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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.


25
November
2014

Interview with Artist - LeSean Thomas

In episode 32 we speak with 2D artist LeSean Thomas. LeSean has "worn many hats" in his 10+ year career while working on such series as The Boondocks, The Legend of Korra, and most recently Black Dynamite. He's also spent several years working abroad in South Korea as an animation production/storyboard artist. While in South Korea, in addition to lending his talent to hit shows, he spent time honing his skills and developing his own personal project, Cannon Busters!

Cannon Busters Kickstarter page | LeSean's Twitter

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Blog Tag: Black Dynamite, Boondocks, comics, Hip-Hop, LeSean Thomas, The Legend of Korra

17
September
2014

Interview with Bungie Principal Animator - Richard Lico

In our 31st podcast, we interviewed Bungie Principal Animator, Richard Lico. Richard was a Sr. Art Lead on Bungie’s recently anticipated title Destiny. This was Bungie’s first mutli-platform title release since having been exclusive with the Halo franchise, and Richard was a part of the project from its infancy. He was responsible for the overall character animation technology and working with the art director to set the animation vision on Destiny. He’s been in the game industry since 1999, and has a passion for animation and game design that definitely showed in the podcast!

Richard's 2014 demo reel | Destiny Game Website

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Blog Tag: Bungie, Destiny, Games, instructors, Richard Lico, Street Fighter 3

22
August
2014

Interview with Animation Director Kristjan Zadziuk

In our 30th episode, we speak with Ubisoft Toronto Animation Director, Kristjan Zadziuk. He's worked on many high profile titles such as James Bond: Bloodstone and Splinter Cell: Blacklist, as well as the original Assassins Creed that launched the award winning series. With 15 years of experience and having worked on such prestigious titles, Kristjan had some great insight to animation and the gaming world, as well as some entertaining behind the scenes stories with tactical martial arts expert Kevin Secours. You won't want to miss it.

Kristjan' demo reel | karambit seminar with Kevin Secours | Games Workshop 3 Elite Edition

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Blog Tag: Games, instructors, Kevin Secours, Kristjan Zadziuk, Ubisoft

27
July
2014

Interview with Sr. Animator James Bennett

In our 29th episode, we speak with witty Senior Animator James Bennett. This guy has over 15 years experience animating creatures for such blockbusters as The Hobbit, Godzilla,  Avatar, King Kong, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Madagascar 3, and Iron Man 2. Having worked in the business for this length and at top studios like Dreamworks & Weta, this made for a great podcast full of insight & entertainment.

James' demo reel | Zerply | Our Creature Workshop page

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Blog Tag: Creature, demo reel, Dreamworks, James Bennett, Weta

19
March
2014

Interview with animator Ken Fountain

We interview feature film animator, and iAnimate instructor, Ken Fountain. Ken is an independent animator, who recently worked for DreamWorks on such films as: Monsters vs. Aliens, Shrek 4, Megamind, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots, and the How to Train Your Dragon Holiday Special. He has been acting since he was little and much of that theater and acting knowledge shows in his animation as well as his lectures.

Ken's current reel | New Cartoony training | GeoMe!

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Blog Tag: acting, Dreamworks, Feature, Ken Fountain

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