The iAnimate.net Podcast

Back in 2012 we decided to invade the air waves with these podcasts and since that time, we've talked with many industry pros! We talk about animation, the industry, workflows, and wisdom through out their careers. These podcasts can also be found on iTunes. Please share and leave some feedback on iTunes.


Interview with Tech Animator Andy Kephalidis

on November 23, 2018

In our 58th podcast we interview technical animator Andy Kephalidis. Andy's career began 6 years ago at Ubisoft on the Watchdogs series and a Farcry title. While working on his yet to be announced project at Eidos Montreal, he has also taken up the hobby of Unreal Engine 4, which has quickly become his obsession. With the knowledge he has gained working in the Unreal engine, he'll be teaching our brand new workshop titled, 'Animation Integration in Unreal'. Andy's passion for the Unreal engine and the game industry as a whole is evident in this interview.

Andy Kephalidis Bio | Animation Integration in Unreal Workshop | Animation Bootcamp: An Indie Approach to Procedural Animation

Interview with Tech Animator Andy Kephalidis

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Interview with Animator Brendan Body

on August 29, 2018

In our 57th podcast we interview animator Brendan Body. Brendan has worked around the world, switching between animated features and Visual Effects. Some of his film credits include four of the Harry Potter films, Hellboy 2, Pacific Rim, and Legend of The Guardians. The theme of flight has run throughout his career, having brought to life various birds, pixies, dragons, a Hippogryph, and giant flying kaju. Brendan will be teaching in our Creature animation workshop 3, Flight School and Fantasy Creatures. This along with his love of animation made this a fantastic interview!

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Interview with Animator Brendan Body

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Interview with Animator Jason Keane

on March 14, 2018

In our 56th podcast episode, we interview animator Jason Keane. Jason is a Calarts Alum who got his start in animation learning how to draw and traditionally animate from his uncle, Glen Keane, a long time Disney veteran. Jason is an animator currently directing an independent short film. He recently left Blue Sky Studios after 5 years, animating on such films as: Epic, Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie, Ice age 5, and Ferdinand. It was great to hear Jason's insight about the industry, how he got into animation, and his excitement to be teaching here at iAnimate.net. Listen and share the podcast.

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Interview with Animator Jason Keane

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Interview with Supervising Animator Bruce W. Smith

on January 24, 2018

In our 55th podcast we interviewed Bruce W. Smith. Bruce has worked in the animation industry for for over two decades, is the creator of Proud Family, worked at at such studios as Walt Disney Animation Studio, Don Bluth, and currently at Warner Bros. He's been a character designer, viz dev, director, and supervising animator. He helped in the character design of Dr. Facilier for The Princes and the Frog, a character he also was the supervising animator on. This is a podcast we won't want to miss.

Watch: Bruce Smith - Drawing Dr. Facilia | Back To Never Land

Interview with Supervising Animator Bruce W. Smith

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Roundtable Interview with Animation Speakers of Promised Land

on December 12, 2017

In our 54th podcast we did a roundtable interview with four artist, three of whom are iAnimate.net instructors, about an art festival that took place a couple months back in Łódź, Poland called Promised Land. Promised Land was the brain child of Sebastian Kalemba & Paweł Mielniczuk, two talented artist at CD PROJEKT RED. This art festival brought speakers from around the world from such studios as Guerrilla Games, Platige Image, Blizzard Entertainment, Industrial Light & Magic, Ubisoft, and CD PROJEKT RED.

It looked like a great event, full of creativity, and at a beautiful location. Because it included a handful of speakers who are our instructors, one being the co-creator of the event, I thought it would make for an interesting interview.

Watch: Promised Land Art Festival 2017 | Event highlights

Roundtable Interview with Animation Speakers of Promised Land

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