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A Postscript

Walter Santucci

Walter Santucci is Animation Director at Klasky Csupo Animation and Professor of Animation History at California State University, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Guerrilla Guide to Animation : Making Animated Films Outside the Mainstream

Continuum, 2009

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...Six months after In Her Shoes finished, however, we were informed that the animation was going to be resurrected and included as a bonus feature for the DVD release. Great news indeed!A week after that, I was told that the rights...

Basic Computer Knowledge

Walter Santucci

Walter Santucci is Animation Director at Klasky Csupo Animation and Professor of Animation History at California State University, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Guerrilla Guide to Animation : Making Animated Films Outside the Mainstream

Continuum, 2009

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...This book assumes basic computer literacy on the part of the reader. You should know how to turn your computer on, how to save projects, where to save them, and what it means to “click” on something.You shouldn't panic, grab a broom...

Cheating with Storyboards, Layouts, Backgrounds, and Animatics

Walter Santucci

Walter Santucci is Animation Director at Klasky Csupo Animation and Professor of Animation History at California State University, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Guerrilla Guide to Animation : Making Animated Films Outside the Mainstream

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...There's not too much cheating to be done on storyboards other than drawing very sketchily and copying and pasting panels that will be reused.However, you can cheat by parlaying your storyboard into layouts. If planned properly, the same...

Doing Time in Las Vegas

Walter Santucci

Walter Santucci is Animation Director at Klasky Csupo Animation and Professor of Animation History at California State University, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Guerrilla Guide to Animation : Making Animated Films Outside the Mainstream

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...After Gansito, we were invited to bid on an interesting project for MGM Hotels in Las Vegas. It was an eight-minute piece starring the heads of all the MGM Hotels as superheroes.Klasky Csupo was the other company MGM/Mirage was considering...

Motivation/Inspiration

Walter Santucci

Walter Santucci is Animation Director at Klasky Csupo Animation and Professor of Animation History at California State University, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Guerrilla Guide to Animation : Making Animated Films Outside the Mainstream

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...Why make a film to begirt with? It’s laborious and there’s a very good chance only five people besides your friends and family will see it.The key lies in remembering to stay in touch with the creative spark that made you want to do...

Passing It On

Walter Santucci

Walter Santucci is Animation Director at Klasky Csupo Animation and Professor of Animation History at California State University, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Guerrilla Guide to Animation : Making Animated Films Outside the Mainstream

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...Here are a few last words of wisdom, starting with what I feel is the most important.YOU ARE NOT A DIRECTOR UNTIL YOU FINISH A FILM!!!There are many people with good ideas who talk about them but never make them.And when I say “finish...

Bruce Wayne, The Riddler, and Catwoman (Really)

Walter Santucci

Walter Santucci is Animation Director at Klasky Csupo Animation and Professor of Animation History at California State University, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Guerrilla Guide to Animation : Making Animated Films Outside the Mainstream

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...Oh, wait, you do want to hear about Catwoman? Okay. Just calm down, I’ll tell you.While we were in the midst of animating the Gansito Duck, we were also coordinating the Stop Calling Me Night Owl project. We had a short pilot animation we...

Cedric the Entertainer

Walter Santucci

Walter Santucci is Animation Director at Klasky Csupo Animation and Professor of Animation History at California State University, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Although this chapter features a well-known celebrity, it’s relatively short. The lesson is a good one, though.Well-known (and very funny) comedian Cedric the Entertainer wanted to create an animated television series in 1999. Through his...

Cheating Las Vegas

Walter Santucci

Walter Santucci is Animation Director at Klasky Csupo Animation and Professor of Animation History at California State University, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Guerrilla Guide to Animation : Making Animated Films Outside the Mainstream

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...The budget for the MGM project was small but comfortable. But it was only comfortable because of all the cheats we knew. For example, all the backgrounds were made from photographs run through Photoshop filters. We went all around the Las...

Sixty–Five Hours Straight

Walter Santucci

Walter Santucci is Animation Director at Klasky Csupo Animation and Professor of Animation History at California State University, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Guerrilla Guide to Animation : Making Animated Films Outside the Mainstream

Continuum, 2009

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...Now, right after saying that I worked way less while at Klasky Csupo, allow me to completely contradict myself.Sometimes you have to do very difficult things and don’t see the reward right away. Such was the case with a spot I directed...