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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.


27
September
2016

Interview with Angry Birds director - Clay Kaytis

In our 47th episode we interviewed former long time Walt Disney animator and co-director of the summer hit Angry Birds, Clay Kaytis. Before directing Angry Birds, Clay spent almost two decades at the mouse house were he worked on many of their hits, such as Tangled, Wreck-it Ralph & Frozen. He got his break in to WDAS as an intern in the Talent Developent Program in 1994 where he animated on hand-drawn films like Pocahontas, Tarzan, and The Emperor's New Groove. After making the transition to CG on Chicken Little and Meet the Robinsons, he was quickly promoted to Supervising Animator on Rhino, the beloved hamster, on the film Bolt; as well as went on to be Head of Animation on Tangled. He is also the creator of the much appreciated The Animation Podcast. It was great to sit with him and pick his brain after over 20 years in this field.

Interview with Angry Birds director Clay Kaytis

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Blog Tag: Angry Birds, Clay Kaytis, Director, Tangled, Walt Disney Animation Studios

30
June
2016

Interview with Sr Animator - Kevin Rucker

In our 46th podcast we catch up with Blizzard Entertainment senior animator and iAnimate game instructor, Kevin Rucker. Before coming to Blizzard, Kevin animated on Ice Age 3 at Blue Sky Studios, shipped multiple God of War games while at Ready At Dawn, and was a Cinematic Lead on Ready At Dawn's multi-award winning game The Order: 1886. This all added up to some great discussion about animation, VR, and industry advice.

Interview with Sr Animator Kevin Ruckere

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Blog Tag: Blizzard Entertainment, Ready At Dawn, The Order:1886, VR

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

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