Ep. 054: Ilana Schwartz – 3D Animator for Nick Digital, Music Video Director and Coffee Hero

Ilana Schwartz aka Javadoodles is a 3D Animator at Nickelodeon Animation Studio whose work includes promos, animation and social media art for many of Nick’s shows including The Loud House, Paw Patrol, and Bunsen Is A Beast! In today’s episode she discusses her path from interning at Little Airplane Productions to working for Nickelodeon both in New York and in Burbank. Along the way Ilana channeled her love of collaboration and social media into creating her own unique brand and style. It’s a fantastic episode that will inspire you to get out there and showcase your art!

Ilana Schwartz’s Websites

Website
https://www.ilanartist.com

Tumblr
http://javadoodles.com

Twitter
@Ilanartist

Instagram
@Ilanartist

@JavaDoodles

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/javadoodles

Southern California Animation Events

Women in Animation
http://womeninanimation.org

ASIFA-Hollywood
http://www.asifa-hollywood.org/

The World Animation Celebration
Presented by Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine
Hosted by Sony Pictures Animation
September 30 and October 1, 2017
http://www.animationmagazine.net/wac/

DesignerCon 2017
Pasadena Convention Center
November 11 – 12, 2017
https://www.designercon.com

Inside the Animator’s Studio: An evening with Lauren Faust
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
November 18, 2017
http://bit.ly/2rLqpDJ

Creative Talent Network Expo (CTNX)
Burbank Marriott Hotel
November 17th – 19th, 2017
http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Check out my guest spot on Animation Station with Robbie and Tracy!
http://apple.co/1Th9CRV

Check out my two part interview on The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast!
http://bit.ly/2sJqw41

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Ep. 053: Sarah Johnson – Storyboard Supervisor for Nickelodeon’s Bunsen Is A Beast

Michigan’s own Sarah Johnson is today’s guest on The Animated Journey Podcast! Sarah shares her experiences growing up in a small town, her love for all things animation (especially Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and how she survived her post-college years freelancing and working hard at pursuing her dream in order to become a storyboard artist, and then the Storyboard Supervisor, for The Fairly OddParents and now one of Nickelodeon’s newest shows, Bunsen Is A Beast. Tune in and hear how to survive and thrive in the animation industry as the Nickelodeon Summer miniseries continues!

And…Mabel’s crushes from Gravity Falls were named Xyler and Craz. And that bizarro version of Dipper was Dippy Fresh. Thanks internet!

Sarah Johnson’s Websites

Website
http://sarah-johnson.com

Instagram
@SarahJSketches

Tumblr
http://sarahj-art.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SarahJSketches

Southern California Animation Events

Women in Animation
Westside Mixer
The Wellesbourne
August 10, 2017
7:30 pm
http://womeninanimation.org

ASIFA-Hollywood
Disney XD and Marvel present a special screening of MARVEL SPIDER-MAN
ABC Studios
August 15, 2017
Doors open at 6:30pm
For ASIFA-Hollywood members RSVP:
http://www.asifa-hollywood.org/

The World Animation Celebration
Presented by Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine
Hosted by Sony Pictures Animation
September 30 and October 1, 2017
http://www.animationmagazine.net/wac/

DesignerCon 2017
Pasadena Convention Center
November 11 – 12, 2017
https://www.designercon.com

Inside the Animator’s Studio: An evening with Lauren Faust
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
November 18, 2017
http://bit.ly/2rLqpDJ

Creative Talent Network Expo (CTNX)
Burbank Marriott Hotel
November 17th – 19th, 2017
http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Check out my guest spot on Animation Station with Robbie and Tracy!
http://apple.co/1Th9CRV

Check out my two part interview on The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast!
http://bit.ly/2sJqw41

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

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Ep. 052: James Mosley – Production Assistant for Nickelodeon’s Pinky Malinky

The Nickelodeon Summer miniseries continues this week with Pinky Malinky Production Assistant James Mosley! James possesses the unique distinction of having served as a NickTern, worked as a Production Assistant on two Nick shows and has created 67 independent animated shorts. Here how growing up in Michigan watching cartoons inspired him to achieve his dream of working in the animation industry!

