January 5, 2022No Comments

Animation January – Watching 31 Animation films in 31 days

Animation is a vast and broad genre of film as any. Really, it runs parallel to live-action films, but it isn't held to the same rules and realities of filming that live-action is. Often times it's more complex and labor-intensive than traditional films. Bored with winter and locked-down we decided to watch a animated film a day for the entire month of January.

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November 12, 2021No Comments

Top 10 Research Sites For Directors

Many don't realize the amount of research directors and filmmakers need to do in order to do their jobs well. And others don't know where to start! Let us help you out with this list of 10 research sites for directors and filmmakers.

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November 2, 2021No Comments

13 Types of Movie Title Design Sequences

There is a range of different types of Movie Title Design Sequences, Opening Credits, and Intros that filmmakers and directors use in their projects. Each one has its own distinct reason for existence and the role that it plays in storytelling beyond just showcasing the credit. The art of the title sequence is really a lot of detective work figuring out the themes of the story and putting that into a framework or motif of imagery that makes sense and adds to the narrative without giving too much away.

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July 6, 2021No Comments

Traffic Overview: Attack Studios June Report 2021

This is the traffic overview of the Attack Studios website for June 2021. I got this tip to do this kind of post from Pat Flynn after reading his book Superfans https://patflynn.com/book/superfans/

 

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June 25, 2021No Comments

Attack Studios Recognized by Clutch as One of the Top Explainer Video Companies in Chicago 2021

Recently, we have been recognized by Clutch as one of the top explainer video companies in Chicago. Clutch is an established B2B reviews platform that helps firms across the globe connect with the top service providers that they need in order to improve effectiveness and increase productivity.

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December 8, 2020No Comments

Panels & Frames Season 1 Episode 1 – Animation and Comic Books

Animation and comic books have many areas of discipline that overlap.  From thumbnails to character design, and storytelling to lettering and text effects, these industries have more in common than not.

This series of blogs post will discuss work, new and old, from both industries as well as dive into more niche practices like motion design, 3D animation, stop-motion, webcomics, and motion comics.

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June 9, 20209 Comments

After Effects Tips: Gradient Map to LUT

Working with all kinds of designers and illustrators, we sometimes get assets that aren't ideal for importing into After Effects. The client can get pretty mad when the look of the video doesn't match the look of the design boards. Gradient Maps are the common culprit. Here's how to convert a Gradient Map to LUT?

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