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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
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 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

28
February
2014

Interview with Lead Animator of The Lego Movie - Mathieu Dimuro

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In this podcast we get to discuss the very funny film, The Lego Movie, with Lead Animator Mathieu Dimuro! The Lego Movie is definitely a unique flick and it was great to be able to hear Mathieu's experience on the show as well as the challenges and joys from working with characters that have limited movement. Mathieu's currently working at ILM on Transformers 4, and we'll be looking forward to getting another podcast in with him in the future.

 

 

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Blog Tag: Animal Logic, Feature, Mathieu Dimuro, The Lego Movie

12
February
2014

Interview with Animator Ted Ty

In our 26th episode, we speak with iAnimate Feature Instructor, and amazing animator, Ted Ty. Ted has over 18 years experience at the feature animation level and has animated on more than 14 feature films. Before working on such titles as "Puss and Boots ", "Shrek Forever After", "Kung Fu Panda", and 'Rise of the Guardians' at DreamWorks, he spent 10 years at Walt Disney Feature Animation in Florida working on such 2D titles as "Mulan", "The Lion King", and "Lilo and Stitch". There is a unique perspective one has having worked at such a high level in both 2D and CG for so long, and we are pleased get some of his time to discuss this craft we all enjoy!

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Blog Tag: 2D, Dreamworks, Feature, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Lilo and Stitch, Rise of the Guardians, Walt Disney Animation Studios

20
January
2014

Interview with Animation Veteran, Eamonn Butler

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In our 25th podcast, and first of 2014, we speak with animation veteran Eamonn Butler. Eamonn kicked off his feature career at Walt Disney Animation Studios in their earlier stages of CG. There he worked on Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur, and was an Animation Supervisor on Chicken Little. Eammon has sinced moved over to the VFX arena and has been an Animation Supervisior on such movies as Iron Man 2, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hellboy 2, and John Carter where he worked very closely with director Andrew Stanton. You can see his most recent work in Cinesite's first in-house short Beans. As you can see, he has a wealth of experience and knowledge, and it was great having him share some of it with us.

CineSite's Beans short

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Blog Tag: Beans, CineSite, creature, Eamonn Butler, Feature, shorts, Walt Disney Animation Studios

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