Ep. 050: Ariel Goldberg – Recruiter for Nickelodeon Animation Studio

From actor to animator to recruiter, Ariel Goldberg’s story is a true testament to how hard work, dedication and being willing to step out and meet new and interesting people not only helps one in their career but also in life. In today’s interview Ariel discusses how his passion for theater and visual arts led him to work with such industry legends as Andreas Deja and how taking a chance working in human resources led him to recruiting for Nickelodeon Animation Studio. He also discusses how you can make a good impression when applying for jobs in the field of animation and why it’s important to pay attention to both small and large studios. Take notes and enjoy the 50th episode of The Animated Journey Podcast as the Nickelodeon Summer miniseries continues!

Ariel Goldberg’s Websites

LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/arielgoldbergartist

Website
https://ariel-goldberg.com

Southern California Animation Events

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

Women in Animation Westside Mixer
The Wellesbourne
July 13th, 2017
http://womeninanimation.org/2017/07/01/jul-13-wia-westside-mixers-are-back/

Master Drawing Workshop With Henry Yan
Center Stage Gallery
July 14th – 16th, 2017
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

Check out my 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

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. 037: Morghan Gill – 2D Artist at Kabam and More!

In today’s episode artist and animator Morghan Gill shares how her love of animation inspired her to attend Laguna College of Art Design and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional artist. She discusses what it’s like working for various studios, teaching at her alma mater, tabling at conventions and her successfully funded Kickstarter campaign for her latest sketchbook, Project Pink. It’s a fantastic episode you won’t want to miss, and make sure to sign up for her painting workshop at the Ground Zero Animation Expo in February!

Morghan Gill’s Websites

Website
www.mogiarts.com

Instagram
@TeaTigerCafe

Twitter
@TeaTigerCafe

Tumblr
TeaTigerCafe.tumblr.com

YouTube Channel
Skydiamond7

Etsy Store
TeaTigerCafe

Los Angeles Area Events And More!

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

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

The Animation Network Mixer
http://www.theanimationnetwork.org/mixer

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

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

Nickelodeon Artist Program
https://www.nickanimationstudio.com/artist-program

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. 028: Alex Kwan – 2D Animator and Storyboard Artist for Titmouse – Part II

 

AlexKwanTitleCardEp028In part two of my interview with Niko and the Sword of Light Storyboard Artist Alex Kwan, we discuss how to manage your time as a freelancer, the importance of saying no to jobs, her amazing trip to Japan and her tours of various Japanese animation studios, and she discusses her beautiful  Titmouse 5 Second Short, Chasing Sunlight!

Alex Kwan’s Portfolio Sites

Twitter
@ChunksTheMighty

Tumblr
http://chunksthemighty.tumblr.com/

Instagram
@chunksthemighty

Chasing Sunlight Short
https://youtu.be/KGbaYspipS0

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

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

I am taking courses at two online schools — check them out:

The Oatley Academy – The Storyteller’s Summit

Schoolism – Alex Woo’s Gesture Drawing Course

Ep. 027: Alex Kwan – 2D Animator and Storyboard Artist for Titmouse – Part I

 

2D Animator and Storyboard Artist Alex Kwan

2D animator and storyboard artist Alex Kwan shares how she decided to jump into the field of animation! She’s worked on a number of amazing shows including WordGirl for Soup2Nuts and Motorcity; China, IL and Niko and the Sword of Light for Titmouse. She is also a freelancing ninja and in her spare time creates whimsical illustrations. In part I Alex discusses how her artistic journey led her to attending the School of Visual Arts in New York, how she landed her first internship at World Leaders Entertainment and how she became a professional animator and now storyboard artist for Titmouse. It’s a fun episode you won’t want to miss!

Alex Kwan’s Portfolio Sites

Twitter
@ChunksTheMighty

Tumblr
http://chunksthemighty.tumblr.com/

Instagram
@chunksthemighty

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

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 024: Todd Favela – Character Designer for Puny Entertainment – Part II

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In part two of this week’s episode Todd discusses what he would tell his younger self, the art of pitching your own series to various networks, the importance of taking time off from work, how to get hired for freelance jobs (and not work for free) and even how to build your own spa! And we talk about working at Puny Entertainment on their new show premiering next year on Amazon, Danger & Eggs. It’s a fun conclusion to our two part interview that you won’t want to miss!

Todd’s Websites

Portfolio
http://www.toddfavela.com/

Twitter
@toddfavela

Tumblr
http://tawd.tumblr.com/

Let’s Draw With
@Letsdrawwith

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

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 022: Tim Larson – Lead Animator for Concept Art House

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Tim is an amazing and hardworking guy who I first met as a student at Academy of Art University. He originally dreamed of being a fine artist and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Illustration/Graphic Design. After working as a freelance artist and graphic designer he decided to switch careers to become a 2D animator. Now he works as a lead animator at Concept Art House, a mobile game studio in San Francisco, CA. He’s also illustrating a children’s book in his spare time that he and the author are hoping to shop around to find a publisher, or publish themselves. I know all of you will enjoy hearing what he has to say and will be inspired by his words of wisdom!

Tim Larson’s Websites

Portfolio
http://timothyglarson.blogspot.com/

Comics and Sketches
http://timgrandlarsony.blogspot.com/

LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-larson-28684028

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

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 018: Cinzia Angelini – Director of ‘Mila’

'Mila' director and storyboard artist at Illumination Cinzia Angelini

Cinzia Angelini is the pro’s pro when it comes to the field of animation. The animation veteran who specializes in animation and storyboarding has worked for some of the most well-known companies in the industry including Amblimation, DreamWorks, Sony, Disney and Illumination. Her work spans the 2D and 3D gamut including Balto, Sinbad, The Prince of Egypt, The Road to Eldorado, Meet the Robinsons, Open Season, Spider-Man 2, and Bolt, several DVD projects including Kung Fu Panda Secrets Of The Masters and the Universal Theme Park ride for Despicable Me, Minions Mayhem.

In this episode Cinzia and I discuss her experience growing up in Milan, Italy, majoring in graphic design and animation, working at various studios, and directing her short film, Mila. The film, about a little girl caught up in the bombing of Trento, Italy during WWII, is a passion project of Cinzia’s based on the stories told to her by her mother and grandmother.  Combining the forces of 250 people from 25 countries from around the world, and with the support of Unicef, Pixel Cartoon, and Ibiscus Media, the short film encompasses the largest virtual studio collaboration ever created. Learn more about this important film and support the Indiegogo campaign today!

Cinzia Angelini’s Sites

Portfolio
http://cinziaangelini.com/

Official ‘Mila’ Website
http://milafilm.com/

‘Mila’ Indiegogo Campaign
http://bit.ly/27aufXE

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

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

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

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

Twitter
@TamaraLusSto

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

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

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

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

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul