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EP: 93 Jodorowsky's Dune A Documentary about Epic Artistic Ambition and Failure

EP: 93 Jodorowsky’s Dune A Documentary about Epic Artistic Ambition and Failure






The documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune is a film that attempts to deify the director and his offbeat canon, as well as document just how this passionate 85 year old directed “greatest movie never made.”
In 1975 Chilean Director Alejandro Jorowsky was on top of the world. The runaway success of his films El Topo and its sequel, The Holy Mountain had loaded his pockets with a ton of Euro Box office cash and garnered him a huge following among the weirdo artsy types. Because of this he was able to secure the rights to Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel “Dune.”

Man vs. Art Episode 69! Developing animation for TV vs. Creating your own animated short.

Man vs. Art Episode 69! Developing animation for TV vs. Creating your own animated short.






The flawed development system.

Developing and pitching ideas for animated TV shows to networks and studios is a tough way to go. I have been going at it for seven years. I’ve managed to sell one property, my short Hero Heights at Nickelodeon. I’ve spent hundreds and hundreds of hours developing other shows and pitching them to all the networks only to be rejected time and time again, usually for silly reasons. Plus all of this development work is done for no pay

Man vs. Art Episode 36! Pitching your stories and ideas.

Man vs. Art Episode 36! Pitching your stories and ideas.






Attention all Artists and Creators who want to hone their pitching skills!
This podcast is especially for you! Today I talk about how to effectively simplify your pitches and get to the point of your story quickly and effectively.
Project Jose!
Jose Gonzalez is a faithful Minion and developing artist! The guy loves to draw and I have taken him under my wing to help him improve his drawing skills! I assigned him to draw a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat and below is what Jose drew. I then took Jose’s drawing and went over it with red to punch it up a little and help him make a better drawing out of it!

Man Vs. Art Episode 19 Cartoons, Agents, and Pitching with Jim Lujan and Kevin Cross

Man Vs. Art Episode 19 Cartoons, Agents, and Pitching with Jim Lujan and Kevin Cross






Artist reps AKA Agents.
Why would you need one?
We artists dream of being represented by an agent who will market our work, set up pitch meetings, score us an in-house or freelance gig, and do all that boring non-art stuff like marketing, negotiating, and selling. Well if you have a great idea for an animated TV show, Movie, or book and want to pitch it to the major studios and networks, you’ll have a tough time getting a meeting without an agent.
The stark truth is that it’s extremely tough to find a good agent.

For artists it’s best if you’re already known enough in your field to have agents seeking you instead of you going to them. Sadly this rarely occurs. Very few artists get this privilege. The rest of us must submit material to many agents and agencies and choke down the pile of rejection slips before eventually hooking up with an agent willing to take a chance on us.