Tommies Awards 2017: Staff Pick Winners

Tommies Staff Pick Winners 2017

WELCOME TO THE 2017 TOMMIES, the Long Winter Studios’ Animation Awards! This year’s Tommies submissions were better than EVER, and we’re grateful you chose Long Winter character rigs to tell your story. We had a blast watching the sweet animations our amazing users submitted (check out the 2017 People’s Choice Award winner). All of our […]

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CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE TOMMIES 2017

WELCOME TO THE 2017 TOMMIE AWARDS! Watch the videos below and cast your vote here! Voting ends at midnight on Thursday, February 23. Winners announced Friday, February 24. You can only vote once so choose carefully. [captainform id=”771351″]  Video #1: Good Idea by Clément Cacchionni Video #2: Blow Your Head Off by Rb Reber Video […]

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Enter the 2nd Annual Tommie Awards!

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It’s that time of year again…the 2nd Annual Long Winter Studio Tommie Awards! We are celebrating awards season by handing out some sweet recognition (and prizes!) for the best videos made with our characters. We accept entries starting today until February 17, so read the rules and enter below! During 2016 we saw all the […]

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Dale the crocodile has arrived!

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We’re incredibly excited to release Dale into the wild! This is a crocodile who can be creature or character. He has enough robustness in his rig to act as school principal or scary swamp monster. Dale is a member-exclusive character and is only available through our new membership program. You can join today and make something […]

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Thoughts on Animation | Patrick – Spudgun

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Patrick is such a simple, fun character to animate. I had the chance to get away from the rigging system for a bit and throw down on some animation for a change. The challenge with a character like Patrick is pushing the contrast between poses without loosing the audience’s eye in the transitions. I used […]

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Excellent Character Rigs for Animators

[vimeography id=”1″] We’re a crew of animators who’ve taken to the task of designing, building and animating character rigs we like. Every character we publish has been built, tested and enjoyed by our team before it goes out into the public. We love animation and we’re passionate about building fun characters. We know how it […]

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Day 11: The nuts and bolts of how membership works

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Today we’re going to break down how individual users can expect to use our new service, with video walk-throughs by our CEO, Andrew Conroy. Day 11: The nuts and bolts of how membership works In this video, we cover how to access your downloadable files via our website as well as go over the information […]

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Day 9: Super simple, point-and-click install in Maya

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It’s almost Christmas and we’re feeling that holiday spirit! Loads of new characters, $10/month. We’re all thinking the same thing: where’s the catch? Is it going to be a pain to use? Here’s the trick. We’ve all dealt with characters that come with “required” tools. Nothing sucks more than being locked out of your file […]

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Day 7: You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers (plus, meet Reno!)

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We are very excited about our new service coming out in January and have gotten a number of great questions as we prepare to roll it out. Below are some of the highlights – the whole breakdown can also be found on our updated FAQ page. If you have other questions about the new service […]

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Day 6: Best rigs for animation students

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Schools and students, we have especially been thinking about you wonderful people as we’re rolling out our 12 Days of Awesome. You are important. Since day one, schools have played a huge role in our motivation for getting characters out. It was while our CEO Andrew Conroy was teaching animation to college students that Long […]

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Day 3: Wild Animals!

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We’re setting our sights on a whole crew of new animals. And not just pets and wild creatures but anthropomorphic characters too! Day 4: Meet Dale! With our concept artist Eric Meister cranking out designs, we’re tackling some of our most challenging work yet: building incredibly flexible and appealing animals, creatures and anthropomorphic characters. Dale […]

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Day 1: 12 Days of Characters, Animation, and AWESOMENESS!!

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We are full of holiday cheer and want to share our newest gift with you: 12 Days of Characters, Animation, and AWESOMENESS!! We are constantly trying to help you all improve your animation skills and want you to have access to the best, film-quality, super flexible character rigs for your short films, commercial work, or […]

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Video: This short film turns history fun with adventure, heroism

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Much of our work is silly or just pure entertainment, but we love when it also mixes with teaching and inspiration. Our summer project with Moondog Animation Studio was this educational short film for Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, which was commissioned to help teach the next generation about […]

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History is fun in Patriots Point short film

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This summer Long Winter got to rock and roll on a fast-paced, commercial short film for Moondog Animation Studio! Their talented team does excellent work across the board, and we were honored to work with their studio on this exciting and adventurous short for Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. […]

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