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Hey guys, we just put out a process video giving a high-level explanation of how we make 2D animation!  You can check it out here:
BATTLE CHASERS: NIGHTWAR - Gully animation
I'm super excited to share with you guys some of the work I've had the pleasure of doing on the Battle Chasers: Nightwar game, which currently has a Kickstarter campaign going!!  You can check out the Kickstarter page here:  www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…

Me and the rest of the team at Powerhouse Animation have had a blast working with Joe Mad and the talented team at Airship Syndicate, and would like nothing more than to continue doing awesome action animation for those guys.  Please help spread the word about their Kickstarter, and help us continue working on something we love!!

This is the complete Gully sequence from the Kickstarter video, but all put together.  In this case, we only had time to complete rough animation, and one shot of fully cleaned-up work for the end of their Kickstarter, but I hope you guys like it!
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BATTLE CHASERS: NIGHTWAR - Garrison animation
I'm super excited to share with you guys some of the work I've had the pleasure of doing on the Battle Chasers: Nightwar game, which currently has a Kickstarter campaign going!!  You can check out the Kickstarter page here:  www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…

Me and the rest of the team at Powerhouse Animation have had a blast working with Joe Mad and the talented team at Airship Syndicate, and would like nothing more than to continue doing awesome action animation for those guys.  Please help spread the word about their Kickstarter, and help us continue working on something we love!!

This particular sequence is the complete Garrison piece that you can see in the Kickstarter video.  There's no sound (yet), but hopefully it gives you guys an idea how things will turn out!
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The studio I work for, Powerhouse Animation, is looking for a few skilled digital painters and animators in the Austin, TX area, or willing to relocate to Austin.  This would be for a full-time, long-term position.

We are looking for digital painters who are comfortable working in a variety of styles, from realistic to cartoony (and everything in between).  As for animators, we are looking for folks who have experience with traditional animation (not 3D), with bonus points going to those who can comfortably animate in both western and eastern styles of animation.  More bonus points for those who can do both animation AND digital painting!

We more than welcome students and those just out of school, but we are looking for exceptionally skilled individuals who will jump straight in to production without a ton of training, so please keep that in mind while applying.

If you're interested, please email me at sam@powerhouseanimation.com with a link to your portfolio and/or demo reel.

Also feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions, but please don't send your portfolio through DA notes or comments!  I may not see it or it may get lost!  Please email it!

Cheers,
-Sam Deats, Creative Director at Powerhouse Animation

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Samuel Deats
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
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I work at a studio in Austin, TX called Powerhouse Animation where I am an art director working on a variety of projects, most notably video game projects such as Starhawk, Darksiders 2, DC Universe Online, and the Epic Mickey series.
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theAnimeNut Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know you're probably super busy, but could you maybe do a small and quick tutorial about the fundamentals of 2D animation?
I'm really interested in getting into animation(but for fun and my own enjoyment), and I want to get a good and general idea of what to start out with.

Your Naruto animations were really awesome by the way! :D
 I find it hard to believe you did them all by yourself...
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poojipoo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I totally want to do stuff like this in the near future!!  I am super busy, though... I'm working on some of the biggest projects I've ever been involved in, so I'm burning the midnight oil pretty often these days... But I did record myself animating on a project just recently, and I should be able to link a video of that around soon!  It's not exactly going over fundamentals, but it should at least give you a glimpse at my process.
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theAnimeNut Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Good luck with all your projects!
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PKDsm Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Just wondering: did you go to school to pursue animation as a career? If so, where? Your works are amazing, by the way. :)
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poojipoo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I actually just went to Austin Community College since they had a decent animation program... But I honestly can't recommend it unless you happen to be in the area and you're super self-motivated.  I consider myself mostly self-taught given that my first animation class was taught by someone who didn't know how to animate and was just giving us assignments out of the Animator's Survival Kit, and I didn't get much of any critical feedback from my following animation classes.  I see some pretty decent students come out of schools like SCAD, CCS, CalArts, and a few other places, but be warned: they're extremely expensive, and animation doesn't pay super well right now.  I recommend developing other skills in your drawing/illustration skillset to make sure you're covered if finding an animation job is proving difficult.  No matter what artistic field you get in to, having well developed drawing and drafting skills is going to be a must anyways.  :)
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PKDsm Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Student General Artist
So what is it that you do now? Would school be necessary to go into debt for?
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Gaboris Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
A bit late, but Happy Birthday from Hungary!
Keep up the great work. :)
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Neonspectrum Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HBD
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
...a very happy birthday to you sir...=3
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday :D
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