Animation Addicts Podcast - Animated Movie Reviews & Interviews for Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar & everything in between!
Morgan and Chelsea talk to LAIKA animator, David Vandervoort. In this interview, they discuss his career as a "self-made animator", his experience at LAIKA, ParaNorman and all things animation.
 

Highlights:
■ Interview: David Vandervoort
■ Rapid Fire Q&A
■ His path as a “self-made animator”
■ What are his ultimate career goals
■ How does one make the jump into stop-motion animation?
■ What’s the difference in approaching animated CGI, 2D and stop-motion?
■ His work on ParaNorman: 2D faces and story
■ David’s favorite scenes from the movie
■ How did they accomplish the ghosts?
■ ParaNorman contest to win ParaNorman gear
■ Mail bag: Luis Escobar, late-night animation marathons, Anastasia/Tangled similarities, Frankie Franco III

Runtime: 0:40:08, 19.4 MB

Where to Find Us:
■ Find us on the web: therotoscopers.comtwitterfacebookYouTubetumblr, hypable & Animated Views
■ Mason Smith: This Animated Life BlogTwitter
■ Chelsea Robson: FacebookTwitter
■ Morgan Stradling: Twitter, Instagram
■ Visit our sponsors: NetflixAudibleAmazon
■ Questions, comments, suggestions? Send us an email at therotoscopers@gmail.com
■ Send us a voicemail at therotoscopers.com/voicemail

Direct download: 19_Interview_with_ParaNormans_David_Vandervoort__Fan_Mail.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 12:38pm MDT

Morgan and Chelsea talk about their experience at D23's Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Feature Animation. If you love Disney animation, you won't want to miss this!

Highlights:
■ Morgan and Chelsea won tickets to Destination D! It's fate!
■ Brief news: Chelsea's thoughts on ParaNorman and Brenda Chapman leaves Pixar
■ Interview: Kameron Nabal, who works at Entertainment Deployment at Disneyland and California Adventure
■ How Morgan, Chelsea and Kameron first met; "Tag me on facebook!"
■ Kameron talks about the Buena Vista Street and new Cars Land at California Adventure
■ What it's like working at Disneyland
■ How do the animated characters live on through the parks
■ Main Discusion: D23's Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Feature Animation
■ Overall thoughts & first impressions
■ Day 1: The Golden Age and 2nd Golden Age panels, Roy E. Disney and how he saved Disney animation, never before seen animation, Walt & El Grupo
■ Sneak Peaks: Wreck-It RalphPaperman and Frozen.
■ Concert with Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix!
■ Day 2: Wacky Disney animation, art lessons by Andreas Deja, the evolution of Tinker Bell, Disney voice actors, Snow White tribute
■ What we missed: Concert with Alan Menken
■ Mail Bag: Waking Sleeping Beauty NCD suggestion, our appearance on See Ya Real Late, ego boost
■ Don't forget to enter our ParaNorman contest & review us on iTunes!
■ New donate button!

Runtime: 1:19:52, 38.4 MB

Where to Find Us:
■ Find us on the web: therotoscopers.comtwitterfacebookYouTubetumblr, hypable & Animated Views
■ Mason Smith: This Animated Life BlogTwitter
■ Chelsea Robson: FacebookTwitter
■ Morgan Stradling: Twitter, Instagram
■ Visit our sponsors: NetflixAudibleAmazon
■ Questions, comments, suggestions? Send us an email at therotoscopers@gmail.com
■ Send us a voicemail at therotoscopers.com/voicemail

Direct download: 18_D23s_Destination_D__All_Things_Disney.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 10:08am MDT

017 Interview with Pixar's Chris Horne

Morgan and Mason interview Chris Horne, a technical director at Pixar! They talk about Chris’s journey to Pixar; his work on BraveFinding Nemo 3D and other films; and his advice for aspiring animation students.

Highlights:
■ Thoughts on the hilarious stop-motion shorts, Creature Comforts
■ Interview: Pixar’s Chris Horne
■ Chris’s background: how he got interested in animation, Pixar, the college years
■ What’s the process of getting hired by a big studio like Pixar? 
■ Chris on being a Pixar fanboy working for Pixar.
■ About the lighting, rendering and Lightspeed departments
■ What do the lighting and rendering departments actually do?
■ Chris talks about crazy and hilarious software glitches, bloopers and malfunctions!
■ New animation software: Presto
■ Lighting an animated shot: balancing realism vs. cartoony
■ What part of Brave he worked on: the hardest scene Pixar’s ever done, cake cauldron scene, 
■ Hair simulation
■ Every character has its own posse of lights
■ How big is the team that worked on the 3D conversion of Finding Nemo 3D?
■ What is “bit rot”?
■ Must see 3D movies: Avatar and Finding Nemo 3D
■ Nerdy questions: pizza planet truck, the witch’s inspired by Zelda?, who would win in a fight: King Fergus or Stoick the Vast?
■ What is Chris working on now? What’s the deal with Finding Nemo 2?
■ Where he wants to go from here/career goals
■ How important is a demo reel? Advice for animation students

Runtime: 1:08:01, 32.7 MB

Where to Find Us:
■ Find us on the web: therotoscopers.comtwitterfacebookYouTubetumblr, hypable & Animated Views
■ Mason Smith: This Animated Life BlogTwitter
■ Chelsea Robson: FacebookTwitter
■ Morgan Stradling: Twitter, Instagram
■ Visit our sponsors: NetflixAudibleAmazon
■ Questions, comments, suggestions? Send us an email at therotoscopers@gmail.com
■ Send us a voicemail at therotoscopers.com/voicemail

Direct download: 17_Interview_with_Pixars_Chris_Horne_1.mp3
Category:Animation -- posted at: 11:29pm MDT

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