Posted by Jon on September 16, 1999 at 16:46:13:
In Reply to: For Charles posted by Jon on September 16, 1999 at 09:29:48:
I realize I didn't give you any information on how long it took. Honestly I don't exactly recall with Fat Cats, but I think to complete the 9 minutes to pencil test stage took us about 5 weeks. Keep in mind it was all hands on deck because we had no other work and had just laid off or lost most of our staff; all hands were about 6 people/3 animators. Then to re-edit and ink& paint it took another 3 weeks. Nowadays ink & paint goes a lot faster due to improved technology.
Tuna Sammich took us about two months, but that was done piecemeal, by 3 animators and 3 assistants, and all that was "on the side."
It can really vary, depending on the number of people you have working on it. Our animators probably do anywhere from 20 to 50 feet a week. Earlier this month, I did a 30-second piece (45 feet, for hire incidentally) myself in two and a half weeks, with only one other person helping by assisting it (my hands are getting too shaky nowadays!), but I did the storyboard, layout, animation, and all the scanning, ink & paint, and compositing myself. This wasn't Fantasia-type footage, but it's amazing what you can get done when you want/need to!
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