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The do-it-yourself guide for independent animators. Learn tips and tricks to make your own animated web series, shorts, features and gifs!Hosted by Jessica Doll and Lauren Morse.

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The do-it-yourself guide for independent animators. Learn tips and tricks to make your own animated web series, shorts, features and gifs!Hosted by Jessica Doll and Lauren Morse.

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FUN!

By going crazy, wanna come? - Dec 10 2016
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Animations fun stuff and not snobby or mean. Yay

A treasure

By Rami_2 - Dec 07 2016
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The OA offers yet again one of the best self guided courses found online.

iTunes Ratings

47 Ratings
Average Ratings
45
0
0
1
1

FUN!

By going crazy, wanna come? - Dec 10 2016
Read more
Animations fun stuff and not snobby or mean. Yay

A treasure

By Rami_2 - Dec 07 2016
Read more
The OA offers yet again one of the best self guided courses found online.

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The do-it-yourself guide for independent animators. Learn tips and tricks to make your own animated web series, shorts, features and gifs!Hosted by Jessica Doll and Lauren Morse.

DIY Animation Champion Jim Lujan (Part 1) :: DIY Animation Show #4

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Jim Lujan is truly a DIY Animation Champion. Having created 50+ original shorts as well as co-creating Revengeance, a full-length feature collaboration with legendary animator Bill Plympton, Jim understands just how powerful a ‘Do It Yourself’ attitude can be.

Today we cover:

Revengeance, Jim’s collab with DIY Animation Pioneer Bill Plympton.
- Jim’s take on the DIY spirit.
- Creating his own indie animation festival.
- Nuts-and-bolts tips for creating impactful titles.
- Jim’s thoughts on the key to a good idea.

This episode is a production of The Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Jan 24 2017

40mins

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Animation Explorer Todd Favela (Part 1) :: DIY Animation Show #7

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From his time at Titmouse, working on shows like China, IL to developing Nick Shorts, Todd Favela has first-hand experience that tight deadlines and high-calibre 2D animation can go hand-in-hand.

Travelling through animation with his eyes and mind wide open, Todd is continually honing and building on his increasingly vast animation knowledge.

Today, in part one, Todd talks about:

- His on-the-job animation education.
- Maintaining quality on tight, TV deadlines.
- His animation insights on acting, overshoots, and… Face-Ships.
- Trusting your gut.
- The boldness of asking and where it can take you.

This episode is a production of The Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Apr 18 2017

29mins

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DIY Animation Champion Jim Lujan (Part 3) :: DIY Animation Show #6

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In parts one and two, Jim shared some truly awesome DIY Animation hacks and talked about collaborating with the legendary Bill Plympton on Revengeance.

Today, in part three, we discuss:

- More tips for recording DIY audio.
- The life and times of the Ghettomation Podcast.
- The one most vital thing Jim feels a DIY Animator needs.

This episode is a production of The Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Mar 21 2017

23mins

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‘Baman Piderman’ Creators, Alex & Lindsay Small-Butera (Part 3) :: DIY Animation Show #3

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In the first two parts of this interview, Alex and Lindsay Small-Butera shared their journey creating Baman Piderman and provided insight on the importance of pursuing your dream project.

Today in part three, Alex and Lindsay talk about the one most vital thing a DIY animator needs.

This episode is a production of The Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Dec 12 2016

27mins

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DIY Animation Champion Jim Lujan (Part 2) :: DIY Animation Show #5

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In part one of our interview with Jim Lujan, we heard about Revengeance – Jim’s uber collab with the legendary Bill Plympton – and Jim’s take on the DIY spirit.

This time, in part two, we see how Jim’s joyful, resourceful approach to making his projects, whether by himself or with other people, continues to bring him a fulfilling and fresh creative experience.

Today we learn:

- More on Revengeance and how Jim and Bill made their long-distance collab work.
- Jim’s top tips for making truly DIY Animation.
- Why he never went totally digital.
- The fun of recording parties.
- Young Jim gives us a lesson on swagger!

