Ep. 063: Andi Nakasone – Disney Feature Layout Assistant – Part II

In the final installment of our interview with Disney Feature Layout Assistant Andi Nakasone, Andi dives into the world of Disney Feature animation and working in layout. He discusses the importance of networking, treating everyone with respect whether you’re in the industry or not, and knowing your worth as a new or seasoned professional. It’s a fantastic wrap-up that you won’t want to miss!

Andi Nakasone’s Websites

Instagram
@andinakasone

Email
andi.nakasone@gmail.com

Southern California Animation Events

The 45th Annual Annie Awards
UCLA’s Royce Hall
Sat. Feb. 3, 2018 @ 7 p.m.
www.annieawards.org

Gallery Nucleus
Art of Blank Panther Panel & Book Signing
Sat. Feb.  24, 2018 @ 1 p.m.
http://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/646

An Art Tribute to Disney Television Animation
Sat. Feb. 24, 2018 @ 7 p.m.
http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/642/exhibition

CTN Road Trip
Sat. April 14, 2018 – Sun. April 15, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
http://ctnroadtripburbank.com/

Fan*Alley Expo
Sat. June 9th, 2018 – Sun. June 10th, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
www.gzaexpo.com

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 comic for The Story Collider Podcast!
http://bit.ly/2ir8HTc

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

The Editor – Jeff Schuetze

Check out Jeff’s interview on this podcast!
http://bit.ly/2BmrPK1

Website
https://jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
http://jefbot.com

Tumblr
http://jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

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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. 045: Cassie Soliday – Script Coordinator for Wild Canary, Comic Artist and Podcast Host – Part II

In part 2 of today’s interview Cassie Soliday discusses the ins and outs of working as a Script Coordinator for the hit Disney Junior show Puppy Dog Pals, how one gets a job as a writer in the animation industry, writing and illustrating diary comics and how The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast shines a spotlight on women working in the industry!

Cassie Soliday’s Websites

Website
http://www.casassy.com/

Ink & Paint Girls Podcast
http://inkandpaintgirls.podbean.com/

Jammiest Bits of Jam Podcast
http://jammiestbitsofjam.podbean.com/

The Animation Network Podcast Newsletter
http://www.theanimationnetwork.org/newsletter/

Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/cassiesoliday

Tumblr
http://cassiesoliday.tumblr.com/

Twitter
@cassiesoliday

Instagram
@cassiesoli

Los Angeles Events

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

Warrior Goddess Art Show – Wonder Woman 
The Perky Nerd
Friday June 9, 2017
http://www.theperkynerd.com/

Blacklight
Hero Complex Gallery
Thru June 2017
https://hcgart.com/collections/blacklight

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

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

The Podcast

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

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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. 029: Michael Yates – Story Artist for Pixar Animation Studios

If you love storyboarding, you’ll love today’s interview with Pixar Story Artist Michael Yates! Michael worked as a Story Trainee at both Disney Feature Animation and DreamWorks Animation, as well as working as a Story Intern at Pixar, before taking a full-time job as a Story Artist on Cars 3 at Pixar. In today’s interview Michael discusses the importance of working on personal projects, learning as much as you can in and outside of school, and developing a thick skin in order to improve your storytelling chops. And check out his amazing student film, The Legend of the Flying Tomato!

Michael Yates’ Websites

Tumblr
yatesart.tumblr.com/

Twitter
@yyates05

Instagram
@yyates05

The Legend of the Flying Tomato
https://vimeo.com/90549174

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

Continuing Education

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

Awesome find of the week: The Gnomon School

Check out their live stream, Bringing “Stranger Things” to Life: An Evening with Aaron Sims Creative, and see how the Burbank, CA studio created the terrifying Demogorgon!
http://bit.ly/2c7XIsw

Ep. 020: Daniel Chong – Creator and Executive Producer of ‘We Bare Bears’

Shoot 25434_001, We Bear Bares VO unit and headshots. Daniel Chong, creator

In today’s interview ‘We Bare Bears’ creator and executive producer Daniel Chong discusses what it’s like running a hit animated television show. Daniel is no stranger to hard work and dedication, having storyboarded for ten years in feature animation at studios including Disney, Pixar, Blue Sky and Illumination before pitching his ideas to various studios. His story demonstrates the importance of taking charge of your career and persevering through the ups and downs that come with company layoffs, mergers, films getting shelved, pitches being turned down and ultimately, crafting and creating a hit series for Cartoon Network. It’s a fascinating journey that you won’t want to miss!

Daniel Chong’s Portfolio

Twitter
@threebarebears

Tumblr
http://theicebearjudgesyou.tumblr.com/

‘We Bare Bears’ Official Crew Tumblr
http://wedrawbears.tumblr.com/

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