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The Animated Journey: Interviews with Animation Professionals

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An animation podcast featuring interviews with professionals working in television, film and games.

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An animation podcast featuring interviews with professionals working in television, film and games.

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Valuable and encouraging listening!

By @kylesarafoleanart - Apr 11 2019
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The podcast is chock full of valuable information for artists looking to find their way into the animation industry. The list of people interviewed is long and diverse and the podcast hosts ask great questions. Definitley worth subscribing to, and a special thank you to the creators!!!

Great for students!

By NoraSpaceAce - Feb 20 2019
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As an animation student graduating in May, I’m really looking forward to hear their episode on mental health!

iTunes Ratings

36 Ratings
Average Ratings
34
2
0
0
0

Valuable and encouraging listening!

By @kylesarafoleanart - Apr 11 2019
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The podcast is chock full of valuable information for artists looking to find their way into the animation industry. The list of people interviewed is long and diverse and the podcast hosts ask great questions. Definitley worth subscribing to, and a special thank you to the creators!!!

Great for students!

By NoraSpaceAce - Feb 20 2019
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As an animation student graduating in May, I’m really looking forward to hear their episode on mental health!

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The Animated Journey: Interviews with Animation Professionals

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An animation podcast featuring interviews with professionals working in television, film and games.

Rank #1: Ep. 056: Nicole Ridgwell - 3D Animator for Pixar, The Third Floor, Nickelodeon and more!

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In today’s podcast 3D animator Nicole Ridgwell shares her experiences working as an animation intern at both Walt Disney Feature Animation and Pixar, and how those internships paved the way for her animation career at studios like Nickelodeon and The Third Floor. She also shares the importance of continuing your … Continue reading

Nov 03 2017

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Rank #2: Ep. 003: Domee Shi - Pixar Story Artist

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Domee Shi emigrated from China to Canada, studied at Sheridan and interned at Pixar Animation Studios as a Story Intern. At the end of her internship she became a Story Artist at the studio and  worked on the Academy Award winning Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, and is currently working … Continue reading

Mar 08 2016

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Rank #3: Ep. 086: Your Animated Life Part 1: Surviving in Los Angeles and your education!

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Working in the field of animation is often harder than most people would have you believe. That’s why we’re here to demystify the process! In this miniseries, your intrepid podcast hosts Angela and Jeff breakdown what it’s like living in LA. We tackle the cost of living, getting a survival … Continue reading

Feb 13 2019

1hr 31mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 025: Steve Ahn - Director for DreamWorks Animation TV for Voltron: Legendary Defender

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Voltron. Korra. TMNT. Generator Rex. These are just some of the amazing shows that director and storyboard artist Steve Ahn counts as highlights in his illustrious 10 year career. In our interview Steve shares his experiences growing up in various regions in South Korea, emigrating to the U.S., and being accepted into CalArts. Along … Continue reading

Aug 17 2016

1hr 13mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 087: Your Animated Life Part 2: Networking and social media with Bre Williams and Way Singleton

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So you want to work in animation in Los Angeles, but you live outside of California. How do you get here? How much should you save? How do you find a place to live? And once you get here, how do you get a foothold in the industry and advertise … Continue reading

Feb 27 2019

1hr 41mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 038: Louise Smythe - Pixar Story Artist - Part I

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Annie-nominated Story Artist Louise Smythe shares her story today on the podcast! Growing up in Memphis, TN Louise dreamed of becoming an illustrator. While in college she discovered the magic of animation via Disney behind-the-scenes segments on DVD, and then worked to make her dream a reality. Join us as … Continue reading

Feb 15 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 012: Rosana Sullivan - Pixar Story Artist

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This week’s episode features Pixar Story Artist Rosana Sullivan! Rosie started her collegiate career in science, with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. After taking an art elective and being encouraged by some of her professors she found her true calling in the arts, changed her major, attended grad school as … Continue reading

May 10 2016

1hr 23mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 039: Louise Smythe – Pixar Story Artist – Part II

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Annie-nominated Pixar Story Artist Louise Smythe returns to share her experience reviewing portfolios at CTNX 2016 as well as to talk movies and storytelling. It’s a fun conclusion to our two part episode that you won’t want to miss! Louise Smythe’s Websites Website http://louise-smythe.blogspot.com/ Instagram @Miss.Louise.S Animation Events & More! WonderCon … Continue reading

Mar 01 2017

53mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 034: Scotland Barnes - Storyboard Artist for Disney TV Animation and Former Academy of Art University Instructor - Part II

