The DIY Animation Show
By Lauren Morse and Jessica Doll for The Oatley Academy Of Visual Storytelling
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The do-it-yourself guide for independent animators. Learn tips and tricks to make your own animated web series, shorts, features and gifs! Presented by The Oatley Academy Of Visual Storytelling.
||CleanHow To Fail Like A Professional Artist (…and Find Inspiration In The Process) :: ArtCast #109||So you trashed your last project and started over… …and then again. …and then again. …is that because you just aren’t meant to be an artist? …or is it simply because you’re ambitious? So you spent your weekend sleeping instead of||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVisual Development Mythbusting :: ArtCast #108||What is the difference between drawing and design? When working for a studio, does your personal aesthetic matter? Are you thoroughly exploring your story ideas or are you stopping too soon? What do Pixar’s Coco and The Shining have in common? And ho||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Distractions Help You Become A More Focused Artist (With Life Drawing Expert Stan Prokopenko) :: ArtCast #107||Can distractions help you become a more focused artist? Why does speed seem like such a waste of time? Do you draw in “The Beginner Style?” …and how can you avoid the most common drawing mistakes? Life Drawing Expert Stan Prokopenko joins me toda||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBooks That Will Change Your Creative Process (Best Of 2017) :: ArtCast #106||The term “Concept Art,” brings to mind a specific kind of imagery. …but isn’t that a problem…? What if the struggle of learning Perspective Drawing simply isn’t worth it…? How can an animated TV show be deeply au||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuick, Draw! The Making Of The Best Art Bag In The World (Part 3) :: ArtCast #105||Three years ago, Darren Yeow, a successful, self-taught Concept Artist created The Nomad Art Satchel: a product we didn’t know we wanted, yet it changed the lives of artists around the globe. The bag’s unique tool storage system and thoughtful desi||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuick, Draw! The Making Of The Best Art Bag In The World (Part 2) :: ArtCast #104||Three years ago, Darren Yeow, a successful, self-taught Concept Artist created The Nomad Art Satchel: a product we didn’t know we wanted, yet it changed the lives of artists around the globe. Now, the Kickstarter for The Nomad’s successor, The Et||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuick, Draw! The Making Of The Best Art Bag In The World (Part 1) :: ArtCast #103||Three years ago, Darren Yeow, a successful, self-taught Concept Artist created The Nomad Art Satchel: a product we didn’t know we wanted, yet it changed the lives of artists around the globe. The bag’s unique tool storage system and thoughtful desi||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Promote Your Picture Book with Jake Parker :: Stories Unbound #20||In today’s conversation with Jake Parker (Author/ Illustrator of Little Bot and Sparrow, Creator of Inktober) we discuss different ideas for promoting your picture book: When should you start growing an audience? (Sooner than you think!) Why trust i||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreative Bravery: Why Animation Pros Sarah Marino and Jenn Ely Thrive In A Challenging Industry :: ArtCast #102||This month, Sarah Marino (Color Supervisor at Nickelodeon), Jenn Ely (Production Designer for House Special, Visual Development Artist for Dreamworks) and I are teaching a new online workshop called First Flight: How To Create Your New Career||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[Announcement] New Visual Development Workshop Now Available!||I have an urgent (but awesome) announcement! Our new Visual Development Workshop is finally open for enrollment! To learn more, listen to the audio announcement via the media player below… Listen To The ‘First Flight’ Announcement: http://tra||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Animation Art Director Ryan Carlson (Part 2) :: ArtCast #101||In the previous episode, we met Ryan Carlson – my Disney mentor and the person without whom The Oatley Academy may never have happened… Now in part two, Ryan talks about: Working on The Iron Giant and what he learned from Brad Bird. His advan||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Animation Art Director Ryan Carlson (Part 1) :: ArtCast #100||In many ways, I owe my career to Ryan Carlson. He played a key role in giving me my first break at Disney, taught me more about painting than any other individual and he, more than anyone for whom I’ve worked, has intentionally helped to advance m||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Animation Layout & Visual Development Artist, John Nevarez (Part 2) :: ArtCast #99||In part one of our interview, John Nevarez (Sony, Illumination, Pixar, Disney) gave us a masterclass in gesture drawing technique. Now, in part two, John talks about: What that first day at Pixar is really like, Sneaky ways to get your work noticed, An||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Animation Layout & Visual Development Artist, John