This industry exclusive summit featured Seibert and a panel
of other noted entrepreneurial filmmakers Mike Bell
(Simon’s Cat), Jesse Cleverly (Wildseed Studios) and Jonti
Picking (Mr. Weebl).
Each of these panelists is known for using their respective skills and vision
to make their properties successful on the internet, resulting in huge numbers
of views and subscribers.
Film London’s mission is to underscore, support and strengthen London’s
vital and growing animation industry by helping to boost production, facilitate co-production opportunities and create jobs.
The Animating For the Internet Age panelists discussed the changing world of producing animated content. Topics touched on included that It isn’t just about pitching a concept and
getting someone to order a program anymore, and that the internet allows artists to put
their ideas out there – take risks, fail and learn.
Speaking about animation and the internet, Seibert explains, “Today
the internet has enabled a new global golden age of animation; talented
animated filmmakers can become stars in whatever location they choose to work,
with audiences of more than 1 billion people. London has always hosted one of
the world’s great animation communities, and now they have a chance to gain
Additionally, Fred said, “The internet helps me
find & support new & independent talent. There’s not AN audience but
1000s of audiences out there.”
Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of
Film London and the British Film Commission, said: “Animating for the web
is an area of rapid growth. It represents a world of opportunity for London
animators willing to explore the new channels at their disposal, especially
since these projects can claim our generous Animation Tax Relief. The capital
is a real hotbed of talent and expertise, but like every industry we need to
adapt to exploit new business models. This means that being able to host a
legendary animation guru like Fred Seibert was not just a pleasure and a
privilege, but also presented our audience of London animators with an
invaluable opportunity to hear from someone at the industry’s forefront, along
with insights from some of the UK’s most innovative online success stories.”
Well, the news here in the U.S. during last ten days or so has been super slow, so let’s see if we can post something that’ll get the Internet chatting. Here’s an alien couple from Bob and Mira for a Season Three episode of Bravest Warriors.
For more new
Bravest Warriors content, check out Bravest Warriors #33 from Boom Studios, written by Kate Leth and featuring
cover art by Ian McGinty, and pre-order Bravest Warriors Vol. 5 TP (July 2015).
Check back in here
later for more on Frederator’s trip across the pond.
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