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In part two of my interview with Scotland Barnes we discuss what it was like working at various retail jobs to make ends meet, having an all or nothing mentality, how he found his freelance jobs, teaching at the university level, working at Disney and more! Scotland Barnes’ Websites Blog: http://scotlandbarnes.blogspot.com/ Continue reading

Dec 08 2016

52mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 033: Scotland Barnes - Disney TV Animation Storyboard Artist and former Art Instructor at Academy of Art University - Part I

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Scotland Barnes is one of the hardest working people in the animation industry today. In part one of our interview he talks about graduating from undergrad and grad school during economic downturns, working at various survival jobs, and finding as many courses and books inside and outside of school as he could … Continue reading

Nov 30 2016

51mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 054: Ilana Schwartz - 3D Animator for Nick Digital, Music Video Director and Coffee Hero

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Ilana Schwartz aka Javadoodles is a 3D Animator at Nickelodeon Animation Studio whose work includes promos, animation and social media art for many of Nick’s shows including The Loud House, Paw Patrol, and Bunsen Is A Beast! In today’s episode she discusses her path from interning at Little Airplane Productions to … Continue reading

Oct 05 2017

43mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 044: Cassie Soliday – Script Coordinator for Wild Canary Animation, Comic Artist and Podcast Host – Part I

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Cassie Soliday works as the Script Coordinator for Wild Canary Animation’s Puppy Dog Pals on Disney Junior, is the creator of the diary comic Life Scientist, creator and host of The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast, co-host of the Jammiest Bits of Jam Podcast, and Newsletter Editor for The Animation Network Podcast. … Continue reading

May 31 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 077: Alina Chau - Animator, Illustrator, Storyboard and Comic Artist - Part 1

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Animator, illustrator, storyboard and comic artist Alina Chau shares her experiences growing up in Hong Kong, studying animation at UCLA and working in multiple aspects of the animation industry from gaming to television shows at studios ranging from Electronic Arts to Lucasfilm in today’s episode of The Animated Journey Podcast! … Continue reading

Aug 22 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 073: Lila Martinez – Storyboard Artist for The Simpsons, American Dad!, and More!

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Episode 073 features American Dad! storyboard artist Lila Martinez! Lila grew up in Mexico City, studied graphic design, attended Vancouver Film School to study animation, and created her own animation boutique studio BEFORE moving to the states to pursue storyboarding and working for some of the longest running animated shows … Continue reading

Jun 13 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 031: Everett Downing - Storyboard Artist for Sony Pictures Animation and Creator of 'The Book of Mojo' - Part I

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Animator and Storyboard Artist Everett Downing turned his love of comics, movies and storytelling into a career at some of the most well-known studios in the animation industry including Big Idea, Blue Sky, Pixar, DreamWorks and Sony Pictures Animation. In part one of our interview he discusses how seeing Toy … Continue reading

Nov 09 2016

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Rank #16: Ep. 022: Tim Larson - Lead Animator for Concept Art House

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Tim is an amazing and hardworking guy who I first met as a student at Academy of Art University. He originally dreamed of being a fine artist and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Illustration/Graphic Design. After working as a freelance artist and graphic designer he decided to switch careers … Continue reading

Jul 20 2016

58mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 023: Todd Favela - Character Designer for Danger & Eggs - Part I

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This week Todd and I enjoyed an excellent and fun conversation about his journey from student to professional at studios like Titmouse and now at Puny Entertainment where he works as a character designer on the new Amazon series Danger & Eggs.  This is an exciting time for Todd — at … Continue reading

Aug 04 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 064: Lauren Krieger – Storyboard Revisionist for Nickelodeon’s Shimmer and Shine

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Storyboard revisionist for Nickelodeon’s hit preschool show Shimmer and Shine Lauren Krieger is today’s fabulous guest! In episode 64 Lauren shares her experience growing up in Minnesota, researching art schools to find the best fit for her future career path, and interning on numerous shows including China, IL; The Awesomes; … Continue reading

Feb 13 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 062: Andi Nakasone - Disney Feature Layout Assistant - Part I

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Welcome to the first episode of 2018 featuring the amazingly talented Andi Nakasone! Andi grew up in Okinawa, Japan and moved to the states to study…archeology. But he soon discovered that storytelling was his life’s passion and began to pursue cinematography and editing at Baylor University. After interning in New … Continue reading

Jan 10 2018

44mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 020: Daniel Chong - Creator and Executive Producer of 'We Bare Bears'

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In today’s interview ‘We Bare Bears’ creator and executive producer Daniel Chong discusses what it’s like running a hit animated television show. Daniel is no stranger to hard work and dedication, having storyboarded for ten years in feature animation at studios including Disney, Pixar, Blue Sky and Illumination before pitching his ideas to various … Continue reading

Jul 05 2016

54mins

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