Ep. 091: Your Animated Life Part 6 – The Visa Process with Nooree Kim and Yvonne Hsuan Ho

If you’re from another country, the one constant in your mind when wanting to work in the animation industry in the United States  is how you will get a visa or green card. In today’s episode of the Your Animated Life miniseries, We Bare Bears artists Nooree Kim (prop designer) and Yvonne Hsuan Ho (storyboard artist) explain how they navigated the system to get their student and work visas and how other international students and professionals can do the same. It’s a fascinating look into the labyrinthian system of paperwork that we hope will help anyone out there interested in living and working in the United States for an animation studio.

Nooree Kim’s Websites

Instagram
@_nooreekim_

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@nooreekim

Vimeo
Pest

Yvonne Hsuan Ho’s Websites

Website
www.hsuanho.com

Instagram
@yvonnehsuanho

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@hsuanho0121

Twitter
@yvonnehsuanho

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

Tumblr
@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Tumblr
@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

Tumblr
@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 090: Your Animated Life Part 5 – The Animation Guild with Storyboard Chair Jake Hollander

Today on the show we’re pleased to have Animation Guild member and Storyboard Committee Chair Jake Hollander! A storyboard artist who has worked at Rough Draft and Nickelodeon, Jake shares how he entered the industry and offers advice for students and professionals on how to improve your craft, stay motivated, how the union works and why it’s important to be an active member of the community. Join us for an informative and fun episode and learn how you can support the Guild and how the Guild can work for you!

The Animation Guild Websites

www.animationguild.org

Animation Guild Master Collective Bargaining Agreement

Animation Guild 2017 Wage Survey

Jake Hollander’s Websites

Website
www.jakehollander.com

Instagram
@jakehollanderart

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@jakehollander

Twitter
@JakeHollander55

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

Tumblr
@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Tumblr
@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

Tumblr
@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 089: Your Animated Life Part 4 – Freelancing with Todd Favela

Freelancing – the mythos surrounding the word is palpable. Make your own hours! Charge your own rates! Work in your PJs! But is it the promised land that many of us think it is? In today’s episode character and prop designer and returning guest Todd Favela shares his insights into the world of freelancing. We discuss taxes, health insurance, getting enough sleep, managing client expectations, how to NOT be a hermit, contracts and more. Join us and prepare yourself for your next freelance gig.

And a note on the audio – it rained in LA (hooray! no more drought!) so those dulcet tones you hear (aka slight static) is the rain falling outside during the recording.  But you can hear everyone’s voices loud and clear. Enjoy!

Check out Todd Favela’s previous interviews on our show here:

Ep. 023: Todd Favela – Character Designer for Puny Entertainment – Part I

Ep. 024: Todd Favela – Character Designer for Puny Entertainment – Part II

Todd Favela’s Websites

Website
www.toddfavela.com

Instagram
@ToddFavelaArt

Twitter
@ToddFavela

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

Tumblr
@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Tumblr
@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

Tumblr
@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 087: Your Animated Life Part 2 – Networking and Social Media with Bre Williams and Way Singleton

So you want to work in animation in Los Angeles, but you live outside of California. How do you get here? How much should you save? How do you find a place to live? And once you get here, how do you get a foothold in the industry and advertise your work online and in person? Black ‘N Animated Podcast hosts and animation professionals Breana Williams and Waymond Singleton join us for part 2 of our animated life miniseries to share how they got into the industry, networking tips and showcasing your work via social media!

Check out the Black ‘N Animated Podcast

iTunes

Facebook Group

Podbean
blacknanimated.podbean.com

Twitter
@BlackNAnimated

Breana Williams’ Websites

Website
www.breanawilliams.com

Facebook
@breanimator

Instagram
@breadanimator

Tumblr
@breanimator

Twitter
@breanimator

Waymond Singleton’s Websites

Website
www.waysingleton.com

Facebook
@waymonds

Instagram
@waymonds

Tumblr
@waymonds

Twitter
@waymonds

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
@theanimatedjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

Tumblr
@theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

Tumblr
@sketchysoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Instagram
@Shootzee

Tumblr
@jefbot

Twitter
@JefBot

Ep. 085: Crystal Stromer Returns! Animation Director for Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – Part II

In part 2 of our last animation podcast episode of 2018 animation director Crystal Stromer returns to discuss the role of a director in both television and feature film animation, working on Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, Unikitty, her personal projects, her dream project, and more!

