The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast

27
Jan

I&PG- 028, Zabrina McIntyre, Production Coordinator and Animation Advocate

Zabrina McIntyre is a Production Coordinator on the Tangled animated series over at Disney TV Animation and the curator of Animation Advocate.  She got her start as a Production Secretary on Wonder Over Yonder with a promotion to Production Associate soon after.  Although this is how she got her professional start in animation, what happened before that?  Well, there’s a whole piece of the puzzle where Zabrina worked at the Smithsonian and left that lucrative career to get an grad degree!  Hear all of this and more in today's episode.

 

Find Zabrina around the internet:

@aniadvocate

@allthedisneylands

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7498861/

 

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20
Jan

I&PG- 027, Helen O’Flynn, Animation Checker

Born and raised in Ireland, Helen O’Flynn found herself at Sullivan-Bluth studios as an animation and paint checker on beloved films like The Land Before Time and All Dogs Go to Heaven.  When work started to become thin, Helen headed west to California to work during the Disney Renaissance with films such as Mulan, Hercules, Tarzan and more.  Thirty years later, she's still working!

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13
Jan

I&PG- 026, Eva Sowinski, Founder of the Ground Zero Animation Expo

Eva Sowinski is the founder of the Ground Zero Animation Expo that takes place in February near downtown Anaheim, CA.  Being an artist herself, Eva uses her passion and entrepreneurial spirit to create platforms that inspire and motivate artists to get themselves out in front of audiences and share their talent!  Today, she shares her journey from pursuing dance to falling into art to opening a brick and mortar store known as fan*alley to founding the Ground Zero Animation Expo with all the insight she has gained along the way. 

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6
Jan

I&PG- 025, Amalia Levari, Animation and Comic Writer

Ever hear of "Over the Garden Wall", "Harvey Beaks", "Star vs the Forces of Evil", or the Cartoon Network short "Back to Backspace"? Yeah! She's a writing bad a** and she's here on the Ink and Paint Girls podcast! Amalia Levari joins us to discuss her path from the rainy weather in Michigan to studying experimental animation at CalArts in California, the progress of female voices in entertainment, and her thoughts on creating things you want to be remembered for. 

 

SHOW NOTES-

Cal Arts Experimental Animation program

Animation Production

 

Ira Glass - Good Taste Video + Quote

 

Back to Backspace

Reversion Rights

 

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19
Dec

I&PG- 024, Writing the Christmas Special with Analise McNeill

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!

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12
Dec

I&PG- 023, Kim Wood & Rae de Mesa, Production and Social Media (part 2)

Our conversation with Production Manager, Kim Wood and Social Media Director, Rae de Mesa continues!  

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2
Dec

I&PG- 022, Kim Wood & Rae de Mesa, Production and Social Media (part 1)

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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14
Nov

I&PG- 021, Melissa Suber, Storyboard Artist and Director (part 2)

Now for part 2 with Melissa Suber- Storyboard Artist, Director, and Fine Artist currently storyboarding on The Lion Guard over at Disney Jr.  Her fine art paintings can also be seen in Shanghai's Disney Resort.  With a resume that spans the last 20 years, she has worked at various studios in various roles like Layout, Storyboard Revisionist, Storyboard Artist, Story Editor, Production Manager, Writer, and Director but still makes time for freelance and her own personal projects.  We discuss a lot about the business of animation and how to navigate it without losing your creative spirit that makes you unique.



Show Notes (Pt2)--------


IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1204347/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Personal page: https://mjsuber.carbonmade.com

Contracts- in perpetuity clause
ALWAYS READ YOUR CONTRACTS
-understand the rules of posting your content online and social media some of those sites have rights to repost your content or even own your content
Orphan Project- anything thats been online/posted becomes free domain after 7 years
http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/


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2
Nov

I&PG- 020, Melissa Suber, Storyboard Artist and Director (part 1)

Today we're speaking with Melissa Suber- Storyboard Artist, Director, and Fine Artist currently storyboarding on The Lion Guard over at Disney Jr.  Her fine art paintings can also be seen in Shanghai's Disney Resort.  With a resume that spans the last 20 years, she has worked at various studios in various roles like Layout, Storyboard Revisionist, Storyboard Artist, Story Editor, Production Manager, Writer, and Director but still makes time for freelance and her own personal projects.  We discuss a lot about the business of animation and how to navigate it without losing your creative spirit that makes you unique.






Show Notes (Pt1)--------


IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1204347/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Personal page: https://mjsuber.carbonmade.com

Hearst Family (Animation):
 http://www.hearstent.com/animation.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Randolph_Hearst

5 Ways to Draw Perspective: http://www.wikihow.com/Draw-Perspective

Layout Animation: http://stevelowtwait.com/blog/what-is-animation-background-layout

How much are your talents/skills worth?
3 things you can control in any negotiation
-The quality of what you make
-The money you get paid
-The time it takes

You should be in control of at least one if not two.  High quality gets more money or more time.  If you pay less, you get less quality and you do it in less time.  Or if they will pay less, I ask for more time.  

Stephen Silver "Stop working for free!" http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/stephen-silver-stop-working-for-free-77417.html

Melissa's adendum to Stephen's advice:
Make sure free exposure makes the work worth it.  Always do some research.  Not always worth it- maybe sometimes.  

"Ask for higher rate.  They can always say no.  If they say no, it's not in the budget, I respect the budget.  Bigger studios have a slight wiggle room whether they say that or not.  Smaller studios are working on tight budgets and probably don't." MJ on negotiating pay.

On continuing to get work in Animation:
"It is greatly about who you know.  Be loyal and work hard for your crew and they will remember you."

Mike Young Productions/ Splash: http://www.splashentertainment.com/production

On networking and getting more work in Animation:
"It doesn't have to be the best work, it needs to be reliable.  Be that indispensable person.  You don't have to be the star.  The star costs more and rolls off the show first."
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17
Oct

I&PG- 019, Joanna Romersa & Bronwen Barry

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.

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