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Hi my name is Callison Slater and I make math and colors talk. Smile at my kinetic geometry, please.

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Posted by calslater - November 1st, 2020


A (hopefully) helpful clip from my filmmaking course. The course is 40+ minutes, focusing on sensory storytelling (accessing the five senses through film), tailoring your film toward an audience, developing a killer concept, and the basics of story structure. Originally $197, you can access it through the $20 tier on my Patreon. Cancel at any time!

https://www.patreon.com/CalSlater



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Posted by calslater - October 28th, 2020


Working on a traditional horror animation, inspired by the work of Edward Gorey, Edgar Allan Poe, Tim Burton, and Ari Aster


Consider contributing on Patreon! Even $2 helps, but at $5 you'll have your name in the credits and get access to it when it's out!


https://www.patreon.com/CalSlater


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Posted by calslater - January 27th, 2020


Vital Information for Filmmakers, Screenwriters, Graphic Novelists, Animators, and Playwrights


https://calslatertoons.teachable.com/p/create-your-own-cartoon


In this course, you'll learn

  • A simple six-part formula for making great short films, feature films, advertisements, vlogs, your future TED Talk… any kind of story!
  • How to create iconic, unforgettable characters
  • How to quickly turn your personal stories into exciting short films that people will pay to watch
  • How to finish quality animations with no cast, crew, and at any skill level


What are students saying?


"I loved the course. All of it! ...It will really come in handy as I grow myself and my craft."

-Katlego


"...Means the world to [me]. More beginners need to see stuff like this, that not only outlines the basic workflow of a project but also the psychological process"

-Rooster M.


"ANIMATORS: ALL of this is great...pay close attention..."

-Lamont W.


"Cal's course is excellent for those looking to hone their skills or start fresh as an animator - The story writing section for me is definitely a favorite, truly what I needed to begin proper and longer [stories]"

-Ryan



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Posted by calslater - November 8th, 2017


How Much Does Animation Cost Per Second? (Click to see the blog post)

When a client approaches me for animation work, the trickiest part is always negotiating the price. Most individuals interested in freelance animation don’t realize how much time, money, and effort goes into even the simplest of cartoons.

Above, I’ve listed famous examples of animation, along with how much each second cost to create (Budget Adjusted for Inflation / Running Time). Hopefully this can help other animators and potential clients judge pricing more clearly.

For more tips on animation, storytelling, and film-making, check out my free eBook here

 


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Posted by calslater - July 28th, 2017


Our short film Trump's Got No Tact won Best Animation in the New York Short Film and Screenplay Competition! Josh Miller and I headed to NYC to attend the film fest. Twas fun.

 


Posted by calslater - July 2nd, 2017


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I got invited to RTX Austin as a guest animator! Who else is going? Has anyone attended in previous years? I'd love to hear about it.

 

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