Also in this episode:
Netflix announces their new slate of animated shows
Our thoughts on The Lion King trailer
A lost Oswald The Lucky Rabbit short is found in Japan
Our reviews of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald  and Ralph Breaks the Internet

Crystal Stromer’s Websites

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/user657390

Instagram
@crystalstromer

Crystal’s first interview from Episode 049:
https://wp.me/p7gy1F-8X

Southern California Animation Events 

Women in Animation
Group Mentor Program Applications Are Open
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018
http://womeninanimation.org/group-mentoring/

Gnomon School
The Art of Firewall Zero Hour: An Evening of VR with First Contact Entertainment
Thurs. Dec. 6th, 2018
7:30 pm
https://bit.ly/2Avtu15

LiveRead/LA
With Industry Insider – Chris DeFaria – CEO of DreamWorks Animation
Mon. Dec. 10th, 2018
7:30 pm
http://www.livereadla.com/liveread-event

Gallery Nucleus
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse Panel and Book Signing
Sat. Dec. 15th, 2018
2:00 pm
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/698

Lightbox Expo is now accepting exhibitor and artist table applications for 2019:
https://www.lightboxexpo.com/exhibit/

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

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Tumblr
www.jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

Ep. 084: Crystal Stromer Returns! Animation Director for Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – Part I

Animator Crystal Stromer returns to discuss working as an animation director for Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. Crystal discusses how she became an animation director on the film, working alongside the talented crew, some of her favorite jokes from the movie, watching the movie with test audiences, and more! Join us as we discuss one of this summer’s funniest films.

Also in this episode:
We remember the illustrious Stan Lee
The class action lawsuit against Riot Games
Our reviews of The Grinch, Venom, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
and more!

Crystal Stromer’s Websites

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/user657390

Instagram
@crystalstromer

Crystal’s first interview from Episode 049:
https://wp.me/p7gy1F-8X

Southern California Animation Events 

Gnomon School
GPU Rendering: An Introduction to Redshift for Production
Thurs. Nov. 15th,2018
7:30 pm
https://www.gnomon.edu/community/events/gpu-rendering-an-introduction-to-redshift-for-production

Gallery Nucleus
Marvel’s Infinity War: The Art of the Movie Panel & Book Signing
Sat. Nov. 17th, 2018
2:00 pm
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/701

Loop de Loop 
Theme: Shoes
Deadline Sun. Nov. 25th, 2018 11:30 pm in your time zone
http://www.loopdeloop.org

LiveRead/LA
With Industry Insider – Chris DeFaria – CEO of DreamWorks Animation
Mon. Dec. 10, 2018
7:30 pm
http://www.livereadla.com/liveread-event

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

Lightbox Expo is now accepting exhibitor and artist table applications for 2019:
https://www.lightboxexpo.com/exhibit/

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

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Tumblr
www.jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

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Ep. 083: Jack Kasprzak – Animation Director for DreamWorks TV’s Spirit Riding Free – Part II

In part II of our interview with Jack Kasprzak, Jack shares his experiences working on DreamWorks TV’s Spirit Riding Free and the importance of great communication in order to work well on a production. We also discuss his work with the SketchZone Podcast (on iTunes, check it out!), advice he would give his younger self, and more!

Jack Kasprzak’s Websites

Website
https://sketchbookjack.bigcartel.com

Orange Wolf Content
https://www.orangewolfcontent.com/home

SketchZone Podcast
http://sketch.zone/podcast/

Facebook
@sketchbookjack

Instagram
@sketchbookjack

Twitter
@sketchbookjack

Southern California Animation Events 

Women in Animation
Alliance for Women Film Composers Present
Women Composers in Animation: Panel and Q&A
Wed. Nov. 7th, 2018
6:00 pm
http://womeninanimation.org/calendar/

Gallery Nucleus
Marvel’s Infinity War: The Art of the Movie Panel & Book Signing
Sat. Nov. 17th, 2018
2:00 pm
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/701

Gnomon School
GPU Rendering: An Introduction to Redshift for Production
Thurs. Nov. 15th,2018
7:30 pm
https://www.gnomon.edu/community/events/gpu-rendering-an-introduction-to-redshift-for-production

LiveRead/LA
With Industry Insider – Chris DeFaria – CEO of DreamWorks Animation
Mon. Dec. 10, 2018
7:30 pm
http://www.livereadla.com/liveread-event

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

Lightbox Expo is now accepting exhibitor and artist table applications for 2019:
https://www.lightboxexpo.com/exhibit/

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

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Tumblr
www.jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

Ep. 081: Jack Kasprzak – Animation Director for DreamWorks TV, VFX Animator, Podcaster and More! – Part I

Jack Kasprzak is no stranger to the world of animation. After graduating from art school and working for nearly 10 years as a VFX artist for Digital Domain on such films as X-Men: Days of Future Past, 2012, TRON:Legacy, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Ender’s Game, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, and many more, he made the leap to becoming an animation director on DreamWorks TV’s Spirit Riding Free. In part one of our interview Jack shares his love of making films at a young age with his family and friends, the joys and trials of working in the VFX industry, creating his own personal art, pitching ideas with his business partner and more!

