“Beyond Ink & Paint: The Women of Animation” is a documentary currently in production and headed by Chrissy Guest, filmmaker and professor at Ithaca College, and produced by well-known animation author, Tracey Miller-Zarneke. In this episode, we discuss their project in depth- why this topic, why now, why it’s important, and what good can come of sharing these stories of women in animation.
“Beyond Ink & Paint: The Women of Animation” Documentary
Filmmaker, Chrissy Guest
Producer, Tracey Miller-Zarneke
(Ends August 30th!)
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Women in Animation (WIA) organization: http://womeninanimation.org
Empowerment Project: http://www.empowermentproject.com
Visual development artist, Joyce Lee got her start as an intern for Disney Feature Animation and Laika House, she’s gone on to design for shows like Miles from Tomorrowland, Puppy Dog Pals, and Star vs The Forces of Evil. We discuss the nuances of visual development, the lack of diversity in higher artistic roles, and the lack of relatable female characters in the media while pondering if a female director could be a solution.
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Art Center: http://www.artcenter.edu
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Angela Entzminger is the creator and host of "The Animated Journey" podcast and production assistant on Nickelodeon's "The Loud House." This is part 2 of our interview. She took a long and winding road to animation, full of dead ends and intentional pivots, which you can hear about in Part 1. Now, we talk about what she does as a production assistant and how it is one step on the way to her ultimate goal of becoming a storyboard artist and creating the stories that kids young and old will get to enjoy on-screen.
Angela Entzminger is the creator and host of "The Animated Journey" podcast and production assistant on Nickelodeon's "The Loud House." Having had a long animated journey herself, she breaks down what she learned from working a variety of jobs in a variety of industries and how she narrowed in on how to make her dream of working in animation into a reality. This is part 1!
To quote Angela’s Dad:
“If you’re doing what you love to do, it will work out.”
You can find Angela all over the web:
The Animated Journey podcast
History is a puzzle told through many stories- there’s a handful of rock stars that shine brighter than the rest- even fewer of those rock stars are women. Mindy Johnson, writer, historian, and the author of the upcoming book, “Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation”, is about to share the voices of hundreds of forgotten female artists who worked at the Walt Disney Studios from the earliest days when Lillian first met Walt to the hire of Bianca Majolie to help in moving away from gag-driven shorts to longer stories with heart to the introduction of CAPS and digital animation with The Rescuers Down Under. We discuss why it’s important to know that although there are still glass ceilings to break in higher creative roles, we have a solid foundation to build upon and firecracker role models to look up to.
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Cheyenne Curtis is a storyboard artist at Disney TV Animation on a new up-coming series. Although, you’ve definitely seen her work if you’ve watched Star vs the Forces of Evil or the new Powerpuff Girls- not only as a story artist but as a character designer! Listen in as Cheyenne opens up about the hurdles of navigating from design into story, finding sponsorship as a Canadian artist, and how to silence your worst critic- ahem- ourselves.
Haley Mancini is a story editor and the voice of Princess Morbucks on the new Powerpuff Girls series over at Cartoon Network. Her experience not only spans Animation, but the Entertainment industry at large- with live performance, improv, sketch comedy, hosting, live-action film and TV, and developing her own ideas, we had a lot to discuss! Listen in as we talk about promoting your talents in the workplace, not limiting your potential, and her thoughts on developing the animated series.
Animatic Editor, Joanna Griebel, joins us on the Ink and Paint Girls podcast! Joanna previously worked on Miles from Tomorrowland, Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, TripTank, and more. At the time of this recording, she was on Miles but is now living it up over at Blizzard! You’ll see how passionate she is about her editorial work but also about creating her own stories. We discuss the intricasies of the editing process, following your intuition with making life and career decisions, how to handle your ideas when they multiple like bunnies, and more.
Julia Vickerman is a director, storyboard artist, and the creator of the Cartoon Network pilot, Twelve Forever. You have seen her work all over Cartoon Network on shows like the new Powerpuff Girls and directing on Clarence. Listen in as we discuss developing her pilot, faking it until you make it, and how to mine your life experience to breathe more life into your storytelling. Basically, the unofficial title of this episode is “How to be a Creative Powerhouse 101!
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Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s blog about gender: http://boringoldraphael.tumblr.com/post/107481385794/rewatching-s1-for-like-the-100th-time-at-what
With over a decade of working in the Animation and Gaming industries, most notably with Lucas Film on Star Wars- The Clone Wars, Alina Chau took off on her own into the wild unknown that is freelance illustration and fine art. With her experience as an Animator, her illustrations are full of life and story. On today’s episode, she discusses her creative progress, how she emigrated from Hong Kong in her pursuit of Animation knowledge, the mental and emotional toll to be ready for when it comes to working freelance, and more.