This episode is a production of The Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Feb 14 2017

29mins

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Announcement: WE ARE BACK!

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We are THRILLED to announce that The DIY Animation Show is back with a new episode next Wednesday, April 18th! *Commence fanfare!!*
For all the details, listen to this announcement. Huge thanks to Azureflux for our awesome theme music!

Want to stay up-to-date with all of The DIY Animation Show's new releases?  You're in luck - here are 4 simple steps to stay updated and help out the show!

1. Bookmark the site - diyanimation.show
2. Subscribe in SoundCloud
3. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook
4. Tell a friend!

Until April 18th, follow your heart, and have fun animating!
<3
Jess & Lauren

Apr 11 2018

7mins

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Making an Impact - ‘Mila’ Creator Cinzia Angelini and Producer Andrea Emmes (Part 2) :: DIYA #19

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Today we bring you Part 2 of our uplifting interview with Creator & Director Cinzia Angelini and Producer Andrea Emmes, all about their high-quality 3D short, “Mila”, raising awareness about children impacted by war.

In case you missed it, in part 1, we talked about...
- Mila’s real-life origins, drawn from the childhood experience of Cinzia’s mother during WWII
- The realities of running a professional studio on donations, an Indiegogo campaign, and a GIANT team of international volunteers
- All whilst also cultivating a fulfilling working environment for those volunteers

Cinzia and Andrea have such great drive and courage, enabling them to make a real impact for such a poignant issue. With these two at the helm, Mila looks like she’ll have a very bright future ahead of her.

So Today, in Part 2, Cinzia and Andrea share:
- Tips for finding projects like Mila to work on, regardless of your location
- Why you should choose a story that’s significant to you for your own animated project
- Technical advantages of scripts vs. storyboards, and how to best balance the two during production
- Why the hashtags #letschoosehope and #letsmakeadifference are Mila’s calling-card
- Tips for telling a serious story with sensitivity and focus
- And, of course: The one most vital thing a DIY animator needs!

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Apr 17 2019

52mins

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Making an Impact - ‘Mila’ Creator Cinzia Angelini and Producer Andrea Emmes (Part 1) :: DIYA #18

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We’re here with Writer, Director, and Creator Cinzia Angelini and Producer Andrea Emmes to discuss 'Mila', an incredible 3D short film raising awareness about children impacted by war.

Cinzia has a personal connection with this short film - Mila is based on her mother’s own childhood experience of bombing raids in her hometown during World War II. With Andrea Emmes on board as Mila's producer, these two have become an unstoppable team that has grown to a world-wide production.

A 350-volunteer, 35-country spanning, high-quality CG short film, Mila has thrived since 2011 with no studio backing and just a modest funding campaign to cover the film’s bare essentials. A community of volunteers, a few sponsors, many hours, and a whole lot of love made Mila possible.

Today in Part 1, Cinzia and Andrea tell us about:

- The story of Mila’s real-life origins
- Running a professional studio on volunteers, donations, and an Indiegogo campaign
- Managing a GIANT team spread across the whole planet
- The best places to spend what money you do have once you've raised it
- And how to create a healthy working environment for your volunteers through paying it forward

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Mar 20 2019

57mins

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Animated Webcomics - 'The Crimson Fly' Creator Collin 'Skipperwing' Byrd (Pt 2) :: DIYA #17

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In today’s episode, we dive further into Collin's Part 1 mic-drop - how limitation is the mother of creativity - this time from the lens of fan art and fan creations, as well as talking shop and getting into the nitty-gritty technical aspects of his animations.

Here are some of our favorite points this episode:
- Collin’s thorough break-down of elements for engaging animated action choreography
- The understanding, use, and legality of fanart
- The structural similarities between jokes and fight scenes
- The importance of representation in media
- Technical overlaps between comics and animation
- And Collin’s take on “the one most vital thing an animator needs”

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Feb 20 2019

1hr 16mins

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Animated Webcomics - ‘The Crimson Fly’ Creator Collin ‘Skipperwing’ Byrd (Pt 1) :: DIYA #16

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Happy New Year and welcome back! We're continuing Season 3 today with a new guest - the indefatigable Collin "Skipperwing" Byrd, creator of action-packed, animated webcomic, The Crimson Fly!

