Ep. 072: Andrea Gerstmann – Animator, Background and Character Designer, Storyboard Artist and more!

Episode 072 of The Animated Journey features animator-designer-storyboard artist-shorts creator Andrea Gerstmann! Andrea journeyed from Canada to the U.S. to pursue her career in animation. Since arriving in the states she has worked on numerous shows including Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Pinky Malinky and Apple & Onion. She also created the fantastic Nickelodeon short Dog and Squirrel, and her Loop de Loop shorts are hilarious. Join us as Andrea shares her story!

Andrea Gerstmann’s Websites

Website
www.agerstmann.com

Dog and Squirrel
https://youtu.be/vNzIAisw-v4

Blogger
http://agartblog.blogspot.com

Tumblr
andreagerstmann.tumblr.com

Vimeo
Andrea Gerstmann Demo Reel

Twitter
@andreagerstmann

Instagram
@andreagerstmann

Southern California Animation Events

One-on-One Storyboard Mentorship with Kris Wimberly
Portfolios for consideration due Fri. June 1st, 2018
http://www.theanimationnetwork.org/storyboardmentorship

Center Stage Gallery
Life Drawing from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday
$15 at the door / $12 online
http://centerstagegallery.com/events/

The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story
Sun. June 3rd, 2018
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/664

Loop de Loop
Thurs. June 7th, 2018
8 p.m.
www.loopdeloop.org

Ground Zero Animation Expo
Sat. June 9th, 2018 – Sun. June 10th, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
https://gzaexpo.com

2018 UCLA TFT Film Festival: Animation Extravaganza, pt. 1
Sat. June 9th, 2018
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
https://bit.ly/2L6SrDE

2018 UCLA TFT Film Festival: Animation Extravaganza, pt. 2
Sat. June 9th, 2018
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
https://bit.ly/2sh9YBV

CTN MEETUP presents Impressions: Gouache & Oil works by Tiffanie Mang
Opening Reception – Thurs. June 14th, 2018
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
https://bit.ly/2sgIgp2

The Art of Incredibles II
Sat. June 23rd, 2018
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
https://www.gallerynucleus.com/event/670

Project Anime: Los Angeles
Tues. July 3rd – Wed. July 4th, 2018
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
https://bit.ly/2kAi9oK

Anime Expo 2018
Thurs. July 5th – Sun. July 8th, 2018 (Preview night July 4th)
http://www.anime-expo.org

Comic-Con International: San Diego
Thurs. July 19th – Sun. July 22nd, 2018 (Preview night July 18th)
https://www.comic-con.org/cci/attending-show

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

CTNX
Fri. Nov. 16th – Sun. 18th, 2018
http://www.ctnanimationexpo.com

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 – Angela Entzminger

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
https://jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
http://jefbot.com

Tumblr
http://jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

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Ep. 067: Animation Internship Roundtable – Part I

How do you get an animation internship? What should you say during an internship interview? And once you land the job, how do you show your coworkers and supervisors that you would be a great addition to the team without coming across as creepy and weird? These are the questions we dealt with as interns and on episode 067 we tackle one of the toughest of all animation quests  – the animation internship! Join us for part one of the Animation Internship Roundtable with returning Animated Journey Podcast guests James Mosley, Jocelyn Liang, Lauren Krieger and Cassie Soliday!

James Mosley’s Websites

Twitter
@JamesMosleyII

Jocelyn Liang’s Websites 

Website
http://jocelynliang.com

Instagram
@JozDrawsInPrada

Lauren Krieger’s Websites

Website
http://www.laurenkrieger.com

Instagram
@LaurenKriegerArt

Twitter
@LaurenKrieger

Cassie Soliday’s Websites

Website
http://cassie-soliday.squarespace.com

Instagram
@CassieSoliday

Twitter
@CassieSoliday

Southern California Animation Events

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

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Host – Jeff Schuetze

Website
https://jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
http://jefbot.com

Tumblr
http://jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

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Ep. 066: Kris Wimberly – Storyboard Artist and Creator of The Animation Network Podcast

 

Storyboard artist and The Animation Network Podcast creator and host Kris Wimberly joins us for episode 066! Kris dreamed of working in the animation industry and his pursuit of learning the fundamentals of art as well as networking with industry professionals enabled him to work on a plethora of shows including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teen Titans Go!, Family Guy, Puppy Dog Pals and many more. In today’s episode Kris discusses the differences between working in TV versus feature film animation, his mission with The Animation Network, finishing projects, networking, what the future holds for him and more!

