Independent Animation #2 – Late Night Work Club


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In the second episode of Independent Animation, our companion podcast series to the Skwigly tie-in book Independent Animation: Developing, Producing and Distributing Your Animated Films (Taylor & Francis/CRC Press), we take a look at the work of “rotating collective” the Late Night Work Club, who last year followed up their 2013 anthology film Ghost Stories with another themed collection of animated shorts titled Strangers.

This episode features exclusive insight about the independent production approaches for the anthology from participating talents:
Charles Huettner (Intro, outtro and interstitials animation)
Sean Buckelew (Lovestreams)
Alex Grigg (Born in a Void)
Jeanette Bonds (Departures)
Loup Blaster (Freedom)
Nicolas Ménard (Wednesday with Goddard)
Kirsten Lepore (Hi Stranger)

Written, presented and produced by Ben Mitchell
Music by Ben Mitchell
Additional music from LNWC by Skillbard and David Kamp

If you enjoyed this episode be sure to check out the book:

Book Features

  • Covers the entire process of creating an independent animated film, from story development and casting to editing and distribution
  • Features input from some of the industry’s most noteworthy animation talents and exclusive insight into their working processes
  • Additional resources and interviews available through a special section of Skwigly Online Animation Magazine

Book Summary

With the advent of advanced hand-held technology and the widespread nature of the internet, the world of animated filmmaking is more exciting and accessible than ever. Due to this cultural and technological development, the success of independent animated film makers is on the rise. Independent Animation showcases some of the greatest, most innovated giants in the field and helps guide readers through the artistic process and production techniques. Story development, casting, color, distribution, and the intimidating aspects of production are elucidated using various examples from all over the world. Readers will also explore the changing nature of the audiences’ relationship with animation, granting firsthand guidance in navigating the diverse fields of animated film-making.

Available to buy now from Taylor & Francis/CRC Press.