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!

Pat Marconett’s Portfolio

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www.patmarconett.com

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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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@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 

Website
http://rdsullivan.blogspot.com/

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

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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!

Tamara Lusher-Stocker’s portfolio

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http://www.tamara-mara.com/

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@TamaraLusSto

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http://tamara-mara.tumblr.com/

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

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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

Website
http://marjibordner.blogspot.com/

DeviantArt
http://marji4x.deviantart.com/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/marji4x

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@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

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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

Website
http://marjibordner.blogspot.com/

DeviantArt
http://marji4x.deviantart.com/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/marji4x

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

Facebook
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

Twitter
@SketchySoul

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@Sketchy_Soul

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

Website
http://marjibordner.blogspot.com/

DeviantArt
http://marji4x.deviantart.com/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/marji4x

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Twitter
@animjourney

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@animjourney

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www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

The Host

Portfolio
www.sketchysoul.com

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www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

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@SketchySoul

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@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 007: Eric Cerda – Animator – Radical Axis, Soup 2 Nuts, Disney Interactive and more – Part II

EricCerdaPhotoIn part 2 Eric dives deep into his career as a professional animator and what it’s like working as a freelancer. He discusses what it was like to venture into the realm of mobile games while working for Playdom, which was later acquired and rebranded as Disney Interactive, working with animation legend Eric Goldberg at Duck studios, and working as a freelance artist for DreamWorks. Along the way Eric learned how to balance his time, network with friends and former colleagues in order to find great work and why it’s important to always be learning and studying the craft. It’s a marvelous conclusion to this two part interview that you don’t want to miss!

 

Eric Cerda’s Portfolio

Portfolio Website
http://cerdafied-eric.squarespace.com

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericcerda

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

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@animjourney

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@animjourney

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www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

The Host

Portfolio
www.sketchysoul.com

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www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

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@SketchySoul

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@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 006: Eric Cerda – Animator – Radical Axis, Soup 2 Nuts, Disney Interactive and more – Part I

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Eric Cerda is no stranger to the world of animation. After seeing Who Framed Roger Rabbit he knew that the animator’s path was the way for him. He attended the Savannah College of Art and Design during the end of feature 2D animation in the United States with the resolve of finding a career in animation no matter the cost. He pursued his dream by visiting and cold-calling studios, and working as a waiter before getting his first gig at Radical Axis. While at the studio he worked on Adult Swim stalwarts like Squidbillies and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Later he joined the animation team at Soup to Nuts to animate on PBS’ Word Girl, worked at Disney Interactive in San Francisco and eventually worked with one of his animation heroes, Eric Goldberg. In part 1 of this two part episode Eric discusses his early years and what it took for him to get his first job. It’s an inspiring story for anyone hoping to break into the field!

Eric Cerda’s Portfolio

Portfolio Website
http://cerdafied-eric.squarespace.com

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericcerda

The Show

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www.theanimatedjourney.com

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@animjourney

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www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

The Host

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www.sketchysoul.com

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@SketchySoul

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Ep. 005: Alyce Tzue – 2015 Student Academy Award Winner

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In 2015 Alyce Tzue became the Student Academy Award Gold Winner For Best Animated Film for her 3D animated short film Soar. Currently she works as a live action music video director for Smule in San Francisco, CA. She also worked as an animator on Henry, a virtual reality short film created by Oculus’ Story Studio. In this episode Alyce shares how she decided to become an animator after graduating from Princeton with a degree in architecture. She shares how she collaborated on a team of over 100 students at Academy of Art University to create her short film, the film’s successful Indiegogo campaign, winning the Student Academy Award and her love of filmmaking in all mediums and what it’s like being a student and professional director.

 

Alyce Tzue’s Portfolio

Soar on Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/148198462

Official Soar Website
http://www.soarfilm.com/

Portfolio
http://www.alycetzue.com/

Twitter
@AlyceTzue

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. 004: Christine Knopp – Illustrator and Instructor – Storm8, Disney Interactive and more!

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Christine Knopp’s career spans from working in game design to book illustration to teaching at Academy of Art University. In this interview she shares how she worked full-time while also attending school, starting her school’s visual development club, and her first few years in the industry. She also loves cats!

 

 

 

 

Christine Knopp’s Portfolio

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http://christineknopp.daportfolio.com/

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https://twitter.com/kikidoodletweet

The Show

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www.theanimatedjourney.com

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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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@Sketchy_Soul