James Mosley’s Websites

Facebook
www.facebook.com/JamesMosleyII

Instagram
@jamesmosleyii

Twitter
@jamesmosleyii

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/MosleyAnimation

Southern California Animation Events

An Invisible History: Trailblazing Women of Animation
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Beverly Hills, CA
August 7,2017 –  7:30 pm
http://www.oscars.org/events/invisible-history-trailblazing-women-animation

ASIFA-Hollywood
http://www.asifa-hollywood.org/

Women in Animation 
http://womeninanimation.org

Siggraph 2017 Los Angeles
Los Angeles Convention Center
July 30th – August 3rd
http://s2017.siggraph.org/content/los-angeles

Inside the Animator’s Studio: An evening with Lauren Faust
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
November 18, 2017
http://bit.ly/2rLqpDJ

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Check out my guest spot on Animation Station with Robbie and Tracy!
http://apple.co/1Th9CRV

Check out my two part interview on The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast!
http://bit.ly/2sJqw41

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Ep. 050: Ariel Goldberg – Recruiter for Nickelodeon Animation Studio

From actor to animator to recruiter, Ariel Goldberg’s story is a true testament to how hard work, dedication and being willing to step out and meet new and interesting people not only helps one in their career but also in life. In today’s interview Ariel discusses how his passion for theater and visual arts led him to work with such industry legends as Andreas Deja and how taking a chance working in human resources led him to recruiting for Nickelodeon Animation Studio. He also discusses how you can make a good impression when applying for jobs in the field of animation and why it’s important to pay attention to both small and large studios. Take notes and enjoy the 50th episode of The Animated Journey Podcast as the Nickelodeon Summer miniseries continues!

Ariel Goldberg’s Websites

LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/arielgoldbergartist

Website
https://ariel-goldberg.com

Southern California Animation Events

ASIFA-Hollywood
http://www.asifa-hollywood.org/

Women in Animation Westside Mixer
The Wellesbourne
July 13th, 2017
http://womeninanimation.org/2017/07/01/jul-13-wia-westside-mixers-are-back/

Master Drawing Workshop With Henry Yan
Center Stage Gallery
July 14th – 16th, 2017
https://eventregistration.ctnadmin.com/event_details.php?id=178

British Invasion: Volume One
The Perky Nerd
https://www.facebook.com/events/365514407184646/
July 14, 2017

Comic – Con International: San Diego
San Diego Convention Center
https://www.comic-con.org/
July 20th – 23rd

Siggraph 2017 Los Angeles
Los Angeles Convention Center
July 30th – August 3rd
http://s2017.siggraph.org/content/los-angeles

Inside the Animator’s Studio: An evening with Lauren Faust
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
November 18, 2017
http://bit.ly/2rLqpDJ

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Check out my interview on The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast!
http://bit.ly/2sJqw41

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Ep. 043: Jeff Schuetze – Actor, Animator, Storyboard and Comic Artist

Actor, animator, storyboard and comic artist Jeff Schuetze knows a thing or two about working hard to perfecting your craft as an artist. His animation experience includes creating animated shorts for companies like College Humor, Rooster Teeth and Glamour, as well as creating the semi-autobiographical comic strip Jefbot. In today’s animation podcast interview Jeff discusses his journey from aspiring paleontologist as a child to focusing on the world of animation in order to become a professional animator and storyboard artist!

Jeff Schuetze’s Websites

Website
https://jefbot.carbonmade.com/

Comic
www.jefbot.com
Use code AJ to save 20% off on all jefbot merchandise!

Tumblr
http://jefbot.tumblr.com/

Facebook
@jeffschuetze

Instagram
@shootzee

Twitter
@jefbot

Los Angeles Art Events

MerMay Art Show 
May 19, 2017
http://www.theperkynerd.com/

Project Neverland Gallery Show
Thru June 11, 2017
http://centerstagegallery.com/event/opening-reception-project-neverland/

Truth Be Told Gallery Show
Thru June 2017
https://www.instagram.com/truthbetoldgallery/

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/sketchysoul

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Ep. 037: Morghan Gill – 2D Artist at Kabam and More!

In today’s episode artist and animator Morghan Gill shares how her love of animation inspired her to attend Laguna College of Art Design and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional artist. She discusses what it’s like working for various studios, teaching at her alma mater, tabling at conventions and her successfully funded Kickstarter campaign for her latest sketchbook, Project Pink. It’s a fantastic episode you won’t want to miss, and make sure to sign up for her painting workshop at the Ground Zero Animation Expo in February!

Morghan Gill’s Websites

Website
www.mogiarts.com

Instagram
@TeaTigerCafe

Twitter
@TeaTigerCafe

Tumblr
TeaTigerCafe.tumblr.com

YouTube Channel
Skydiamond7

Etsy Store
TeaTigerCafe

Los Angeles Area Events And More!

The 44th Annie Awards
http://annieawards.org

Fan*Alley 2017 Ground Zero Animation Expo
http://shopfanalley.com/2017-ground-zero-animation-expo

The Animation Network Mixer
http://www.theanimationnetwork.org/mixer

WonderCon
http://www.comic-con.org/wca

Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship
https://www.nickanimationstudio.com/writing-program

Nickelodeon Artist Program
https://www.nickanimationstudio.com/artist-program

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/sketchysoul

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Ep. 032 Everett Downing – Sony Pictures Animation Storyboard Artist and Creator of ‘The Book of Mojo’ Part II

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In Episode 032 Storyboard Artist and Animator Everett Downing discusses how he landed his various jobs at the top studios in the industry, what it was like getting interviewed on NPR, Wired Magazine, i09 and more for 365 Supers and his current project, The Book of Mojo. And if you’re going to CTNX 2016 in Burbank Nov. 18th – 20th you can hear him speak about his work and career and The Book of Mojo!

