From Creative Control TV: "The final installment of Creative Control TV's video diary series " SEOUL SESSIONS," following Animation Producer/ Director/ Illustrator LeSean Thomas (Black Dynamite: The Animated Series/ The Boondocks) through the streets of Seoul, South Korea as well as it's top animation studios. LeSean invites you on a tour through top animation studio, MOI ANIMATION (Young Justice, The Boondocks, Avatar The Last Airbender, WB DTVS and more) as he gives a collective run down of the stages of his personal project along with some sneak peaks of the final process. Thanks for following us on this journey and hope it was fun watching it as it sure was fun for us making it!"
Thanks so much for peeking into my creative expat musings thus far. It's been real and best of luck to you all on your own projects! See you soon!
This series has been so entertaining and so educational for me. I think many people don't seem to truly understand the effort and dedication that good quality animation needs and I think this series helped enlighten some of us that much more. I'll share this on my Facebook to spread the word.
But yeah, those last shots of the Cannon Busters anime look way nice.
You've been following my posts for years and I'm glad you still see value in my stuff. It's reassuring that You've found these videos useful. I"m not a professional network, just sharing what I know and hope a few latch onto it. Glad you dig some of what you've seen of CB! It's my passion project and I'm glad I was able to use it as an example to expose more of how things are done abroad!
I'm about to be on this level really soon. Very inspiring bruh, I've been writing and drawing my characters for my show for over a year and a half. I've got my episode bible complete with 12 in total and all 52 characters drawn out. You've helped me a great deal having someone to look up to, someone who looks like me that's in the biz with no college ed and that's talented and successful. Thanks for being that building block at the top to reach.
finally got around to watching the last episode, such a great insight man i wish there were more videos i loved these all so much....and on a sidenote i see you listenin to that tuscan leather, i love that whole album!
Thank you so much for the behind the scenes look at animation and the insight on what it takes to get things like this done. I just wanted to let you know you have inspired me to finish what it started. I am officially back on the grind getting my concepts finished and finalizing my story so i can get down to the nitty gritty of getting my stuff animated and online for the masses to see. Also the points you made about layout have really given me some great ideas on how to make my work better.
Dude just want to say thank you for putting this series of videos together. It was amazing to see the behind the scenes aspect of it and the people who make it all come together. Not only that being able to see S. Korea and the people there was awesome as well. I was there 3 years ago and hope to go back. Watching your videos was definitely inspiring. I hope you decide to do more videos like this. Much respect man.
Just want to express my gratitude for your stream of information, tutorials and and resources through this, your Tumblr & the Facebook community you have built. It has provided a source of inspiration for so many, no less myself. I'm definitely looking forward to CannonBusters and am eager to support it if you intend to do something via crowd funding. Keep it up man. I know all this makes me want to spend less time in fear and more time grinding. Thanks again.
Thanks a lot samurai. It's a privilege to share what i do for a living, given all the other things in life that occupy our time.
It's much appreciated that you've seen this and find any of my random musings useful. You just never know who's watching or who you touch. I'm glad I was able to put some positive energy out there in the form of making stuff. These days its rare for creative folks to have the time to invest in sharing without asking for money. This was something that was therapeutic for me as well as informative for aspiring guys out there. Your appreciation is greatly noted.
So ill Sean...Well done, and a quality production. It's been extremely informative (as you obviously know it would have been different for everyone here in the states to relate to had it come from someone who wasn't from around the way). I've shown the Youtube episodes to multiple people for various positive reasons, and have been able to use you as an inspirational example that we should have no fear as artists. I can't wait to add your project to my official anime collection and shake your hand in person again.
I totally remember seeing these character designs of yours something like 10 years ago on some art forum. Probably eatpoo or conceptart.org. Congratulations on coming so far since then! Looking forward to seeing the finished animations~ =]. Maybe if I hadn't stopped drawing around that time, I coulda been in the same ballpark lol. I'm glad to have discovered your work again. Keep it coming!
Thank you leSean thomas for your love for the animation and comic book game... You have very well inspired me and tons of others I'll keep all these videos to heart and make them fuel me and drive me to become a better artist..I look forward to seeing more work from you...your my most inspirational role models in art and I thank you again for everything you shared with us ..I hope to one day become an inspiration to others like you
Thanks Mr. Thomas! I'm glad we both share an affinity for comics and animation enough for you to dig this lil series. Im humbled by your words. One of the greatest gifts you can receive in this world is to inspire others to take what you've done to the next level. That's legacy-building, the stuff that sticks around long after you're gone and I greatly appreciate you telling me!
OH man Seoul Sessions is over damn!, now where am i gonna get more inspiration. Some us that are the future animators we seriously gotta to drawing and planning, cause some of the old guy are done and retire.
Cheers, LeSean. I understand so much more of what goes into and went into shows I used to watch when I was slightly younger and shows I watch now. Can you keep us updated with CB as well please... thanx.
I can't begin thank you enough for all your hard work in putting this series together.
One of the biggest outcomes of watching your series has been the exposure to a number of manga artists and anime animators that I've only begun to scratch the surface with. I now don't only know Hayao Miyazaki, Leiji Matsumoto and Tatsuo Yoshida.
When I chatted with Neal Adams at FanEXPO '13 for fair length of time, I mention you and your stay in Korea to him as something I want to do to grow as an illustrator/animator.
Wow, Neal Adams! That's crazy, that guy is a LEGEND. Is he into animation, too? I recall showing him some old comic pages at a convention 20 years ago and he responded " I can't critique this. It's a completely different style. You should go talk to another artist who is familiar with anime/animation style, because I don't know what I'm looking at." LOL!!!!