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SubjectDate AskedExpert
Animation video for earning online with commercial rights9/30/2016Russell Calabrese
  Q: I want to make animation on my own stories 2d/3d to publish on youtube for earning purpose I have ...
  A: The problem with free software is that it actually isn't free for commercial use. The only way to ...
New levels 3D animation4/25/2016Russell Calabrese
  Q: Considering the breakthroughs 3D animation has made in recent years and how it has become possible ...
  A: I really hope not. I'm not in favor of using CGI for recreating dead actors and comedians. There is ...
Will Hollywood ever go back to making theatrical 2-D animated films or shorts and releasing them commercially on a big budget?2/3/2016Russell Calabrese
  Q: how are you? I am posing a question about the future of Hollywood animation. Technically this is a ...
  A: Some people still making 2D hand drawn animated films for the theater are in Japan and France and ...
How exactly does Flash work- can you please explain it to me?1/29/2016Russell Calabrese
  Q: how are you? I saw your name and description on AllExperts and I am hoping you can answer my ...
  A: Adobe Flash is a vector based program and most animators draw directly into the computer through a ...
Softwares7/11/2015Andre Hickman
  Q: There are many ways to learn a software .But, what are the best ways to learn a software ...
  A: There is really not answer to that question, as everyone has a different learning style. You really ...
Were to offer our services?2/6/2015Russell Calabrese
  Q: Calabrese: Mi name is Francisco Durán and I represent a 2D/3D Animation Studio. We have been ...
  A: Ola Francisco, The best thing you could do is search for production companies and studios and send ...
Looking For An Online Animation Program8/8/2014Andre Hickman
  Q: Mr Hickman First of all, I am not sure are you the right expert in this area but I hope you could ...
  A: Hey Jeff, I'm not familiar with any free 2D cell animation programs, but a free 3D program is Blendr ...
How to sell my 3d animation film4/29/2014Russell Calabrese
  Q: My film is a 3D animation 1920.1080 HD format. I just finished it this year. What is the next step ...
  A: I really can't help you with selling your film but, you should definitely Copyright it. It's ...
Walt Disney Company4/28/2014Russell Calabrese
  Q: My name is Violet. I am doing a huge research for my language arts class. My topic of choice is the ...
  A: I work at the Walt Disney Company and can not talk about the company unless authorized to do so. ...
Watchmen Movie Poster2/21/2014Russell Calabrese
  Q: I am trying to figure who the artist is, of a specific movie poster for Warner Bros.' Watchmen. The ...
  A: I'm not really the right person to ask for this. You should also ask a comics expert and a movie ...
Animation as a carer.1/29/2014Andre Hickman
  Q: my name is Bishop Lewis. I'm a sophomore in high school. I've been trying to perfect my drawing ...
  A: I actually can't answer all of these questions, because I'm not the typical art student. Yes, I do ...
Converting .vpj to .avi12/8/2013Andre Hickman
  Q: When I convert this according to instructions, the final product is huge (7.47G) and saved in ...
  A: Hey Marilyn, I have never used the .vpj format, but I'll tell you that I have to use the .avi ...
Framed Disney Bambi on Cloth, Artist?11/16/2013Russell Calabrese
  Q: I am interested in finding out if anyone there is familiar with artists from years past that did ...
  A: I'm sorry to say, in my opinion, this piece looks like somebody did this this for themselves as a ...
2d digital animation in Adobe flash and more10/31/2013Russell Calabrese
  Q: Calabrese I'm Bobby Geter and I plan to have a career in animation and graphic design. I've always ...
  A: You need to take your time and learn the basics. What you're asking for is a way to do animation ...
Creation Kit to Blender10/19/2013Andre Hickman
  Q: Fallout 3 has a downloadable creation kit from their website. In this kit you can access all of the ...
  A: Hey Tony, send me a link to the creation kit, so that I can look at it. I don't know what format ...
Movie Effects10/18/2013Andre Hickman
  Q: I was wondering if you knew of any mats and wall papers designed with grids or other types of ...
  A: Hey James, I haven't seen anything like that. Usually people just use markers, and they don't have ...
3D Graphics Education9/12/2013Andre Hickman
  Q: I'm looking to educate myself (both theoretically and practically) in 3D graphics design and virtual ...
  A: Hey Darren, sorry it took so long...the dumb email was buried in a folder that I wasn't paying ...
Animating a video8/28/2013Russell Calabrese
  Q: How do I create a video like "the encounter- prelude to the man with the iron fist" Also..what is ...
  A: It looks like the original artwork was created in Painter or PhotoShop and possibly manipulated ...
Rendering program advice?8/3/2013Russell Calabrese
  Q: I am using Poser 9, Blender and Zbrush 4r5. I render in Poser, which uses their Firefly render ...
  A: Sorry I can't really help you with this question. I don't use any of these programs at the moment. ...
Best Laptop7/2/2013Russell Calabrese
  Q: I was wondering which laptops you would recommend (that run Windows) for 2D animation using Flash ...
  A: I'm a animation expert not a computer expert but I mostly work on Macs so I couldn't tell you which ...
Limited Edition Chuck Jones original cel, signed6/20/2013Russell Calabrese
  Q: I have a Chuck Jones original limited edition cel of Marvin the Martion and Bugs, matted and framed. ...
  A: The following place is the most reputable place for animation art I know of. That little tear on ...
