Post Reply Does anyone know of Make Your own Anime Resources
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Posted 10/1/16
Hey everyone! I was hoping you can help.

I know many folks would love to make their own anime series, manga, or other. I know many of you folks have probably researched how.

I was wondering if you have found any good websites, videos or tutorials on the matter that you would like to share that would help folks be able to create their own anime.

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Posted 10/1/16 , edited 10/1/16
It's best to start with the basics of animation. Style choices come later.

https://floobynooby.blogspot.ca/2015/04/the-12-principles-of-animation.html

After grasping some basic art knowledge and the principles of animation you can start branching out and learning specific animation software. Find one you are comfortable with, learn it. Study reference animation. Watch how they execute on character turns, watch how they apply the principles of animation.

Start small. Animation is very tedious.
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Posted 10/1/16 , edited 10/1/16
What are some of the shortcuts?

Also has anyone tried making their own anime on this site?

Oh and thanks that was a great site.
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Posted 10/1/16
make flash animations..
Posted 10/1/16
I made anime using powerpoint..
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Posted 10/2/16
So any helpful sites your recommend or some basics?
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Posted 10/2/16
Look up 'How to Make Anime: Toei Animation edition' and it'll tell you all the tricks on how to make anime on the cheap. Talking heads, slow panning shots, long intros and flashbacks... they'll tell you everything you need to know.
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Posted 10/2/16
ive done rough sketches for a manga based on a story i wrote.
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Posted 10/2/16
Thank you all for the suggestions!
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Posted 10/2/16
Be sure to get a small loan of a millionaire dollars if you're looking to fund a half-decent anime.
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Posted 10/2/16
Well these would be self created anime. I think it can and has been done before without that budget, but yes it would be nice to get that million dollars.
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Posted 10/2/16
Are you serious? Do you have any idea how expansive it is to make a single episode? Established people in the industry aren't even certain of getting enough money if they use crowd funding sources.
Tell anyone asking their only chance is to join an actual animation company. And even then they might up being almost an actual slave as certain animators are.
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Posted 10/2/16 , edited 10/2/16
Contrary to what A_RandomGuy says, making an animation needn't be expensive. The prime costs come from staff time with smaller costs from the production equipment and licensing copyrighted material (such as the source manga or the background music). If you are wanting to make amateur animations as a hobby then you don't need to worry about staff costs. However, the counterbalance to having no staff is an increase in production time and a reduction in sources of creative ideas.

For background music you can try making your own, get a friend to help or find an amateur musician and see if they are willing to work for free with the reward of a prominent credit in your animation. You could also try without music but the soundtrack is rarely interesting without some form of sound accompaniment.

Production equipment costs will remain more or less the same whether you are working on your own or have a team of staff. If you have a computer you can find plenty of free animation software around to practice with, though their more powerful tools are often restricted to paid editions or they insert a watermark on the screen of your finished animation. You will probably want to upgrade from the free software when you are ready to publish a finished animation on YouTube or other site but free software is great to practice with in case you find that it isn't your cup of tea.

As reference material for an amateur anime creator I'd suggest watching JK Meshi and Crane Game Girls. Keep an eye on the simplistic sprites, repeated backgrounds and limited movement of the characters; the less you have to draw and animate, the quicker and easier it will be for you to produce an animation. Don't expect to make something of the quality of Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works as an amateur without many years of effort.
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