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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 Blizzard Entertainment Sr. Animator Lana Bachynski

on June 28, 2019

In our 64th podcast we interviewed game animator Lana Bachynski. Lana is currently a Senior Animator at Blizzard Entertainment and has been working on Heroes of the Storm where she was instrumental in bringing the original character Orphea life. In addition to animating at Blizzard, Lana also has taken up the gauntlet of running the Animation Boot Camp held each year at GDC.
Lana had some great insight to working in this industry as well as a genuine enthusiastic attitude that made this interview a lot of fun.

If you would like to find out more about animating in games visit our Game Animation Workshops page.

Interview with Blizzard Entertainment Sr. Animator Lana Bachynski

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Interview with ILM Sr. Animator Erik Morgansen

on May 28, 2019

For our 63rd interview we spoke with ILM Senior Animator, Erik Morgansen. Erik has been working as an animator for more than 20 years. Erik's film career began upon completing the Animating Assistant Training Program at the Disney Feature Studio with work on 'Meet the Robinsons'. Previous to that he'd worked at a number of studios doing real-time animation, game cinematics, location-based entertainment and commercials. As a senior animator at ILM he's worked on such films as 'Rango', 'Ready Player One', 'Bumble Bee', 'Jurassic World', and 'Pacific Rim'. Erik's excitement for animation bleeds throughout this interview.

Interview with ILM Sr. Animator Erik Morgansen

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Interview with Pixar animator Frank Abney

on April 30, 2019

In our 62nd podcast we interviewed past iAnimate feature student and current Pixar animator, Frank Abney. In addition to Pixar Animation, Frank has had the opportunity to work for Dreamworks Animation and the Walt Disney Animation Studio. During his time at three of the top studios he has been able to work on such films as Kung Fu Panda 3, Coco, Incredibles 2, Frozen, and most recently Toy Story 4. With a resume like that and Frank's own personal project 'Canvas', this made for a great animation conversation.

Interview with Pixar animator Frank Abney

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Interview with Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Animators

on February 11, 2019

In this podcast we interviewed two iAnimate feature animation alumni, Steven Johnson and Humberto Rosa, who worked on the critically acclaimed Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. This was Steven's first animated feature and a first for Humberto as a lead animator. So it was a great opportunity to catch up with some of our alumni, talk about an amazing film, and from unique perspectives.

Interview with Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Animators

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Interview with industry veteran - Simon Otto

on December 19, 2018

In our 59th podcast we interview animation veteran, Simon Otto. Simon has been working in the industry for over two decades, and the majority of that time at Dreamworks Animation. He joined the studio in 1997 to work on their first animated film, The Prince of Egypt and most recently finished as the Head of Character Animation on the third installment of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Last month, Simon decided to leave the comforts of Dreamworks Animation to pursue personal goals. It was a real unique opportunity  and pleasure to get him in on this interview.

Interview with industry veteran - Simon Otto

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Interview with Tech Animator Andy Kephalidis

on November 23, 2018

In our 58th podcast we interview technical animator Andy Kephalidis. Andy's career began 6 years ago at Ubisoft on the Watchdogs series and a Farcry title. While working on his yet to be announced project at Eidos Montreal, he has also taken up the hobby of Unreal Engine 4, which has quickly become his obsession. With the knowledge he has gained working in the Unreal engine, he'll be teaching our brand new workshop titled, 'Animation Integration in Unreal'. Andy's passion for the Unreal engine and the game industry as a whole is evident in this interview.

Andy Kephalidis Bio | Animation Integration in Unreal Workshop | Animation Bootcamp: An Indie Approach to Procedural Animation

Interview with Tech Animator Andy Kephalidis

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Interview with Animator Brendan Body

on August 29, 2018

In our 57th podcast we interview animator Brendan Body. Brendan has worked around the world, switching between animated features and Visual Effects. Some of his film credits include four of the Harry Potter films, Hellboy 2, Pacific Rim, and Legend of The Guardians. The theme of flight has run throughout his career, having brought to life various birds, pixies, dragons, a Hippogryph, and giant flying kaju. Brendan will be teaching in our Creature animation workshop 3, Flight School and Fantasy Creatures. This along with his love of animation made this a fantastic interview!

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Interview with Animator Brendan Body

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