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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 Animator Jason Keane

on March 14, 2018

In our 56th podcast episode, we interview animator Jason Keane. Jason is a Calarts Alum who got his start in animation learning how to draw and traditionally animate from his uncle, Glen Keane, a long time Disney veteran. Jason is an animator currently directing an independent short film. He recently left Blue Sky Studios after 5 years, animating on such films as: Epic, Rio 2, The Peanuts Movie, Ice age 5, and Ferdinand. It was great to hear Jason's insight about the industry, how he got into animation, and his excitement to be teaching here at iAnimate.net. Listen and share the podcast.

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Interview with Animator Jason Keane

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Interview with Supervising Animator Bruce W. Smith

on January 24, 2018

In our 55th podcast we interviewed Bruce W. Smith. Bruce has worked in the animation industry for for over two decades, is the creator of Proud Family, worked at at such studios as Walt Disney Animation Studio, Don Bluth, and currently at Warner Bros. He's been a character designer, viz dev, director, and supervising animator. He helped in the character design of Dr. Facilier for The Princes and the Frog, a character he also was the supervising animator on. This is a podcast we won't want to miss.

Watch: Bruce Smith - Drawing Dr. Facilia | Back To Never Land

Interview with Supervising Animator Bruce W. Smith

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Roundtable Interview with Animation Speakers of Promised Land

on December 12, 2017

In our 54th podcast we did a roundtable interview with four artist, three of whom are iAnimate.net instructors, about an art festival that took place a couple months back in Łódź, Poland called Promised Land. Promised Land was the brain child of Sebastian Kalemba & Paweł Mielniczuk, two talented artist at CD PROJEKT RED. This art festival brought speakers from around the world from such studios as Guerrilla Games, Platige Image, Blizzard Entertainment, Industrial Light & Magic, Ubisoft, and CD PROJEKT RED.

It looked like a great event, full of creativity, and at a beautiful location. Because it included a handful of speakers who are our instructors, one being the co-creator of the event, I thought it would make for an interesting interview.

Watch: Promised Land Art Festival 2017 | Event highlights

Roundtable Interview with Animation Speakers of Promised Land

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Interview with Brazen Animation Co-Founder & CEO Bryan Engram

on July 24, 2017

In our 53rd podcast we interview Bryan Engram. Bryan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brazen Animation in Dallas, Texas. Prior to Brazen Animation, Bryan enjoyed many years as an animator & director of studio animation at Reel FX. Brazen Animation recently made a big splash in the animation community with their 'Tempest' teaser. It was a great demonstration of the studios artistic and technical skills, as well as it's ability at story telling. It was great to speak with Bryan about his career and philosophy, and how it has shaped what he wants to do there at Brazen.

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Podcast with Bryan Engram

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Interview with Animation Supervisor Bill Haller

on June 27, 2017

In our 52nd podcast we interview Reel FX Animation Supervisor, Bill Haller. He's worked on and lead teams on such films as Surf's Up, Hotel Transylvania, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and The Book of Life. Bill lead the animation team at Reel FX on Rock Dog, where he worked with long time friend and director Ash Brannon. Bill has been working in the industry for two decades and had plenty of insight to share. Enjoy!

Podcast with Bill Haller

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Interview with Sr. Animator Jason Shum

on May 01, 2017

In our 51st podcast we interview Riot Games Sr. Animator, Jason Shum. You can also find Jason teaching in our Games animation workshops. Before working on Riot Games' League of Legends, Jason worked at Ready At Dawn on their PS4 AAA title The Order: 1886. Through out Jason's career, he's worked at such studios as Blur Studio, EA, and Pandemic Studios. Jason has a love for animation, and it showed in this podcast as we discussed his career, which spans games, cinematics, and TV.

Jason's Animbreak on Facebook | Jason's personal site

Interview with Sr Animator Jason Shum

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Interview with Ubisoft Quebec game animator Sebastien Dussault

on March 29, 2017

In our 50th podcast we interview Ubisoft Quebec game animator Sebastien Dussault. One of the things that made this podcast unique is Sebastien is also one of our first Game animation alumni. So it was great catching up with him and hearing about his experience as a student and his transition to a professional animator at one of the largest gaming studios in the world. Sebastien has worked on three Assassin's Creed titles (Freedom Cry, Rogue, and Syndicate), and most recently Ubisoft's For Honor.

Interviews with Creatives | Sebastien's Site | Sebastien's 'For Honor' animation reel

Interview with Veteran Animator Tim Ingersoll

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Interview with Veteran Animator Tim Ingersoll

on February 28, 2017

In this episode, we have long time animator Tim Ingersoll. He's been one of feature instructors since we started iAnimate.net and has been in the industry for about 31 years. He's made the transition for 2D to 3D, he started out early on at Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as at Dreamworks Animation when they first opened their doors. He's worked on such films as The Little Mermaid, Prince of Egypt, How to Train Your Dragon, and Kung Fu Panda 3. Tim also pitched, created, and animated in the short film at DreamWorks, on how DREAMWORKS makes our movies. With Tim's up beat personality and having spent a lot of years in the industry, this made for another fun and informative podcast.

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Interview with Veteran Animator Tim Ingersoll

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