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The iAnimate.net Podcast

Back in 2012 we decided to invade the air waves with these podcasts and since that time, we've talked with many industry pros! We talk about animation, the industry, workflows, and wisdom through out their careers. These podcasts can also be found on iTunes. Please share and leave some feedback on iTunes.


Interview with Directing Animator Omar Morsy

on December 22, 2020

In our 80th podcast we interview directing animator, Omar Morsy. For over 20 years Omar has been Directing, Heading, Supervising, Animating, and working in both the VFX and Gaming industry. He has worked on projects such as Assassin's Creed, Paddington, Wonder Woman, Jumanji, and the Call of the Wild. Over the past 23 years, Omar found a second passion for teaching and inspiring artists to pursue their dreams. In this interview Omar shares his passion for animation and how he had to be resilient in achieving his dream of working in the animation industry.

If you would like to find out more about feature animation visit our Feature Animation Workshops page.

Interview with Directing Animator Omar Morsy

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Interview with Animator Tara Donovan

on December 10, 2020

In our 79th podcast we interview animator Tara Donovan. Tara's animated journey spans many styles from Richard Williams’ meticulously hand-drawn 'Thief & the Cobbler' to the VFX blockbuster Godzilla vs King Kong. Balancing teaching and freelancing with family life, Tara gravitated towards leadership roles, directing animation on the TV series Dot for CBC/Sprout at Industrial Brothers, directing a series of shorts for History/SyFy at Chuck Gammage Animation, and leading animation on an Ice Age short for Blue Sky at Arc Productions, Detective Pikachu at MPC and A Babysitters Guide to Monster Hunting at Method Studios. She recently joined the Montreal game studio Game On as Lead Animator for gameplay and cinematics.

If you would like to find out more about feature animation visit our Feature Animation Workshops page.

Interview with Animator Tara Donovan

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Interview with Animator Patrick Giusiano

on November 19, 2020

In our 78th podcast we interview Dreamworks animator, Patrick Giusiano. Patrick has been working in animation for over 20 years. His passion for visual effects pushed him to move to London with his wife and three daughters, where he worked on heavy keyframe-oriented movies such as "John Carter," "Paul," "Scott Pilgrim," and more at Double Negative Studio. From there, Patrick moved to New York to become a lead animator for BlueSky Studios. Throughout the eight years he worked there, he experimented with more cartoon-like movies such as "Rio," "Ice Age," "Peanuts," "Ferdinand," "Epic," etc. Attracted by the palm trees and constant warm weather of California, Patrick finally moved to LA to work for Dreamworks Animation Studio. Since then, he has animated on "How to Train Your Dragon," "Abominable," "The Croods 2," etc. From these amazing experiences around the globe, Patrick became skilled in many different animation styles, ranging from hyper realistic to super cartoony.

If you would like to find out more about feature animation visit our Feature Animation Workshops page.

Interview with Animator Patrick Giusiano

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Interview with Animation Supervisor Wes Mandell

on August 31, 2020

In our 77th podcast we interview animation supervisor, Wes Mandell. Wes has worked in the animation industry for over a decade and a half and has worked on and lead some amazing shows. Wes was a senior animator on Spider-Man: Far from Home, head of animation on The Book of Life, senior animator on Madagascar 3, and most recently an animation supervisor on the unique Netflix original The Willoughbys. It was a pleasure to sit down and talk about animation with someone who has worked in both VFX and feature animation at the highest levels. 

If you would like to find out more about feature animation visit our Feature Animation Workshops page.

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Interview with Animator Victor Chavez

on July 30, 2020

In our 76th podcast we interview Amazon Game Studios Animator, Victor Chavez. Victor has been a professional animator in games since 2011 and has worked on such titles as Halo 4, Destiny, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Rise of the Tomb Raider. He is currently working at Amazon Game Studios in Orange County on the new IP - New World.

It was great to hear how Victor had a complete career change from a Lead Operations Engineer at Microsoft to a professional animator working on AAA titles.

If you would like to find out more about game animation visit our Game Animation Workshops page.

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Interview with Lead Animation Michael Cuevas

on June 16, 2020

In our 75th podcast we interview Blizzard Entertianment Lead Animator, Michael Cuevas. Michael has spent 25 years in video game development. He has been specializing in character and creature animation; and has six years of animation instruction experience. Before working at Blizzard Entertainment, Michael's previous companies included Sony Santa Monica Studios, Obsidian Entertainment and Midway Games.

If you would like to find out more about game animation visit our Game Animation Workshops page.

Interview with Lead Animation Michael Cuevas

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Interview with Head of Feature Animation Andrew Gordon

on May 18, 2020

In our 74th podcast we interview long time Pixar animator/ Andrew Gordon. After 21 years at Pixar and having worked on such beloved films as Monsters Inc., Incredibles 1 & 2, and Ratatouille, Andrew left Pixar to explore new options. It didn't take too long before he found himself at DNEG in London, taking on the role of Head of Feature Animation in their newly formed feature animation division. Having started at Pixar in their early days, A Bug's Life, Andrew has worked as an animator, supervising animator, character developer, and directing animator, as well as having worked with some of the best in our industry. It was a real treat to sit down with him in this interview and discuss his journey and insight to animation.

If you would like to find out more about feature animation visit our Feature Animation Workshops page.

Interview with Head of Feature Animation Andrew Gordon

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Interview with Animation Supervisor Scott Holmes

on March 30, 2020

In our 73rd podcast we interview iAnimate creature instructor and animation supervisor at Cinesite VFX in Montreal, Scott Holmes. As a kid, Scott fell in love with creature animation when he stumbled upon Jason and the Argonauts on TV one Saturday morning. Scott’s professional feature film credits include “Monster House,” “Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe,” “Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers,” “Hellboy II,” “Paul, “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” ”Antman and Wasp,” and “Pokemon Detective Pikachu.”

If you would like to find out more about creature animation visit our Creature Animation Workshops page.

Interview with Animation Supervisor Scott Holmes

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