great to have you here! If you ever need anything or want to ask questions, please feel free to reach out to me at j.mirch@stage32.com! Best of luck!

Elisabeth Meier

Nice to meet you, Sally and thanks for your request. We definitely should talk. :)

Roy Dickson
Any suggestions on Independent Animation Studios, Management Companies, or Agencies accepting queries or unsolicited submissions

Hey there good folks,

My writing partner and I have created a project in the animated space that we would love to take to the next steps. We're LA based and are currently running into a wall where studios, management companies, and agencies aren't accepting unsolicited material. We have a pitch bible...

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Roy Dickson

Bob Harper Its for adults! Thanks for the feedback Bob.

Trevor Gustafson

Good stuff, Roy. Similar situation here, let's support each other! When you say your project is for adults, how extreme are we talking? My project is a step up from the over-done family kiddie animate...

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Roy Dickson

Trevor Gustafson Lets definitely support each other anyway we can! I would say our project would be TvMA as of now. I would envision it playing on Comedy Central or Adult Swim.

We are widening our sco...

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Oliver L Le Roux

Hi Roy.

I own a production company in Denmark and have photo realistic animation capabilities. Have a look at my channel there is a couple of things I did there. Maybe I can help you.

https://www.youtub...

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Mike Romoth

I'm all about using YouTube and then blowing up some events to promote. It's such a great free platform, and even if you don't like them, there are others. Throw something enticing out there on YouTub...

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JJ Smith
Anime?

Is anyone in here familiar with or work in Anime? I have a screenplay that's heavily informed by Anime, and I'm wondering if it would work as one. Any advice or readers in here?

Stephen Floyd

Well, anime is less about the style and more about the audience. How would you describe the target audience of your piece?

Faruku Sayyadi

yes. I did several jobs with Anime

Allen Stevenson

Stephen, did you ever get your answer?

Mike Romoth

It would really depend on who you wanted to pitch your project to and who the market would be. If you are interested in developing your ideas into something you can look at to see for yourself and mak...

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Melissa Butler
Team Building

Hello All,

I am looking to build a team for a project I have been working on for a while called "Space Babies". I am trying to figure out how long and much it would take to produce a 10 episode ranging from 15-20 mins. I'm also interested in learning all the different disciplines it would take to bri...

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Todd Schowalter

Hi Melissa,

It would depend on several factors. What stage is your project in?

Oliver L Le Roux

I animate a lot of stuff to do with space. Photo realistic. and pretty much everything photo realistic if you want to look check out my channel. there is a couple of videos with animation there. One w...

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Melissa Butler

Hello guys, and thanks. Todd currently I have the first episode written and I’m working on the rest of the episodes in the first season and the series bible I hope to have this all done my the first week of 2020

Todd Schowalter

Hi Melissa, Who is the target audience for your series? Your direction, writing and character development will depend on who the show is being created for.

Andy Zick
Any 3D animators in Pittsburgh?

Any 3D animators in Pittsburgh, PA? I’m also looking for a 3D animator that is a honorably discharged veteran.

Andy Zick

Cynthia, I sent you an email

Cumberlain Rattlesnake

Santa Claus Down! (Amazon) would make a nice animation if collab. Advise.

Andy Zick

I’ve found an animator who is a veteran who I’m considering working with. But I’m not sure exactly what you’re asking. Are you trying to collab? Did you work on SCD! for Amazon?

Zeeshan Hussain Bhatt

Hi Andy Zick are you still looking for an Animator ? Let me know i will provide best service in reasonable rates have a good day.

Andy Zick

Thank you for your reply. I have found an animator who is a military veteran (my primary goal of this post). Good luck!

Laurie Ashbourne
The new face of 2D is a game changer

If you haven't seen the proof of concept for KLAUS, check it out here along with a great write up on why this new approach to 2D is so spectacular... http://www.animatorisland.com/3-reasons-why-klaus-is-a-game-changer-for-......

