Ep. 079: The making of One Small Step with TAIKO Studios – Part I

One Small Step tells the story of Luna, a Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. In part one of our interview with the masterminds behind TAIKO Studios, the company behind this amazing short, we interviewed studio Founder and CEO Shaofu Zhang, Head of Development and Co-Director Andrew Chesworth, and Art Director and Co-Director Bobby Pontillas. Join them as they share their experiences from working at Disney Animation Studios to embarking on the journey to bring an animated short to life! And join us next week when we feature CG Supervisor and Rigger Joy Johnson and Head of Pipeline and Technical Animator Andrew Jennings!

TAIKO Studio Websites

Watch the short on Vimeo!
One Small Step

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http://www.taikostudios.com

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Southern California Animation Events (And Beyond!)

Ottawa International Animation Festival
Fri. Sept. 26th – Tues. Sept. 30th, 2018
https://www.animationfestival.ca

The Magic Book of Spells: Signing with Daron Nefcy
Sat. Sept. 29th, 2018
1:00 pm
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/690

Artist Lodge and Tim Burton/LAIKA Tribute Gallery
Fan*Alley
Sat. Sept. 29th, 2018
5:00 pm
https://fanalley.wordpress.com/upcoming/

Studio Ghibli Fest 2018
Sun. Sept. 30th – Tues. Nov. 20th, 2018
https://gkids.com/2018/06/22/studio-ghibli-fest-2018/

Animation is Film Festival
Fri. Oct. 19th – Sun. Oct. 21st, 2018
https://animationisfilm.com

DesignerCon
Fri. Nov. 16th, 2018 – Sun. Nov. 18th, 2018
https://www.designercon.com

Ground Zero Animation Expo is now accepting vendor applications for 2019:

Professional Application
https://gzaexpo.com/industry-professional-form/

Up-And-Coming Application
https://gzaexpo.com/up-coming-form/

WonderCon is now accepting vendor applications for 2019:

Artist Alley Application
https://www.comic-con.org/wca/2019/artists-alley/exhibitors

Exhibitor Application
https://www.comic-con.org/wca/2019/exhibitors

Comic-Con International: San Diego is now accepting vendor applications for 2019:

Artist Alley Application
https://www.comic-con.org/cci/2019/artists-alley/exhibitors

Exhibitor Application
https://www.comic-con.org/cci/2019/exhibitors

The Podcast

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The Host – Angela Entzminger

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www.sketchysoul.com

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The Host – Jeff Schuetze

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www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

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@JefBot

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@Shootzee

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