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Podcast EP 179: Stop-Motion and CG Animator Justin Rasch

The artist shares how he got his start in stop-motion and CG, worked his way up in the animation world, and is now making a name for himself on social media.

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Podcast EP 178: How Turkish Stop-Motion Animator Özgürcan Özdamar Got 4.5 Billion Views On YouTube

The self-taught animator discusses his transition from working on commercials to self-publishing his own work - creating funny stop-motion videos for kids - on YouTube.

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Trekkies Get Their Fill as Paramount+ Celebrates ‘Star Trek Day’ 2022

At today’s 3rd annual global live-streamed event, the streamer shared a slew of announcements about ALL things ‘Star Trek’ including sneak peaks, new cast members, and release dates across the storied franchise’s universe.

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First Autistic Character Joins ‘Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go’ For New Season

Mattel’s iconic franchise introduces a positive, neurodivergent role model, Bruno, as a joyful, pun-making brake car, voiced by Chuck Smith, an autistic actor, who makes his debut during the Season 26 premiere September 12 on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito.

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Director Didier Ah-Koon and Mythology Expert Liv Albert Join TeamTO's ‘Next Level: Odyssey’

The animated series follows 11-year-old Kiran, who, after falling into a mythical world, must save Odysseus if he is ever to return home.

What Exactly is a Storyboard Revisionist? Headline News

Podcast EP 177: How to Get Hired as A Storyboard Revisionist with Dorsa Bidhendi

Recent Sheridan College grad Dorsa Bidhendi discusses how her portfolio landed her a job fresh out of school, the advantages of having an animation vs. fine arts degree, and what exactly she does as a storyboard revisionist.

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Podcast EP 176: How to Get Hired as A Motion Designer

Industry veteran Ryan Summers discusses how he got his start and his advice for compiling a portfolio to get a job and kickstart a career in motion design.

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HBO Renews ‘House of the Dragon’ Because Of Course

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 26, 2022 at 11:16am

After an historic, 20+ million viewer debut this past Sunday, the highly anticipated ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood’ and starring at least 2 dragons with saddles, gets a Season 2 order.

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Paramount+ Announces ‘Star Trek Day’ 2022

The 3rd annual livestream event celebrates all things ‘Star Trek’ featuring a full line-up of back-to-back conversations with cast members from across the storied franchise’s universe, announcements and reveals, and a tribute to Nichelle Nichols, coming in September.

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Fire Will Reign This Weekend: HBO Drops Final ‘House of the Dragon’ Promo

It’s finally here - HBO’s new original series, the highly anticipated prequel set 200 years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ debuts Sunday, August 21.

Let’s Talk Animation…or Global Supply Chains! Headline News

Podcast EP 175: Eugene Fong's Shotgun Approach to Switching Careers into Animation

Hear about Fong’s decision to pursue a major career change that will catapult him from the world of global supply chains to the world of animation and his ‘shotgun’ approach to making it happen. 

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Podcast EP 174: FlipaClip Founder Marcos Meson and How the App Came to Be

Hear about the app's development (it began as a side project), its evolution into a tool used by millions, and why it’s become a starting point for many 2D animators.

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Podcast EP 173: Brent Forrest on How He Created ‘Samurai Frog Golf’ with Marza Animation

The studio’s technical director describes his journey from Canada to Japan and what it's like working there; he talks about pitching his project, working with the studio to get the project funded and produced, and marketing it for sale as a series. 

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Podcast EP 172: Fu Yang and Johnny Knittle on How They Created ‘The Nice Shorts’ Animation Podcast

Podcast co-hosts discuss how they got down to it and started their show’s 1st episode, how the duo met, and Yang’s plans to teach kids stop-motion animation.

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Podcast EP 171: How Eric Larson Fast-Tracked His Animation Career Using ‘The Freelancer's Manifesto’

The freelance illustrator and motion graphics designer describes his journey from the world of ballet to the world of animation, what coursework he chose to learn his craft, and how he determines what to charge for his services.

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Podcast EP 170: Director Mike Caron on the Live-Action/Animation Mix ‘Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder’

The Nickelodeon director/producer discusses his path to success from young actor to director of some of Nick’s biggest shows and the mentality he adopted to get there; he also shares the storyboarding process for the live-action/animated hybrid series he currently produces.

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Podcast EP 169: Gobelins’ Student Lava Hijzelaar's Process to Pencil & Paper Animation

The Dutch animator/student discusses the skillset learned from hand-drawn animation, her animation process from start to finish, and how she went about getting into the famous Paris-based school.

Middle School Dreams! Headline News

Cartuna Developing Danny Casale’s ‘Coolman’s Universe’ into Animated Series

In a bid to make his middle school dream come true, the LA-based artist (aka Coolman Coffeedan) is teaming up with the Brooklyn animation studio to create a cartoon series starring his popular NFT creation, Spesh.

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Podcast EP 168: ‘Cantastoria’ - How 11 Students Created a StopMo Film Remotely During the Pandemic

Animators Stephen Belford, Anna Harestad, Heather Little, and Tawny Therrien discuss the challenges they overcame creating a stop-motion animated film during the pandemic while working remotely.

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Episode 167: How Chris Rodgers is Building a Stop-Motion Studio in South Korea

The animator discusses what prompted him to pick up and leave the U.S. to pursue a career in the South Korean stop-motion industry, what the industry is like there, and how he keeps connected to US-based projects from abroad.  

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Podcast EP 166: Grahaeme Cowie and the Cost to Produce His Award-Winning Short Film

The storyboard artist and filmmaker discusses how he made the leap from animation supervisor to his storyboard artist, how to self-fund your film and what mentality is needed to reinvent yourself.

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Podcast EP 165: Karen and Bill on Animating ‘Maxxie LaWow: The First Drag Queen Super-Hero’ Film

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 12:36pm

The animation duo discusses how they broke into the industry, what it took to launch Chubby Beagle animation studio, and how they funded their Drag Queen superhero film.

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Podcast EP 164: How Luis Ribeiro Became an Executive Producer at LOBO Animation Studio

The Lobo partner and executive producer discusses his journey from Brazil to the USA and how he prioritized risky career movies to become the producer he is today; he shares skills to attract new opportunities, and advice on how to break into animation producing and rise in the ranks.

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Podcast EP 163: How Karen Disher Became the First Female Director at Blue Sky

Spire Studios’ creative director, development discusses climbing the corporate animation ladder, a must have skill to attract new opportunities, and how to develop the confidence to forge your own path.

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