The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast

19
Apr

I&PG-058, Breana Williams, Digital Designer and Storyboard Artist

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

Breana Williams loves animation, studied it in college, currently works in advertising as a digital designer, but she is dead set on getting a position in TV animation as a storyboard artist. Listen in as we discuss the steps she is taking to get to her dream job, how she stays motivated, and how she bounced back after getting some bad advice after graduation. We also discuss the origins of her new podcast she co-hosts called Black n’ Animated.

 

Listen to Black n' Animated!

 

Bre's Twitter:
@breanimator

Black n' Animated on Twitter:
@BlackNAnimated

 

Ink and Paint Girls on Twitter:
@InkNPaintGirls

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11
Apr

I&PG- 057, Rebecca Nelson, Animator & Production Assistant

Welcome to the Ink and Paint Girls podcast where we celebrate women working in animation and explore representation behind the scenes and on the screen.

Rebecca currently works as a production assistant on Disney Jr’s “Puppy Dog Pals” at Wild Canary, but her path there has been anything but a straight line.  She’s worked freelance and in-house animation gigs leading her from Washington D.C. to Atlanta, Georgia, to Burbank, CA. With a desire to learn and soak up more than being just one piece to a bigger puzzle, she decided to transition into production to get the overall scope of the entire puzzle.

We discuss animation production (ok, we basically nerd out over it). We also talk about why it’s important to see ourselves in the art we make and to give back wherever you are... something this podcast is built on.

Rebecca's Twitter:
@happyquips

Ink and Paint Girls on Twitter:
@InkNPaintGirls

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13
Mar

I&PG- 056, Allyson Bosch, Casting & Voice Director

Allyson Bosch is a casting and voice director in the Entertainment industry. She has worked for over 20 years in casting on many projects- animated and live action- tv and film. You may have heard of some of these titles: Recess to Lloyd in Space to The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz, According to Jim, Wizards of Waverly Place, Pound Puppies, and more! 

We discuss how casting a project is like a puzzle, how to network authentically, we even touch on why its OK to have your guard up as a woman in the industry.

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0097747/

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19
Dec

I&PG- 055, Writing the Hanukkah Special with Jessica Carleton

Gather around the hanukiah and spin your dreidels, Hanukkah is here! Screenwriter, Jessica Carleton joins us on the Ink and Paint Girls podcast to discuss writing the Hanukkah special for Disney Jr's "Puppy Dog Pals."  

See more of Jess' work on her website: https://www.jessicacarleton.com

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13
Dec

I&PG- 054, More on Sexual Harassment with Sam Conroy from Animation Heroine

Joined by Sam Conroy from Animation Heroine, we discuss sexual harassment more in-depth: events in recent animation news, laws to know to protect yourself, how to be an advocate for others, as well as how to process all of this for your well-being. Oh, and we bust out some Leslie Knope quotes to make ourselves feel better.

Please note that we are not lawyers, but Sam has researched this topic and shares her findings in this episode and also gives us plenty of ideas of how to seek this information out for ourselves. Most laws shared are specific to California or NY as laws may vary per state. 

We’re just two people who were deeply affected by this event and want to share what we’ve learned with you. We’re lucky to have a wonderful support system in each other, and hope that you feel supported, too.

 

  • Know your resources.
  • Know your boundaries.
    • Vocalize when your boundaries have been crossed.
  • Hold each other accountable.

 

More on the Fair Employment and Housing Act (commonly called “FEHA”):

https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/resources/frequently-asked-questions/employment-faqs/sexual-harassment-faqs/

http://www.employees-lawyer.com/sexual-harassment-law-california/

https://www.shouselaw.com/employment/harassment-definition.html

 

If you missed WIA and TAG's panel on Sexual Harassment, read about one animator's emotional story here:

http://deadline.com/2017/12/women-in-animation-sexual-harassment-1202221766/

 

Interesting reads surrounding this topic:

http://www.slashfilm.com/pixar-mess-john-lasseter/

http://theweek.com/articles/734903/sexual-assault-backlash-coming-heres-how-respond

 

Repost from previous episode:

If you’d like to dig in deeper, here is further reading…

About Handling Harassment:

About Harassment in Hollywood and other workplaces:

*Hear Daley read her letter on the ScriptNotes podcast:

*And then hear her discuss sexism and the post-Weinstein era further with ScriptNotes’s John August and Craig Mazin.

Jess and Vicki from the Grilled Cheese & Gin podcast discuss the #metoo movement through their own experiences. Along with the outpouring of stories from my friends and colleagues, this was the cherry on top of my week where I cried. It’s not ok. And you are not alone.

Aminou and Ann from Call Your Girlfriend discuss Weinstein and enablers on these two podcast episodes:

Other related links:

About the Chris Savino case:

 

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13
Nov

I&PG- 053, Sexual Harassment: An Overview & Pep Talk

A brief overview of Sexual Harassment and pep talk for moving forward as it relates to the Animation industry (and honestly, most industries!)

