Posts TVWriter™ Wishes We’d Published First

This week’s collection of recent articles from other websites about TV, TV writing, TV biz, etc., etc. is a mini-class in creating your own animated web series, because for many people this is absolutely the least expensive and most enjoyable way to get a foot in the series TV door. In fact, both our Scapegoat/Editor-in-Chief Munchman and our Beloved Leader LB are doing that very thing now. And if they can, so canst thou.

As usual, the plan here is for you to click on the headlines over the excerpts below and visit the site to read the posts in full…and if anybody asks, tell ’em TVWriter™ sentcha, okay?

Self Producing & Making Your Own Animated Web Series
by Gary Hanna

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You’ve decided to make your own animated web series. Viewers are already asking, “When’s the next video?”

Animating a web series can be hard work. For starters, remaining relevant is a gigantic challenge. You can easily spend months in between episodes, easily killing momentum and people will forget about you.

Obviously, you have to create more content to stay in the limelight. I hosted a Blab chat recently discussing ways how animators can produce more content around their series, but EFFICIENTLY….

Web Animation

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Web Animation is simply animation on the World Wide Web. Actual shows are relatively uncommon compared to webcomics, but the medium itself is pervasive in the form of commercial advertising.Aside from machinima and fanime, Web cartoons are generally in Flash, as is some advertising. Animated GIFs are even easier to make and don’t require special plug-ins, so they’re used by much web advertising and by many forum avatars. However, some such advertising uses dynamic HTML, which just changes the position of an image on a webpage. Animated SVG (scalable vector graphics) is a new technology still in development.The content of Web Animation often varies greatly from animation seen on television. Media classifications usually aren’t a problem and the length of the work can be anything. In addition, Web Animation is also available worldwide….

What I Do as a 2D Animator
by Andy Orin

The creation process behind 2D animation conjures nostalgic images of smoke-filled rooms where animators labored over their slanted drafting tables, flipping between thin pages while sketching a character into life. Those days may be gone, but 2D animators work in new ways to tell stories with their art.

Pencils, paper, and acetate have given way to tablets and digital compositing techniques that can do anything the old-fashioned methods could do while also streamlining the process…

 

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Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, announced today the addition of six new original animated shows that provide best-in-class storytelling for kids of all ages. The new series (LEGO Elves, The Hollow, Kibaoh Klashers, Robozuna, Treehouse Detectives and Super Monsters) will take viewers on wild rides and enchanting adventures that are sure to captivate young audiences everywhere.

Older kids will be met with suspense and intrigue in four new action-packed shows. In LEGO Elves, viewers will be transported to a magical yet dangerous forest as a group of humans and elves team up to protect their worlds from a wicked goblin king. In The Hollow, strangers-turned-friends scavenge through a surreal mystery world as they desperately search for a way back home….

That’s it for now. Seeya next week!