Studio Art FX 2nd OVA Released!

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Studio ArtFX, a professional, domestic anime-style studio, has released a trailer for Shadowskin, the studio's 2nd original production. The Shadowskin DVD includes many making-of features, and explains how to make professional-looking animation on a limited budget.

Studio ArtFX Announces New CG Trailer and New Sale.
Independent animation director Terrence Walker pushes forward

Los Angeles, CA - April 01, 2003 - Studio ArtFX, helmed by independent artist and animator Terrence Walker, today announced the release of a new CG trailer on their popular website. Delve into the making of Shadowskin, the second anime style OVA from Studio ArtFX, now on sale for a limited time. This sale features the Shadowskin DVD, including the extensive making-of features, on sale for only $12.99. The trailer for this original, independent animation, available in streaming Quicktime formot or a downloadable DivX version, can be seen at:

"I wanted to make it absolutley clear, my commitment to show artists and enthusiasts how it can be done," said Terrence Waker, director of Understanding Chaos and Shadowskin OVA. "As I move forward onto new projects as well, I will continue to provide the most extensive and in-depth look into the process of how one artist made a dream into reality!"

With the DVD release of Understanding Chaos, Studio ArtFX attempted to offer independent animators everywhere a complete guide to how such a project could be pulled off by a lone animator using off-the-shelf software and hardware. Now with the making-of Shadowskin features, viewers can go even deeper into the process and find out, step by step, how Terrence Walker merged 2D digital animation with 3D CGI to achieve a look often compared to major studio productions. With detailed explanations of processes such as setting up IK chains, creating particle explosion effects and multi-layer compositing, the DVD covers every aspect of making independent animation a reality.

"I know many of the regular readers of my site are starting or are well into their own independent films," spoke Terrence Walker. "There's still a lot of artists and enthusiasts out there who, to this day, cannot imagine actually getting their project done. If these making-of features can show them that they don't need the studios, they don't need someone's financing and that they can be making their film right now, then I've done what I set out to do."

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About Studio ArtFX
With headquarters in Los Angeles, California, Studio ArtFX is a new type of studio, pushing new ideas to bring independent animation to the forefront in the digital revolution. Founder Terrence Walker has worked in the animation and video game industry for over ten years. Now with the latest tools and technology, Terrence Walker hopes to show animators everywhere that independent animation can be a reality. Studio ArtFX is currently in production on J4A, which will be the first broadcast animated series project for the studio.

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