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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  • ScorchHellfire
    ScorchHellfire2 ditë më parë

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

  • JynZ0
    JynZ09 ditë më parë

    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

  • Clara Me
    Clara Me16 ditë më parë

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

  • Gala
    Gala26 ditë më parë

    I imagine that the Pandemic is screwing with the timeline.

  • Kelsey Burian
    Kelsey Burian28 ditë më parë

    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?

  • Alllex


    27 ditë më parë

    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.

  • J_Eilonwy
    J_EilonwyMuaj më parë

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

  • Nachschub
    NachschubMuaj më parë

    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?

  • Jinx
    JinxMuaj më parë

    What a lovely explanation!

  • slicedtofu
    slicedtofuMuaj më parë

    Take your time. You’re all great!

  • Raphael Johnson
    Raphael JohnsonMuaj më parë

    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.

  • ytiralc
    ytiralcMuaj më parë

    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.

  • Zabrina :::::::
    Zabrina :::::::Muaj më parë

    And *that's* the Tea...

  • Adam B
    Adam BMuaj më parë

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

  • Adam B
    Adam BMuaj më parë

    Sam, why are you so unnervingly handsome?

  • LionSin Faze
    LionSin FazeMuaj më parë

    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

  • Colleen Clifford
    Colleen CliffordMuaj më parë

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

  • Sleepy Quill
    Sleepy QuillMuaj më parë

    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

  • toepope
    toepopeMuaj më parë

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

  • Melany C
    Melany CMuaj më parë

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

  • m1985dr
    m1985drMuaj më parë

    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!

  • Sharon Bregoli
    Sharon BregoliMuaj më parë

    i kinda want to see that folder now

  • Red Zorks
    Red ZorksMuaj më parë

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

  • Darakkuu Nobelu

    Darakkuu Nobelu

    Muaj më parë

    @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.

  • Red Zorks

    Red Zorks

    Muaj më parë

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

  • Samuel Stensgaard

    Samuel Stensgaard

    Muaj më parë

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

  • Daniel Wayne
    Daniel WayneMuaj më parë

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

  • Artie Gatsby
    Artie GatsbyMuaj më parë

    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.

  • Danny Schoofs
    Danny SchoofsMuaj më parë

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

  • Bors1313
    Bors1313Muaj më parë

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

  • Jeron Kuxhausen
    Jeron KuxhausenMuaj më parë

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

  • JettBlackheart83
    JettBlackheart83Muaj më parë

    Next episode: How a bill becomes a law.

  • Captain Crow
    Captain CrowMuaj më parë

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

  • Steven Creech
    Steven CreechMuaj më parë

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

  • Bizzey Baske
    Bizzey BaskeMuaj më parë

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

  • Mitchell Heath
    Mitchell HeathMuaj më parë

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

  • Rai suke
    Rai sukeMuaj më parë

    At least give us a sneek peak...

  • Victor von Doom
    Victor von DoomMuaj më parë

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

  • Gio Mononoke
    Gio MononokeMuaj më parë

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

  • James
    JamesMuaj më parë

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

    FLUXXEUSMuaj më parë

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

  • vitor vicensotti
    vitor vicensottiMuaj më parë


  • jim tucker
    jim tuckerMuaj më parë

    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.

  • Tic Tok TOP
    Tic Tok TOPMuaj më parë

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

  • Andreas Nilsson
    Andreas NilssonMuaj më parë

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

  • Naomi Wolfert
    Naomi WolfertMuaj më parë

    6:21 make 'em POP

  • fonteez
    fonteezMuaj më parë

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

  • Magic, Macabre, Moonligt
    Magic, Macabre, MoonligtMuaj më parë

    “A silent foam covered abyss” We stan

  • Will Blakemore
    Will BlakemoreMuaj më parë


  • Flamiaxe Jj
    Flamiaxe JjMuaj më parë

    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

  • sokin jon
    sokin jonMuaj më parë

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

  • Enzo Palmer
    Enzo PalmerMuaj më parë

    So this is where our 11 million dollars our going

  • Enzo Palmer
    Enzo PalmerMuaj më parë

    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)

  • The_Maker18
    The_Maker18Muaj më parë

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

  • sokin jon

    sokin jon

    Muaj më parë

    1:26 Is that Taliesin?

  • Oskars Zile
    Oskars ZileMuaj më parë

    New episode when?

