The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast

17
May

I&PG- 061, Monica Davila, 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.

Thoughtful and intentional in her ways, Monica Davila shares with us her path from studying political science in college to being a production assistant to soon thereafter storyboarding for TV animation on shows like Shimmer and Shine, Big Hero 6 The Series, and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Of course, this is the short version! Listen in to the long version as Monica breaks down her process for finding work, getting work, keeping work, and all the nitty-gritty details of her storyboarding process.

 

Monica’s website:
http://theartofmonicadavila.tumblr.com

 

Bre's Twitter:
@breanimator

Check out Bre's podcast Black n' Animated on Twitter:
@BlackNAnimated

 

Ink and Paint Girls on Twitter:
@InkNPaintGirls

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10
May

I&PG- 060, The Colorful #Herstory of Mary Blair

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.

Do you love the color styling of Disney classic animated films like Peter Pan, The Three Caballeros, or Alice in Wonderland?

Do you love the designs and color of the It’s a Small World ride at Disneyland? 

Or maybe you’ve seen her beautiful illustrations in adorable childrens books like “I Can Fly.”

Indeed, today, we fly back through history in celebration of MARY BLAIR!

Hosted by Rebecca Nelson and Cassie Soliday.

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The episode artwork of Mary Blair was drawn by Cassie Soliday, and painted by the wonderful artist and previous podcast guest, Joyce K. Lee.

http://www.joyceklee.com

http://www.casassy.com

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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RESOURCES USED

Books:

Canemaker, John (2003), The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation, Disney Press

Canemaker, John (2014), Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair, Walt Disney Foundation Press

Johnson, Mindy; Foray, June (2017). Ink & paint : the women of Walt Disney's animation. Disney Editions.

Blair, Mary; Krauss, Ruth (1992) [1951], I Can Fly, Little Golden Books, Simon & Schuster

Documentary:

“Walt and El Grupo”

Art Exhibit:

“MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of MARY BLAIR”

http://www.waltdisney.org

Websites:

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

http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/more-on-mary-blair-ceramic-mural-1965/

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

http://magicofmaryblair.com/about-mary.htm

https://d23.com/walt-disney-legend/mary-blair/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/22/the-world-of-mary-blair_n_5003658.html

http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/2010/01/walt-disney-in-rio-de-janeiro-circa.html

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25
Apr

I&PG- 059, Ellen Woodbury, Veteran Animator & Stone Sculptor

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.

Veteran animator, Ellen Woodbury, traded in her pencils for saw blades and carving tools and moved to Colorado. Although she left her animation desk behind in California, it’s clear that she kept all of the lessons she gained in her 20+ years at Disney Animation and now infuses the same philosophies into her one-of-a-kind stone sculptures, which you have got to see! In this interview, we discuss how animating is pure creative problem solving, how Ellen made the jump from hand drawn animation into the CG era, and why it doesn’t matter who the first female supervising animator was. Hint, the point is they broke through together.

 

Ellen's Website: http://www.ellenwoodbury.com

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0940189/

 

Ink and Paint Girls on Twitter:
@InkNPaintGirls

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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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