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Creative Mind - Hosted by Bobby Brill

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Get inside the Creative Mind with candid conversations from working artists from all over the world and the amazing faculty and alumni from the Academy of Art University. Regardless of where you are in your career or if you are just interested in the world of art and design, Creative Mind will bring you fresh insights to becoming a successful art student from day one and later a successful working artist after graduation. Creative Mind is hosted by Bobby Brill and produced by the award-winning Academy of Art University team.

Get inside the Creative Mind with candid conversations from working artists from all over the world and the amazing faculty and alumni from the Academy of Art University. Regardless of where you are in your career or if you are just interested in the world of art and design, Creative Mind will bring you fresh insights to becoming a successful art student from day one and later a successful working artist after graduation. Creative Mind is hosted by Bobby Brill and produced by the award-winning Academy of Art University team.

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United States

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Get inside the Creative Mind with candid conversations from working artists from all over the world and the amazing faculty and alumni from the Academy of Art University. Regardless of where you are in your career or if you are just interested in the world of art and design, Creative Mind will bring you fresh insights to becoming a successful art student from day one and later a successful working artist after graduation. Creative Mind is hosted by Bobby Brill and produced by the award-winning Academy of Art University team.

Language:

English

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Episodes

What is a Creative? - A Look into the Business of Art

9/15/2021
“Creative is an interesting profession because it's a little bit like singing in the shower. Everybody thinks they can sing because they have a voice in the same way that everybody thinks that they're a chef because they have a mouth and everybody thinks they're a graphic designer because they have eyes,” says creative director and former podcast guest Jonathan Deiss. He goes on to point out about the idea of being a creative is hard for some to grasp. “The truth is it's a profession where...

Duration:00:22:13

Funko Creative Director - Reis O'Brien

9/1/2021
Do you ever wonder who gets to be in charge of making the Pops and toys you love? Well, on this episode we tear open the vinyl to feast on the creative goo that is Funko Creative Director, Reis O'Brien. Covered in tattoos, with a deep love for death metal, and cutesy folk art, Reis walks us through his career from slaving away in the world of illustration to creating toys and vinyl pops that we all know and love. Along the way, Reis gives us some of the best advice on how to look at yourself...

Duration:01:12:02

Fine Art Painter - Rodney Thompson

8/18/2021
From the artist - My current series is an exploration of the challenges people can experience with mental health and how the world continues to operate around individuals despite their struggle. Like many, I have experienced my own relationship with depression and anxiety throughout my lifetime. Yet, we often fail to recognize it culturally. The figures I paint have their heads wreathed in fire and are placed in scenes where their obvious condition goes unnoticed. I began this series...

Duration:00:45:05

Fine Art Painter - Caroline Baca-Vecchio

8/4/2021
Caroline Baca-Vecchio, a Latina visual artist from Fresno, received her Bachelors in Art from Fresno State University. She is currently pursuing an MFA degree in Painting and Drawing from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her creative process involves the exploration of the part of us that finds happiness and contentment in the simple things in life, the joy and wonder of just being here, flying a kite, or viewing a polished river stone. Caroline has worked to guide the next...

Duration:00:54:17

VFX & 3D Animation at StudioX - with Catherine Tate & Sasha Korellis

7/14/2021
Sign up for the free webinar and StudioX tour with the link below. This is open to anyone interested in the VFX industry, you don't need to be a student! https://bit.ly/InsideStudioX_CreativeMind StudioX At the School of Animation & Visual Effects, you will have unique opportunities to interact and collaborate with professionals in the animation industry. For example, there’s “StudioX”—a student-run, faculty-mentored experience that emulates a real-world animation and VFX production...

Duration:00:56:35

Emmy-winning Director and Stop Motion Artist - Jamie Caliri

7/7/2021
Jamie Caliri is a director whose recent animated films have garnered an Emmy and three Annie awards, among others. Caliri’s short works include the sweeping end titles for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, the theatrically released spots for KCRW Los Angeles, and animated spots for United Airlines. Jumping between animation to live action, Jamie took on music videos in the late ’90s including Marcy Playground’s “Sex and Candy” and Morphine’s “Early to Bed”, which earned a...

Duration:01:03:55

John "Harv" Harvatine - Crossing Swords, Robot Chicken & Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

6/30/2021
Emmy-winning producer and director, John “Harv” Harvatine IV is a visual storyteller who combines his love of photography with his passion for stop-motion. After starting his career as an animator, Harv quickly learned the ropes from the stop-motion studios he worked at and formed his own production company. Starting in 2003 with Make Out City Studios, Harv created content for the NFL, G4TV and Interscope Records. In 2008, he co-founded Buddy System Studios with Eric Towner, where they...

Duration:00:55:44

Two Distant Strangers Producer - Mike Shafia

6/23/2021
Mike Shafia is co-producer of the Oscar-winning film “Two Distant Strangers.” For over 10 years Mike has managed content production with an innate ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously, deliver on time, and relentlessly uphold creative vision. Highly organized, proactive, self-motivated, and adaptable - Mike can ‘see around the corner’ and identify communication, logistical, and scheduling challenges. Mike Shafia is also the producer for Cinedyne Films. Cinedyne Films is a...

Duration:00:56:47

Video Game Environment Artist Panel

6/16/2021
Creating a character for a video game can seem like the pinnacle of design, but in games like Ghosts of Tsushima and Assasin's Creed, the world you inhabit, the environment makes the game. Imagine playing GTA and it is just some "Any City, USA", and you will see the importance of good environment design in video games. What does it take to really understand and succeed in environment design? On this episode we talk with artist and game designers Lourde Canavati, Maddie Christian, and Kuko...