Nevarez (Part 1) :: ArtCast #98||John Nevarez approaches his art and his relationships the same way. Whether he encounters a new, blank page or a new person, John sees the opportunity to freely explore new and inspiring ideas. The whimsical energy in his sketches combined with his de||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Animation Explorer Todd Favela (Part 1) :: DIY Animation Show #7||From his time at Titmouse, working on shows like China, IL to developing Nick Shorts, Todd Favela has first-hand experience that tight deadlines and high-calibre 2D animation can go hand-in-hand. Travelling through animation with his eyes and mind wid||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Scholastic Editor Orli Zuravicky :: Stories Unbound #19||Orli Zuravicky is a Senior Editor at Scholastic and the author of the forthcoming Happily Ever Afterlife middle grade novel series. In this interview we talk about: How an Editor chooses an Illustrator. How to approach an Editor at a conference. How be||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Creature Designer & Fantasy Illustrator Brynn Metheney (Part 2) :: ArtCast #97||In part one of our interview with Brynn Metheney, we talked about her childhood in the desert, how her father’s job as an engineer helped her understand creature design, and how she makes her animals feel so real… In part two, Brynn shares some nit||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Creature Designer & Fantasy Illustrator Brynn Metheney (Part 1) :: ArtCast #96||Brynn Metheney puts the “dragons” in Dungeons & Dragons. While many of her animals come from imaginary worlds, they look like they could exist in this one… In part one of our interview, we talk about Brynn’s childhood in the desert, how h||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with DIY Animation Champion Jim Lujan (Part 3) :: DIY Animation Show #6||In parts one and two, Jim shared some truly awesome DIY Animation hacks and talked about collaborating with the legendary Bill Plympton on Revengeance. Today, in part three, we discuss: More tips for recording DIY audio. The life and times of the G||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Literary Agent Jennifer March Soloway (Part 2) :: Stories Unbound #18||In part one, we talked about query letters and how to submit your work to an agent with Jennifer March Soloway, Associate Agent at Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Today in part two we talk about: Beginning writer? Learn more on how to get started! What||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with ‘Korra’ and ‘Dreamworks’ Artist, Frederic William Stewart :: ArtCast #95||If Radiohead was a painter they’d be Frederic William Stewart. Fred’s experimental mark-making is simultaneously raw but refined, deliberately spontaneous, visceral and inviting. He was the first Background Painter on Nickelodeon’s epic animated||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with DIY Animation Champion Jim Lujan (Part 2) :: DIY Animation Show #5||In part one of our interview with Jim Lujan, we heard about Revengeance – Jim’s uber collab with the legendary Bill Plympton – and Jim’s take on the DIY spirit. This time, in part two, we see how Jim’s joyful, resourceful ap||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Literary Agent Jennifer March Soloway (Part 1) :: Stories Unbound #17||Jennifer March Soloway is an Associate Agent at the reputable Andrea Brown Literary Agency. In this interview: How to pitch your story to an Agent. What’s a query letter? …and how to write one. Why it’s important to keep revising, rewriting and r||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with DIY Animation Champion Jim Lujan (Part 1) :: DIY Animation Show #4||Jim Lujan is truly a DIY Animation Champion. Having created 50+ original shorts as well as co-creating Revengeance, a full-length feature collaboration with legendary animator Bill Plympton, Jim understands just how powerful a ‘Do It Yourself’||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndie Vs Traditional Publishing with ‘Part Of My Heart’ Author Mike Sundy :: Stories Unbound #16||For Children’s Book creators, it has never been easier to Self-Publish… But is Independent Publishing the best way? In today’s episode, Mike Sundy, former Pixar crew member and best-selling Children’s Book author talks about: Do you really need||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A Great Resource
This podcast is so fun and interesting. I can tell that along with the current episodes and the all the future ones are going to be a fantastic resource for insperation and industry knowledge and insight. I look forward to all forthcoming episodes.
An fantastic podcast that is both entertaining and enlightening. Whether you have an animation background or not, you are sure to be charmed by the witty hosts and captivated by the stories of their excellent guests.
Great start! Can't wait to hear more!
I'm so happy this exists
When this was announced, just its existance made me happy. Now that I've listened to an episode I can confirm, totally fun. The hosts are energetic and passionate, and the creators they talk to are interesting individuals with unique insights and points of view. Would recommend.