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For those who missed out on backing the Cannon Busters animated project campaign back in Dec, you now have a chance to through PayPal.^^ www.cannonbusters.com is now live and has made this opportunity available for a limited time. This is for those who still want to back this amazing project and add a couple ends to production and get in on some of the fun too! Simply go the site, click on "Pledge rewards" and choose from the limited selection available! Thanks so much for the support thus far as we get things under way on our end. Exciting news in the coming weeks! Enjoy your weekend! ‪#‎MakeStuff‬

www.cannonbusters.com/store/

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"Is this considered anime?

I am guessing it kind of depends on the type of capacity the support Satelight is providing for the series, but to me it appears that the key animation production will be done stateside.

I mean I enjoyed The Boondocks but I wouldn't call it anime, and this would probably be placed in a similar sphere of traditional western animation meant for more mature audiences." - Revya The World Eater, Kotaku

"If it's made primarily by Japanese people for a primarily Japanese audience, it's anime. Otherwise, no, it's an animated series with anime influences.

In this case, I'm leaning toward the latter, much like Avatar/Korra (which, as far as I know, actually did receive "assistance" from a Japanese studio, which is apparently why a lot of fans are quick to call it an "anime"), but it really depends on just how big Satelight's involvement in this will be. There have certainly been "anime" (or things that I would consider "anime") that have been directed by Westerners, or had a lot of Western influence/involvement, so it really applies both ways. But the most important factor is the primary market that it is going into. Because, after all, the term "anime" is nothing more than the Japanese word for "animation"." - Wohdin, Kotaku



These are a few comments from a long thread about upcoming project Cannon Busters on famous site KOTAKU.com, which covered our campaign. Very fascinating.

Article: kotaku.com/animes-fan-driven-r…


What do you think? Does it even matter? 

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It's amazing how setting goals can make you unhappy. 

For a long time, I've always thought to myself: "I'm not quite as good, but I will be once I've met my goal." Or, " Once I've reached my goal, I'll be happy, I'll be successful." I'm sure that I am not alone in this mode of thinking and as a result we ultimately push our own happiness to the back, unless we accomplish some major milestone.

We place ridiculous stress on ourselves to lose weight, get a promotion...finishing a comic or whatever.

But I think setting goals seem useless without a system or process in place to reach them. I'm learning more that it's important to understand the difference between goals & systems. The goal is the desired end result, the system is the process, or practice that (if committed to) eventually gets you there. Focusing on practice instead of performance allows you to be present, and improve at the same time. Planning progress (Goal) vs. Making progress (System).
 

Let's commit to a process, not a goal in #2015

Good luck on your projects!^^

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WE DID IT!!!

CB

WE DID IT!!!! 

Thanks to your unwavering support and HIGH DEMAND for new ideas and Action & Adventure themed animationCANNON BUSTERS has reached it’s funding of $120,000 with 4 days left!!!!!!!!!

We’re currently in the process of planning stretch goal announcements but for the night, It’s time to take a celebratory fist pump (And sigh of relief) and we did it because YOU WANTED IT!!!

Now the HARD WORK BEGINS!

Stay tuned for more updates!!!! :-D
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The time has finally come to bring this to the people: 
CB

Hot off the heels of Seoul Sessions, TV Animation Director LeSean Thomas has decided to bring his passion-project to the people via crowdfunding and brought along some help from some of the industry's TOP TALENTS. Among them? Joe Madureira (contributing character design concepts), Thomas Romain (Space Dandy Mecha Designer/Oban Star Racers/Basquash! co-creator), Producer Tim Yoon (The Legend of Korra), animator Bahi JD( Space Dandy, Ping Pong, Ghost IN The Shell: Arise), Satelight Inc ( Macross Frontier, Basquash!) & Retailer Animebooks.com! Please support! And if you cannot, SIGNAL BOOOST! Let's make stuff!!!!!

ONLY YOU can help make a new, 2D animated action-adventure dramedy of epic proportions happen with your support!

Click on the link and go pledge! Let's make Cannon Busters happen TOGETHER! 

WATCH THE CAMPAIGN VIDEO then click the link beneath to PLEDGE!!!


CLICK HERE TO PLEDGE!!!!! ONLY YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!!:  kck.st/13ygPZ0
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JOE

JOE

Thomas

Thomas

Coming soon...
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ATOM

Yoh Yoshinari (Gurren Lagaan, Little Witch Academia), legendary animator and and director at red-hot animation house, STUDIO TRIGGER just joined Deviantart!



Stop by and say hello to him Here!! :-D
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Another collection of 2D key animation from my favorite animated TV series on American television right now, Studio Bones's Space Dandy on Adult Swim!

Space Dandy groovy-ass track "Stardust Pipeline" by the amazing Junk Fujiyama. Featured in the memorable space surfing scene in Ep 6. "The War of Undies And Vests, Baby” 

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"The Japan Image Council has opened its call for applications for the Animation Artist In Residence Tokyo 2015. If you’ve had a film that has screened in an international festival or exhibition, I strongly encourage you to apply. As a previous resident of the program, I frequently find myself thinking about my wonderful experience in the residency. With each passing year, the amount of applicants for the residency has grown significantly, so I can only assume the competition will be even tougher this year. Even so, this opportunity is too great to pass up, especially since the application is free.

