Animation101 with Sam Riegel | The Legend of Vox Machina

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    Executive Producer Sam Riegel chats through taking The Legend of Vox Machina from concept to a finished animation and the many, many steps in between.
    A very special thanks to our animation partner, Titmouse, our partners at Amazon Studios and Amazon Prime Video, and of course the 88,887 Kickstarter backers that made this dream a reality. We love you!
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    1. Gd LOP

      interesting choice of windows last century for the presentation. "the animation is drawn by hand" = WHY ????? when it is so much faster, efficient, easier and practical to do it digitally

    2. ScorchHellfire

      Overseas animation huh? So you guys are having South Koreans do it like so many anime production companies?

    3. JynZ0

      Please please take as long as you need, as much as I can’t wait for it I want it to be perfect! I plan to use it to introduce everyone to the wonderful world of critical role

    4. Clara Me

      I wonder if the auditions will be opened to the public XD I would love to try to audition for a role

    5. Gala

      I imagine that the Pandemic is screwing with the timeline.

    6. Kelsey Burian

      This is so exciting!! Its so cool to learn about the process, and I’m so hyped to see the final product (even though ive never seen C1). On that note, do I attempt to watch C1? Where do I begin?

      1. Alllex

        I recommend it! It’s a fun story and a bit faster paced than C2 since the stream actually started a couple years into their campaign. Do it for the Scanlan, Grog, and Pike dynamic if nothing else. I say just start on episode 1. The audio quality varies wildly early on, but I was never too bothered by it like it did other people.

    7. J_Eilonwy

      Is that how animation is always done? No wonder animated media takes soooooo long.

    8. Nachschub

      Do we know by now if there will be a physical copy of the series to buy? Considering it gets streamed on Amazon Prime probaly not? Does anybody know if Amazon Prime Shows get Blu-Ray releases?

    9. Jinx

      What a lovely explanation!

    10. slicedtofu

      Take your time. You’re all great!

    11. Raphael Johnson

      I want "Scanlan Attacks the house" "Terry and Grog Annoy Shop Keeper" "Scanlan falls in love with Percy" and last but certainly not least "Vox's Vacation"... My mind can only do so much.

    12. ytiralc

      Fun to see a part of the process. I'm hoping this will be a better thing to do than the studio approach with endless amounts of tinkering making everything a hot steaming pile of offal. 2 minutes after release, there will be people calling out what player got high and mighty, had to much influence, turned this into shit.

    13. Zabrina :::::::

      And *that's* the Tea...

    14. Adam B

      I really appreciate how much credit you give to the usually small things that big companies would not give credit too.

    15. Adam B

      Sam, why are you so unnervingly handsome?

    16. LionSin Faze

      So we looking at quite awhile lol no big though. Will be a nice treat in a couple years when I forget about this entirely

    17. Colleen Clifford

      I would totally love to see the table reads once the series is out!! :)

    18. Sleepy Quill

      my teacher contacted me w this link to help with my project and let me tell you i had not expected him to send me Sam Riegel in the middle of college

    19. toepope

      88,887... tAKE MY MONEY SO IT'S ALL 8

    20. Melany C

      Lol ADR in veterinary medicine means Ain’t Doing Right and it’s a legit term we use quite regularly 😂

    21. m1985dr

      Yes, making an animated series is really tough work. I have only witnessed one in the making and it was an animated short some dear friends made. They took more than a year, with only 5 or 6 people working on it, and it was all by hand and the result was gorgeous. They won an award! But it takes time, effort, carpal tunnel issues and lot of sleepless nights. Obviously our beloved team making TLOVM is bigger and it helps, but it's far more complex and it has so much detail on it, plus they also have to take precautions because COVID. Of course I'm looking forward to see the first chapters, but I respect and (most of all) I'm grateful that they are taking their time to make an awesome production. I saw the drawing of the backgrounds and they were just mind blowing. I would say "I can't wait to see it" but I will wait, because I believe it will be worthy. Thank you Sam for the update and a huge "thank you" to all the team that it's making this amazing animation. I know it's going to be epic!

    22. Sharon Bregoli

      i kinda want to see that folder now

    23. Red Zorks

      could've hired a Japanese studio for the animations and stuff. Could produce a lot more than 10 episodes at a much lower cost

      1. Darakkuu Nobelu

        @Red Zorks Don't get me wrong, I love anime. But I doubt it's as simple and easy as "japanese studios can produce as good (or even better) animation for the same price just because". Plus, since they working with western company, it's much easier for Critical Role to stay actively involved in the whole process.

