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ComedyGuy
08-28-2013, 01:23 PM
It was a great idea to make a movie with forum people. But now it has suspended. Will it come back?

Anonymous Filmmaker
08-28-2013, 01:39 PM
I'm still all up for helping edit, do vfx and any motion graphics, title sequence, etc.

Patrick Wiley
09-09-2013, 07:03 PM
I still want something to happen. I don't know what at this point.

How many animators do we have on the forum? That might be a way for us all to make a film. Some of us write, some animate some edit the animation. We could even do voice acting remotely as well as scoring.

ComedyGuy
09-11-2013, 09:31 AM
So many people want to participate:)))

JHar888
09-11-2013, 10:17 AM
I still want something to happen. I don't know what at this point.

How many animators do we have on the forum? That might be a way for us all to make a film. Some of us write, some animate some edit the animation. We could even do voice acting remotely as well as scoring.

I LOVE this idea! I've always wanted to do an animated horror film.

Nick Soares
09-11-2013, 10:53 AM
An animated horror film would be awesome :)

JHar888
09-11-2013, 11:19 AM
^ Glad you dig the idea Nick. :)

Patrick Wiley
09-11-2013, 03:57 PM
I love horror as well.

How many animators do we have on the forum? I figure we'd want at least three. Then we can assign each roughly a 3 minute segment and get a ten minute short.

Anonymous Filmmaker
09-11-2013, 04:06 PM
I love horror as well.

How many animators do we have on the forum? I figure we'd want at least three. Then we can assign each roughly a 3 minute segment and get a ten minute short.

I'm not an animator, but I would be happy to help polish it with stuff like flares and color correction.

JHar888
09-11-2013, 04:27 PM
What if we had 4 different animated shorts that served as pieces of an anthology film?

Each short could be 20 mins give or take a few.

We could have four different writers/producers and have however many animators it required.

Patrick Wiley
09-11-2013, 05:21 PM
lets start by seeing how many animators there are.

JHar888
09-11-2013, 07:17 PM
where did Ron Cole go?

Jimmy
09-19-2013, 10:40 AM
I think the issue with the animators is having these people (that most likely are trying to support their family) work for free on a project that will most likely not make any revenue. Just thinking out loud

spacecadetmotionpictures
09-19-2013, 03:24 PM
An animated horror film would be awesome :)

Interesting idea!!

Are we talking about a family safe kids cartoon about ghosts and ghouls or a straight up, "we're gonna scare you and spray you with so much blood that you may vomit in theatres" type of animation? I can't personally think of any horror movie that has been animated... except for this one:


http://youtu.be/2OsYCFOaCbg


I think the issue with the animators is having these people (that most likely are trying to support their family) work for free on a project that will most likely not make any revenue. Just thinking out loud

That alone would almost make it worth aiming for a feature in my opinion... If there's a potential box office payday, people may be more receptive to volunteering to make it happen... especially if it's original like Nick's suggestion. The nice thing about going animation over live action would be that it could be done way easier by more people in more places and in their usual spare time after work without having to terribly disrupt their regular lives. For the most part, those involved would only have to congregate once or twice for pre-production and the voice-over recordings... even voice overs could be done at home and collated over the internet.

Either way, I like this animation idea. I'm no good at modeling and actual animation, but could help just about anywhere else including voice acting and writing... as far as writing goes, I've really wanted to do some collaborative writing for quite some time and this could be a good opportunity.

Patrick Wiley
09-20-2013, 10:23 AM
I think the issue with the animators is having these people (that most likely are trying to support their family) work for free on a project that will most likely not make any revenue. Just thinking out loud

But that's what we're all talking about doing. I think we should be seeking out college/grad students who are studying animation that want to do something which showcases their work. That's really what we should be looking at here. Something good for our reels and maybe a few festival entries.

What killed it last time was when we started getting too extravagant.


Interesting idea!!

Are we talking about a family safe kids cartoon about ghosts and ghouls or a straight up, "we're gonna scare you and spray you with so much blood that you may vomit in theatres" type of animation? I can't personally think of any horror movie that has been animated...

Here's what I'm thinking:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC0Gqt8VRKk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGzghUQRVk8



That alone would almost make it worth aiming for a feature in my opinion... If there's a potential box office payday, people may be more receptive to volunteering to make it happen... especially if it's original like Nick's suggestion. The nice thing about going animation over live action would be that it could be done way easier by more people in more places and in their usual spare time after work without having to terribly disrupt their regular lives. For the most part, those involved would only have to congregate once or twice for pre-production and the voice-over recordings... even voice overs could be done at home and collated over the internet.


That's the sort of extravagance I was talking about. Animated features often take several years to complete. One made patchwork style with lots of animators would probably take even longer. The more animators you bring in the greater the chance that you end up with several terrible animations. I once came across a film called "Night of the Living Dead Reanimated" the premise was to take the audio from the original and have different animators animate every minute or so of it. On paper the premise sounds pretty cool. The result was unwatchable because most of the animation was terrible.

Its much more practical to find three talented young animators to create a ten minute short then it is to get dozens of them to create a feature.

myownself
09-21-2013, 02:28 AM
Hey guys! I'm back.

Sorry for the inactivity. I've been so busy, and I've also been in the dumps, questioning if I actually want to go into film!

But I am back lol

I love the idea of an animated horror, and I'd be up for helping write for sure!

I'll start working on some ideas :)

Patrick Wiley
09-23-2013, 02:15 PM
I contacted someone I know who took animation as a digital media major. She's busy but she offered to share this forum and thread with the digital media department facebook page.

myownself
09-23-2013, 07:42 PM
That's awesome! Hopefully we find some people!