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Podcasts

In an effort to keep the communication coming, we've decided to invade the air waves with these podcasts! We'll be talking about animation, the industry, and have interviews with industry professionals and other guest that pertain to our field. These podcasts can also be found on iTunes. Please click on the the podcast link posted and leave some feedback. You can use your facebook, twitter, google, or discus account to do so.


31
May
2016

Interview with Animator & Director - Patrick Osborne

In our 45th podcast we interview animator & director Patrick Osborne. Patrick has worked for such companies as Sony Animation and Walt Disney Animation Studios. While at those studios, he's worked on such films as Surfs Up, Tangled, and Wreck-it Ralph. He's probably most known for his work in shorts. He was an Animation Supervisor on Paperman, and directed the much loved short Feast. He's recently released his next short for Google Spotlights, Pearl. This is his first foray in to the realm of VR. It was great to talk about his animation journey as well as working in this medium.

Interview with Animator and Director Patrick Osborne

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Blog Tag: Feast, Feature, Glen Keane, Google Spotlight, Pearl, Tangled, VR, Walt Disney Animation Studios

28
April
2016

Interview with Sr Animator - Jeremy Collins

In our 44th podcast we geek out with Blizzard senior animator, Jeremy Collins. Prior to animating for video games, Jeremy worked as a character animator on a number of animated features & VFX films such as Tangled, Alice in Wonderland, Narnia, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, and I Am Legend. We spoke with him about his time at Disney working with Glen Keane, working on fan favorite game World of Warcraft, and advice having worked in multiple areas of the animation field.

Jeremy's Reel | Jeremy's Twitter | Jeremy LinkedIn | Game Animation page | Feature Animation page

Interview with Senior Animator Jeremy Collins

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Blog Tag: BlizzCon, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, Feature, Games, Glen Keane, Tangled, tips, World of Warcraft

30
March
2016

Interview with Lead Animator Sebastian Kalemba

In our 43rd episode, we interview Sebastian Kalemba who is currently a Lead Animator at CD Projekt RED in Poland. Sebastian (Seb) is not only one of the first students to grace iAnimate, later he became a feature alumni, and now you can find him teaching in our game workshops. Seb lead the animation team on CD Projekt's critically acclaimed The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. In this interview we discuss his role as a lead on the project, his journey to get there, and tips for working in a creative, yet busy, industry.

Sebastian's 2014 Reel | CD Projekt RED | Game Animation page | Feature Animation page

Interview with Lead Animator Sebastian Kalemba

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Blog Tag: CD Projekt RED, instructors, The Witcher 3, tips, VR

26
February
2016

Pre-Visualization Interview with Animator James Bennett

We have returning guest, James Bennett. James has been working in the animation industry for over 15 years and has worked at some of the top studios and blockbuster films during that time. He has worked on such films as Godzilla, The Hobbit, Avatar, King Kong, Tin Tin, How To Train your Dragon 2, & Madagascar 3. James has been teaching in our Creature workshop division helping students achieve the amazing quality found in our recent creature student show reel, but will also now taking on a new workshop here, Pre-Visualization. In this podcast we talk to James about his experience working in pre-viz for films like How To Train Your Dragon 2 and what one can expect from the workshop he'll be teaching. It's always lively with James, making this an interview you won't want to miss.

Pre-Visualization page | Previous Podcast with James | 2015 Student Creature Reel

Interview with James Bennett Pre-Viz

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Blog Tag: How To Train Your Dragon 2, instructors, James Bennett, pre-visualization, VR

26
January
2016

Interview with Mila creator - Cinzia Angelini

In this episode we interview Cinzia Angelini. Cinzia has an extensive background in the animation industry having worked both in 2D as well as CG, and now currently a story artist for Illumination Pictures having recently worked on the Minions movie. She's worked on such films as Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, and Balto. And such CG films as Meet the Robinsons, Bolt, and Spider-Man 2. She's currently working on her own short with hundreds of artist around the work titled Mila. The short is a film about war, but taken from a unique perspective, a little girl named Mila.

Mila website | Cinzia's website

Interview with Mila creator - Cinzia Angelini

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Blog Tag: 2D, CG, Cinzia Angelini, Mila, short film, war, WW2

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