And although this episode focuses on telling someone, it is the victim's choice on whether or not they will report the incident or treatment. Just know that there are resources available to you.

This episode is raw, you will hear my hand holding the audio recorder as well as hear me be uncomfortable, laugh awkwardly, be pissed, and other emotions.

I recorded and re-recorded this a few times as well as ran it by friends and peers. I gathered information about Sexual Harassment and Abuse from the links gathered below and the rest of my advice/thoughts have been formed and influenced by the active discussion in our community along with my personal feelings and experience.

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If you’d like to dig in deeper, here is further reading…

About Handling Harassment:

About Harassment in Hollywood and other workplaces:

*Hear Daley read her letter on the ScriptNotes podcast:

*And then hear her discuss sexism and the post-Weinstein era further with ScriptNotes’s John August and Craig Mazin.

Jess and Vicki from the Grilled Cheese & Gin podcast discuss the #metoo movement through their own experiences. Along with the outpouring of stories from my friends and colleagues, this was the cherry on top of my week where I cried. It’s not ok. And you are not alone.

Aminou and Ann from Call Your Girlfriend discuss Weinstein and enablers on these two podcast episodes:

Other related links:

About the Chris Savino case:

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15
Oct

I&PG- 052, Anand Duncan, Illustrator & Designer

Today, we’re joined by Illustrator and Designer, Anand Duncan for an in-depth conversation about creativity, family, the freelance life, her passion for VR (or Virtual Reality), and the space where art meets science and tech. Currently, a prop designer on “Teen Titans Go!” she’s worked in both design and animation on projects for Warner Brothers, Disney, Cartoon Network, Renegade Animation, and Nintendo! 

She’s even created a short animated series called “Gamma Girls” about two smart and goofy tech teens in space. I’m sure you’ve already noticed a common theme- for Anand, there are no limits to what she can do with her art.

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SHOW NOTES-

Anand's website: www.hulabunny.com

Gamma Girls: https://www.youtube.com/user/teamgammagirls

 

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30
Sep

I&PG- 051, Mercedes Valle, TV Writer

Television writer, Mercedes Valle is best known for her role as a staff writer on Disney’s Elena of Avalor. She shares how she went from working in New York City as a lawyer to getting staffed on a writing team, how being Latina played into her opportunities so far but also how her background in law has been equally helpful, and she shares the worst advice she has received so far in hopes we won’t make the same mistake.

Find Mercedes on the world wide web:
 
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Twitter: InkNPaintGirls
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Email: inkandpaintgirlspodcast@gmail.com

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20
Sep

I&PG- 050, Sabrina Alberghetti, Storyboard Artist

At 9 years old, Sabrina Alberghetti saw “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and she knew animation was for her. Now, she’s a storyboard artist with over 13 years of experience from working on shows like Ed, Edd, and Eddy, and My Little Pony- she has been known as the ambassador of the Bronies- and she’s drawn covers for the beloved Disney Afternoon comics.

We discuss storyboarding, what a storyboard artist can do that a show runner can’t, knowing when to take a break, and how it is about who you know, but more so, it’s about what you have to show them once you know that someone.

Be sure to check her work out on Instagram @ Sibsy_draws

and connect with her on twitter @TheRealSibsy

 

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Twitter: InkNPaintGirls
Facebook: Ink and Paint Girls Podcast
Email: inkandpaintgirlspodcast@gmail.com

 

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2
Sep

I&PG- 049, Katie Rice, Storyboard and Comic Artist

Katie Rice is a storyboard and comic artist who’s career spans nearly 17 years in the Animation industry with the side hustle of two popular web-comics, Sk8di and Camp Weedonwantcha. She’s worked on shows at Disney TV Animation, Nickelodeon, ReelFX, Sony, Dreamworks, and more.  She even survived and won the Penny Arcade reality web-show competition: Strip Search- wherein, they searched for the next greatest web cartoonist. Today, we discuss her storyboarding process, having a sensitive nature in a fast-paced professional environment, how to get past those mean online comments, and why you should put your work out there.

 

SHOW NOTES—-

Katie Rice

Website: https://katiejrice.myportfolio.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/katiejrice
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/katiejrice
Tumblr: http://katiejrice.tumblr.com

 

Webcomics:

Camp Weedonwantcha- http://campcomic.com
Sk8di- http://skadicomic.com

 

Katie’s Sketchbooks on AnimationResources.org:
https://animationresources.org/media-katie-rices-sketchbooks/

 

Penny Arcade’s Strip Search:
https://www.penny-arcade.com/strip-search/

 

Dumm Comics:
http://dummcomics.com

 

Advice on creating-
Be consistent.
Reach out to other creators with meaningful connections.

 

InkandPaintGirls.com
Twitter: InkNPaintGirls
Facebook: Ink and Paint Girls Podcast
Email: inkandpaintgirlspodcast@gmail.com

 

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