Episode 5: Reinventing Yourself

Have you ever felt stuck or type-cast as an animator? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in VFX, Games, or Features?

My guests on this episode have more than forty years of combined experience working in every corner of the industry. They’ve worked at such studios as Tippett, Lucasfilm, Reel FX, Blue Sky Studios, Electronic Arts, Pixar, Rhythm & Hues, and Dreamworks. Today we’re talking with veteran animators Carolyn Ee Kaiser, Mike Safianoff, Johnny Turco, and Louis Jones about getting out of your comfort zone and developing range as a creative artist.

We’ll also be talking about the major differences of working in each corner of the industry. Obviously students will get a lot out of this episode, but so will veterans that have stuck to one corner of the industry. I hope you enjoy our discussion on reinventing yourself as an animator.

Show Notes

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Make sure you check out Mike’s class at CG Tarian. You can watch the trailer below.

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Thanks to Bonny Báez for creating the background music.