      2. Red Zorks

        I mean, give 11mil to madhouse productions, then sit back and watch wonders

      3. Samuel Stensgaard

        Well maybe they want more than 2 frames a second for non action scenes

    24. Daniel Wayne

      This is just a really good break down for general animation. Bravo CR.

    25. Artie Gatsby

      I hope all the guest players they had in campaign one come back to voice their own characters. I can't wait to see Cashew.

    26. Danny Schoofs

      Good luck with production :) !! & Hope that the Mighty Nein animated series will be made too :)

    27. Bors1313

      So, I just saw the vinyl Pop figure for Scanlan. Pretty cool, as “Scanlan” is my last name.

    28. Jeron Kuxhausen

      I'm stoked for this! I know the wait will be worth it!

    29. JettBlackheart83

      Next episode: How a bill becomes a law.

    30. Captain Crow

      Sam! Use mage hand to pick pocket and enemies weapons before combat!

    31. Steven Creech

      you mean matts not going to do all character voices besides vox machina

    32. Bizzey Baske

      Thank you so much for your Work. You have an awesome Team and its really an inspiration.

    33. Mitchell Heath

      Matt better be allowed to voice AT LEAST one NPC every episode. If not, I riot.

    34. Rai suke

      At least give us a sneek peak...

    35. Victor von Doom

      Sam since its almost christmas can we have a full cover of "do you want to build a machine gun."

    36. Gio Mononoke

      There is not enough popcorn in the world to contain my excitement!! ♡♡♡ You are just AWESOME

    37. James

      What happens if somewhere along the line someone wants to go back and redo one of the steps in the process?

    38. FLUXXEUS

      Am I the only one that is bothered by the fact that it's not 88,888 👀 OCD hurts 😂

    39. vitor vicensotti


    40. jim tucker

      The Truth Revealed! For all the idiots who gave me shit in comments when I insisted CR "shows" were scripted. I haven't lived 70 years without becoming able to perceive the obvious, and to point it out without fear of reprisals.

    41. Tic Tok TOP

      The animation series will be done after the 3rd Book of Pat Rothfus - the doors of stone)

    42. Andreas Nilsson

      The song is a straight up bop! Anyone know where I can find it??

    43. Naomi Wolfert

      6:21 make 'em POP

    44. fonteez

      please take as long as you need, good things come to those who wait

    45. Magic, Macabre, Moonligt

      “A silent foam covered abyss” We stan

    46. Will Blakemore


    47. Flamiaxe Jj

      I know you do your own thing for red nose day but please spread awareness of what Jacksepticeye is doing. On the 13th he is doing a livestream to start donating to red nose day. #Thankmas

    48. sokin jon

      "And Scanlan Was His Name" appropriately climaxes on the G (string).

    49. Enzo Palmer

      So this is where our 11 million dollars our going

    50. Enzo Palmer

      Stop wasting your company time animating this! You just wasted a week of company time that could have been used to make it come out faster!! (I'm only joking, please don't yell at me)

    51. The_Maker18

      the biggest plus of all this is that it seems everyone has been in this process for a long time. I find that cool.

      1. sokin jon

        1:26 Is that Taliesin?

    52. Oskars Zile

      New episode when?

    53. TheFlyWahine

      Dank boobs? o.0

    54. jito

      Marisha should voice Sam more often.

    55. BassByTheBay

      7:21 - How cruel to those with OCD. 😉

    56. Brittany Gump

      I need a musical duet with Sam and Jack Black!! Need!!

    57. RevoltMan-NeedsMoreClickbait

      his jokes are a recycle bin becuase they are recycled

    58. Bluetalon

      any doubters out there? Take your time make it epic!! xD

    59. Bryan Smith

      It's nice to see Sam taking a break from political commentary and talking about animation.

    60. Nixie Kin

      Honestly the new hair and scruff is pretty unnervingly handsome :D

    61. Kswa S

      Gives us an 8 minute video to update us on the status of the series and doesn't give us an status on the series... :(

    62. gioyu comi

      Especially when the pandemic came into play and everyone had to adjust. It may take some time, but I know the end product will be worth the wait.

    63. Dakarn

      Thank you for your dedication to this project! Many of us have been aching for D&D content on the TV to help draw in even more people, and you crazy people are just the right kind of crazy to get it done!

    64. Jacob Smith

      By hand is the best way, wtg guys, doin it right!

