This month I chat with Jeff Cooper and Grahaeme Cowie of Smoking Doors Productions about their animated webseries Impotents and the Kickstarter campaign their currently running to get it made. Besides spilling the beans on the series itself and what we can expect, we discuss why they chose Kickstarter and how much planning and effort goes into running a campaign. If you’ve ever been curious about it, you’ll want to have a listen.
In this month’s podcast, I chat with Helen Haswell. Helen is a PhD candidate at Queens University in Belfast, who’s area of research happens to be the merger of Disney and Pixar that took place back in 2006. We discuss that, and lots more in this episode. Just excuse the error in the opening; this is the third episode, not the fourth!
After some time in development, I’m proud to announce that today marks the beginning of monthly podcasts here on the Animation Anomaly blog.
This month, my guest is accomplished world-travelling animator Rusty Gray. Currently based in Vancouver, Rusty has studied at Full Sail university and Animation Mentor. He has also launched a website of his own (RustyAnimator.com) that provides plenty of tips and advice to aspiring students and animators.
Although the focus is on education within the animation industry, we discuss a wide range of topics surrounding it from what skills degrees actually provide, to where the future of animation education lies.
Since last week’s podcast didn’t elicit any hate mail or death threats, there’s another one this week. Plenty of articles were worthy of inclusion and hopefully you find my gibbering not too ingratiating.
00:00 – Why we’ll see even more Ice Age sequels [article link]
06:30 – Animated films and the cult of self-esteem [article link]
14:00 – How Disney clamps down on the unlicensed use of their characters on birthday cakes [article link]
18:00 – Passive Female Characters and Strong Female Characters [link 1, link 2]
22:00 – The A.V. Club interviews the head of Animation Domination High Definition [article link]
Please give me any feedback at all on how I did; the podcast is still a work in progress! 🙂