Bust out the holiday specials and annual favorites, Christmas is coming! Screenwriter, Analise McNeill joins us on the Ink and Paint Girls podcast to discuss writing the Christmas special for Nick Jr's 'Fresh Beat Band of Spies'. Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!
Our conversation with Production Manager, Kim Wood and Social Media Director, Rae de Mesa continues!
Production Manager, Kim Wood and Social Media Director, Rae de Mesa join me in the studio to talk about how they met while working at Dreamworks Animation- going from breakfast girl to girlfriends, how they navigated the industry together when same sex marriage wasn't yet legal as well as through hiatuses and jobs with no health insurance.
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If you added up the amount of experience today's two guests have total working in Animation, it would be over 90 years! Joanna Romersa and Bronwen Barry are back on the Ink and Paint Girls podcast to discuss their personal histories within the bigger history of the Animation industry. They recall their days being in the Ink and Paint department at Hanna Barbera and Disney, their path to getting into other creative roles as well as their experience going through the union strikes.
It has been a full year since starting this podcast and beginning this journey. Happy 1 Year Anniversary!
Today's interview had to be super special. Sue Nichols, story and visual development artist, best known for her work at Disney Feature Animation, stops by the show. Remember Tiana's dream sequence in Princess and the Frog? Flowered from her concepts. She also worked on Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Hercules, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, Muppet Babies, and more. We discuss her early beginnings in a dying industry, the Disney renaissance, and why your health should be a priority over deadlines.
Things to remember- although it used to be a must, there are many great colleges now that are doing impressive work. It's not about where you go to school, its about what you're doing. What you're working on. What you're creating.
Jean Gillmore- one of her mentors at Muppet Babies: http://jeangillmore.wixsite.com/gallery
To learn more about the Disney Renaissance, check out
Edith Head, Hollywood Fashion Designer
Today we're speaking with Kaukab Basheer and though she is currently a storyboard revisionist at Disney TV Animation on 'The Lion Guard', she has an amazing career of Character Design, Character Layout, Storyboards, and even Creative Directing on a popular children series in India. Kaukab is the first guest we've had who has started her animation career in another country! We discuss self-reflection to better your art and career, finding inspiration from outside of your craft, and being a female in a male-dominated industry.
Kaukab Basheer's portfolio: www.kaukabbasheer.com
Green Gold Animation- http://www.greengold.tv
Cartoon Network India "Krishna"- http://www.greengold.tv/krishna.php#
"Chhota Bheem"- http://www.greengold.tv/chhota-bheem.php
Why do we feel the way we do?
School of Visual Arts NYC - http://www.sva.edu
"Dechen" thesis film- https://vimeo.com/42842952
Dan Haskett- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0368153/
"You need to get inspired but also let go and trust yourself that whatever comes out of your head or your heart is going to be you. It's you! You can't deny that." - Kaukab Basheer
The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast is produced in Burbank, CA. Produced by Cassie Soliday and Associate Producer, Val Petrone. Theme song courtesy of TV's Kyle. The views expressed on this podcast are our own and do not represent those of the our respective employers.
Catherine and Sarah Satrun (also known as the dynamic duo: the Satrun Sisters!) are twin animators and illustrators based out of Chicago, IL. They have been designing and animating in both traditional and digital methods for projects such as Lucky Charms, Trix, and My Little Pony Commercials, short films, web series such as Seth Meyer's 'The Awesomes', illustrating books,and even some projects in concert and game animation. With patch-working together a freelance career that spans a decade, today they share their experiences and discuss college, moving into the professional realm, living where you want, and the concept of 'feast and famine' when it comes to finding work.
Hannah Spangler is an animation student from Kalamazoo, Michigan. But really, she's more than that! Along with working a retail job and going to school full-time, she is creating artwork and telling the stories she believes she was put on this planet to create. Hannah is the perfect example of not waiting until everything is perfect or for permission. She creates the web graphic novel, "The Limitless Crew", and is currently collaborating on a live-action/2d animated short film for "The Land Below." I hope that her story will inspire you to get going and start creating.
The Land Below
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAo9leHJa8RFDKYV_uzpNig/videos
Her ‘The Land Below’ collaborator-
Gregory Lawson: http://www.lawsonfilm.com
The Limitless Crew
The Robin’s Call (song created for The Limitless Crew): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4guGfYgIi4M
Noah Elias: http://noahfineart.com
Noah University (mentorship program): http://noahuniversity.com
Noah also releases videos “Monday Mentor” that are snippets of what to expect from NoahU: http://noahfineart.com/monday-mentor/
Abi Stumvoll: https://www.facebook.com/Abi-Stumvoll-1399255693698574/
Justin Stumvoll: http://justinstumvoll.com