Alongside the prospect of time and funding to work on your own project, the residency is built for those who want to experience and discover the works of Japanese animation artists, both old and new. Meeting independent directors, interacting with student filmmakers, and visiting animation studios were frequent occurrences throughout the residency. The amount of cross-pollination that occurs between animators from different parts of the world is excellent, and can lead to great leaps in personal artistic development. The work that you will be able to see, be it animation or any other art form, will likely change your perspective in many ways for the better.

There are only a few stressful days throughout the residency in which you must present your work in front of sizable audiences, but if you put in the time on your project, this won’t be an issue. The amount of blissful days are far more numerous, many of which I spent walking through parks and getting lost in the mazes of residential streets. Much of your time will be at your own disposal during the residency.

So take that short film you’ve been planning for years or plan a new one right now, follow all of the guidelines provided on the JAPIC website, and submit your application. Even if you aren’t accepted, it is still an opportunity to take another look at the projects that have been sitting on your shelf and breathe new life into them." Caleb Wood #MakeStuff

Source: japic.jp/eng/2014/06/artist-in…
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Another collection of 2D key animation from my favorite animated TV series on American television right now, Studio Bones's Space Dandy on Adult Swim!

Space Dandy Ending music track "“X Jigen e Youkoso” (Welcome to Dimension X) by Etsuko Yakushimaruan and the amazing Yokko Kanno. 

 
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A collection of Genga Animatics from one of my absolute favorite animated shows this year, "Space Dandy." It makes me happy to see this kinda content is still all done on paper. No Command Z. Japanese 2D TV animators continue to inspire me beyond no end. featuring some of the work of key animators Tadashi Hiramatsu, Yutaka Nakamura, Norifumi Kugai, Gosei Oda , Bahi JD and others!

  
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Hey gang, Just a heads up as these days I've been more active on instagram than Deviantart. I'm not leaving this page as I post new images/journals when I can, but I'm certainly more active every day on Instagram, it's easier to post up artwork as well as reach other artists simply and catch up. If any of you guys & gals are into that sorta thang, feel free to hit me up there! Thanks and hope all is well on your projects!

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Premieres, April 21st, at 10:30pm only on Adult Swim

 

  
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Mark your calendars.

April 21st. only on Adult Swim :-)

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For all aspiring artists/ students who whish to work in 2D animation production, and those already in 2D animation who know little to nothing about actual 2D animation production, here is but a glimpse of what it's like. This is also a pretty brilliant program enacted by Japanese grants to nurture the talent pool for the new generation. Watch director Yoh Yoshinari (gurren Lagaan, Evangelion, FLCL) train 5 young animators at his newly founded animation company STUDIO TRIGGER (KIll LA KILL), as he guides them through the process of helping him create the first episode of the wildly popular Little Witch Academia OVA. Inspiring stuff and a true peek behind the curtain of what it's like for young artists/creatives/animators who work under a giant like Yoshinari. 

Enjoy!!!! :-)



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Making of Hideaki Anno’s magnum Opus,  Rebuild of Evangelion 3.33 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO. A compilation progression rough-to-final-process video showcasing the beginning stages and final compositing of one of the greatest displays of production planning/animation to date (2D/CGI animation usage). 

Anno’s Studio Khara is part of why I will always want to do 2D animation.


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best of luck to you this year!
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NICKELODEON ANIMATION launched an Animated Comedy Shorts Program. They are looking for writers/animators/artists to contribute. 


APPLY TO NICKELODEON HERE: 

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION LOOKING TO TRAIN STORY ARTISTS:

"The Story Initiative Program at DreamWorks Animation is a comprehensive immersion program for recent college graduates who wish to pursue artistic careers as story artists.

The objective of the program is to identify and train entry-level storytellers in the techniques and practices of storyboarding for feature-length animated films. Over the course of an initial three month curriculum, trainees are instructed by a DWA senior story artist in a training environment that replicates the production environment on actual projects. Trainees learn how to: evaluate and plan their storyboard sequences, take their boards from first "thumbnails" to final approval, collaborate with fellow artists, and work with directors and producers. Throughout their training, they are given opportunities to partake in additional creative enrichment opportunities including: classes in gesture drawing, life drawing, writing, improvisational techniques, acting, and visual storytelling (among others). Following this crash course, they are then launched on a three month stint with one of our projects to put into practice what they have learned.

If you are dedicated, resourceful and full of ideas, then we want to talk to you! It is important that whatever your area of study, you have also taken the time to focus on learning the fundamental skills that will serve as the foundation for your future growth. "




APPLY TO DREAMWORKS HERE:

www.dreamworksanimation.com/co…


Lots of Opportunities to expand your net work and gain industry basics and know-how. 

GOOD LUCK!


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The making of one of the greatest animated TV series ever made, GAINAX'S galaxy-shattering "TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN!!!"

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This is just a car commercial but dammit if this doesn't look promising. The Titans look creepier than I expected.


Directed by Shinji Higuchi, the director of the Live-Action Attack on Titan film dropping next year.
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