|QC Animations at YouTube - the future of animation?|
QC Animations is built about the world of Minecraft - the world's most popular video game, around which she has built a successful online business. In this webinar we will be talking to Charlotte about how she created QC Animations, what success at YouTube means, and how our students can get involved in this rapidly expanding part of the animation business. You can sign up for the free webinar here. You can also find out more about it here at the e-scape hub.
|Charlotte Ann Gimbird|
Charlotte Ann Gimbird is a second year undergraduate animation student at Escape Studios, studying the Art of Computer Animation. We asked Charlotte a few questions about QC Animations, and how it came into being.
When did you start QC Animations?
My YouTube Channel QC Animations was created in August 2015, a month before I turned 15. At first it was a Minecraft roleplay/gaming channel for about two years; then I moved into Minecraft animation. I uploaded my first animation on the 12th of February 2017 and have been doing them ever since.
What was your inspiration?
I was initially inspired by other Minecraft Animation YouTubers, and also the older Minecraft channels that did music videos/animation shorts, such as Captainsparklez, Mineworks, SkyDoesMinecraft & Slamacow.
At what point did you know it was going to be a success?
|Azara Ann Ligenson|
Who are your characters, and what are their stories?
I have quite a few of them, because I used to design a lot of them when I was younger. The main two characters are Azriel Ropert Ligenson and Azara Ann Ligenson; they are twins.
Azriel Ropert Ligenson
|Azriel Ropert Ligenson|
Who models and rigs the characters?
Mine-imator (obsolete), Maya, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Premiere, Houdini (planned), Davinci Resolve 17 Fusion (planned), Photoshop, Asperite, FireAlpaca. To render the work we use FoxRenderfarm.
It all depends on how much you put into it; you have to work hard to make it a success. The main challenge with YouTube is you have to upload something monthly - otherwise Youtube sees you as a dead channel and it stops promoting you.
What advice would you offer to a student at Escape Studios who wants to start their own animation channel at YouTube?
|QC Animations |
If you can't handle criticism, don't do it, because you will receive a lot of it. If you can't manage your time, don't do it - because it is quite time consuming. If you are not enthusiastic enough or confident about releasing your work to the public, it's not the best option.
However in all honesty, it's a really fun career path. It can be tough at first - but it gets better. I've grown from nothing to something and people enjoy watching my stuff. I have fun animating music videos because they are passion projects. If you really have fun with something and you enjoy it you keep at it, no matter who likes it and who doesn't. If you like doing it, and the positives outweigh the negatives, then it's a really easy way to make a portfolio and even potentially a career.
QC Animations at YouTube
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