Jack Kasprzak’s Websites

Website
https://sketchbookjack.bigcartel.com

Orange Wolf Content
https://www.orangewolfcontent.com/home

SketchZone Podcast
http://sketch.zone/podcast/

Facebook
@sketchbookjack

Instagram
@sketchbookjack

Twitter
@sketchbookjack

Southern California Animation Events 

Women in Animation
Screening of Cartoon Saloon Shorts: Late Afternoon
Tues. Oct. 16, 2018
7:00 pm
http://womeninanimation.org/2018/10/04/oct-16-screening-of-cartoon-saloon-shorts-late-afternoon/

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

Black Women Animate Boot Camp
Sat. Oct. 20th, 2018
https://www.bwabootcamp.com

Gallery Nucleus
A Tribute Exhibition for the 20th Anniversary of Mulan
Sat. Oct. 20, 2018
7:00 pm
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/696/exhibition

Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy Panel & Book Signing
Sat. Oct. 27, 2018
2:00 pm
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/694

Gnomon School
Google Spotlight Stories: Age of Sail
Thurs. Oct. 25th, 2018
7:30 pm
https://www.gnomon.edu/community/events/google-spotlight-stories-age-of-sail

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

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Tumblr
www.jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

Ep. 078: Alina Chau – Animator, Illustrator, Storyboard and Comic Artist – Part II

Episode 078 features part 2 of our interview with animator, illustrator, storyboard and comic artist Alina Chau! In this interview Alina shares how her heritage and unique experiences influence her artwork, the importance of taking care of your mental and physical health, how to find a great agent, her current projects, how to manage your time as a freelancer and more.

Alina Chau’s Websites

Website
www.alinachau.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/ainachauart

Instagram
@AlinaChau

Tumblr
www.alinachau.tumblr.com

Twitter
@Alina_Minty

Southern California Animation Events

Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Art of the Game
Gallery Nucleus
Sat. Sept. 15th, 2018
7:00 pm
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/685/exhibition

Loop de Loop
Current Theme: Fear
Deadline: Sun. Sept. 23th, 2018 at 11:30 pm in your timezone
http://www.loopdeloop.org

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

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

46th Annual Annie Awards Submissions
https://annieawards.org

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

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Check out my interview on the Sketch Zone Podcast!
http://sketch.zone/episode-153/

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Tumblr
www.jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

Ep. 077: Alina Chau – Animator, Illustrator, Storyboard and Comic Artist – Part I

Animator, illustrator, storyboard and comic artist Alina Chau shares her experiences growing up in Hong Kong, studying animation at UCLA and working in multiple aspects of the animation industry from gaming to television shows at studios ranging from Electronic Arts to Lucasfilm in today’s episode of The Animated Journey Podcast! This is part one of a two part episode where Alina shares how she became the phenomenal artist that she is today, from working in the industry at studios to freelancing and exhibiting at conventions around the country.

Alina Chau’s Websites

Website
www.alinachau.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/ainachauart

Instagram
@AlinaChau

Tumblr
www.alinachau.tumblr.com

Twitter
@Alina_Minty

Southern California Animation Events

Palm Springs International Animation Festival and Expo
Palm Springs Air Museum
Aug. 22nd – 25th, 2018
http://www.psiaf.org

WIA Writers’ Room: Storyboard Artist Panel
Women in Animation
Wed. Aug. 29th, 2018
6:00 pm
http://womeninanimation.org/2018/08/13/aug-29-wia-writers-room-storyboard-artist-panel/

The Art of Fortnite: An Evening with Epic Games
Gnomen School
Thurs. August 30th, 2018
7:30 pm
https://www.gnomon.edu/community/events/the-art-of-fortnite-an-evening-with-epic-games

Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Art of the Game
Gallery Nucleus
Sat. Sept. 15th, 2018
7:00 pm
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/685/exhibition

Loop de Loop
Current Theme: Fear
Deadline: Sun. Sept. 23th, 2018 at 11:30 pm in your timezone
http://www.loopdeloop.org

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

46th Annual Annie Awards Submissions
https://annieawards.org

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/

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host – Angela Entzminger

Check out my interview on the Sketch Zone Podcast!
http://sketch.zone/episode-153/

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
www.jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
www.jefbot.com

Tumblr
www.jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee