The studio founder Mar and others in the team are sometimes live on Youtube and/or Twitch videos. They tend to do art while answering anime industry questions, showing fun anime facts, and chatting about other similar topics they enjoy.
Recent and Upcoming!
🔴 Drawing and Chatting with a New Layout - Stream Pilot
The stream is now offline. Edited versions of the recording may be uploaded on Youtube, Patreon, or on other social media accounts.
🔴Weekly Live Stream
31/Mar/2023 10am JST. Coming back to regular streaming from this date!
Where did the recent live stream's recording go?!
From 2023, most videos hosted by Mar get hidden soon after we get offline. But often edited recordings are uploaded to our YouTube channel! The edited video is a shorter version of the stream focused on that day's topic for easier viewing.
In addition to that, from April 2023 supporters at Patreon can also access exclusive monthly clips taken from those (now hidden) streams. That should include the Q&A section, fun highlights, or other video content we may find relevant.
Don't miss the secret streams either
Mar likes going LIVE at various hours and without proper advance scheduling.
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel (activate notification bell), or follow us on Twitch not to miss the "surprise streams".
"Like talking with an old friend"
Short on time?
We summarized some recorded streams for you!
You can also send questions to Mar through social media so she replies on stream. She will send you the video link later.
Testing streams, Animation Q&A while Animating a girl for MH2's film
Some topics mentioned, not in order:
Our live stream plans and ideas for 2023
Animation industry in Japan for foreigners
Updating the setup visually
Talking about the current commissioned project: My Holographic Heart https://www.instagram.com/myholoheartfilm/ while showing a screen recording for a cut, inking keyframes
Martial arts and some life updates
Animation Studio recap of 2022 works!
Topics in order:
The studio work's recap:
Animation projects worked in 2022
Animation projects finished in prior years but released in 2022
Current animation projects we're working on now that will drag to 2023
A couple of artists I used to follow
What the studio has upgraded/done in different areas this year.
Mar's art-related training prior to creating the studio
Software we use, showing in detail a cut for MH2 we're working on
How our studio works (clean up, inbetweens)
Livestreaming ideas for 2023 and viewer's requests
Where to find my old livestreams (at the time of the recording, they are all public! Youtube just puts them into a streams tab and not with the rest of videos)
Bonus question: how to get work into animation studios other than making a portfolio.
Where to start to become an animator? Which software? Computer specs I need?
Our community friends ask about why type of laptop I use for animation, where to start to become a full-time animator, which skills to master, etc.
We also talk about coloring guidelines for anime, what types of emails our newsletter friends receive, and what other streams are coming.
Meanwhile, Mar is correcting some in-between art for a music video commissioned to the studio.
Clip Studio Paint drawing, inking, and coloring for anime
To train our new team, I showed how I do key animation files. Japan studios use a similar style so feel free to use it for your productions as well!
PROCESS (timestamps inside the video's description)
Timing and final info
Character Design for Anime! How it works + other Industry Questions
-What is character design and a character sheet for
-How to keep characters looking the same through the animation project
-Drawing a character from the back
-Blind accessibility in Japan
-How many languages does Mar speak
-Do inbetweeners use the character sheet to make frames?
-How much did your drawing device cost? Wacom Intuos Pro Small
-Different staff in the animation studio and the process to create animation from layout to color
-Does cell animation happen in anime
Let's Discover the Core of ALL our Animations
After following all the steps to fulfill my dream, I chose not to enter an existing animation studio in Japan. WHY? To create animation with my own rules! Join this steam to get a deeper look at the reasoning behind our 5 public values.
(Timestamps available inside the video's description on YouTube)
But why streaming?
Vlogs, in-person interviews, and tutorials are great but take a lot of time to prepare, film, and edit.
So, we started these "chat while I work" streams to try to produce videos while still animating (what everyone wants Mar to do really).
I'll stream weekly for 6 months to see if I like it, even if no one is watching!
And if the steams pay for the webcam and the monitor by Dec 2020, then I will keep going for another year.
Little did Mar know that this would become one of her favorite times of the week.
She could be a wild extrovert while working from home! Animation, comics, animals, health topics, Japan... everything fits in our informal talks!
We welcomed new team members thanks to the connections created. We took stand-alone tutorials out of streams. And we all learned a lot of new things about the industry together.
And YES, that financial goal was reached! Thanks to YOU!
In 2021 we made an effort to maintain the fun while becoming more valuable and on-topic. That meant we had some live interviews.
But then there was a stream break from late 2021 to early 2023 due to an unexpected internet and hardware situation when moving apartments. Still, Mar loves making videos and tries to broadcast live regularly again as much as possible.
That said, even when in some videos Mar is working on paid commissions, she becomes slower onscreen. So it makes a difference when the community helps support the streams financially.
Thank you for sharing our streams, your donations, and your patronage!
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