Duration:00:48:40

Angie Anett - Live Event Motion Designer

6/9/2021
Angie Annett started out on an internship for the San Francisco Giants that lead to creating all graphic design and animation project content for the scoreboard, web, and television. Which lead to creating innovative, original graphic takeovers for up to 30 different special events at AT&T Park, including Pixar, Star Wars, and Metallica Day. Not a bad start for an animation graduate who wanted to create her own theme park. Now Angie is creating a deep, virtual esports experience for...

Duration:00:46:26

Senior Recruiter Industrial Light & Magic - Lori Beck

6/2/2021
Lori Beck is a Senior Recruiter with Industrial Light & Magic. She has been with the Lucas companies since 1992, beginning her tenure at LucasArts then moving on to ILM five years later. In 2005, Lori transitioned from supporting artists to recruiting artists. She recruits for various roles across the company while focusing on animation, fx, lighting, modeling, texturing, and art roles. And of course check out more Creative Mind on our blog, Instagram, and YouTube pages. Got a question?...

Duration:00:39:46

SKYWALKER - A Family At War Author - Kristin Baver

5/26/2021
Kristin Baver is the author of the new book Skywalker: A Family At War, a biographical account covering three generations in the first family of Star Wars, available wherever books are sold including a signed edition on sale at Green Apple Books in San Francisco. Kristin Baver is a journalist who loved science fiction before she could even write her own name. (Seriously, she was a card-carrying member of the Star Wars Fan Club when she had no other real reason to own a wallet.) Now she gets...

Duration:00:54:14

Star Wars Art Director - Amy Beth Christenson

5/19/2021
Amy Beth Christenson started her career with Lucasfilm fresh out of college, where she combined her two childhood obsessions — Star Wars and video games — into one dream job. With LucasArts, Christenson had a hand in the design for titles like Star Wars: Starfighter, The Force Unleashed, and its sequel. From there, she moved into TV animation, working on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, before being promoted to senior concept designer for Star Wars Rebels. There she helped to define the aesthetics...

Duration:01:04:09

Star Wars & Concept Artist - Jeremy Saliba

5/12/2021
Your assignment is to watch movies, read comic books, and play video games to the point that you become so obsessed with them that everything you ever see, read, or play again becomes part of your vernacular. So much so, that you cannot have normal conversations about pop culture without offering unwarranted and unending critiques. But on this episode of Creative Mind, our guest, concept artist Jeremy Saliba makes the point several times to be careful and never, “yuck someone’s yum.” Jeremy...

Duration:00:52:31

Virtual Production & VFX - Charmaine Chan (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars Andor”)

5/4/2021
“A lot of times I actually tell a lot of the artists on my team to literally turn off your computer step away and go outside. It's just one of those things where you get so much inspiration by things in the real world. I can literally sit on a bench somewhere and just stare at the corner of a building and see how the light just goes across that building throughout the day. It's just one of those things that I find very relaxing and being able to just like study how light interacts with a lot...

Duration:00:49:16

Illustrating Peace & Equality - Creating Diverse Children's Books

4/28/2021
10 Teams. 4 Weeks. 2 Words. 1 Incredible book collection. https://www.roomtoread.org/p-e-book-collection/ The Peace & Equality Book Collection brought together diverse writers and illustrators from the United States to create 10 books in just four weeks. The books, aimed at children ages 3-8, explore themes related to creating a more peaceful and just world, with the goal of recognizing the work we must continue to do as a society to create social, political, economic, and cultural systems...

Duration:00:31:01

Fine Art Painter - Jess Velarde

4/21/2021
Jess Velarde is an oil painter known for using rhythmic brushwork and rich color to create scenes that bring moments of beauty, transcendence, and inspiration into everyday spaces. Born and raised on California’s Central Coast, early exposure to the arts and a deep connection to the beauty of the natural world shaped the direction of her work — evident in her early landscapes as well as her current botanical and figurative paintings. Her art embraces the materiality of oils on canvas through...

Duration:00:39:45

Fine Art Painter - Lucas Bononi

4/14/2021
Lucas Bononi received his BFA in Painting at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco in 2016. Lucas’s current body of work is an exploration of the ontology that exists between man and his surroundings. He often employs both traditional and contemporary methods to his artmaking and feeling both energies at work within him they tell his story. Lucas has exhibited in numerous group and juried exhibitions across the U.S and internationally. He was awarded First Place in the Portrait...

Duration:00:58:50

Painter & Fine Artist - Craig Nelson

4/7/2021
Since 1970, Dr. Craig Nelson has been depicting figures landscapes, and various environments in rich vibrant oils. His passion for the subjects relates directly to his brushwork, weaving mood and emotion into each work of art. After graduating from Art Center College of Design with distinction, Craig began his career working in Los Angeles for recording companies and motion picture studios, creating portraits and other subjects with strict deadlines. Craig's countless movie posters...

Duration:01:06:11

Story For Animation - Caitlin VanArsdale

3/30/2021
In this episode of Creative Mind, we talk with Caitlin VanArsdale about working as a visual artist, pitching her own ideas to executives, and what newcomers to the world of storyboards should know. We talk about why watching films are so important and why having a certain style is great if you have a dozen or more styles in your bag of tricks to pull from. We also get deep into where animation is headed as the idea of a “cartoon character” has evolved from just something to entertain...

Duration:00:52:43