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Vile Pilot
Jan 19, 2018


So after a bunch of thinking and experimenting I've decided to devote myself full time to working on my Youtube CG animation channel https://www.youtube.com/user/PaulEd...Laughlin/videos. I am aiming to put out a 1-10 minute video a week so the animation is going to be extremely limited.

As for content I've been asking the forums for suggestions on what to do recently, but I think that I want to start doing my own ideas. The prospect of developing an entire catalog of animation that, except for music and sound effects, is entirely my own is motivating.

Financially I don't expect to make any money doing this, so I am going to continue to live with my parents indefinitely (they are alright with that). Maybe 10-20 years down the line I'll look for traditional employment, but right now I am comfortable with the negatives that come from creating my own art full time.

Vile Pilot fucked around with this message at Jul 26, 2018 around 13:33

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Kart Barfunkel
Nov 10, 2009


https://youtu.be/7Qr5bOE1784

Here’s a little thing I did.

bitmap
Aug 8, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 4123 days!


Fun Shoe

Loopdeloop entry for "dogs"

https://vimeo.com/282909593

Neon Noodle
Nov 11, 2016

there's nothing wrong here in montana

Subtle

Kanine
Aug 5, 2014


bitmap posted:

Loopdeloop entry for "dogs"

https://vimeo.com/282909593

i loving love this

Ccs
Feb 25, 2011


bitmap posted:

Loopdeloop entry for "dogs"

https://vimeo.com/282909593

Feeling like there's some kind of message here in the subtext...

Anyway I'm sure i'll figure it out eventually, cute dogs!

Duck Party
Feb 26, 2013

There ain't no Party like a Duck Party

I made an animation tutorial and animated a fox.trot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl3IX6hgNss

Also bitmap your loop is awesome, saw it on the big screen at the LA screening it got lots of laughs.

bitmap
Aug 8, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 4123 days!


Fun Shoe

Duck Party posted:

I made an animation tutorial and animated a fox.trot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl3IX6hgNss

Also bitmap your loop is awesome, saw it on the big screen at the LA screening it got lots of laughs.

Thankyou! nice trot

bitmap
Aug 8, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 4123 days!


Fun Shoe

oh, also, my friend Alex and I have started Loopdeloop London up again, at Bar Kick in Shoreditch. We had the first one last week. I'll post the invite here when we get the next date but any london animation goons should come along and watch me get publicly drunk and make a fool of myself with a microphone.

The 7th Guest
Dec 17, 2003



Duck Party posted:

I made an animation tutorial and animated a fox.trot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl3IX6hgNss

Also bitmap your loop is awesome, saw it on the big screen at the LA screening it got lots of laughs.
I've seen your tutorials before, I love your painted backgrounds!

Ccs
Feb 25, 2011


Animated a dog noticing and beginning to chase a thing, critiques on what needs improvement appreciated.

https://youtu.be/H_hrBjkvsDA

Brazilianpeanutwar
Aug 27, 2015

Spent my walletfull, on a jpeg, desolate, will croberts make a whale of me yet?


Made a little doodle,using GIMP as always.

NC Wyeth Death Cult
Dec 30, 2005

He lost his life in Chadds Ford, he was dancing with a train.

I want to do a ton of background studies, are there any "go to" sites that have screen shot dumps of entire animated shows and movies? A while back I was able to find one that had a lot of early Disney and it was an amazing learning tool.

Alternately: any suggestions for taking media I own and turning it into en masse screen shots?

NC Wyeth Death Cult fucked around with this message at Aug 27, 2018 around 14:23

Ccs
Feb 25, 2011


http://animationbackgrounds.tumblr.com/

http://anime-backgrounds.tumblr.com/

It's kind of breathtaking how good animation backgrounds are since while watching they just slide by.

Ccs fucked around with this message at Aug 27, 2018 around 20:42

Son of Thunderbeast
Sep 21, 2002

I'm Mr. Frybo, look at me!

