The iAnimate.net Podcast

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.


Interview with Ballerina Animation Director and animators

on January 31, 2017

Happy New Year! In our 48th podcast we talk with Ted Ty, India Barnardo, and Martyn Smith. Ted has over 24 years of experience at the feature animation level, has animated on 20 feature films, and has been teaching in our feature animation workshops from day one. After spending two decades at Walt Disney Anmation Studios and Dreamworks Animation, he moved back up to Montreal Canada to become a Animation Director on L'Atelier Animation's first feature Ballerina. What made this podcast so fun and interesting other than catching up with Ted and hearing about his new role, he was joined by iAnimate student India Barnardo and iAnimate alumni Martyn Smith; two of the many iAnimate students he hired for Ballerina.

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Interview with Ted Ty, Martyn Smith, India Barnardo

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Interview with Angry Birds director - Clay Kaytis

on September 27, 2016

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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Interview with Sr Animator - Kevin Rucker

on June 30, 2016

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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Interview with Animator & Director - Patrick Osborne

on May 31, 2016

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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Interview with Sr Animator - Jeremy Collins

on April 28, 2016

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.

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Interview with Senior Animator Jeremy Collins

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