Originally debuting in 2015, Collin’s ‘Crimson Fly’ is an examination of the intricacies of being a superhero, and combines the freedom of animated movement and the storytelling of comics to tell his story in the most complete way possible, as he meets any obstacle this unique artform throws his way with full gusto.

We are also excited to announce that Collin is revamping his comic in full - from its visuals to updated coding - and has treated us to a teaser of the new animation! Find a link to a sneak peek in the blogpost for this episode diyanimation.show/diya16 , and keep an eye out for the revamped ‘Crimson Fly’ to debut sometime in the very near future!

Today with Collin, we talk about:
- The origin and evolution of the Crimson Fly
- Negotiating and creating an intuitive animated reading experience for your audience
- A thorough overview of his entire process for making his animated comic
- His social promo process
- How limitation is the mother of creativity

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Jan 23 2019

1hr 3mins

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Background Design with ‘Clarence’ Background Artist, Thomas Wellmann (Pt 02) :: DIYA #23

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Hallo, gutentag, and welcome back to the DIY Animation show!

We’re here with part 2 of our interview with Thomas Wellmann - background artist on Clarence and Summer Camp Island, Adventure Time storyboard artist, illustrator, AND indie comics creator in his spare time.

Last time, in Part 1 Thomas shared his process for creating backgrounds for animation, as well as discussing his lo-fi, grounded approach to making his art, and encouraging the evolution of your visual style.

And in case you missed it, be sure to check out his latest book, 'Nika, Lotte, Mangold!' It looks so good, and is available from publisher Rotopol Press - http://www.rotopolpress.de/en/produkte/nika-lotte-mangold-zeichenheft

So today in Part 2 of our interview, Thomas talks about
- His free-fly approach to character design
- His creative process for making his comics
- He breaks down some helpful techniques for creating backgrounds with crazy perspective
- Discusses the importance of finishing things
- And, of course, shares the one most vital thing he thinks a DIY Animator(or creator! needs

Plus, we have a bonus conversation on whether we really need websites, and what Germany’s comics scene was like.

Thomas has such great creative energy, and a real passion for exploring and making, so grab your bare essentials and adventure boots, and let's get on with the show!

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Nov 20 2019

51mins

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Background Design with ‘Clarence’ Background Artist, Thomas Wellmann (Pt 01) :: DIYA #22

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Today we talk with story and background artist Thomas Wellmann, calling all the way from Germany!

Thomas Wellmann wears many hats as an artist, being an illustrator, a background artist for Clarence and Summer Camp Island, a storyboard artist on Adventure Time, and an indie comics creator in his spare time!

We were initially stoked to pick his brains just about making backgrounds for some of our favourite shows. But as we soon learned, and as you’ll soon hear, his wealth of experience lead to an enriching discussion on what it means to tell a visual story, whether through backgrounds, comics, or in the simplest of drawings.

We loved his grounded, simple approach to his art, as well as his enthusiasm and curiosity towards making it, and we know you will too!

So today in pt 1, we talk with Thomas about:
- How he got to work on Adventure Time & Clarence… while still living in Germany
- His favourite things that help him work effectively from home
- His technical nuts & bolts process for creating backgrounds for Clarence
- His lo-fi, no-frills approach to creating his art
- And His philosophy on visual style and encouraging its evolution

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Oct 23 2019

1hr 2mins

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"In the Name of the Moon!" - Interview with Kate Sullivan, Moon Animate Make-Up (Pt 2) :: DIYA #21

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We're back with part 2 of our interview with Kate Sullivan, the magical Guardian behind the wheel of fan-animations, Moon Animate Make-Up 1 and 2!

In part 1, Kate touched on what her re-animated project process was like, the state of 2D animation, what makes a great demo reel, and what hustling really looks like.