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3 Reasons Why "Klaus" Is a Game Changer for Animation - Animator Island
3 Reasons Why "Klaus" Is a Game Changer for Animation - Animator Island
Chances are that you have already seen Sergio Pablo's trailer "Klaus" and maybe you were among the many people whose jaw dropped. Gorgeous 2D animation shaded like a 3D CGI movie! Unbelievable! In thi…
Douglas Eugene Mayfield

Quite interesting. Having no experience with animation, I had to look up a tutorial on the differences between 2D and 3D animation. Thanks for posting.

John F Tupper

"Klaus" is fantastic. I've been toying with the faked 2d done in 3d recently. Not so great, at least so far. Not surprising Sergio Pablos did this. He was a Disney animator and did the character designs for "Rio." I hope he does the feature. - JT

Laurie Ashbourne

Yes, Sergio is fantastic, he's got a great thing going in Spain. I think Klaus as a feature is a given, I hope to work with him again someday.

Ramsey Anderson

I just watched KLAUS and was touched. Great visual story! Huge fan of 2D/3D and stop motion.. #Inspiring

Victor Sunstar
Trevor Gustafson

long way to go imo before its useful. but we'll see!

Amanda Toney
Woah...Hasbro Acquires Entertainment One
Hasbro Acquires Entertainment One in $4 Billion All-Cash Deal
Hasbro Acquires Entertainment One in $4 Billion All-Cash Deal
Toymaker Hasbro is acquiring studio Entertainment One in an all-cash transaction valued at $4 billion, bringing My Little Pony and Nerf under the same umbrella as " Peppa Pig " and "PJ Masks" and furt…
Amanda Toney
Writing Animation - Webinar with Netflix Director

Hey everyone - I'm excited to be bringing in a director for the Netflix series Paradise PD, Mike Disa to teach a webinar exclusively for Stage 32: https://www.stage32.com/webinars/Writing-for-Animation-Features-and-TV

He's going to be teaching about writing for animated features & TV...make sure to sign up! It's going to be awesome.

Faruku Sayyadi

great

Matthew S.
Seeking Animator

I'm seeking to chat with an animator on behalf of a friend of mine in Florida. Please hit me up in the chat.

Oliver L Le Roux

Hi Matthew.

I might be able to help you.

Check out our website. Feel free to contact me we can arrange a meeting and see if we are able to collaborate.

https://tellus.productions/thanks...

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Ihekuna Chimezie Benedict

I have sent you an email. Please check it and let me know

I even messaged you in your Stage32.com inbox

Matthew S.

Anyone interested, please text me @ 609-575-6115 if you are in the US. Out of US please email me @ emeraldpyramidpictures@yahoo.com

Michael Wearing
Animation scripts

Hi guys, I’m currently writing an animated script and as I have only written live action before would appreciate if any one could point me in the right direction of a good animation script, or two. That is one that makes it easy for the animator to understand my vision. Many thanks

Amber Greenlee

The Script:

Animation is a strange beast. Unlike Live-action, where you type direction for the actors to interpret, in an animated script you may feel you have to describe EVERYTHING because there is a Expand comment
Michael Wearing

Thanks for this Amber. Really helpful

Deneuve Brutus
Catherine Bagaaya
Teaching Animation

Hi, Cathy here from Kampala, Uganda. This is my first time posting, I am so excited to be surrounded by Creative from all over the world. I have a class of amazing brilliant young animators in the making and I am responsible for them, handling the script bit. I am more of a live action writer myself...

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Stephen Floyd

The big difference between live-action and animation is the amount of detail in your script. Animation needs more descriptions of settings, character appearances, important objects and so forth becaus...

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Simon Turnbull

Absolutely right. however, let me add this. When we're storyboarding we add a lot of extra business, new gags and subtext that isn't in the script. So there is improvisation, it just happens in the st...

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Gary Smiley

There's less drawing in animation than people think (by that I mean 'high' art). More about refining lines but mainly these are simple shapes. So for those who think they can't do art should still con...

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Steven Vandrilla

Hi Catherine. We are in the US. We are working on an animation that has one of the 2 main characters moving between the Congo... Uganda... and the US. Both characters are real with powers that are ima...

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Amber Greenlee

Oooh! I can answer this. I taught animation classes for several years to a variety of ages.

Clay is a great way to introduce young children into the concepts of animation. Do not use play-doh. Polymer...

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