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YOTTA
YOTTA logo
YOTTA's logo.
Credited as Animation assistance
Also known as Yotta, YOTTA crew, Studio YOTTA[1]
Note(s) • Freelance animation service that provides animation assistance/clean-up
• Consists of several core members

YOTTA (aka Studio Yotta) is a freelance animation crew that at first only specialised in animation assistance/clean-up, and has provided this service for Starbarians, having helped out with "Episode 1.5" and "The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed up with the Starbarians (Part 1)".

They now serve as an online-based studio providing animation services for projects such as Lab Zero Games' Skullgirls and Indivisible, Egoraptor/Ninja Sex Party's Starbomb, Sega's Sonic Mania, Double Fine's Full Throttle Remastered and Cartoon Network's OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes.

Freelancing animators that have worked with YOTTA include Ismael Bergara, Vivienne "VivziePop" Medrano, Joshua "Zeurel" Palmer, Corey McDaniel and Ted Wilson, Sven Stoffels, Patrick Stannard, Sandra D. Rivas, Carlos and Nicolas Ortega, Ed Skudder and Lynn Wang, and many more. Harry Partridge also occasionally works with YOTTA when he has spare time off his own personal projects.

Overview Edit

YOTTA avatar

YOTTA's original avatar used on their Tumblr and Twitter accounts. It is no longer used.

YOTTA was formed in the summer of 2012 (specifically 19 July 2012),[2] primarily offering animation assistance (which includes in-betweens, breakdowns, cleanup, and colour/shading). They are also open to provide complete animation on commission.[3]

The studio was formed by Jake Ganz, an artist and animator from Redmond, Washington (now located in Vancouver, Washington since mid-2017[4]). It originally began as a blog entry on Newgrounds,[5] before Ganz decided that creating an update blog and a Twitter account would be a great way to improve and expand.

The service is so named because Yotta is the largest unit prefix in the International System of Units, representing the number septillion (1024, or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000). Ganz utilized this name for "many reasons".[1]

Relation to Starbarians Edit

On 17 November 2012, Harry Partridge called out to animators, requesting those who were interested in helping out in doing paid work on the next Starbarians episode to join YOTTA.[6] Necessary qualifications included:[7]

  • Strong drawing ability and the capability of drawing in the style needed on a given project
  • Working in Adobe Flash and producing frame-by-frame animation work, particularly inbetweens
  • Working under a contract and having the time to complete consistently assigned work under potentially demanding deadlines

The application process ended on 24 November.[8][9]

The service helped out with animation assistance for "Episode 1.5" and "The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed up with the Starbarians (Part 1)".

Members Edit

The following is a list of the members who have been credited with animation assistance on Starbarians. These are also the founding members of YOTTA.

Cal Moray Edit

Cal Moray provided animation assistance for "Episode 1.5"[10] and "The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed up with the Starbarians (Part 1)".[11]

Jake Ganz Edit

Jake Ganz Trinosaur Episode 1.5

One of Jake Ganz' shots for "Episode 1.5".[12]

Jake Ganz is an animator who started YOTTA in the summer of 2012.[1] He provided animation assistance for "Episode 1.5";[10] one of the shots he worked on was Trinosaur acting in surprise upon realizing the Starbarians were after his bounty.[12] He also worked on "The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed up with the Starbarians (Part 1)".[11] Ganz has both a Tumblr[13] and a Twitter account.[14]

Joel Cheetham Edit

Joel Cheetham provided animation assistance for "Episode 1.5".[10] He is acknowledged with working on "The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed up with the Starbarians (Part 1)" in the episode's credits, but YOTTA's official website does not say he worked on the project.[11]

Under the name Joel C, he also directed the animated video for Starbomb's "It's Dangerous To Go Alone", which parodies the 1986 video game The Legend of Zelda (and features locations from Grand Theft Auto III and Resident Evil 2).[15]

Cheetham also goes by the username "lenkobiscuit", as seen on his Tumblr,[16] deviantART,[17] and YouTube[18] accounts, and formerly on his old Twitter account.[19] As Joel C, his current Twitter account goes by the username "lenkalamari".[20]

Audrey Kare Edit

Audrey Kare provided animation assistance for "Episode 1.5"[10] and "The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed up with the Starbarians (Part 1)".[11] She has a Tumblr account where she uploads her art[21] and also has a Twitter account.[22]

Chris Ko Edit

Chris Ko provided animation assistance for "Episode 1.5"[10] but did not work on later episodes. He has a Tumblr account where he uploads his own artwork.[23]

Brandon Clark Edit

Brandon Clark provided animation assistance for "The Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stopped Living and Became Mixed up with the Starbarians (Part 1)". He founded YOTTA alongside Ganz and the staff credits on YOTTA's official website list him as the Lead Animator of the core team.[11]

References Edit

External links Edit

(view template) Credits
Director / lead animator Harry Partridge
Colour / animation assistance Joyce OderEmma-Louise WakleyMarion Bricaud
YOTTA animation assistance Cal MorayJake GanzJoel CheethamAudrey KareChris KoBrandon Clark
Musician Brian Sadler
Voice Erica WexlerMarianne Miller
Other BenzaieHuHa!Joe Amaro‏‎

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