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Freelancing Towards a Career in Cartoons with Kyle Stephens

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 

The health and wellbeing of our community, AAF members, students, and guest speakers are our top priority, so this month’s AAF luncheon will be a Zoom Event


I’ll be talking about my winding career path over the past ten years towards working in the animation industry. I’ll then touch on some findings and understandings I came upon along the way of working in freelance and finding my way into becoming a small business owner as well as working with large companies and teams, both remotely and on-site.
4 Things You’ll Learn
  • Understanding the process as a whole, regardless of position
  • The need for tangible ideas over just words
  • The utility and freedom of independent work
  • Connections vs. relationships

 

Date: Thursday, September 24, 12:00 – 1:00
Location: Zoom

 

Kyle Stephens, Visual Effects Artist at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Kyle Stephens is freelance generalist in the realm of animation. Growing up in Johnson City, he never stopped wanting to work in cartoons. After finishing a Bachelors in Animation at SCAD and working in town for a few years, he packed up and moved to Portland OR to be a part of the local animation scene. In that time he worked locally for animation companies like Bent Image Lab and Shadow Machine, while also forming his own company, Wingsuit Pictures Animation. Through Wingsuit, he’s been able to do projects directly for companies like Hallmark and Weiden + Kennedy. His jobs have included every aspect of animation production from concept to completion. He’s recently moved to Los Angeles to join Stoopid Buddy Stoodios as a Visual Effects Artist. In his spare time he likes to play music and travel, as well as type up brief bios in the third person.

 

 

About Stoopid Buddy Stoodios:
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is a full-service production company that specializes in producing and developing stop-motion, CG, and 2D animated content for television, film, and the web. Our sprawling campus, located in Burbank, CA, sports some of the finest talents in animation alongside state-of-the-art facilities that ensure quality in everything we produce. We have a knack for creating stunning, unique visuals and telling character driven stories with an uncanny sensibility. The Stoodio is home to the longest-running stop-motion show on television, ROBOT CHICKEN, as well as Sony’s SUPERMANSION, the kids’ series BUDDY THUNDERSTRUCK for Netflix, CAMP WWE for WWE Network’s new block of programming, Denny’s THE GRAND SLAMS web series, and a slew of exciting new projects currently in development with Amazon, Cartoon Network, and more. Our work is our passion.
Check out some of Kyle’s work!
Wingsuit Pictures Showreel (Freelance Work)- https://youtu.be/qcgHYXIysA0
McDonough Quickies #5 (Independent Work) – https://youtu.be/I3SGgU7WrqM
KFC Colonel Bear (Weiden + Kennedy) – https://youtu.be/_sObO1BQAbM

 

 

RSVP Now
Members: FREE
Non-Members: $20
Students: $10

Details

Date:
September 24
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom
TN United States

Details

Date:
September 24
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom
TN United States

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