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    http://homepage.mac.com/animateden
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    Animation, Writing, Painting, Movies, Comic Books, Fantasy and Sci Fi Books
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    Dual Processor G5 3.5 GB RAM

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    Den Dotson
  • Location
    Belleville, IL, USA, Earth
  1. Count me in Rodney! It's my favorite price FREE!!! And as one of them there alumni, put me down for TWO. Den Dotson animateden@mac.com
  2. I bet those nails are rough on that shiny floor. Amazing work I have been quietly following your progress. Quite impressive.
  3. Hello All! Den Dotson here, somewhat long-time user of Animation Master recent graduate of the esteemed Rodney certification program. I am here to introduce you to my students. Yes, I have students. My "real" job is teaching graphics software for CompUSA (among many other things). In my capacity as an instructor for CompUSA I go onsite to teach as well. Recently I have been given the opportunity to teach Animation Master to the great folks at the Granite City Steel Learning Center. I will be, over the next 15 weeks, taking them through the exercises in "The Art of Animation Master" as well as sharing the history of animation, and basic animation techniques. I have asked them to post their work here as we go so they can share it with each other and all of you. My hope is that by the end of the class we will have a fresh crop of certified Animation Master users. I love Animation Master and I hope with this opportunity to spread that love to others by letting them share the joy of animating. Without further adieu here are my students: John "Chip" Bauer-serrada Linda Hill-bumblv Bob Bridges-coolidge Linda Bridges-coolteach Bob and Cheryl McKinney-bridget42 Dan Koroby-bdsw You will be seeing many amazing things from these folks in the future. Please offer them the same criticism, praise, and encouragement you gave me. Thanks, Den Dotson-animateden
  4. Ken, Welcome to the team. We would love to have you. I think you character would make a great bus driver for our journey. Please take a look at the production site and let me know anything else you would like to work on. We are on our way! -Den
  5. Here is the production site for our project: http://homepage.mac.com/animateden/snowmen.html Please pick any job you would like to do and e-mail me so I can mark them as taken and so we don't double up on work. Also let me know if you see any changes that need to be made or if you have any ideas for additions or story elements. Thanks, -Den
  6. Ben and Scott, Welcome to the team. I am going to be watching my e-mail and this forum till the end of the week to gather our team and then I will send out a list of items to pick from. You can work on as much of as little as you are able. Working in 10.5 shouldn't be a problem until we start building scenes, even then we will see how we can work around it. I am excited at the interest this project is getting and I can't wait to get started. If you have any question feel free to e-mail me or post them here. Please also drop me an e-mail when you get a chance with your e-mail addresses. This collaboration will be all over the internet so it is important that we can all stay in touch. Again welcome, -Den
  7. Mike, What I am going to do is wait till the end of the week to see who is "in" on the project. Then I will send out an e-mail with all the parts and pieces we will need to get started. We can all pick from the list and the mark them off as we go. Probably would be best if everybody on the team could swap e-mail addresses then we can pass notes back and forth without filling up the forum.
  8. Mr Jage, There is no timeframe for this project. It will last as long as it takes to finish no longer and no less. You can even jump on when you have time and jump off when you need a break. We would love to see you on the team. ZachBG, Yes it is an idea I have played with in many forms over the years. I thought it was time to create the Hash version of it. I guess I am more own little George Lucas this will be the Zombie Snowmen Special Edition. -Den
  9. Michael, I would welcome any contribution you would be willing to make to this project. There are always big and small jobs on any project and you are welcome to take on as much or as little as you feel able to handle. The beauty of a project like this is all of us will be doing it in the "wee hours" around our real work. It's just for fun. No pressure. No stress. Really. As far as being happy with your work let's find that out together. We can learn together. If you need help a team is where to find it. I am not looking for a team of professionals. Just a team to have fun and make a project. If you have further questions, post them and I will answer the best I can. Then I hope to say I can "count you in". -Den
  10. Note: Corrected post (sometimes I just type TOO fast) Hello, I have been fascinated by this recent thread about collaboration. Animation has always been a team sport and I enjoy the challenges, camaraderie, and competition that comes with team collaboration. I know the folks at Hash are working on their "Oz" movie and I do not wish to take away anything or anyone from that experience. However, I feel more like creating a shorter piece. (I still need to sleep and chat with my wife once in a while.) So here's the pitch: I have an idea for a six minute (approx. time) short that is a spoof of zombie horror movies. However, instead of being zombies the "monsters" are snow men and women terrorizing a group of children. The work I have done so far has been 1) thinking of the seed idea 2) taking pictures of some kids in their winter wear with their arms sticking out in the traditional 3D stance 3) started work on a snowman maquette. What I am looking for: A team of individuals to help develop this idea from here to there. NO EGOS. We learn together, grow together and take a bow together when we finish. I am happy to be the team coach being a central contact and facilitator. It doesn't make me the boss we just need someone to keep us all on track. Once you join the team it becomes our idea and our project. We will hand out the responsibilites, modeling, backgrounds, textures, scenes, etc. And eventually put it all together and then show it off wherever we go. Any takers? For more info write back here or drop me an e-mail, -Den animateden@mac.com
  11. Hello, I was fascinated by a recent thread on the forums about collaboration. Animation has always been a team sport and I enjoy the challenges, camaraderie, and competition that comes with team collaboration. I know the folks at Hash are working on their "Oz" movie and I wish to take away anything or anyone from that experience. However, I feel more like creating a shorter piece. (I still need to sleep and chat with my wife once in a while.) So here's the pitch: I have an idea for a six minute (approx. time) short that is a spoof of zombie horror movies. However, instead of being zombies the "monsters" are snow men and women terrorizing a group of children. The work I have done so far has been 1) thinking of the seed idea 2) taking pictures of some kids in their winter wear with their arms sticking out in the traditional 3D stance 3) started work on a snowman maquette. What I am looking for: A team of individuals to help develop this idea from here to there. NO EGOS. We learn together, grow together and take a bow together when we finish. I am happy to be the team coach being a central contact and facilitator. It doesn't make me the boss we just need someone to keep us all on track. Once you join the team it becomes our idea and our project. We will hand out the responsibilites, modeling, backgrounds, textures, scenes, etc. And eventually put it all together and then show it off wherever we go. Any takers? For more info write back here or drop me an e-mail, -Den animateden@mac.com
  12. Well, that's two, three if you count me. A great start! Are there any others out there willing to admit you are from St. Louis and using Hash? As soon as the Christmas cookie crumbs are all cleaned up it will be time to plan a meeting. Let me know what times and locations are good for everyone. Thanks, -Den animateden@mac.com http://homepage.mac.com/animateden
  13. We tried this a few months back and we had one GREAT meeting. I thought it was time for another go...Are there any Animation Master users in St. Louis MO who would be interested in getting together? If so I would love to hear from you. Den Dotson http://homepage.mac.com/animateden animateden@mac.com
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