  • TheFlyWahine
    TheFlyWahineMuaj më parë

    Dank boobs? o.0

  • jito
    jitoMuaj më parë

    Marisha should voice Sam more often.

  • BassByTheBay
    BassByTheBayMuaj më parë

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

  • Brittany Gump
    Brittany GumpMuaj më parë

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

  • RevoltMan-NeedsMoreClickbait
    RevoltMan-NeedsMoreClickbaitMuaj më parë

    his jokes are a recycle bin becuase they are recycled

  • Bluetalon
    BluetalonMuaj më parë

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

  • Bryan Smith
    Bryan SmithMuaj më parë

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

  • Nixie Kin
    Nixie KinMuaj më parë

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

  • Kswa S
    Kswa SMuaj më parë

    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... :(

  • gioyu comi
    gioyu comiMuaj më parë

    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.

  • Dakarn
    DakarnMuaj më parë

    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!

  • Jacob Smith
    Jacob SmithMuaj më parë

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

  • Nighthawk
    NighthawkMuaj më parë

    "Animatrimony". that's a thing now.

  • gioyu comi

    gioyu comi

    Muaj më parë

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

  • SGHallArt
    SGHallArtMuaj më parë

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

  • GDouble3K Yeet
    GDouble3K YeetMuaj më parë

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

  • Jacob B
    Jacob BMuaj më parë

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

  • Robb Omega Vulka Fenryka
    Robb Omega Vulka FenrykaMuaj më parë

    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.

  • MrChuck333
    MrChuck333Muaj më parë

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

  • Comicsluvr
    ComicsluvrMuaj më parë

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

  • AkaNora
    AkaNoraMuaj më parë

    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

  • Ben Dover
    Ben DoverMuaj më parë

    Im still here for one more OBJECTION as pheonix wright

  • ReignInMud 581
    ReignInMud 581Muaj më parë

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

  • 饅鰻
    饅鰻Muaj më parë

    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!

  • AlphaChunk AG
    AlphaChunk AGMuaj më parë

    @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.

  • miko foin
    miko foinMuaj më parë

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

  • Tracey Muy
    Tracey MuyMuaj më parë

    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!

  • Fiery25123
    Fiery25123Muaj më parë

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

  • Thomas Baxter
    Thomas BaxterMuaj më parë

    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.

  • miko foin

    miko foin

    Muaj më parë

    Guess I should watch campaign 1

  • James Christopher
    James ChristopherMuaj më parë

    Who's here from the Driftor video?

  • Ariadna Saenz
    Ariadna SaenzMuaj më parë

    Love that you guys do these updates!

  • Richard Snodgrass
    Richard SnodgrassMuaj më parë

    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. :-)

  • Astroblaze the Reality Traverser
    Astroblaze the Reality TraverserMuaj më parë

    TIL the difference between an animatic and an animation, finally

  • Panoptes100
    Panoptes100Muaj më parë

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

  • Exit
    ExitMuaj më parë

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

  • Weston T. Jones
    Weston T. JonesMuaj më parë

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

  • The Athenian
    The AthenianMuaj më parë

    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.

  • Eliott DeWitt
    Eliott DeWittMuaj më parë

    Great video

  • leeah galaxies
    leeah galaxiesMuaj më parë

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

  • mikea hiooi
    mikea hiooiMuaj më parë


  • Ben Matthews
    Ben MatthewsMuaj më parë

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

  • PumpiPí —
    PumpiPí —Muaj më parë

    Thanks Sam

  • Indian0Lore
    Indian0LoreMuaj më parë

    Guess I should watch campaign 1

  • CrazyDud24
    CrazyDud24Muaj më parë

    3:01 ... WHAT

  • CrazyDud24


    Muaj më parë

    @mikea hiooi hear your teeth grow

  • mikea hiooi

    mikea hiooi

    Muaj më parë

    Just some time before 2030 would be nice.

  • Charles Khan
    Charles KhanMuaj më parë

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

  • Samuel Stensgaard

    Samuel Stensgaard

    Muaj më parë

    I would rather the quality not suffer

  • Daniel Pira
    Daniel PiraMuaj më parë

    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!

  • Erin Petersen
    Erin PetersenMuaj më parë

    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.

  • Elijah H
    Elijah HMuaj më parë

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

  • Silver Viper
    Silver ViperMuaj më parë

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

  • chris connors
    chris connorsMuaj më parë

    My house lost power right when Sam went to open the cursed folder. No joke. Sam does know magic

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