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Castle and DragonImagine the fun of combining classic cel animation techniques with the latest digital technology. You begin with a storyboard, character model sheets, key poses and rough animation just like the old animation masters, working on a Cintiq (a special monitor combined with a graphics tablet, so you can draw right on the screen). Working in Adobe Flash, Toon Boom and other programs, you quickly see your character in action, then proceed to clean up and color the work.

Paint backgrounds in Adobe Photoshop, or model and render them in Autodesk Maya, or combine your virtual cels with live action footage. Then digitally composite your work in Adobe After Effects, edit in Final Cut Pro and output a broadcast quality, UHD or HD Quicktime movie for use on a Bluray, DVD, film or videotape. That's how ARG! does TV commercials, motion picture animation, software/multimedia animation and more. Our core group started more than thirty years ago, using cels and film. The hard way. So we appreciate digital media!

From 'Clown Parade' by W. Kirk KennedyAll of ARG's work is ultimately digital, so multimedia comes naturally for us. Our cartoonists, animators, writers, audio engineers and graphics specialists use Windows PCs, Macintoshes and Unix animation workstations to bring life to cartoons.

ARG! is a full-service animation studio with over thirty years of motion picture and TV screen credits. We deliver our work in all digital video formats, broadcast quality HD video, and movie quality digital projection formats. In addition to our proprietary 2D systems, we use Adobe Flash, Toon Boom, Wacom Cintiqs, Autodesk's outstanding 3D cartoon program Maya, a digital sound effects library and many other great digital tools. Call or email us for a quote on your project today!

If you are an animation student looking for an internship in a studio, check out the ARG! Cartoon Animation Internship Program. If you are selected to participate in this program, ARG! will provide you with mentoring, guideance, experience as a studio-trained animator, and when appropriate, screen credits. In the 22 years ARG! has been working with talented young artists in this program, many of our former interns have gone on to careers in animation at Industrial Light and Magic, Rhythm & Hues, Disney, Pixar and other studios, working on major movies, TV shows, games and more.

Artie Romero, June, 2008.
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"Good animation is not produced by machines or software. It is created by people who have studied life drawing for years, and understand how things look and how they move."
..........-- Artie Romero
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