Now, here in part 2, Kate dives into more detail about:
- her project management process for Moon Animate Make-Up 2, from breaking down the episode, to dishing out the work, to putting it all together
- discusses the importance of fan creations and making the transition from fan to professional
- we also go over the importance of timing for your animated project, career, and any aspect of life
- and, of course, the one most vital thing she thinks a DIY animator needs!

We should mention Kate's audio gets iffy in places - her WiFi and Skype were having a tough time, BUT we so enjoyed Kate’s active energy and love of Sailor Moon, and her optimism and excitement for what the animation community will create next shines through.

In the name of Moon Animate, let’s start part 2!

Sep 25 2019

48mins

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"In the Name of the Moon!" - Interview with Kate Sullivan, Moon Animate Make-Up (Pt 1) :: DIYA #20

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Season 4 is here! And boy, do we have a good’un - we talk with powerhouse & pioneer Kate Sullivan, all about project managing her legendary Sailor Moon re-animation collabs: Moon Animate Make-Up!

As well as giving us a look into the project management-side of Moon Animate Make-Up 1 & 2, Kate also drops some real talk on the state of 2D animation, what makes a brilliant demo reel, and what hustling really looks like.

Whether you want to head up a similar collaboration or take part in one, this episode is for you!

And now, in the name of the Moon, check out this interview!

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Aug 21 2019

1hr 29mins

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Season Break - DIYA Goes to Denver Pop Culture Con 2019! :: SB#5

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We will be tabling at Denver Pop Culture Con 2019! Woohoooo!!!

What is Denver Pop Culture Con, you may ask? Held in Denver, Colorado, and formerly titled Denver Comic Con, DPCC is a 3-day family friendly pop culture convention that features some of the best in pop culture entertainment. This year, it runs from Friday May 31st - Sunday June 2nd at the Colorado Convention center.

We’ll be at booth CC11 promoting the show, selling special DIYA stickers, and geeking out with people about animation (of course!). Jess will also be selling some prints and commissions for those interested!

To hear more details - including a special secret code for convention freebies that you won’t want to miss - check out the audio recording!

Let us know if you’ll be there! And if you can’t, never fear! You can check out our social channels during the convention for photo bombs and general convention shenanigans (@DIYAShow on Instagram and Twitter). And a post-convention blog will go up in June featuring photos from the trip, stories, and who knows what else!

May 15 2019

17mins

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Making an Impact - ‘Mila’ Creator Cinzia Angelini and Producer Andrea Emmes (Part 2) :: DIYA #19

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Today we bring you Part 2 of our uplifting interview with Creator & Director Cinzia Angelini and Producer Andrea Emmes, all about their high-quality 3D short, “Mila”, raising awareness about children impacted by war.

In case you missed it, in part 1, we talked about...
- Mila’s real-life origins, drawn from the childhood experience of Cinzia’s mother during WWII
- The realities of running a professional studio on donations, an Indiegogo campaign, and a GIANT team of international volunteers
- All whilst also cultivating a fulfilling working environment for those volunteers

Cinzia and Andrea have such great drive and courage, enabling them to make a real impact for such a poignant issue. With these two at the helm, Mila looks like she’ll have a very bright future ahead of her.

So Today, in Part 2, Cinzia and Andrea share:
- Tips for finding projects like Mila to work on, regardless of your location
- Why you should choose a story that’s significant to you for your own animated project
- Technical advantages of scripts vs. storyboards, and how to best balance the two during production
- Why the hashtags #letschoosehope and #letsmakeadifference are Mila’s calling-card
- Tips for telling a serious story with sensitivity and focus
- And, of course: The one most vital thing a DIY animator needs!

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Apr 17 2019

52mins

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Making an Impact - ‘Mila’ Creator Cinzia Angelini and Producer Andrea Emmes (Part 1) :: DIYA #18

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We’re here with Writer, Director, and Creator Cinzia Angelini and Producer Andrea Emmes to discuss 'Mila', an incredible 3D short film raising awareness about children impacted by war.