Grimey Drawer

I started an animation project and ran into a technical issue that I'm trying to figure out my way around right now. What's the best way to get an animated gif with transparency into a video file with transparency that I can import into, say, Hitfilm Pro or DaVinci Resolve?

I've been using Pyxel Edit to create some animations that I now want to use in my project, and spent half the weekend trying to figure out how to get this done. I got to the point that I'm learning the ffmpeg command line interface to try and make my own script that can batch-convert the gifs.

I'm aware that I could import the frames as png and re-create the animations in Hitfilm/Resolve, but this isn't scalable for the amount of animations that I'll be working with. I'm also aware that since this is my first project like this, I may be trying to pound a square peg into a round hole and am open to any input on workflow changes that may be necessary.

E: figured something out via image sequences

Son of Thunderbeast fucked around with this message at Aug 28, 2018 around 05:45

An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

Back in action!


I haven't posted in a while. Here's a big update!

I'll start with Duck Party. Thanks for the tip last November about how to adjust music to match your frame rate. Someone from the Audience Awards saw my Love is Love short and asked me to enter their Shorty Shorts competition. I think Typical was one of the judges.

I had the bpm at 130 and it needed to be 120. It was fixed for the awards. I lost, but did make it to the finals. This is the same as last time, but just with the adjusted music. I never finalized it or sang the lyrics like planned.
http://aud.link/La1DmLz?sh=1535824437qSiS

Second thing, Someone else noticed my cartooning and paid me to make a short animation!

I'm happy with it, but a BUNCH of animation could have been better. It was a time vs money thing. Also this is only like the 5th short I've ever animated. Just keep that in mind. I'm more of a writer/director person getting into animation to use it as my storytelling medium. It's been a rough journey!

The lady that contacted me is from a non profit and wanted to make a PSA. I let her choose the style. She chose my own linework designs; so that made me happy. I got paid to do what I wanted to do. I'm moving up! Also this was shown to the governor of Florida 2 weeks ago to try to convince him to invest in weed removing boats instead of using aquatic pesticides. Good times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HPY-GHqOmI

Alright, and I'm saving the best for last. I've posted my girlfriend's two loops here in the past because she doesn't have an account and I'm proud of her. She wanted to try her hand at cut out animation. So we made a script and she animated it.

This is only her 3rd time animating something. Her timing is getting better and better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZNSbi2NSt0

Duck Party
Feb 26, 2013

There ain't no Party like a Duck Party

That's awesome! I'm glad my little tip could help! It's funny how once you make something the ball just starts rolling. Never feel down about 'loosing' a competition especially in animation. If you made something good someone notices and that can get you a job and that's a lot better than winning some dumb prize. I've gotten 2 full time studio jobs cause I entered in loopdeloop. The best thing winning got me was a rubber chicken.

I want to finish by chanting: One of us! One of us! On of us!

An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

Back in action!


Duck Party posted:

Never feel down about 'loosing' a competition especially in animation. If you made something good someone notices and that can get you a job and that's a lot better than winning some dumb prize...

I want to finish by chanting: One of us! One of us! On of us!

Are you kidding me? I was just happy someone asked! I'm that guy that's just happy to be there. Thanks again!

On to the next project. I'll be boarding a whiteboard animation for my gf, boarding out a short scene for loopdeloop (glutton for punishment), and switching our longer project (Bubbletopia) over from Opentoonz to Animate.

Next month, I will be sitting down with a couple of people and we are going to build 2 more studio pitches.

An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

Back in action!


Here's my submission for the september loopdeloop. The theme is "Fear". I reused the Alien Tentacle King that I made earlier and added some framework around it to make a little short loop.

I drew this in Adobe Animate, made the music in LMMS, the sound in audacity and put it all together with premiere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPhY_tYCau8

bitmap
Aug 8, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 4123 days!


Fun Shoe

An Ounce of Gold posted:

Here's my submission for the september loopdeloop

I look forward to seeing it on the big screen!

I'm requesting a ban because I apparently can't stop filling all my spare time with cspam threads and it's loving me up. so!

