Motion Animators Are
Saying About the LunchBox
Finnegan, Animator on Robot Chicken
Lunchbox Sync worked out great on Robot Chicken. We did a lot of
cycles and the Lunchbox makes it so easy to set your "in"
and "out" points on the fly. The capacity is great too-- we
took advantage of the multiple reels so animators could reference
other shots in a long sequence. Perfect tool for stop-motion... Fun
at parties too!"
Scott, Nightmare Before Christmas,
the Giant Peach
Video Lunchbox is the best tool for the Stop-Motion Animator."
Duchscherer, National Film Board of Canada
have been animating puppets for 25 years, and my first few minutes
working with the Video Lunchbox was almost a religious experience."
Clokey, creator of Gumby
indispensable for quality.
. . wouldn't
think of animating without them."
Osborne, 1999 Academy Award
nominated film, More
perfect for what I'm doing, a lot of subtle animation to dialog,
which I wouldn't have attempted in the past. I wouldn't consider
animating without the LunchBox at this point." and,
the video lunchbox frame grabber next to the monitor - the best tool
ever created for the stop-motion animator."
Herreman, Stop motion animator
like to take this opportunity to say the LunchBox is probably one of
the best inventions I've ever seen. I kid you not- to the Animation
community you guys are heroes"
Colcord, Pacific Data Images
terrific tool for stop motion and cel animators"
Shaw, Author of
Stop motion, Craft skills for Model Animation, Focal Press
get right away from the nightmare of which animation software or
video capture card to choose there is the extremely straight-forward
Lunchbox. This is the simplest set-up of all and it is a great
learning tool... Many
animators are finding this a very friendly way to work"
Meyer, Robot Chicken
couldn't survive without a Lunchbox... my animation has improved
greatly... It also helps to produce the animation faster, which is
key for our really hectic schedule"
Gustafson, PJs at Will Vinton Studios
can't imagine animating without them.
It has helped us to increase our speed and efficiency without
sacrificing any quality."
Sluszka, Animator, Curious Pictures
liberating tool...Animators now have the luxury of taking bigger
risks & exploring ideas without jeopardizing their shot."
Donkin, Flying Gherkin
shots are getting funnier & more outlandish because I can see
beyond the limitations & seize opportunities that I couldn't
Magazine, Feb. 1999 article
Toolworks' Video LunchBox... has created a revolution in the way
stop-motion animation is done."
LunchBox has] definitely saved stop motion, especially in commercial
work. The process is much more streamlined now."
tool resurrected animation. It made a feature length animated film feasible."
Lougee, Celebrity DeathMatch at MTV Animation
now takes 2/3-3/4 of time it was taking before the Video LunchBox.
Before, the animations were conservative, stiff. With the LunchBox
they are huge, big, adventurous shots... [it] speeds up the whole
production. It works great."
Franks, About.com, Feb. 2001 review
most direct method of animation I have tried. Instead of thinking of
about menus, paths, script commands . . . my attention was completely
focused on the figure."
Logue, PJs at Will Vinton Studios
one of the greatest tools available... It's a big help towards
improving the quality of the animation... I'm sure we wouldn't be
able to do this weekly series without [it]."
Wolfe, Celebrity DeathMatch at MTV Animation
think differently with the Video LunchBox. You experiment a lot. The
Video LunchBox instills confidence."
G., on the Claymation
gotta tell ya, If you'd ever use one, you'd know what the fuss is
about. I have a small computer network, a PAR, and have even tested
out the software solutions... there is no comparison. ..
ability to step onto a dark set, real tired, focus your camera, fire
up the VLB and smile to yourself thinking, "Look Ma! no stinking
computer !" is pure gold. From a fellow with a long computer
history, it just feels so unibombery good to do the work without a computer"
Grey, PJs at Will Vinton Studios
an invaluable tool, I couldn't get the weekly schedule done, with
this quality level, without it. I wouldn't work without one... It's
the greatest thing in the world"
Schofield, The Neverhood
an animators dream. It does everything that I've always wanted a
frame grabbing system to do."
Nordlund, Animator on Nickelodeon's
greatest invention ever"