Cinzia has a personal connection with this short film - Mila is based on her mother’s own childhood experience of bombing raids in her hometown during World War II. With Andrea Emmes on board as Mila's producer, these two have become an unstoppable team that has grown to a world-wide production.

A 350-volunteer, 35-country spanning, high-quality CG short film, Mila has thrived since 2011 with no studio backing and just a modest funding campaign to cover the film’s bare essentials. A community of volunteers, a few sponsors, many hours, and a whole lot of love made Mila possible.

Today in Part 1, Cinzia and Andrea tell us about:

- The story of Mila’s real-life origins
- Running a professional studio on volunteers, donations, and an Indiegogo campaign
- Managing a GIANT team spread across the whole planet
- The best places to spend what money you do have once you've raised it
- And how to create a healthy working environment for your volunteers through paying it forward

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Mar 20 2019

57mins

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Animated Webcomics - 'The Crimson Fly' Creator Collin 'Skipperwing' Byrd (Pt 2) :: DIYA #17

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In today’s episode, we dive further into Collin's Part 1 mic-drop - how limitation is the mother of creativity - this time from the lens of fan art and fan creations, as well as talking shop and getting into the nitty-gritty technical aspects of his animations.

Here are some of our favorite points this episode:
- Collin’s thorough break-down of elements for engaging animated action choreography
- The understanding, use, and legality of fanart
- The structural similarities between jokes and fight scenes
- The importance of representation in media
- Technical overlaps between comics and animation
- And Collin’s take on “the one most vital thing an animator needs”

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Feb 20 2019

1hr 16mins

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Animated Webcomics - ‘The Crimson Fly’ Creator Collin ‘Skipperwing’ Byrd (Pt 1) :: DIYA #16

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Happy New Year and welcome back! We're continuing Season 3 today with a new guest - the indefatigable Collin "Skipperwing" Byrd, creator of action-packed, animated webcomic, The Crimson Fly!

Originally debuting in 2015, Collin’s ‘Crimson Fly’ is an examination of the intricacies of being a superhero, and combines the freedom of animated movement and the storytelling of comics to tell his story in the most complete way possible, as he meets any obstacle this unique artform throws his way with full gusto.

We are also excited to announce that Collin is revamping his comic in full - from its visuals to updated coding - and has treated us to a teaser of the new animation! Find a link to a sneak peek in the blogpost for this episode diyanimation.show/diya16 , and keep an eye out for the revamped ‘Crimson Fly’ to debut sometime in the very near future!

Today with Collin, we talk about:
- The origin and evolution of the Crimson Fly
- Negotiating and creating an intuitive animated reading experience for your audience
- A thorough overview of his entire process for making his animated comic
- His social promo process
- How limitation is the mother of creativity

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Jan 23 2019

1hr 3mins

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Special – Holiday Spectacular, vol. 1 :: DIYA #15

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Happy Holidays! Today we ask each other the questions, reveal Lauren's ultimate Ugly Christmas Jumper, and discover just how many Tamales Jess can eat over Christmas. So grab a cosy sweater (ugly or non-ugly), some tasty treats and join us for a chilled Christmas hangout!
<3 Jess & Lauren

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Big thank you to Antisocialite and SadBunny for this episode’s Holiday-themed music.
Intro: Antisocialite - https://soundcloud.com/antisocialite/8-bit-wish-you-a-merry-christmas
Outro: SadBunny - https://soundcloud.com/sadbunny/sadbunny-christmas-chiptune-medley

Dec 19 2018

1hr 16mins

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Animation Director & Experimentalist, Jocie Juritz (Part 2) :: DIYA #14

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Following on from Part 1 of our interview with Jocie Juritz (our first conversation, recorded back in 2016), today’s episode sees us catch up with her earlier in this year, 2018.

Jocie had a lot of promising projects in the pipeline last time we spoke, and has been up to so much in these two years.  If you follow her on Instagram, or her other social media, you'll know how she's consistently playing with animation, DIY-ing it, keeping that spirit of experimentation and curiosity, and ensuring her voice is at the core of all she does.  So we couldn't wait to hang out again, pick her brains about her latest projects and soak up more of her deep cogitations on animation.  It's another bumper episode!