Any London goons should come down to Loopdeloop on Tuesday 9th October at Bar Kick in Shoreditch, 127 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE. We'll be there from 7. We had a great turnout last time (too many people to even fit in downstairs) and it's fun to drink with other animators, professional and student alike. Come say hi! My name is Ben. I'm the tattood australian dickhead with curly hair.

Yeesh. 12 years. Goodbye!

An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

Back in action!


Thanks and goodbye! I've never even looked in cspam. I only check out this thread, gbs and tv at this point. 17 years for me! I think I was a baby 17 years ago... I don't remember clearly!

Is there any other place besides Reddit where cool kids go for animation stuff? I'm on a few Facebook groups but I feel a lack of community.

On the loop edge, I see there's a Toronto one. That's only 4 hours from me. I doubt I'll go to the October one, but spring time in Toronto would be cool. I might actually be able to see people soak in my photons! (Did it get weird).

E: oh yeah, bitmap is there a way to follow your stuffs? I generally don't know who anyone is and I'm not the fan type to track peeps down. I think I follow Duck Party's channel and BAM on YouTube and that's it.

Same w everyone else. Since this place is dead feel free to post how to follow you. I only upload to YouTube Zoofer Entertainment that you can find by clicking open the above loop .

An Ounce of Gold fucked around with this message at Sep 27, 2018 around 19:12

bitmap
Aug 8, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 4123 days!


Fun Shoe

It's just a job for me really but I very infrequently post to https://www.instagram.com/saint.of.eyes

Nude
Nov 16, 2014

I have no idea what I'm doing.

An Ounce of Gold posted:

Thanks and goodbye! I've never even looked in cspam. I only check out this thread, gbs and tv at this point. 17 years for me! I think I was a baby 17 years ago... I don't remember clearly!

Is there any other place besides Reddit where cool kids go for animation stuff? I'm on a few Facebook groups but I feel a lack of community.

On the loop edge, I see there's a Toronto one. That's only 4 hours from me. I doubt I'll go to the October one, but spring time in Toronto would be cool. I might actually be able to see people soak in my photons! (Did it get weird).

E: oh yeah, bitmap is there a way to follow your stuffs? I generally don't know who anyone is and I'm not the fan type to track peeps down. I think I follow Duck Party's channel and BAM on YouTube and that's it.

Same w everyone else. Since this place is dead feel free to post how to follow you. I only upload to YouTube Zoofer Entertainment that you can find by clicking open the above loop .

Only animation community I've found are 11 second club, and cartoon brew (I guess). Not sure why finding an active animation community is so tough.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

I have an amateur question for everyone.

I have an opportunity to make a 1 minute animated short for a local business.

I was going to do a hand-drawn animation similar to Terry Gilliam's cartoons.

What's the best and/or most affordable program for this? My computer will basically handle any of them.

If it helps, most of my animation knowledge comes from Flash Animation, but I haven't worked with that program in years.

Ccs
Feb 25, 2011


After Effects probably. Pretty easy to translate over your Flash knowledge and there are tons of tutorials online for paper-cutout style animation.

raging bullwinkle
Jun 15, 2011


Nude posted:

Only animation community I've found are 11 second club, and cartoon brew (I guess). Not sure why finding an active animation community is so tough.

Mixed Parts is another one.

https://mixed.parts/

bitmap
Aug 8, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 4123 days!


Fun Shoe

Because my ban seems to be taking forever I have a squillion mixed part invites if anyone wants one. PM me I guess.

raging bullwinkle
Jun 15, 2011


bitmap posted:

Because my ban seems to be taking forever I have a squillion mixed part invites if anyone wants one. PM me I guess.

Just fyi I've always been heaps inspired by your work and will be sad to see you go. But I also understand why you're leaving since it took me years to reign in my own internet addiction. So yeah good luck with the whole logging off thing.

also here's a thing I made to demo a technique for a friend which made me want to do more frame by frame stuff. I feel like I rely too much on dragging the ease handles way out and calling it a day. Gotta get back to the fundamentals.