after effects timeline6/7/2013Joseph Silver
  Q: I may have changed something in After Effects, and now when I import an animation clip from Bryce ...
  A: How long is your clip from Bryce? How long is your After Effects composition? It sounds to me like ...
After Effects timeline6/7/2013Andre Hickman
  Q: I may have changed something in After Effects, and now when I import an animation clip from Bryce ...
  A: There are a couple of things that may have gone awry, so we might have to walk through this, until I ...
Lithophlanes5/29/2013Andre Hickman
  Q: I have been trying to find ways to create better Lithophlanes from images to create 3D models that I ...
  A: Hey James, I know exactly what you are speaking of, and what your problems are. This is a tough ...
Cartoon4/5/2013Russell Calabrese
  Q: I recently self published a children's picture book that teaches young children about science ...
  A: Make a presentation bible of the characters and what they do and some bio background about them. ...
Fish Animation3/20/2013Russell Calabrese
  Q: I'm doing an animation on fish, but that the moment i'm just drawing on Paint and screen-shotting ...
  A: If you have Adobe PhotoShop® you can make small animated pieces. My friend Tom does it all the ...
Senior needing a bit of help!2/24/2013Russell Calabrese
  Q: Mr. Calabrese, I am planning on getting a bachelors in Animation as soon as I graduate from high ...
  A: I lived in the 'burbs and was pretty much self taught. If you have artwork that you have done on ...
Animation after engineering12/13/2012Andre Hickman
  Q: Andre Hickman, I am currently a sophomore year Computer Science and Engineering(CSE) student, from ...
  A: I don't have all of those answers...sorry. I can give you what I have observed. I do not know how ...
Senior Project11/29/2012Russell Calabrese
  Q: I am doing my Senior Project on animation and I am interested in the field of animation. I would ...
  A: I see you went to SVA and Rutgers University, were there any specific courses you would recommend ...
photography11/25/2012Joseph Silver
  Q: Mr. Silver I am trusting is well with you. I am not sure if what I am about to ask is for the right ...
  A: For this task, it would be best to use a program like Adobe Photoshop. You would use the Path or ...
finding character agents11/1/2012Russell Calabrese
  Q: Russell, You strongly indicated one must get an agent to solicit cartoon and animated characters. ...
  A: If you know someone who has an agent, they can recommend you to them to meet with you. I can't ...
Becoming an Animator10/18/2012Russell Calabrese
  Q: I am currently a pre-animation major at Brigham Young University, and after taking my first classes ...
  A: Most "actual animation" jobs are overseas in Korea, China and India these days. There are few in the ...
Moving pictures and words10/14/2012Joseph Silver
  Q: We have a series of drawings or words in book and when we move the pages in a good speed, it'll look ...
  A: What you describe sounds like a "flipbook": that is, a book which when you quickly "flip" through ...
Stroke effect10/2/2012Andre Hickman
  Q: I'm currently using Adobe After Effects CS6 Professional and eager to explore more techniques in ...
  A: Hey Akmal, I'm not exactly sure what you are asking, but I think you want to "draw" the stroke of a ...
Animation10/1/2012Joseph Silver
  Q: Silver, This is Moana again, thank you so much for the response! I have couple more question. You ...
  A: Yes, Maya is quite a handful, especially if you are a beginner. Have you had experience with other ...
Hello10/1/2012Joseph Silver
  Q: Silver, I am interested towards 3D computer graphics and I heard that taking a double major of ...
  A: I definitely think it would be a good idea to mix visual arts into your education - exposing ...
Pencil sketch by Chuck Jones8/22/2012Russell Calabrese
  Q: I have a pencil sketch done by Mr. Jones. It is signed, with a letter of good wishes. The envelope ...
  A: Original Drawings by Chuck are always worth something. http://www.vegalleries.com/ The Van Eaton ...
question8/8/2012Russell Calabrese
  Q: i does not have many questions but have some important questions that i want please answere them ...
  A: I don't know of any info on a new Sonic cartoon. I don't have an e-mail address for whom you should ...
Animation7/25/2012Russell Calabrese
  Q: Have you ever seen the opening of Dragonball Z Tenkaichi or DC universe trailer? How well or how ...
  A: First of all, it takes a team of character animators, effects animators, designers, lighting, ...
Autodesk 123D7/3/2012Andre Hickman
  Q: When using Autodesk 123D how do I prevent holes on surfaces? I tried doing one model around sunset ...
  A: For what I've seen with 123D, I would definitely push to try to get the lighting as evenlit as ...

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Russell Calabrese

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Expertise

Technical questions about hand drawn and computer animation techniques and production. Historical questions about cartoons and animation.

Experience

30+ years as an Animator, Director and Producer of Television, Feature, Commercial and Independent Animation.

Organizations
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Senior Governorof the Animation Peer Group) Executive Board Member of The Animation Guild ASIFA Hollywood

Education/Credentials
SVA, Rutgers University

Awards and Honors
Emmy Award winning Director 2007 "Where's Lazlo?: Camp Lazlo"
Emmy Award winning Director 1999 for "Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and the Brain"

Past/Present Clients
Warner Brothers, Disney, Cartoon Network

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