Today, in part 2, we have a brilliant, eye-opening conversation about:

- How she handles her client work
- How animation is perfectly poised to broach sensitive topics
- Brain compost (yes, you read right)
- Facing her fears about analogue traditional animation
- The pros of drawing badly

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Nov 21 2018

1hr 6mins

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Special - Animation Horror Stories, vol. 1 :: DIYA #13

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Tell us… are you sitting comfortably?

We bring you a special episode of The DIY Animation Show this Halloween...  A spine-chilling collection of astonishing Animation Horror Stories!

Every interview, we ask each of our guests for a horror story - either a spooky thing that happened, or (more often than not...) an occasion when things just went horribly awry… (we’ve all been there).

And guests Alex & Lindsay Small-Butera, Jim Lujan, Todd Favela, Adam Floeck & Nate Swinehart, and Jocie Juritz share with us their tremendous Tales of Terror!

We're sure lots of these stories will sound familiar, but if they don’t...
Animator -- BEWAAAAARRREEEE!

Without further ado, we present to youuuu...

Animation Horror Stories!

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
The music for this episode is provided by Azureflux - 'Wizard House' from 'Mean Machine', and 'Haunted Woods' from 'Eighth Chip Tangent'.

Oct 31 2018

31mins

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Animation Director & Experimentalist, Jocie Juritz (Part 1) :: DIYA #12

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It's the Season 3 premiere of the DIY Animation Show!
...and what better way to kick off this Season with none other than Animation director & Experimentalist, Jocie Juritz!

Professionally, Jocie crafts beautiful 2D animated projects with a gorgeous hand-made look. She specialises in PSAs and documentaries dealing with pertinent topics, interesting factoids, even book trailers, and teaches animation classes in her spare time. In her personal work, you’ll find slice-of-life gifs, featuring her cats, plants, and other joyful things.

We were drawn to her colourful, soulful work, and enjoyed an engaging, thoughtful conversation with her, discussing animation on a fundamental, artistic level. It’s like a soothing balm for the creative soul.

We first spoke to her in 2016, and so enjoyed our conversation
Timeless insights still hold up two years later.

Today, in Part 1 of Jocie’s interview, we discuss:

- Designing movement and emotion with shapes
- Emphasizing narrative over animation principles
- Constructing the optimal gif
- Freely using trial and error as a tool of development
- Her approach to colour
- And the one most vital thing Jocie thinks a DIY Animator needs

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Oct 17 2018

1hr 2mins

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Season Break - Pitching ‘The Sentinel’ with Creators Adam Floeck & Nate Swinehart (Pt 3) :: DIYA #11

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Welcome to The DIY Animation Show’s first ever Season Break! We kick it all off today with a catch-up with Adam Floeck and Nate Swinehart!

Since their original interview with us (recorded in 2016), Adam & Nate have been hard at work pitching 'The Sentinel' to different networks in the hopes of getting it greenlit for a series.

What followed, and what we’ll hear about today, is a series of pitching adventures, techniques, and personal insights they gained about the Sentinel, themselves, their friendship and their creative endeavours.

Gather round as Adam & Nate share...
- The latest thrilling chapter in The Sentinel’s tale: The Pitching Quest
- Lessons learned directly from within the Pitching Room
- Gaining perspective on your goals and your own sense of timing
- The importance of relationships with companies, agents, and your creative partner
- And some exciting new things hovering on the horizon for Adam & Nate’s studio, Boketto

So grab a drink, put a little umbrella in it, and join us for some pitching adventures!

Over our 3-month season-break, we'll be supplementing interviews with a new selection of monthly goodies!
We’ll be back with Season 3 and a new batch of interviews this October.
In the meantime, keep your eyes on Facebook and Twitter for updates and join us on the blog for new content.

