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From Identity Visuals comes Animalators: curious conversations from the world of animation. On each episode, animator Zac Dixon sits down with members of the animation community to discuss life, art, business and the creative process.

From Identity Visuals comes Animalators: curious conversations from the world of animation. On each episode, animator Zac Dixon sits down with members of the animation community to discuss life, art, business and the creative process.
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From Identity Visuals comes Animalators: curious conversations from the world of animation. On each episode, animator Zac Dixon sits down with members of the animation community to discuss life, art, business and the creative process.

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English


Episodes

Episode 60: Sarah Blank

8/24/2018
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Sarah Blank is a freelance animator, compositor, designer and sometimes-writer/director. In the episode, we chatted with her about CG and live action compositing, Travel Oregon and user interfaces in VR. Links: Website: www.thesarahblank.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-blank-96062b11/ Travel Oregon: https://bit.ly/2N7dnfb NYU Tisch: http://tisch.nyu.edu/ Nomad Editing: http://nomadedit.com/ Notes: -Apple screen graphics -Game of Thrones Season 1 -Compositing (CG and...

Duration:00:37:42

Episode 59: Lisha Tan

8/10/2018
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Lisha Tan is a Creative Director at The Mill in Los Angeles, CA. In the episode, we chatted about The Story of O.J., reading YouTube comments and managing creative limitations as a director. Links: Portfolio: http://www.themill.com/portfolio/filter/collection/103/lisha-tan The Mill: http://www.themill.com/ Lilchotchke: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lilchotchke Resolution Design: http://www.resolutiondesign.com.au/ The Pirates of Somalia: https://imdb.to/2M955Gd Notes: -The Mill...

Duration:00:36:41

Episode 58: Wesley Louis

7/27/2018
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Wesley Louis is a Director at The Line Animation out of London, UK. In this episode, we talked about The Line’s team structure, hiring freelancers and Super Turbo Atomic Ninja Rabbit. Links: The Line: www.thelineanimation.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/librabear/?hl=en Tumblr: https://librabear.tumblr.com/ Blogspot: https://librabear.blogspot.com/ Gorillaz - Humility: www.thelineanimation.com/work/gorillaz Jamie Hewlett: http://jamiehewlett.com/ Aya Suzuki:...

Duration:00:53:51

Episode 57: Manddy Wyckens

7/13/2018
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Manddy Wyckens is a director and designer at Studio AKA. In episode 57, we talk with her about giving direction, doing things she loves and finding a voice. Links: Website: https://www.manddywyckens.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/wyckns Tumblr: http://manddywyckens.tumblr.com/ Studio AKA: https://www.studioaka.co.uk/ 99 Percent Lifestyle Interview https://bit.ly/2zsRRiC Gobelins School: https://www.gobelins-school.com/ CalArts: https://calarts.edu/ Cory Loftis:...

Duration:00:44:33

Episode 56: Handel Eugene

6/29/2018
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Handel Eugene is a motion designer and instructor for Mograph Mentor and Otis College. In the episode, we talked about his journey to Full Sail University, failure motivating success, and his obsession with documenting life. Links: Website: http://handeleugene.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/handel_eugene Spider-Man: Homecoming: https://vimeo.com/250944644 Perception Black Panther Animatic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE_8p58q0z4 Video Copilot: https://www.videocopilot.net/ We...

Duration:01:09:52

Episode 55: Joe Russ

5/11/2018
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Joe Russ is a director, illustrator, motion designer and one of the developers of indie game Jenny LeClue. On the episode, we talked about his transition from freelance motion design to game development, impostor syndrome, and the journey of making Jenny LeClue. Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mografi_Joe Jenny LeClue: http://jennyleclue.com/ Jenny LeClue Twitter https://twitter.com/JennyLeClue Ben Tillett: https://twitter.com/VoiceOfBen MK12: https://www.mk12.com/ Psyop:...

Duration:01:06:00

Episode 54: Tuna Bora

4/13/2018
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Tuna Bora is an illustrator, production designer, and content creator living in LA. On the episode, we talked about working with Nexus Studios, Hussein Chalayan, and getting out of your head. Links: Website: http://www.tunabora.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tunamunaluna Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tunamunaluna/ Nexus Studios: https://nexusstudios.com/ Patrick Osborne: https://twitter.com/patricktosborne?lang=en Jonathan Nkondo:...

Duration:01:00:54

Episode 53: Alex Griendling

3/23/2018
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Alex Griendling is the co-owner of Lunar Saloon with his wife Meg. On the episode, we talked about movie posters, creative freedom, and making what you want. Links: Lunar Saloon: https://lunarsaloon.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexgriendling Stardeck: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lunarsaloon/stardeck-space-grade-playing-cards MCAD: https://mcad.edu/ Notes: -Lunar Saloon -Bouncy Smash -The gaming industry -Cold tweeting -Making what you...

Duration:01:04:25

Episode 52: Andrew Kramer

3/9/2018
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Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot joined us for episode 52. We talked about rising to expectations, Intercept, Star Trek lens flares, and relying on the talents of a team. Links: Website: http://www.videocopilot.net/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/videocopilot Element 3D: https://aescripts.com/element-3d/ Action Movie FX: https://apple.co/1kehsvC SENTiNEL: https://vimeo.com/248374832 Intercept: http://bit.ly/2D4iwii Notes: -Video Copilot -Deciding what to work on -Pushing...

