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Podcast EP 250: Rand Fishkin and How He's Funding Snackbar Indie Game Studio

Studio co-founder and CEO discusses his jump to the world of video games, how he’s funding the endeavor and 3 critical things that will lead to a video game’s success.

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Podcast EP 249: Ben Osroosh & Making Motion Control Rigs and Winders for Stop-Motion

LA-based Iranian stop-motion artist discusses his move from Iran to the U.S., his unexpected entry into stop-motion animation and his recently launched Motion Control Kit’s capabilities.

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Podcast EP 248: Catino World & Animating Cat Memes as A Career

The creator of Catino World’s bouncy, orange meme cats shares how COVID lockdown unemployment led him to social media success, allowing him to be a self-supporting full-time artist.

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Podcast EP 246: How Indie Game Developers Will and James Made ‘Thank Goodness You're Here!’

The U.K.-based pair discuss quitting their jobs to jump into full-time game dev, pitching and funding their project, and the unexpected challenges encountered in developing their games.

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Podcast EP 245: Exit 73 Studios Indie Game Dev Journey With '#Blud'

Animation studio co-founders Chris Burns and Bob Fox discuss breaking into the game industry, getting a producer, and the upcoming release of their indie game, coming later this year.  

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Podcast EP 244: Lachlan Pendragon and How His Stop-Motion Film Scored an Oscar Nom

The Australian animator discusses making his short ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It’ and his journey to the Academy Awards. 

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Podcast EP 243: Lee Griffin On Picking Up Blender and Going Viral

The 25-year-old data analyst shares how he picked up Blender as a hobby, created a unique animation style and subsequently saw his short animations go viral on social. 

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Podcast EP 242: Keith Pakiz on How to Become an Animation Director

The director, story artist, writer, and animator shares his journey, which took him from Cleveland to LA in pursuit of an animation career and how he rose in the ranks working on a variety of shows. 

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Podcast EP 241: How Austin Pettit Broke into The YouTube Animation Industry

The animator/story artist shares his quest to Los Angeles in search of animation work and how he ended up working primarily for YouTubers like Game Grumps, NOXP, Cas van de Pol, and GingerPale.

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Podcast EP 240: Rachel Larson and How She Made ‘The Tiny Chef Show’

The animator, director, and writer shares her journey that led from a shed rental in New Zealand to partnering with Kristen Bell and ultimately scoring a deal with Nickelodeon.

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Podcast EP 239: Andrew Chesworth Gives a Budget Breakdown Of ‘The Brave Locomotive’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 26, 2024 at 4:09pm

The Oscar-nominated director discusses the production of his most recent short, which has been viewed more than 7 million times on YouTube.

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Podcast EP 238: How Alistair Nicholls Turned Claymation into a Beautiful Career

The U.K.-based Moon Studios founder shares his professional journey from launching his own studio to landing work with clients like Nickelodeon, Felix the 1st, and Far Caspian.

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Podcast EP 237: How 3D Studio Yonk Uses VR Sculpting to Get Big Name Clients

The Netherlands-based animation studio’s Niels van der Donk and Victoria Young discuss VR creative tools, working hard to earn big-name clients, and what it took to make the studio a full-time gig.

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Podcast EP 236: Danny Robashkin & Creating ‘MAKE’ Originals Micro Shorts

The Minnesota-based animation studio founder discusses his company’s success with commercial projects and its new path creating original micro short series for social media. 

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Podcast EP 235: Stop-Motion Animator Dale Hayward on Perfectionism in Animation

The Montreal-based See Creature Animation Studio co-owner offers 5-steps to improve animation performance and shares his experience directing New Zealand Claymation kid’s show ‘Kiri and Lou.’

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Podcast EP 234: Money Coach Victoria Mateo Shares Finance Tips for Artists

The certified money coach discusses how she merged the worlds of film and finance to launch a practice catering to creative professionals.

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Podcast EP 233: Will Anderson on Animating a Fluffy Cat Called Greg in Blender

The BAFTA-winning Scottish animator/filmmaker shares how he became an independent animator and what opportunities exist for other animators who boast a unique style.

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Podcast EP 232: How Hannah Daigle Created ‘Satina’ & How It Got Super Popular

The web series creator discusses everything that goes into producing and monetizing a web series and how she parlayed her YouTube experience into a job in television.

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Podcast EP 231: Ed Hooks with Master Tips on ‘Acting for Animators’

The NY actor turned teacher discusses how DreamWorks’ 1996 request shifted his life path and kicked off his 30+ year career training animators. 

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Podcast EP 229: Mindy Johnson On Women in Animation & ‘Pencils Vs Pixels’

The award-winning author, historian, filmmaker, and educator discusses animation’s history and the upcoming documentary highlighting Disney’s transition from hand-drawn to CG animation.

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Podcast EP 228: Ben Treat's Stop-Motion Social Media Journey

The social media presence known online as Frantic Frames shares how he grew his social following from 13,000 in 2019 to 2M today, and how he makes his living entirely from stop-motion social media posts.

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Podcast EP 227: How Keika Lee Started Greyscale Animation and Produced ‘Odd Dog’

Studio founder shares how she went from big studio production work to launching her own animation studio, producing her own work, and funding her own films.

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Podcast EP 226: How Damien James Webb Got into Miniature Model Making

The miniature’s artist and modelmaker shares how his theatrical set-building career morphed into ‘tiny sets,’ how to make connections in the field, and what he charges for custom commissions. 

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