6 Point Harness

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6 Point Harness
Industry Flash animation
Founded 2003
Founder Brendan Burch
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Parent Mondo Media[1]
Website http://sixpointharness.com

6 Point Harness (6PH) is a Los Angeles based animation studio that develops and produces animated television programming, feature films, commercial, music videos and web based content. In business for ten years, some of their most notable productions have included Tom Hank’s Electric City,[2] Fox’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, MTV’s Good Vibes, Nick Jr.’s Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Nickelodeon’s El Tigre, the animated feature The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!, and the web series Dick Figures for the YouTube channel Mondo Media.[2][3] 6PH also released Dick Figures: The Movie, an in-house production developed from the company's web series.[4]

Six Point Harness uses employees and collaborators nationwide.[5] 6PH’s founder, Brendan Burch, has noted in an online interview that “Six Point's focus is top quality cartoons... We take pride in the bar of quality we set on every project.”[6] As a vital animation production resource to most of the major studios and networks in LA, Six Point Harness studio’s team animates pilots, promos, TV and webisodes, along with many other animation projects. Most recently, 6PH has teamed up with Titmouse, Inc.[7][8] to develop and distribute original animated content on the YouTube channel Rug Burn.[9]

History[edit]

Founder Brendan Burch formed the studio in August, 2003 based out of Hollywood, CA. 6PH describes how they got started in their own words, noting that “we were producing an early Flash animated feature and realized that the production pipeline we were developing was more efficient than many larger studios had at the time. We took the crew we were using, put together a reel, started a corporation, and got into as many meetings as possible to get the ball rolling.[10]

In 2011, John Andrews came on board with the company to form Six Point Media, the commercial branch of the studio.[11][12]

In 2013 the studio had two nominations for "Best Animated Web Series" for Dick Figures and Electric City at the Streamy Awards, with Electric City bringing the studio its first Streamy Award.[13] That same year Dick Figures received an Annie Award nomination for 'Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated Television or other Broadcast Venue Production.'[14]

Through Kickstarter, Six Point Harness and Ed Skudder/Zack Keller raised $313,411 to produce a feature length episode of the web series, Dick Figures.[15][16]

Most recently Six Point Harness has teamed up with Titmouse, Inc. to develop and distribute original animated content on the YouTube channel Rug Burn.[17]

Productions[edit]

TV shows[edit]

Films[edit]

Web[edit]

Six Point Harness Companies[edit]

Rugburn[edit]

As described by the show's developers, "launched in 2012, Rug Burn Channel is a joint venture between Six Point Harness and Titmouse Studios. The two studios deliver weekly programming to a growing list of subscribers. Breakout original properties include the highly popular Axe Cop and Dogsnack, from Dick Figures Co-Creator Ed Skudder. New properties are added to the Rugburn channel regularly."[19] [20] The channel hasn't been active since 2015.

6 Point Media[edit]

"6 Point Media, the commercial branch of 6PH, is run by executive producer John Andrews. Recent commercial projects include an ongoing campaign for MetLife Term Life Insurance as well as recent promotions for McDonald’s Dollar Meals, Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Tacos, Kool-Aid’s partnership with Hasbro’s THE HUB and toy projects for Bandai. The 6 Point Media’s roster includes Six Point Harness’ strongest in-house directors as well as an array of directing talent from the world of independent animation."[21]

"6 POINT MEDIA has expertise across the production spectrum in all styles of animation as well as in design and live action production. Their signature is unique individual directing talent combined with a high level of technical skill and lots of humor and entertainment value."[22]

John Andrews is executive producer/creative director of 6 Point Media. As a Senior VP at his former company Klasky Cuspo, John headed up its "ka-chew!" division and produced web content, pilots and hundreds of commercials.

Prior to joining Klasky Csupo, John was Vice President of Animation at MTV Networks where his producing credits included the Beavis & Butt-Head series and feature as well as Daria, Aeon Flux and MTV's Oddities. During his 5 year tenure he oversaw MTV's in-house animation studio, headed up series development and supervised current programming. He also helped shape the on-air looks of MTV and MTV2 through his involvement in the commissioning of network ID's. Andrews is a 3-time Emmy winner in Graphic Design.

6 Point 2[edit]

Six Point 2 is the separate corporation created by Six Point Harness as its IATSE union signatory entity. It was formed to provide high-end production for networks that require union production.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cartoonbrew.com/studios/mondo-media-six-point-harness-finalize-merger-143145.html
  2. ^ a b Verrier, Richard (April 3, 2012). "'Electric City' to join charge of animated shows onto Internet". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Six Point Harness". IMDB. December 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dick Figures: The Movie". IMDB. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ Burton, Michelle (August 26, 2011). "Six Point Harness - Career Profile". Animation Career Review. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ Wilding, Robin (November 2, 2011). "Six Point Harness' Brendan Burch Talks Top Quality Animation". Animation Career Review. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Six Point Harness and Titmouse launch Rug Burn channel". Animation Magazine. December 7, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Titmouse and Six Point Harness Studios Partner to Launch a New YouTube Channel: Rug Burn". PR Newswire Association LLC. December 7, 2012. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Rug Burn". Youtube. 
  10. ^ "Ratzafratz: Interview with Six Point Harness". Frederator: Cartoon Central on the Internet. Retrieved November 16, 2006. 
  11. ^ McLean, Tom (April 27, 2011). "Exec John Andrews to Head Up Six Point Media". Animation Magazine. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  12. ^ DeMott, Rick. "John Andrews Partners With Six Point Harness To Launch 6 Point Media". Animation World Network. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  13. ^ "THE OFFICIAL 3RD ANNUAL STREAMY AWARD NOMINEES". Streamy.org. February 17, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Annie Award Nomination 2012". Cartoon Brew. December 3, 2012. 
  15. ^ "KickStarter". KickStarter. July 16, 2012. 
  16. ^ Aubin, Jillian. "YouTube Series 'Dick Figures' to Release Kickstarter-Financed Film". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Six Point Harness and Titmouse launch Rug Burn channel". Animation Magazine. December 7, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Learn More About the Awesome Animation Sequences in Cosmos From Producer Kara Vallow". geekosystem.com. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Rugburn". Six Point Harness. 
  20. ^ Johnson, Wesley. "RUG BURN YOUTUBE CHANNEL LAUNCHES WITH NEW AXE COP CARTOON". Geek Exchange. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  21. ^ "6 Point Media / About page". 6pointmedia.com. 
  22. ^ "Six Point Harness / 6 Point Media About". Six Point Harness. 

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