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!

 

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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

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http://cerdafied-eric.squarespace.com

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

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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.

 

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http://www.alycetzue.com/

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@AlyceTzue

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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!

 

 

 

 

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Ep. 003: Domee Shi – Pixar Story Artist

(Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

(Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Domee Shi emigrated from China to Canada, studied at Sheridan and interned at Pixar Animation Studios as a Story Intern. At the end of her internship she became a Story Artist at the studio and  worked on the Academy Award winning Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, and is currently working on Toy Story 4. She was also nominated for an Annie Award for her storyboarding work on Inside Out. In this interview Domee shares how she developed her love for art and animation, how she persevered to become a Pixar Intern and what it’s like working at a major studio.

 

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Ep. 002: Chiara Ferrari – DHX Media Layout Artist

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Chiara Ferrari works as a layout artist at DHX Media in Vancouver, Canada on The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show for Netflix. In this episode she discusses how she made the switch from science to animation, what it’s like living in Canada and why 2D animation is still alive and well!

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Ep. 001: Zabrina McIntyre – Disney TV Production Coordinator

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Zabrina McIntyre works at Disney Television Animation as a Production Coordinator on the Tangled tv show that will be airing in 2017. She is also the animation advocate — visit her on Twitter @AniAdvocate and Instagram @AnimationAdvocate!

 

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