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Jul 18 2018

54mins

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‘The Sentinel’ Creators Adam Floeck & Nate Swinehart (Part 2) :: DIYA #10

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...AKA Nuts 'n' Bolts with Adam & Nate!

Last time, Adam and Nate discussed the journey of their ambitious CG project 'The Sentinel', from its concept, to its nurturing, all the way through to its completion.  It's a great tale of collaboration, perseverance, and friendship.

In today's episode we pick their brains for their favorite tips and tricks learnt while working on 'The Sentinel' and their other personal projects. Some of our favorite highlights include:

- Realizing what you don't know and how to remedy it on the fly
- How to manage a large team and keep morale boosted
- A cautionary tale from Nate!
- Encouraging cogitations on the creative voice
- The one most vital thing a DIY Animator needs

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Jun 13 2018

47mins

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‘The Sentinel’ Creators Adam Floeck & Nate Swinehart (Part 1) :: DIYA #9

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Since meeting in college, Adam Floeck and Nate Swinehart's creative partnership has gone from strength to strength, leading to the creation of their ambitious CG project, 'The Sentinel'.

Created over the course of 4-5 years, outside of their jobs, with a team comprised of friends and strangers, with no budget, these two dreamt big, stayed committed, and saw their project through to completion.

Today, in Part 1, Adam & Nate talk about:

- 'The Sentinel', from the concept’s inception to its completion as a finished trailer
- How the path to being an animator isn't always a straight one (and how that's a good thing)
- Nurturing creative partnerships
- Deadlines, milestones and self forgiveness
- How personal projects can help with feeling fulfilled alongside your day job

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

May 16 2018

48mins

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Animation Explorer Todd Favela (Part 2) :: DIY Animation Show #8

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We're back with the first episode of the season! Today, we continue our interview with Todd Favela - this second part is chock-full of Todd's DIY nuts & bolts gold from start to finish, including his favorite things about DIY animation, and the most vital thing he thinks a DIY Animator needs.

...and here's just a taster of everything else we cover this episode:

- The beauty and satisfaction of animating loops.
- A complete walk-through of Todd's animation workflow wizardry.
- The human wonders that are Compositors.
- And the importance of play and experimentation in personal projects.

This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Apr 18 2018

39mins

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Announcement: WE ARE BACK!

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We are THRILLED to announce that The DIY Animation Show is back with a new episode next Wednesday, April 18th! *Commence fanfare!!*
For all the details, listen to this announcement. Huge thanks to Azureflux for our awesome theme music!

Want to stay up-to-date with all of The DIY Animation Show's new releases?  You're in luck - here are 4 simple steps to stay updated and help out the show!

1. Bookmark the site - diyanimation.show
2. Subscribe in SoundCloud
3. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook
4. Tell a friend!

Until April 18th, follow your heart, and have fun animating!
<3
Jess & Lauren

Apr 11 2018

7mins

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Animation Explorer Todd Favela (Part 1) :: DIY Animation Show #7

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From his time at Titmouse, working on shows like China, IL to developing Nick Shorts, Todd Favela has first-hand experience that tight deadlines and high-calibre 2D animation can go hand-in-hand.

Travelling through animation with his eyes and mind wide open, Todd is continually honing and building on his increasingly vast animation knowledge.

Today, in part one, Todd talks about:

- His on-the-job animation education.
- Maintaining quality on tight, TV deadlines.
- His animation insights on acting, overshoots, and… Face-Ships.
- Trusting your gut.
- The boldness of asking and where it can take you.

This episode is a production of The Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Apr 18 2017

29mins

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DIY Animation Champion Jim Lujan (Part 3) :: DIY Animation Show #6

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In parts one and two, Jim shared some truly awesome DIY Animation hacks and talked about collaborating with the legendary Bill Plympton on Revengeance.

Today, in part three, we discuss:

- More tips for recording DIY audio.
- The life and times of the Ghettomation Podcast.
- The one most vital thing Jim feels a DIY Animator needs.

This episode is a production of The Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling.
Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

Mar 21 2017

23mins

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