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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We’re Hiring!

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Long Winter is looking for a couple talented Character TD’s for a few current and upcoming projects. Our ideal Character TD / Rigger candidate will be able to create flexible and expressive character rigs, have a solid understanding of modeling, skin weighting, and the principles of animation, and work well with a team of different […]

Say hello to Luke, our newest character

Luke character rig from Long Winter Studios

Come on over and say hello! Luke is our latest male character rig and he’s awesome. He has the same killer setup as Franky and Kate – our Long Winter-exclusive, ultra-flexible TimberBeast system – and would make a great pair for Kate or one of our other characters in your next animation. Grab a copy […]

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Spring sale!

Spring Sale

Did you know a bunch of our characters are on sale right now in our store?? We know. Shocking! Julie is marked down to $58 (regularly $80), our dragons are 50% off, and there are huge discounts on Kate, Mark, Franky, Sally, Craig, Walter, and Cody! We have marked everyone down like crazy but it’s […]

Chomp away at this GIF with our T-Rex rig

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We liked this T-Rex animation by Thomas Shek so much we had to make a GIF so we could enjoy it over and over. Flying… – T-Rex animation from Thomas Shek Get animating! Browse the Store to get your own copy or any of our other full-featured character rigs. For more Long Winter Studios news, […]

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A trip to the wild West and a pirate ship

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This is a fantastic reel from Keenan Goncalves. Check out the great western clip with our Walter on horseback getting shot by arrows, and Tom and Argus in a hilarious pirate scene at the end that totally cracked us up. Nice work, Keenan! Get animating! Browse the Store to get your own copy or any […]

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Student starter rig walk cycle by Kelly Vawter

Walk cycle by Kelly Vawter

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a really nice walk cycle with one of our student starter rigs featured in Kelly Vawtner’s 2015 reel – the rest of the shots are pretty awesome too. Browse the Store to get your own copy or any of our other full-featured character rigs. For more Long Winter […]

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Tommies 2016: Staff Pick Awards

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Welcome to the Long Winter Studios Animation Awards (aka The Tommies) 2016! We weren’t surprised that your work is high-quality and imaginative, and we’re grateful you chose Long Winter character rigs to tell your story. We had a blast watching your submissions and loved so many of the animations that we couldn’t settle for just […]

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Tommies Awards 2016: People’s Choice Award

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Welcome to the Tommies – the Long Winter Studios’ Animation Awards 2016! The winner of the Long Winter Studios’ 2016 Tommies People’s Choice Award is…Salman Alam’s 11 Second Club November animation! Salman wins our $100 gift certificate to the Long Winter Studios store and tons of street cred for his animation with our Tom rig. Thanks for choosing […]

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CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE TOMMIES 2016!

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WELCOME TO THE 2016 TOMMIE AWARDS! Watch the videos below and cast your vote here! You can only vote once so choose carefully. Video #1: Breakup by Corey Stisser   Video #2: Pizza by Bibi Fontana Video #3: Aloha Vacations by Juan Carlos Vigil Video #4: Laundry Day by Nadia Diaz Garces Video #5: After Hours […]

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