    65. Nighthawk

      "Animatrimony". that's a thing now.

      1. gioyu comi

        UGH! Anyone else get the URGE to be involved in a big production like this all of a sudden?!

    66. SGHallArt

      I always knew Marisha was Sam's voice actor...

    67. GDouble3K Yeet

      I'm still watching the first campaign and havent started the second. I have time

    68. Jacob B

      I need an entire episode dedicated to the troop trying to open a door. It's canon.

    69. Robb Omega Vulka Fenryka

      Wait, you’re hiring outsider voice actors? Why not just throw Matt into a dungeon until he records all the lines for all 1,500+ NPCs? I’m sure he’d be totally cool with it.

    70. MrChuck333

      Wait...I thought Titmouse was doing the why does it have to go overseas?

    71. Comicsluvr

      I'm an aspiring script-writer so this was REALLY informative!

    72. AkaNora

      Man, I'm so exited fpr the series. I've never watched Campaign one and the Series seems like a cool way to still experience it

    73. Ben Dover

      Im still here for one more OBJECTION as pheonix wright

    74. ReignInMud 581

      If Matt doesnt voice Clarence, I'm gonna break shit

    75. 饅鰻

      Thank you for doing this! Clearing up confusion and educating is always worth the effort, especially when it's designed to be done so efficiently!

    76. AlphaChunk AG

      @2:24 I'd like to think this happened right after Travis's Cowboys lost again and he just went into the recording booth to scream it out.

    77. miko foin

      “Is that upside down? NO, it’s not.”

    78. Tracey Muy

      Wooo!! Yes! The animation production pipeline is so long y'all! So excited and ready!! Thanks for sharing this and who ever made the graphics, so good!

    79. Fiery25123

      UGH! Anyone else get the URGE to be involved in a big production like this all of a sudden?!

    80. Thomas Baxter

      This is a great primer. Would have been nice to see an articulation of where you are in the process with the first few eps. I'm in for the long run, but specifics in the past few updates have been sparse. I'm a big one for transparency, especially with 2020.

      1. miko foin

        Guess I should watch campaign 1

    81. James Christopher

      Who's here from the Driftor video?

    82. Ariadna Saenz

      Love that you guys do these updates!

    83. Richard Snodgrass

      Okay "Dude"!!! When? :-) Goin' to be a day or two yet I recon. :-( OKAY THEN!!! Gidder done "Dude". Have fun and enjoy. Be well and stay safe. :-)

    84. Astroblaze the Reality Traverser

      TIL the difference between an animatic and an animation, finally

    85. Panoptes100

      I want that doodle of a bug-eyed Caleb casting prismatic spray or whatever on a shirt.

    86. Exit

      So it only takes 8 minutes and 1 drink. What's the hold up...?

    87. Weston T. Jones

      As someone who works in animation, I really appreciate how detailed and accurate this pipeline explanation is!

    88. The Athenian

      This doesn't really make any sense. didn't they originally have a a release date of august this year, i remember them saying it was suppose to come out months ago but had to be delayed due to covid. so surely it should be almost done, right? but the fact they wont give a release date kinda tell me we've got at least another 6 months wait. kinda disappointing really.

    89. Eliott DeWitt

      Great video

    90. leeah galaxies

      88,887 god i wish I wasn't poor so I could have made it 88,888

    91. mikea hiooi


    92. Ben Matthews

      Why is the animation done over seas? or was that more of just a saying or gag?

    93. PumpiPí —

      Thanks Sam

    94. Indian0Lore

      Guess I should watch campaign 1

    95. CrazyDud24

      3:01 ... WHAT

      1. CrazyDud24

        @mikea hiooi hear your teeth grow

      2. mikea hiooi

        Just some time before 2030 would be nice.

    96. Charles Khan

      There's gotta be a better way of doing things, cutting down a few of these steps.

      1. Samuel Stensgaard

        I would rather the quality not suffer

    97. Daniel Pira

      Hey Sam I just recently learned you were the Voice director on Elena! I was an animator on that show! I'm so happy I got to work with you even though I never met you in person xD!

    98. Erin Petersen

      Thank you so much for making this video! I'm an illustration major and its so so intriguing to now what the whole animation process looks like.

    99. Elijah H

      Why is nobody talking about the C☆CKSTAR sticker on the guitar case in the background??

    100. Silver Viper

      so, after all that we have witnessed in C1 and C2, you're gonna bleep "goddamn"??! come on!