The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast

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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12
Aug

I&PG- 018 Sue Nichols, Story and Visual Development Artist

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.

SHOW NOTES----

Sue Nichols-

http://www.mothernichols.com

Cal Arts-https://www.calarts.edu

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

Disney Renaissance-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney_Renaissance

Howard Ashman-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Ashman

To learn more about the Disney Renaissance, check out 

Waking Sleeping Beauty

Edith Head, Hollywood Fashion Designer

http://www.oscars.org/collection-highlights/edith-head

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9
Jul

I&PG- 017 Kaukab Basheer, Character Designer and Storyboard Artist

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.

SHOW NOTES----

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

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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. 

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24
Jun

I&PG- 016 Catherine and Sarah Satrun, Animators and Designers

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.

SHOW NOTES-----

www.sketchyduo.com
https://www.facebook.com/ArtOfCatherineSarahSatrun/
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SatrunTwinsArtShop
https://society6.com/satruntwins

Sarah's Art- http://sketchyduo.squarespace.com/sarahs-art/
Catherine's Art- http://sketchyduo.squarespace.com/catherines-art/

Columbia College Chicago - http://www.colum.edu
Calabash Animation Studio- http://calabashanimation.com
Chris Olsen's "Kari Dahl and the Golden Cube"- https://vimeo.com/ondemand/karldahlandthegoldencube
Linda Marie Smith's "Mearra- Selkie from the Sea"
ToonBoom- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGGUMuJSyg0
Flash- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_animation
Animation Production Pipeline- http://thinkinganimation.com/animation_resources/pipeline-for-cg/

Important Bits:
-Learn how to be your own business so you can thrive better doing business with others!
-Always be developing your skills!
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10
Jun

I&PG- 015 “Choose Yourself” with Hannah Spangler

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.

SHOW NOTES-----

Twitter: https://twitter.com/spanglersm

The Land Below

Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-land-below-animated-short-film#/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelandbelowfilm/

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAo9leHJa8RFDKYV_uzpNig/videos

Her ‘The Land Below’ collaborator-

Gregory Lawson: http://www.lawsonfilm.com

The Limitless Crew

Comic: http://www.thelimitlesscrew.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/limitlesscomic

Tumblr: http://thelimitlesscrew.tumblr.com

Composer: 

Marcus Warner

http://marcuswarnermusic.com

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

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