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

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
@SketchySoul

Ep. 048: Amy Reynolds – Post Production Supervisor for Nickelodeon’s Pinky Malinky and The Loud House

The Nickelodeon Summer miniseries continues with today’s amazing guest, Post Production Supervisor Amy Reynolds! Amy shares her story of working on a variety of animated shows such as American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, as well as Nickelodeon’s The Loud House, Pinky Malinky, and even her stint in reality television. Find out why post production is such an integral part of the creative process and why you should never say “we’ll fix it post!”

Amy also volunteers regularly for Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter. You can support www.TheVBAS.org by volunteering and/or adopting your new furry or scaly best friend!

Southern California 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
https://hcgart.com/collections/blacklight

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

Project Anime
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
June 28th – 29th
https://www.project-anime.org/

Anime Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center
July 1st – 4th
http://www.anime-expo.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

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

In the conclusion with my interview with Cassie Soliday we go out with a bang by discussing her work on her creative writing podcast Jammiest Bits of Jam, writing and editing The Animation Network Podcast Newsletter and the importance of pursuing your artistic journey and making time for yourself and your loved ones!

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 Area 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 Gallery
Thru June 2017
https://hcgart.com/collections/blacklight

Truth Be Told Gallery Show
Animation Guild
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. 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

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. 044: Cassie Soliday – Script Coordinator for Wild Canary Animation, Comic Artist and Podcast Host – Part I

Cassie Soliday works as the Script Coordinator for Wild Canary Animation’s Puppy Dog Pals on Disney Junior, is the creator of the diary comic Life Scientist, creator and host of The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast, co-host of the Jammiest Bits of Jam Podcast, and Newsletter Editor for The Animation Network Podcast. Wow! In part one of our interview we talk about studying animation and improv at Columbia College Chicago and The Second City, interning at Nickelodeon, and working at Disneyland as a sketch artisan before landing her first full-time job in animation. Cassie possesses a unique perspective on the importance of learning your craft, persevering when you’re struggling to break into the industry, the beauty of animation and more!

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
Family Service Agency of Burbank
5th Annual Art Auction & Rooftop Dinner
Cartoon Network Studios
Friday June 2, 2017
http://www.fsahealingarts.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

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. 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. 042: Casey Robin – Freelance Visual Development Artist

Freelance Visual Development Artist is well known for her whimsical style, beautiful pin-up girls, delightful and sometimes scary creatures, and her love of using traditional media to create her art. In today’s interview she discusses the importance of staying true to yourself and your passion, her time as an intern at Walt Disney Animation Studios, living and working as a freelance artist, and her latest collaborative venture, Project Neverland, an art exhibit exploring the world of Peter Pan opening at Center Stage Gallery in Burbank, CA on May 5th!

Casey Robin’s Websites

Website
http://www.caseyrobin.com/

Etsy Store
https://www.etsy.com/people/CaseyRobinArt

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

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/caseyrobin/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/caseyrobinart

Los Angeles Events

Project Neverland Opening Reception
May 5, 2017
http://centerstagegallery.com/event/opening-reception-project-neverland/

Truth Be Told Gallery Opening Reception
May 5, 2017
https://www.instagram.com/truthbetoldgallery/

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. 041: Ed Hooks – Actor, Acting Coach & Author – Part II

In part two of the podcast actor, acting coach and author Ed Hooks discusses the future of animation as an art form as well as his latest book, Craft Notes for Animators. In the book Ed examines the story and craft behind Walt Disney Feature’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the direction of the current animation scene and how animators can use that to their advantage!

Ed Hooks’ Websites

Website
www.edhooks.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/ed.hooks

Animation Events

USC First Frame 
April 21, 2017
http://cinema.usc.edu/animation/firstframe/2017/index.cfm

CTN Road Trip Burbank
April 29 – 30, 2017
http://ctnroadtripburbank.com/

Project Neverland Opening Reception
May 5, 2017
http://centerstagegallery.com/event/opening-reception-project-neverland/

Truth Be Told Gallery Opening Reception
May 5, 2017
https://www.instagram.com/truthbetoldgallery/

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. 040: Ed Hooks – Actor, Acting Coach & Author – Part I

In today’s episode world-renowned acting coach Ed Hooks discusses how he became a professional actor and how he became one of the most well-known acting teachers for animators. His book, Acting for Animators, is the gold standard for professionals and students alike and his new book, Craft Notes for Animators, dives deep into what it takes to create a truly inspiring story. We also discuss films like Boy And The World, Frozen, and Zootopia, and why it’s important for artists to have their own voice and showcase their unique vision. Tune in and take note for part one of this amazing interview!

Ed Hooks’ Websites

Website
www.edhooks.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/ed.hooks

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