Duration:01:07:35

Episode 51: Austin Mann

2/9/2018
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Austin Mann is a travel photographer who is constantly on the move creating content for today’s best brands. He also founded Weld, a co-working space and community for creative pros. On the episode, we talk about fostering creative communities, how to face closed doors in your creative career and how to pitch yourself. Links: Website: http://austinmann.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/austinmann WELD: http://www.weld.co/ Good To Great:...

Duration:01:12:05

Episode 50: Wesley Slover

1/26/2018
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Wesley Slover is the founder of Sono Sanctus, a sound design studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan. On the episode, we talk about Wesley’s music library, learning to think like a designer, and his love for game development. Links: Website: sonosanctus.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/SonoSanctus Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wslover/ Marmoset Music: https://www.marmosetmusic.com/ Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences: http://www.cras.edu/ Twenty Thousand Hertz:...

Duration:00:58:26

Episode 49: Ross Plascow

10/20/2017
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Ross Plascow, is a freelance animator and creator of Meat Mysteries. Having worked with the likes of Google, Target, Disney XD, Hulu, and Facebook, he told us a little bit more about his university beginnings, falling into freelance and the London animation scene. Links: Website - www.rossplaskow.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/rossplaskow Instagram - /www.instagram.com/rossplaskow/ Meat Mysteries - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC0O6WtmY8A Animade - https://animade.tv/ Greg Gunn...

Duration:00:36:14

Episode 48: Wednesday Studio

10/6/2017
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Daniela Negrín Ochoa and Iria López are the co-founders of Wednesday Studio based in London, UK. We talk about how they work together as a team, why they often exchange roles, and the importance of always having a personal project on hand. Links: Website - www.wearewednesday.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/WeAreWednesday Instagram - www.instagram.com/wednesday__studio/ Anchorpoint - www.anchorpointanimation.com/ Strange Beast - strangebeast.tv/ NFTS - nfts.co.uk/ Daniel Clarke -...

Duration:00:52:49

Episode 47: Lana Simanenkova

9/15/2017
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Lana Simanenkova is an animator and designer at Animade in London, UK. On the episode we talked the Animade created program, Boards, gathering inspiration from tumblr, and the Estonian animation scene. Links : Website : http://lana.land/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/LanaSketch Animade : https://animade.tv/ Notes : -Animade -Character work -Talking to Clients and being nervous -Storyboards and style frames -Boards -Boards drawing tools and photoshop -Gathering inspiration...

Duration:00:46:38

Episode 46: Lauren Hartstone

9/1/2017
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Lauren Hartstone is a new staff creative director at Sibling Rivalry, having worked with a myriad of companies like Stardust, LoyalKasper, MTV, Imaginary Forces, and Gretel. On this week’s episode we talked about the pros and cons of being scatterbrained, how she approaches a pitch, pulling references, and the necessity of learning from other people. Links : Website : http://lhartstone.com/ Sibling Rivalry : http://siblingrivalrystudio.com/ Imaginary Forces :...

Duration:00:49:12

Episode 45: Bee Grandinetti

8/18/2017
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Bee Grandinetti is an independent graphic designer, animator and illustrator who is currently working on a team at Google Creative Lab. On the episode, we talked about her consistent desire to learn, her love for small companies and working in her PJs, and how she manages to still be social while working so many hours. Links: Website: http://www.beegrandinetti.com/ Motionographer Article - http://motionographer.com/2017/06/27/the-good-and-bad-about-life-as-an-expat/ Notes: -Hyper...

Duration:01:07:44

Episode 44: Daniel Savage

7/14/2017
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Daniel Savage is a designer and director based in Los Angeles, CA. On the episode, we talked about his deep love for Instagram, why animation is best done in the context of a team, and the reason for mixed parts. Links: Website: http://somethingsavage.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/somethingsavage Motionographer Article: http://motionographer.com/2013/12/05/daniel-savage-wondersauce-yule-log-2-0/ Vanity Fair Article:...

Duration:00:48:45

Episode 43: Joey Korenman

6/30/2017
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Joey Korenman is the founder of School of Motion and author of The Freelance Manifesto. During the episode, we talk about why and how he started School of Motion, a few tips from The Freelance Manifesto and his love for teaching, his kids and a short commute. Links: The Freelance Manifesto http://www.freelance.how/ School of Motion: https://www.schoolofmotion.com/ Toil: http://toilboston.com Twitter: twitter.com/SchoolOfMotion Highlights: - Freelance.how - Story behind his new...

Duration:01:31:42

Episode 42: Live at Blend Fest 2017

6/16/2017
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On this week’s episode, we were live at Blend Fest 2017 with Andrew Kramer, Patrick Osborne and Erica Gorochow. During the panel, we talked about how originality is a byproduct of authenticity, how their is power in saying yes to something you may not be ready for and the importance of creating in new mediums. Links: Andrew’s website http://www.videocopilot.net Patrick’s website http://www.bighappyaccident.com/blog/ Erica’s Website http://peprally.co Tilt Brush -...

Duration:00:48:14

Episode 41: Block & Tackle

6/2/2017
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Ted & Adam are the founders of the NYC-based design and animation studio Block & Tackle. During the episode, we talk about what it’s like to work with FX, the difference between being fine artists and commercial artists, and how they balance the fear and unknown in projects. Links: Website: http://blockandtackle.tv/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/blocktackletv Highlights: -Work habits -Managing staff -Working with people you like -Letting employees do what they do best -Varying...

Duration:00:55:19