Kris Wimberly’s Websites

Website

https://kriswboards.carbonmade.com

Instagram

@kris_dubbayoo

Twitter

@kris_dubbayoo

The Animation Network Podcast

Website

http://www.theanimationnetwork.org

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/TheAnimationNetwork/

Twitter

@TAN_Podcast

Southern California Animation Events

ASIFA-Hollywood presents a Special Preview Screening of Muppet Babies
Tuesday March 20, 2018
6:30 p.m.
ASIFA-Hollywood Members only – sign up today:
http://www.asifa-hollywood.org/special-preview-screening-of-muppet-babies/

Loving Vincent: A CTN Meetup
Meet the Artists Charlene Mosley and Tiffanie Mang
Saturday March 31, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
https://eventregistration.ctnadmin.com/event_details.php?id=214

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

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Editor – Jeff Schuetze

Website
https://jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
http://jefbot.com

Tumblr
http://jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

Ep. 065: Erik Perez – Production Assistant for Titmouse’s Little Big Awesome

Episode 065 of The Animated Journey Podcast features Titmouse production assistant Erik Perez! Growing up Perez spent his childhood watching shows on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon and drawing cartoons. He soon discovered that there were people behind the magic and enrolled at Cal State Fullerton, where he majored in animation. Soon after he interned at Nickelodeon Studio, and later became a production assistant for Titmouse’s Emmy award winning show, Nico and the Sword of Light and then later Little Big Awesome. In today’s episode Erik shares the importance of networking, taking notes and being open to new career paths.

Erik Perez’s Websites

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

LinkedIn
Aireek23

Instagram
@Aireek23

Southern California Animation Events

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

People We Mentioned In The Episode

Steve Ahn’s Kickstarter for Blossom Detective Holmes
http://kck.st/2EsENIV

Sherm Cohen’s Storyboard Secrets
http://storyboardsecrets.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

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@SketchySoul

The Editor – Jeff Schuetze

Website
https://jefbot.carbonmade.com

Comic
http://jefbot.com

Tumblr
http://jefbot.tumblr.com

Twitter
@JefBot

Instagram
@Shootzee

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Ep. 064: Lauren Krieger – Storyboard Revisionist for Nickelodeon’s Shimmer and Shine

Storyboard revisionist for Nickelodeon’s hit preschool show Shimmer and Shine Lauren Krieger is today’s fabulous guest! In episode 64 Lauren shares her experience growing up in Minnesota, researching art schools to find the best fit for her future career path, and interning on numerous shows including China, IL; The Awesomes; and Wallykazam! before becoming a production assistant and then a storyboard revisionist. Along the way Lauren learned the importance of believing in yourself, continuing to improve your craft after graduation and discovering what aspect of animation best suits you. It’s an amazing episode you won’t want to miss!

Lauren Krieger’s Websites

Website
http://www.laurenkrieger.com

LinkedIn
LaurenKreiger

Instagram
@LaurenKriegerArt

Twitter
@LaurenKrieger

Southern California Animation Events

Directing Animation and Storyboarding with Steve Ahn
California Theatre of the Performing Arts
Sat. Feb. 24, 2018 @ 1 p.m.
http://bit.ly/2o0lyi2

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

Support Friends of the Show!

Alyce Tzue’s Didi in 3D Webcomic – support on Patreon
https://www.patreon.com/Didin3d

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 – 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

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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

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

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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

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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. 049: Crystal Stromer – 2D Animator for Nickelodeon’s Bunsen Is A Beast

The Nickelodeon Summer miniseries continues with animator Crystal Stromer! Crystal’s work expands the animation universe ranging from 2D animation to puppetry. She served as an animator for several shows including Nickelodeon’s El Tigre and as an animator and animation director for Shadow Machine’s BoJack Horseman,  and now works as a 2D animator for one of Nickelodeon’s newest shows, Bunsen Is A Beast. In this episode we talk about what it was like growing up in Florida, making the journey to Los Angeles, and how her love of painting and puppetry and seeing how things move have aided her animation career. And we talk a great deal about The Muppets — because they’re awesome!

Crystal Stromer’s Websites

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/user657390

Instagram
@crystalstromer

Southern California Animation Events

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

Master Drawing Workshop With Henry Yan
Center Stage Gallery
July 14th – 16th
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

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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
@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

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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. 036: Mallory Carlson – Background Designer & Children’s Book Illustrator

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Freelance Artist Mallory Carlson’s first memory was coloring the walls of her home with a crayon, and from that first moment she knew that her destiny awaited her in the arts. In the years since Mallory has made her mark on the world as a children’s book illustrator, character designer,  an alumna of the Nickelodeon Artist Program, and a background designer on shows such as Pig Goat Banana Cricket. Hear her amazing story and what it takes to stay true to yourself and persevere in the world of animation!

Mallory Carlson’s Websites

Instagram
@MalloryCarlson

Website
http://www.mallorycarlson.com/

Twitter
@MalloryCarlson

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My Mallory Gallery

Animation Events!

Women’s March Los Angeles
http://womeninanimation.org

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

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

T.A.N. Mixer
http://www.theanimationnetwork.org/mixer

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

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

The Show

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