At 8/29/12 07:21 AM, Wonchop wrote:
At 8/27/12 10:33 PM, stabbyclaus wrote:
Okay, still bothers me that I can't edit posts.Internet sucks like that.
Anyhoo, as a somewhat freelance flanimator who doesn't seem to find much work in the local area of the UK Midlands (not that I have a clue where to look), I'm curious as to whether Adult Swim ever takes on work-from-home freelancers for some things? (Assumedly besides the flash stuff like LeeLee's Quest)
Otherwise, any advice for animators looking for work who lack much confidence or just general business sense?
The animation that ends up on the channel is from many different places, but especially Atlanta & Los Angeles. The most notable work-at-home person I can think of is Cyriak, who was introduced through the show Off The Air. He's a UK artist like yourself, and someone who is open to chatting over e-mail. Hit him up!
As for your last question, just be honest with yourself & know that experience always trumps confidence. A one man animation operation is rather unappealing in a large studio setting unless you bring something truly unique to the table. If you are young person capable to take internships, do it. It's the only way I managed to get in with any crowd. Work your ass off and make good friends AND co-workers. Most of the luck you'll find is because someone liked you (or your work) enough to keep around. You will end up working with jaded dipshits, dickhead tools, and slimy bastards no matter where it is, the best freelancers are those capable of adaptation to any circumstance.
I got to work with people I admired by simply e-mail or a facebook message (you might be surprised what cross-referencing Google/LinkedIn/Facebook can do ha.) They are all real people, and very few of them rely on fake names. Like, Joe Murray (creator of Rocko's Modern Life) is very easily accessible over facebook/e-mail. He runs an online animation class and gives feedback regularly. Try thinking back to someone who inspired your childhood idea of cartoons and shoot them an e-mail right away asking just what you asked me.
Lastly, just have fun and collaborate with whoever is willing. You never know who will be big enough to hire you someday, so why not be nice and try to atleast help anyone who asks. You may get the same in return. My girlfriend was John K's assistant about 3 years ago and she got that by being an honest friend to her professor at the time.
At 8/29/12 05:26 PM, Th-e wrote:
As for Moral Orel, I heard that the reason for the cancellation was that the third season became too dark. The episode mostly blamed for the cancellation was "Alone." They claim that Season 3 of Moral Orel was even darker than Neon Genesis Evangelion, and that is saying something. Is that true?
For the first part of your question, just do it Team CoCo style. That's all I can suggest. The studios I work for are rather detached from HQ so I don't see any anime action around me, sorry.
I believe Dino would give you a simple, "yes" concerning Moral Orel. I doubt he knows about NGE but the darker turn was Dino digging deeper into each character. I wouldn't say that's continued in this new special but that strong emotion depth is still very much there. I was extremely proud to be on the project as I was just another viewer (in a small biblebelt town may I add) when the show originally aired. Seeing it grow to what it is now is rather amazing and I certainly hope to see the missing episodes get produced through this Beforal Orel special getting popular.
At 8/29/12 08:23 PM, platypuspwn wrote:
Well, hot damn, those pictures force me to believe you. Do they have any offices outside of Atlanta, if so, which one do you work at?
I did most of my recent [adultswim] work through Starburns Industries, but I've also worked for Shadow Machine in the past. Both are located in the Greater Los Angeles area.
At 8/29/12 08:31 PM, Boss wrote:
how does a slimy creep such as myself sneak his way into the ranks of your un-dead army?
Internship slave work. I did it for 4 months before seeing a paid gig, let alone that it was 12 months after the initial 4 months that the paid gig happened (had to wait for a new season to come around.) According to the IRS, most of us are dead basically. Many of the artists tend to work only at the studios for a few months, then the rest of the year is freelance.
At 8/29/12 08:33 PM, mandog wrote:
What was the most painful thing you had to do in adultswim (i.e do loads of paperwork)
I hate filling out my financial stuff at work, I ALWAYS get it wrong. I'm rather dyslexic so doing anything on paper, permanently, is a nightmare. That's why I <3 the undo button and scorn Newground's lack of an edit function! :P
As for something partaking to my real work, probably digital mouths where I have to do lipsyncing in AE although I'm not a traditional animator. YET, before Dino kicks my ass for saying that, we limited digital mouths to almost nothing because Dino prefers a very traditional stop-mo look & feel.