Ep. 056: Nicole Ridgwell – 3D Animator for Pixar, The Third Floor, Nickelodeon and more!

In today’s podcast 3D animator Nicole Ridgwell shares her experiences working as an animation intern at both Walt Disney Feature Animation and Pixar, and how those internships paved the way for her animation career at studios like Nickelodeon and The Third Floor. She also shares the importance of continuing your education after graduating from art school, finding mentors, and what it’s like pitching a show!

Nicole Ridgwell’s Websites

Website
https://nicoleridgwell.blogspot.com

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/nicoleridgwell

Twitter
@NicoleRidgwell

Southern California Animation Events

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. 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. 047: Jocelyn Liang – Background Painter for Nickelodeon’s Pinky Malinky

Welcome to the first episode of the podcast’s new mini series, Nickelodeon Summer! All summer long The Animated Journey will feature interviews with individuals working at Nickelodeon Animation Studio in beautiful Burbank, CA. The series kicks off with uber-talented Jocelyn Liang, background painter for one of Nickelodeon’s newest upcoming shows, Pinky Malinky, which will debut in 2018. From attending Art Center College of Art and Design to interning for Nick Games and Pixar to competing to create a theme park ride for Disney, Jocelyn offers expert advice on being willing to learn new skills, how she goes about the painting process and finding ways to exhibit your personal artwork. Sit back, take notes, and enjoy!

Jocelyn Liang’s Websites

Website
http://jocelynliang.com/

Instagram
@jozdrawsinprada

Tumblr
http://jozdrawsinprada.tumblr.com/

Los Angeles Animation Events

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

Warrior Goddess Art Show – Wonder Woman 
The Perky Nerd
Thru June 2017
http://www.theperkynerd.com/

Blacklight
Hero Complex Galaxy
Thru June 2017
Check out Jocelyn’s piece in the show, ‘Radioactive,’ now on sale at HCG!
https://hcgart.com/collections/blacklight

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

Inside the Animator’s Studio: An evening with Lauren Faust
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
Saturday 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

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/sketchysoul

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Ep. 035: Eivind Andvig – 3D Animator for Red Thread Games

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Growing up in Norway Eivind Andvig and his friends created super 8 films, played video games, watched movies and enjoyed being kids in the 90s. His passion for storytelling led him to studying illustration in England and eventually studying in the United States to learn how to become a 3D animator. Now he works as a professional animator for independent video game studio Red Thread Games. Join us today as we discuss his amazing journey from fan to professional!

And special event this week: The Star Wars Pilots Show at Pop Secret Gallery! Check it out: http://bit.ly/2hvZKtD

Eivind Andvig’s Websites

Twitter
@eivind_andvig

Blogger
http://eivind-the-animator.blogspot.com/

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/user6132670

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. 018: Cinzia Angelini – Director of ‘Mila’

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Cinzia Angelini is the pro’s pro when it comes to the field of animation. The animation veteran who specializes in animation and storyboarding has worked for some of the most well-known companies in the industry including Amblimation, DreamWorks, Sony, Disney and Illumination. Her work spans the 2D and 3D gamut including Balto, Sinbad, The Prince of Egypt, The Road to Eldorado, Meet the Robinsons, Open Season, Spider-Man 2, and Bolt, several DVD projects including Kung Fu Panda Secrets Of The Masters and the Universal Theme Park ride for Despicable Me, Minions Mayhem.

In this episode Cinzia and I discuss her experience growing up in Milan, Italy, majoring in graphic design and animation, working at various studios, and directing her short film, Mila. The film, about a little girl caught up in the bombing of Trento, Italy during WWII, is a passion project of Cinzia’s based on the stories told to her by her mother and grandmother.  Combining the forces of 250 people from 25 countries from around the world, and with the support of Unicef, Pixel Cartoon, and Ibiscus Media, the short film encompasses the largest virtual studio collaboration ever created. Learn more about this important film and support the Indiegogo campaign today!

Cinzia Angelini’s Sites

Portfolio
http://cinziaangelini.com/

Official ‘Mila’ Website
http://milafilm.com/

‘Mila’ Indiegogo Campaign
http://bit.ly/27aufXE

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

Ep. 016: Daria Eremina – Former Jr. Technical Director at LAIKA, Indie Game Developer and Educator – Part II

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In part two of my interview with Daria Eremina, Daria discusses what it was like working on LAIKA’s upcoming film Kubo and the Two Strings, forming a team to create her own upcoming indie mobile game, and what it’s like teaching the next generation of animation students at Ex’pression College in San Jose, CA.

Daria Eremina’s Reel

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/66084612

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 015: Daria Eremina – Jr. Technical Director, Rigger, Character TD – LAIKA, Puppetar, and More! – Part I

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Daria Eremina grew up in the former USSR, learned how to speak English in school and by watching Babylon 5, and earned her Bachelor’s degree at Moscow State University. She then moved to the United States and earned her MFA in animation and visual effects. She worked as a character technical director and rigger at several companies, and eventually made her way to LAIKA where she worked as a junior rapid prototyping rigger before becoming a junior technical director. Hear her story and the power of hard work and perseverance in part one of our interview!

Daria Eremina’s Reel

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/66084612

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 014: Pat Marconett – Disney TV Animation Background And Layout Designer – Part II

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In part two of Pat Marconett’s interview, Pat discusses his work on Adult Swim’s Mr. Pickles, Fox ADHD’s Axe Cop and Disney TV Animation’s Sofia The First. He also talks about the importance of having a personal project and how that helps fuel your personal creativity as well as enabling you to become a better employee , balancing work and family life, and keeping self-doubt at bay. It’s an excellent conclusion to this two part episode!

Pat Marconett’s Portfolio

Website
www.patmarconett.com

Tumblr
http://pat-marconett.tumblr.com/

Twitter
@PatMarconett

Instagram
@PatMarconett

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul