Hey guys, as you may know, I've finally got three new animators to collaborate with on my future animated projects. I'm going to do storyboards, model sheets, layouts and voice acting, while the other three would provide animation, as long as they feel like it, and after they animated the scenes, I'm going to do some editing. The three collaborators are:
1. Erma Smith aka Blu-Bear (http://blu-bear.deviantart.com
) aka Blubear108 (http://www.youtube.com/Blubear108
) - I've been improving my animation quality all the time, but I wanted it to be Disney-quality animation, so I'm looking for a key animator on YouTube, even though I've looked everywhere. Yet, I found Erma, who has great work. Her Munchers film looks good. Plus, she's going to provide main pencil animation and backgrounds for my projects, but I'm going to use Toon Boom to vectorize/trace the drawings she produced.
2. Pancham Alva aka panchamss3 (http://www.youtube.com/panchamss3
) - I was introduced to this guy by my online friend Geoff Cook aka StarC0mmander (http://www.youtube.com/StarC0mmander
). Pancham always wanted to do a collaboration, so we're going to work out. I'll send him my model sheets and a Toon Boom project file of all the vectorized hand-drawn cels. But he's going to use Adobe Flash now, so he'll just use said program to import the cels and color them, in addition to extracting colors from the model sheets.
3. Gregory Scheckel aka GMSPics42 (http://www.youtube.com/GMSPics42
) - I've heard that this guy is a partner with Geoff and even his best friend Brian Andersen aka Sonicsnout (http://www.youtube.com/sonicsnout
). Greg has already partnered with Brian on the "ROBOTNOBOTS" series on YouTube and is currently working with Geoff on his soon-to-be Adult Swim animated science fiction series "Star Commander," so I was eager to meet up with him and collaborate. Greg is going to create sets by assembling my layouts and even rough animation, in addition to providing camera work and cleaning up cels. In fact, he's collaborating with other animators.
After the animation is completed, I'll do my part and assemble all the colored cels and backgrounds in Toon Boom. Hopefully, I'll get this started.