Animation

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

Gajendra Babu (Gb)
Shorts longline

Looking for websites to post loglines for shorts. Please suggest.

Daniel Lewis
Looking to join Animated Filmmakers for Screenplay

How can I get involved with Brilliant Animated Film Makers? I'm really curious of how the stages are done.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Daniel Lewis! You should check out the VLOG by Frank Gladstone from ASIFA who answers Stage 32 members' questions. Totally worth checking out, and there are three VLOGS so far: https://www.stage3...

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Brent Forrest

What are you trying to do? Get your screenplay made I assume. What have you got cooking, a short, a film, a series?

Kumar Sambhav

Hey Daniel, the best way is to write the short stories and get it pre-viz / with basic look development, we can do that for you, and share it everywhere, before last week I thought there was only Link...

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John Moss

Thank you for this Kay this is great information! Daniel have you written an animated screenplay? I have too, it would be interesting to share and compare!

Matt Ip Shaw
WorkFlow and Production

Hey Lovely Artists!

I am about to start pitching an animated series and I've been looking around for some production studios to partner with to see who might be interested. In terms of art and illustration; would it be a good idea to look for a company with similar illustration styles? Or should we p...

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Kumar Sambhav

Hey Matt , I wonder to whom you are going to pitch, because, i have an animation studio and I have been asking here, that I need to represent my animation studio to production houses to a feature film deals,

Kumar Sambhav

here's my reel - https://vimeo.com/442776059

Karen "Kay" Ross

I like having options myself. Get three companies talking to you to choose from, but I'm not sure I'd waste time getting the attention of a company whose MO doesn't serve your story.

Sondra Gordon
Very curious about getting music into anime,animation shorts

very curious to compose for this genre...I would like to trade clips without music audio and

do a mock up free of course in exchange. I do more 80's meets edm,and "soundtrack" style

Karen "Kay" Ross

That's an incredible offer, Sondra Gordon! Just to confirm, you're offering to compose in exchange for...? Maybe you could look through the available loglines and see if anything inspires you: https:/...

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Ashutosh S. Jayakar
How to get in touch with Literary Agents

Hi guys, I have been wanting to get in touch with literary agents who in turn could represent the animation script which I want to pitch to the OTT platforms. Any guidance on how to go about doing it would be much appreciated. Thanks a million!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Ashutosh S. Jayakar! Definitely reach out to our Director of Script Services, Jason Mirch, who is excellent at matching projects with potential executives (or agents, in your case): J.Mirch@stage...

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Chris Norby
Software recommendations

Good evening everyone

I am currently working on an animated project I have written and could really use some recommendations as far as some new software is concerned. I'm currently working with Daz3D software and I do enjoy the results, however I cannot shake the feeling of spending too much time, ef...

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Bob Harper

Blender is free and has a big support community and plenty of available resource materials for training.

Dustin Sweet

You can also port your Daz models across, so you won't lose assets.

Rolf Mohr

Agreed Blender could be the answer you're looking for. It's come a long way and has almost caught up with industry standard Maya for animation and is competitive with other 3d modeling software that c...

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Corey Idleburg
Growing a Successful Production Company

Working with some friends to create a production company that specializes in 2D and 3D animation. What are some things we should be doing to ensure the success of the company? I understand this is a broad question, just looking for tips and tricks from the field on running a business, financing, rec...

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Bob Harper

Try to get a good lawyer to advise you on how to set things up and make sure everyone is covered legally and on the same page.

Erick Freitas

A good lawyer is very important... But a business plan of how you're going to make money is even MORE important.

Barry John Terblanche

I have two good animated scripts (shorts) you may be interested in ~ Freely available for option ?

Karen "Kay" Ross

How is the new production company going, Corey Idleburg? I'm not sure if it was mentioned before, but you should definitely have a way set in stone for how to distribute and make money. Lots of produc...

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Corey Idleburg

Karen "Kay" Ross Everything is good so far. Working on a few animated projects and developing a fiction podcast. Had to step away due to work obligations, but the rest of the crew is handling things w...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
New Pink Panther Remake - Using Mix of Live Action and CGI

So, clearly there's a pattern - what other Live Action/CGI films have you seen? Did you like the end product? Admittedly, I still haven't seen The Lion King or Jungle Book remakes...

https://deadline.com/2020/11/mgm-pink-panther-sonic-the-hedgehogs-jeff-f......

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'Pink Panther': MGM Developing Live-Action/CGI Hybrid Movie With 'Sonic The Hedgehog's Jeff Fowler Directing
'Pink Panther': MGM Developing Live-Action/CGI Hybrid Movie With 'Sonic The Hedgehog's Jeff Fowler Directing
MGM is looking to bring back the classic animated character Pink Panther in a big way as it has set Jeff Fowler direct a new live-action/CGI hybrid feature film centered on the iconic cat. Chris Bremn…
Kumar Sambhav

Dear Kay, can u help with how to approach MGM to pitch my 3d animation studio for this movie.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Kumar Sambhav! You can either do a cold inquiry, where you email them directly - it's the original way and can still work, so long as you don't attach any unsolicited materials. However, pitching...

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Amanda Toney
Stage 32 Storyboarding Pitching Class with Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2) and Paul Watling (Spider-Man)

What were your favorite takeaways from today's webinar? Chime in below and stay in touch with one another to help each other practice your board pitches.

Tommy Chandler

But how cool was that to see Conrad pitch AND Paul’s animatic?!

Hagop Kane Boughazian

I'm open to collaborate, hear pitches, chat, pitch, anything.

Santosh G Oommen

Enjoyed the seminar! Great pitches by the guests.

Tommy Chandler

I just wanted to share this illustration with ya'll. The story behind this is there's an alien race out there that actually breathe our futures. The guy in the ship is someone who refuses to accept th...

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Santosh G Oommen

Great piece!

Karen "Kay" Ross
Skydance Animation?

Who knew they had animation? Oh, and you can pitch to them on Stage32, too! SO COOL!

https://deadline.com/2020/07/skydance-animation-shane-prigmore-developme......

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Skydance Animation Hires Industry Veteran Shane Prigmore As SVP Development
Skydance Animation Hires Industry Veteran Shane Prigmore As SVP Development
Shane Prigmore, the animation veteran who has worked for Laika, DreamWorks Animation, Warner Bros and most recently at Walt Disney Television Animation, has been hired as SVP Development at Skydance A…
Martin Reese

Hopefully I can pitch to guys like these once I get done with Mike Disa's animation class.

Kumar Sambhav

WOaawww !! I wonder, how I can find a representative for my animation studio to these production houses. STAGE32 looks very exciting,

Bob Harper

This is where John Lasseter ended up after Pixar.

Kumar Sambhav

How do we pitch to skydance here on stage32, is someone from skydance here

Karen "Kay" Ross

Pitch Sessions are listed here: https://www.stage32.com/scriptservices/pitch-sessions Executives from different companies are listed as they become available....

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Kumar Sambhav
Producing 3D animated movie under $15mn

Recently I watched the 3rd episode of VLOG: ASK A VETERAN by frank,  someone had asked if $15mn  is enough for a 3d animated movie, I believe it's possible with us we have been working on this tight budget for a very long time check this quality - https://youtu.be/vunIa1G5wxI  , this can be achieved...

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Tony Byrd
Hiring Animators

I'm working on an animated short film called Revenge of the Cats. It's mixed live action and animation. I have trouble finding animators. What should I do?

Kumar Sambhav

Hi Tony here's my reel, We are a full-service 3d animation studio https://vimeo.com/442776059

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Tony! Definitely post a job listing for the positions here: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs/add

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