Ep. 017: Michael Tucker – Associate Producer at Double Fine Productions, Part I

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Michael Tucker is no stranger to hard work and dedication. As a student at San Jose State University he worked on a number of animation and video game projects. Later he interned with famed game developers John and Brenda Romero. He then worked at Pixar Animation Studios as a production intern and then as a production assistant on The Good Dinosaur before becoming an associate producer at Double Fine Productions in San Francisco. In part one of our interview we discuss the importance of being kind to people, working diligently in school and transitioning from being a student to becoming an intern and an animation professional.

Michael Tucker’s Portfolio

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Double Fine’s Website
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Documentary series on Double Fine on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIhLvue17Sd7F6pU2ByRRb0igiI-WKk3D

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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.

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www.theanimatedjourney.com

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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

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www.theanimatedjourney.com

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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!

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www.theanimatedjourney.com

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Ep. 013: Pat Marconett – Disney TV Animation Background And Layout Designer – Part I

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Pat Marconett worked his way up from learning how to draw at San Jose State University to interning at PDI/DreamWorks and Nickelodeon, working in the mobile gaming industry and working on shows like Mr. Pickles, Friends Night, VeggieTales, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! and Sofia The First. In part I of our interview he talks about his journey from being a videographer in high school to deciding to major in animation,  how he landed his internships and how he started working for Adult Swim on Mr. Pickles. It’s a fascinating tale that you won’t want to miss!

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@PatMarconett

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@PatMarconett

The Show

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www.theanimatedjourney.com

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@animjourney

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www.sketchysoul.com

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Ep. 012: Rosana Sullivan – Pixar Story Artist

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This week’s episode features Pixar Story Artist Rosana Sullivan! Rosie started her collegiate career in science, with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. After taking an art elective and being encouraged by some of her professors she found her true calling in the arts, changed her major, attended grad school as a visual development major, worked at a game studio then joined the story team at Pixar Animation Studios. She discusses the process of how she decided to pursue art, the highs and lows of becoming an artist, having confidence in yourself and your work, and what it was like working on The Good Dinosaur and what it’s like working on Coco. 

Rosana Sullivan’s Portfolio 

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http://rdsullivan.blogspot.com/

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www.theanimatedjourney.com

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@animjourney

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www.sketchysoul.com

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@SketchySoul

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Ep. 011: Tamara Lusher-Stocker – Animator, Visual Development Artist, Storyboard Artist – Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm Animation and more!

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This week on Episode 11 of The Animated Journey I interviewed a true super star in the field – Tamara Lusher-Stocker! Tamara has the illustrious distinction of working as an animator on the BIG THREE Disney Renaissance films – Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King! She also worked on Hercules, Dinosaur and Treasure Planet in story and visual development, and she’s worked at several other studios including Pixar, Wildbrain, Rainmaker Entertainment, Blue Sky, and Lucasfilm Animation. She’s worked with other industry titans including Joe Grant, Joe Ranft, Burny Mattinson, Chris Williams and she once met Princess Di and Michael Jackson!

Tamara discusses what’s it like to work at various studios, how she got her internship to work at the Disney Florida Studio and the Disney Burbank Studio, how to pitch, and what’s it like to option your own movie, the joy of teaching, the importance of building your own brand and much more!

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www.theanimatedjourney.com

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@animjourney

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www.sketchysoul.com

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Ep. 010: Marji Bordner – Animator and Comic Book Artist – Part III

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In the exciting conclusion to the three part interview with Marji Bordner, Marji discusses the opportunities now available to learn about the craft of animation and getting more involved, the pros and cons of art school, the future of movies and TV, and so much more!

And here’s that link Marji was talking about from Noah Bradley on how to be an artist without going to art school. It’s a great read:

https://www.noahbradley.com/blog/how-to-be-an-artist-without-going-to-art-school/

Marji Bordner’s Portfolio

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http://marjibordner.blogspot.com/

DeviantArt
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https://twitter.com/marji4x

The Show

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www.theanimatedjourney.com

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@animjourney

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@animjourney

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The Host

I wrote an article for Animation Magazine online – check it out!
Cal State Fullerton Exhibit Celebrates 25 Years of NickToons
http://bit.ly/1Sqcyvx

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Ep. 009: Marji Bordner – Animator And Comic Book Artist – Part II

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In part II of my interview with Marji Bordner we discuss how to make Christian-themed content cool instead of lame, the pros and cons of going to art school, how amazing it is that animation can be made at home, what life was like before the internet and the variety of animated films being made today!

Marji Bordner’s Portfolio

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http://marjibordner.blogspot.com/

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http://marji4x.deviantart.com/

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https://twitter.com/marji4x

The Show

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www.theanimatedjourney.com

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@animjourney

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@animjourney

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www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

The Host

I wrote an article for Animation Magazine online – check it out!
Cal State Fullerton Exhibit Celebrates 25 Years of NickToons
http://bit.ly/1Sqcyvx

Portfolio
www.sketchysoul.com

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www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

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@SketchySoul

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Ep. 008: Marji Bordner – Animator and Comic Book Artist – Part 1

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Marji Bordner is a powerhouse of animation talent! After graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design she landed her first animation job at Radical Axis, working on Adult Swim’s hit show Squidbillies, then moved to Boston to work at Soup 2 Nuts on the Emmy-award winning series WordGirl for PBS. Now Marji works as an animator for the mobile game Minomonsters and is the creator of the webcomic Pride Lands. This is part 1 in a 3 part series with Marji and you’ll want to stay tuned to hear about her fantastic journey through the world of animation!

 

 

Marji Bordner’s Portfolio

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http://marjibordner.blogspot.com/

DeviantArt
http://marji4x.deviantart.com/

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https://twitter.com/marji4x

The Show

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www.theanimatedjourney.com

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@animjourney

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@animjourney

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The Host

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www.sketchysoul.com

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@SketchySoul

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