Duck Party
Feb 26, 2013

There ain't no Party like a Duck Party

An Ounce of Gold posted:

Is there any other place besides Reddit where cool kids go for animation stuff? I'm on a few Facebook groups but I feel a lack of community.

E: oh yeah, bitmap is there a way to follow your stuffs? I generally don't know who anyone is and I'm not the fan type to track peeps down. I think I follow Duck Party's channel and BAM on YouTube and that's it.

There are a few good animation podcasts you can listen to to find out who works in animation. I feel like animation takes so much time that most people who do it full time don't have time to do it on the side for personal stuff so the online community is rather vacant most of the time. Other than loopdeloop or 11 second club, The closest thing to an online community is just social media. A lot of people are on instagram or twitter, but it's all mushed togeather with other artists. There's stuff like inktober and other art challenges: character design, colour challenges and whatnot. A lot of storyboard artists post comics and designers post illustrations. Also location plays a big part. If there are animation studios in your area there's more likely to be local animation related events in your area. Obviously LA has a lot...

An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

Back in action!


Thanks for responding everyone. I'll being stalking you all on Monday! Also, I wish I had the resources to create an online community for artists that was for talking and not just selling your goods/skills (also selling your goods/skill).

FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


Here is me late response i post stuff on vimeo.com/mistersad and i post process and other filler on my twitter! Heres a thing from a little bit ago

https://mobile.twitter.com/thecigar...717901732229120

Also in terms of "community" i think the world animation discord is alright, mostly its critical enthusiasts and nerds, but theres a couple animators sometimes and i think more animators bein present mite liven discussion up some what. Its "online casual" here is link (link: http://discord.gg/nAMqZH5) discord.gg/nAMqZH5

The 7th Guest
Dec 17, 2003



I kinda decided to bounce after someone in there defended a surprise sex-filled manga by accusing the steven universe crew of being secret pedophiles

I prefer a more chill environment

Unmature
May 9, 2008


Does anyone here have any experience pitching to Frederator?

An Ounce of Gold
Jul 13, 2001

Back in action!


Unmature posted:

Does anyone here have any experience pitching to Frederator?

Yeah, a few of us have pitched to them. My writing partner (aka my girlfriend) and I did 4 go pitches and Eric Homan suggested we make them a series bible but we never did... Dun dun dunnnnn!

They are all about the "Character is King" in his or her daily life approach.

(You can read about my experiences if you want to click the ? and travel back in time! oooh ahhh)

Unmature
May 9, 2008


An Ounce of Gold posted:

Yeah, a few of us have pitched to them. My writing partner (aka my girlfriend) and I did 4 go pitches and Eric Homan suggested we make them a series bible but we never did... Dun dun dunnnnn!

They are all about the "Character is King" in his or her daily life approach.

(You can read about my experiences if you want to click the ? and travel back in time! oooh ahhh)

Thanks! A storyboard artist friend and I are pitching to them soon. We have a pitch document and a pilot already written, so I think we're ready. A lot of people in the industry have read the script and like it so I feel good about it.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

Hi friends! I came in a little over a month ago asking about animation programs best suited for paper cut-out style animations.

Well, I finished it! It's my first animation in around 10 years, it was my first time using Adobe After Effects, and I had a maximum run-time of a minute for everything.

The Movie Moth.

Every image (besides one) is hand-drawn and painted with watercolors, gouache and India Ink.

I hope to do an actual hand-drawn animation next.

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gmc9987
Jul 25, 2007


Franchescanado posted:

Hi friends! I came in a little over a month ago asking about animation programs best suited for paper cut-out style animations.

Well, I finished it! It's my first animation in around 10 years, it was my first time using Adobe After Effects, and I had a maximum run-time of a minute for everything.

The Movie Moth.

Every image (besides one) is hand-drawn and painted with watercolors, gouache and India Ink.

I hope to do an actual hand-drawn animation next.

I really wish I could call the staff to remove the head of a rude moviegoer. Nice work!

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