Everett Downing’s Portfolio Sites

Website: http://www.edowning.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edogdowning

Instagram: @Edogdowning

Twitter: @Mr_Scribbles

The Book of Mojo: http://www.bookofmojo.com/

See Everett Downing Live at CTNX in Burbank, CA!

Saturday Nov. 19, 2016
The Virtual Studio – 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Sunday Nov. 20, 2016
Cultural Representation in Film and Books – 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Book Signing – The Book of Mojo – 2:00 pm to 3:30pm

Check out the link for more information and to purchase tickets:
http://ctnanimationexpo.com

Also, previous guests Steve Ahn, Mike Yates and Pat Marconett will be in attendance at CTNX and previous guest Christine Knopp will be at DesignerCon. Make sure to say hello!

DesignerCon 2016
http://www.designercon.com/
The Show

Website: www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Tumblr: www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Twitter: @animjourney

Instagram: @animjourney

The Host

Website: www.sketchysoul.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sketchysoul

Tumblr: www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter: @SketchySoul

Instagram: @SketchySoul

Ep. 031: Everett Downing – Storyboard Artist for Sony Pictures Animation and Creator of ‘The Book of Mojo’ – Part I

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Animator and Storyboard Artist Everett Downing turned his love of comics, movies and storytelling into a career at some of the most well-known studios in the animation industry including Big Idea, Blue Sky, Pixar, DreamWorks and Sony Pictures Animation. In part one of our interview he discusses how seeing Toy Story in college changed his artistic trajectory and how it’s important to pay attention to changes in the animation landscape. And if you’re going to CTNX 2016 in Burbank Nov. 18th – 20th you can hear him speak about his work and career including his latest collaborative project The Book of Mojo!

Everett Downing’s Portfolio Sites

Website: http://www.edowning.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edogdowning

Instagram: @Edogdowning

Twitter: @Mr_Scribbles

The Book of Mojo: http://www.bookofmojo.com/

See Everett Downing Live at CTNX in Burbank, CA!

Saturday Nov. 19, 2016
The Virtual Studio – 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Sunday Nov. 20, 2016
Cultural Representation in Film and Books – 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Book Signing – The Book of Mojo – 2:00 pm to 3:30pm

Check out the link for more information and to purchase tickets:
http://ctnanimationexpo.com

The Show

Website: www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Tumblr: www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Twitter: @animjourney

Instagram: @animjourney

The Host

Website: www.sketchysoul.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sketchysoul

Tumblr: www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter: @SketchySoul

Instagram: @SketchySoul

Ep. 028: Alex Kwan – 2D Animator and Storyboard Artist for Titmouse – Part II

 

AlexKwanTitleCardEp028In part two of my interview with Niko and the Sword of Light Storyboard Artist Alex Kwan, we discuss how to manage your time as a freelancer, the importance of saying no to jobs, her amazing trip to Japan and her tours of various Japanese animation studios, and she discusses her beautiful  Titmouse 5 Second Short, Chasing Sunlight!

Alex Kwan’s Portfolio Sites

Twitter
@ChunksTheMighty

Tumblr
http://chunksthemighty.tumblr.com/

Instagram
@chunksthemighty

Chasing Sunlight Short
https://youtu.be/KGbaYspipS0

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

I am taking courses at two online schools — check them out:

The Oatley Academy – The Storyteller’s Summit

Schoolism – Alex Woo’s Gesture Drawing Course

Ep. 025: Steve Ahn – Director for DreamWorks Animation TV for Voltron: Legendary Defender

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Voltron. Korra. TMNT. Generator Rex. These are just some of the amazing shows that director and storyboard artist Steve Ahn counts as highlights in his illustrious 10 year career. In our interview Steve shares his experiences growing up in various regions in South Korea, emigrating to the U.S., and being accepted into CalArts. Along the way Steve used his artistic skills to express what he felt he could not express in words as he navigated through the field of animation to become a director on Voltron: Legendary Defender. His tale is an inspiring and uplifting story for anyone with a dream and a desire to create amazing worlds and share the joy of storytelling with others.

Steve Ahn’s Websites

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/artofsteveahn

Twitter
@steveahn82

Tumblr
http://steveahn.tumblr.com/

Instagram
@artofsteveahn

Action Adventure Cinematic Online Storyboard Workshop
https://gumroad.com/steveahn82

Replay Vol. 2 Sketchbook
https://gumroad.com/l/replayvol2

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul