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. 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. 035: Eivind Andvig – 3D Animator for Red Thread Games

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Growing up in Norway Eivind Andvig and his friends created super 8 films, played video games, watched movies and enjoyed being kids in the 90s. His passion for storytelling led him to studying illustration in England and eventually studying in the United States to learn how to become a 3D animator. Now he works as a professional animator for independent video game studio Red Thread Games. Join us today as we discuss his amazing journey from fan to professional!

And special event this week: The Star Wars Pilots Show at Pop Secret Gallery! Check it out: http://bit.ly/2hvZKtD

Eivind Andvig’s Websites

Twitter
@eivind_andvig

Blogger
http://eivind-the-animator.blogspot.com/

Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/user6132670

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. 032 Everett Downing – Sony Pictures Animation Storyboard Artist and Creator of ‘The Book of Mojo’ Part II

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In Episode 032 Storyboard Artist and Animator Everett Downing discusses how he landed his various jobs at the top studios in the industry, what it was like getting interviewed on NPR, Wired Magazine, i09 and more for 365 Supers and his current project, The Book of Mojo. And if you’re going to CTNX 2016 in Burbank Nov. 18th – 20th you can hear him speak about his work and career and The Book of Mojo!

Everett Downing’s Portfolio Sites

Website: http://www.edowning.com/

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

Instagram: @Edogdowning

Twitter: @Mr_Scribbles

The Book of Mojo: http://www.bookofmojo.com/

See Everett Downing Live at CTNX in Burbank, CA!

Saturday Nov. 19, 2016
The Virtual Studio – 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Sunday Nov. 20, 2016
Cultural Representation in Film and Books – 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Book Signing – The Book of Mojo – 2:00 pm to 3:30pm

Check out the link for more information and to purchase tickets:
http://ctnanimationexpo.com

Also, previous guests Steve Ahn, Mike Yates and Pat Marconett will be in attendance at CTNX and previous guest Christine Knopp will be at DesignerCon. Make sure to say hello!

DesignerCon 2016
http://www.designercon.com/
The Show

Website: www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Tumblr: www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

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. 030: Eliot Min – Cofounder of Indie Game Cerebrawl

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Eliot Min went from being a concept art at a video game studios like Harmonix, 38 Studios and Disney Interactive to forming a team and creating the epic 2D fighting game Cerebrawl. In today’s interview Eliot shares his journey from going to art school to being a game tester and eventually raising the funds needed to quit his day job and embark on his fantastic new journey. For anyone who loves games and dreams of choosing your own adventure, this interview is for you!

Eliot Min’s Portfolio Sites

Website
http://NIWindustries.com

DeviantArt
http://niw.deviantart.com niwindustries.com

Tumblr
http://niwindustries.tumblr.com

Twitter
@niwindustries

Instagram
@niwindustries

Cerebrawl’s Sites

Website
http://www.cerebrawl.in/

Twitch
https://www.twitch.tv/cerebrawlin

Twitter
@cerebrawlin

The Show

Website
www.theanimatedjourney.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/theanimatedjourney

Tumblr
www.theanimatedjourney.tumblr.com

Twitter
@animjourney

Instagram
@animjourney

The Host

Website
www.sketchysoul.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/sketchysoul

Tumblr
www.sketchysoul.tumblr.com

Twitter
@SketchySoul

Instagram
@Sketchy_Soul

Ep. 029: Michael Yates – Story Artist for Pixar Animation Studios

If you love storyboarding, you’ll love today’s interview with Pixar Story Artist Michael Yates! Michael worked as a Story Trainee at both Disney Feature Animation and DreamWorks Animation, as well as working as a Story Intern at Pixar, before taking a full-time job as a Story Artist on Cars 3 at Pixar. In today’s interview Michael discusses the importance of working on personal projects, learning as much as you can in and outside of school, and developing a thick skin in order to improve your storytelling chops. And check out his amazing student film, The Legend of the Flying Tomato!

Michael Yates’ Websites

Tumblr
yatesart.tumblr.com/

Twitter
@yyates05

Instagram
@yyates05

The Legend of the Flying Tomato
https://vimeo.com/90549174

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

Continuing Education

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

Awesome find of the week: The Gnomon School

Check out their live stream, Bringing “Stranger Things” to Life: An Evening with Aaron Sims Creative, and see how the Burbank, CA studio created the terrifying Demogorgon!
http://bit.ly/2c7XIsw

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

 

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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. 025: Steve Ahn – Director for DreamWorks Animation TV for Voltron: Legendary Defender

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Voltron. Korra. TMNT. Generator Rex. These are just some of the amazing shows that director and storyboard artist Steve Ahn counts as highlights in his illustrious 10 year career. In our interview Steve shares his experiences growing up in various regions in South Korea, emigrating to the U.S., and being accepted into CalArts. Along the way Steve used his artistic skills to express what he felt he could not express in words as he navigated through the field of animation to become a director on Voltron: Legendary Defender. His tale is an inspiring and uplifting story for anyone with a dream and a desire to create amazing worlds and share the joy of storytelling with others.

Steve Ahn’s Websites

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

Twitter
@steveahn82

Tumblr
http://steveahn.tumblr.com/

Instagram
@artofsteveahn

Action Adventure Cinematic Online Storyboard Workshop
https://gumroad.com/steveahn82

Replay Vol. 2 Sketchbook
https://gumroad.com/l/replayvol2

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