#26 - Day In The Life: CG Feature Film Animator
Animation Happy Hour
by Garrett Lewis, Katie Low, Ben Girmann
1w ago
In this episode we finally tackle our own jobs! Listen to find out what a typical day is like for a CG character animator for feature film. We ran out of time for listener Q&A so make sure to subscribe and keep an eye out for part 2 coming soon! Check out our detailed show-notes here: https://www.animationhappyhour.com/new-blog/day-in-the-life-of-an-animator-part-1 Support Animation Happy Hour by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/animation-happy-hour ..read more
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#25 - Things We Can't Live Without!
Animation Happy Hour
by Garrett Lewis, Katie Low, Ben Girmann
1M ago
We all know it’s not the tools that make an artist successful, what’s more important is how an artist uses their tools…But, let’s just admit that we’re all still curious to know what pencil, tablet, mouse, etc. everyone else is using. In this episode, Garrett, Katie, and Ben discuss their favorite and least favorite animation tools and accessories. This is a lighthearted and fully unsponsored episode, all recommendations are made from the heart! Check out our detailed show-notes here: https://www.animationhappyhour.com/new-blog/episode-25-top-accesories-we-cant-live-without Support Animation H ..read more
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#24 - Burnout & Mental Health
Animation Happy Hour
by Garrett Lewis, Katie Low, Ben Girmann
3M ago
Burnout impacts many people in the animation industry, and can happen to anyone regardless of their age or position. In this episode, we discuss burnout symptoms, prevention, and treatment, and share some of our own personal journeys with mental health. Check out our detailed show-notes here: https://www.animationhappyhour.com/new-blog/episode-24-burnout Support Animation Happy Hour by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/animation-happy-hour ..read more
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#23 - Where Have We Been?
Animation Happy Hour
by Garrett Lewis, Katie Low, Ben Girmann
4M ago
Good news! After a much needed hiatus, the Animation Happy Hour is back with a brand new episode in 2024. Listen in as we discuss what we’ve been up to, the current state of the animation industry, and future episodes coming your way. A huge thanks to all who expressed their support while we were on our break! The band is back together! Episode Outline: 10:04 State of the Industry 18:38 Artificial Intelligence 29:11 New Animation That’s Inspiring Us Scavengers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWQH8cMpWTU TMNT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHvzw4Ibuho Marcel the Shell with Shoes On https://a2 ..read more
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#22 - Studio Surprises!
Animation Happy Hour
by Garrett Lewis, Katie Low, Ben Girmann
2y ago
This month's episode is all about things that surprised us working for a big studio. We hope you enjoy! Check out our detailed show-notes here: https://www.animationhappyhour.com/new-blog/episode-22-studio-surprises ..read more
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#21 - Day In The Life: Layout/Previz Artist (Part 2)
Animation Happy Hour
by Garrett Lewis, Katie Low, Ben Girmann
2y ago
As promised, our next episode will conclude our deep dive into a Day in the Life of a Layout/Previz artist! Listen in as we discuss everything from useful resources for students, to what kind of people might enjoy layout, favorite parts of the job, and more! Check out our detailed show-notes here: https://www.animationhappyhour.com/new-blog/episode-20-day-in-the-life-layout-artist-5xbxd Support Animation Happy Hour by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/animation-happy-hour ..read more
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Episode 20 - Day In The Life: Layout/Previz Artist (Part 1)
Animation Happy Hour
by Garrett Lewis, Katie Low, Ben Girmann
2y ago
We are honored to have had the opportunity to sit down with two incredible Disney artists, Dorian @layoutsketches and Rocco, to talk about all things Layout and Previz. This is a crucial, and often underrepresented step in the pipeline that requires a vast array of filmmaking and storytelling skills in addition to some impressive technical know-how. In fact, there's so much packed into this step of the pipeline, that we couldn't contain it to just one episode, so join us on January 1st, 2022 to listen in on part 1 of a 2-part series on layout! Check out our detailed show-notes here: https://ww ..read more
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#19 - Dealing With Feedback
Animation Happy Hour
by Garrett Lewis, Katie Low, Ben Girmann
2y ago
Feedback and critiques are essential in the creative world, but that doesn't mean giving or receiving it is easy. Everyone, from seasoned professionals to first-year students, has to grapple with this aspect of our jobs, but you don't have to go it alone! In our next episode, we discuss our experiences with feedback, and give some helpful tips for ways to gracefully give and receive feedback in the professional world. Check out our detailed show-notes here: https://www.animationhappyhour.com/new-blog/episode-19-feedback Support Animation Happy Hour by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tip ..read more
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#18 - Top 5 Bad Habit and How To Avoid Them!
Animation Happy Hour
by Garrett Lewis, Katie Low, Ben Girmann
2y ago
Garrett, Katie, and Ben have a light and lengthy conversation about the various ways that bad habits can creep into our work lives. Our hosts not only give advice on what to watch out for as you pursue your career in animation, but also how to overcome bad habits when you encounter them! Check out our detailed show-notes here: https://www.animationhappyhour.com/new-blog/episode-18-top-5-bad-habits-and-how-to-avoid-them Support Animation Happy Hour by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/animation-happy-hour ..read more
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#17 - Day In The Life: Stop Motion Animator
Animation Happy Hour
by Garrett Lewis, Katie Low, Ben Girmann
3y ago
In episode 17, we dive into the world of stop motion animation! Our special guest Dan MacKenzie @mackmation draws upon his years of experience in feature film, TV, advertising, and more to give us a picture of what life as a stop motion animator is like. We cover a LOT of ground in this episode--we'll hear what his average day is like at LAIKA, discuss what types of other jobs are available at stop motion studios, go over some practical advice for how best to prepare yourself for a career in stop motion, and much more! Check out our detailed show-notes here: https://www.animationhappyhour.com ..read more
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