2018 Animation Exchange Recorded Talks

Photo by Melissa Shim Well that came and went fast! What a complete honor and joy it was to spend 10+ hours with some of the most passionate and dedicated animators I know. I am continually humbled and inspired by their work. I hope you were able to catch some of the stream live, to take part in the chat...

2018 Animation Exchange Talks and Speakers!

We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, March 20th the Animation Exchange is again finding a home on Twitch! And like last year, we will take the knowledge sharing and thriving community of game development conferences and make them accessible to all! Bringing together developers in both AAA and Indie, and leveraging the open platform of Twitch, this event...

GDC 2017 Videos

All of the 2017 GDC Talks have been added to the GDCVault and 6 of the #GDCAnim talks have been made free! Animating 'Dauntless': Slaying AAA Animation on the Indie Scale Animation Microtalks Animation Tricks of the Trade Cuphead Process and Philosophy First Person Animation of 'Overwatch' Realistic Performances in Games I have updated the 2017 GDC Animation Bootcamp Talks post to have each talk listed link directly to...

2017 GDC Animation Bootcamp Talks

Monday, February 27th will mark the Fifth Annual Animation Bootcamp at GDC! What started five years ago to fill the void of animation knowledge sharing has grown into THE place to speak about all things game animation. And this year is no different! From Indie to AAA, we have the people working on some of the best animated games out there, breaking...

Animation Exchange Schedule

Here is the full Animation Exchange Schedule! On Tuesday, February 28th, from 2-10 PM Pacific, you can join in on the fun at https://www.twitch.tv/twitchoffice. The entire event will be free to watch and the recordings will be available on the same channel! As you can see, there isn't a moment throughout where we won't have animators, technical animators, animation programmers and...

Tracking Time to Improve Efficiency

"INSTEAD OF MAKING EXCUSES I WANTED SOME EVIDENCE TO SHOW MY SUPERVISORS WHERE I WAS HAVING TROUBLE" This isn’t a topic we often discuss.  In fact, “Tracking Time to Improve Efficiency” might be the five most boring words associated with animation. It’s right up there with “counter animating piles of rope” and “shaper controls for jacket deformation”.  But before you...

2019 Animation Exchange Talks and Speakers!

We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, March 19th the Animation Exchange is again coming to you LIVE on Twitch! And like the last two years, we will take the knowledge sharing and thriving community of a game development conference and make it free for everyone to enjoy! Bringing together developers in both AAA and Indie, and leveraging the open platform of Twitch, this event...

Rise and Spline – Interview with David Gibson

"...a wonderful opportunity to show other aspiring animators that they're accepted and animation is 100% a viable career choice for anyone" Recently, David Gibson began streaming a live animation class every Saturday morning and his students are our own Keyframe of Mind podcast hosts Katie, Esther, Jenny, and Ju Li! It has become a popular hang out on the weekends and...

2016 GDC Animation Bootcamp Speakers and Schedule

The past three years of the animation bootcamp have been an incredible success, making GDC a place animators NEED to be each year. We have seen talks at the bootcamp rank as some of the highest rated of the conference and become industry touchstones for new approaches and advancements in the field. And the 2016 GDC Animation Bootcamp is going to continue pushing forward as the most...

Weekly roundup

So much cool stuff this week! Let's get into it...   NEWS Annie Awards announced their list of nominees. Check them out HERE!   INSPIRATION James Benson published a fantastic demo reel of his work on Firewatch. A great example of how to present your work in an appealing way   New Pioneers showed off their fantastic new rigging and animation pipeline:   Teaser for a new short, Sonder, was...

Another brilliant animation!

Hey gang, Ryan here. It's been a while since we shared any great animations that we've stumbled and I got this one from some of my Gobelins summer school friends this morning. Great might not be an adequate word to describe Ryan Woodward's "Thought of you" . I think it's best described as beautiful. Thought of You from Ryan...

Weekly Roundup

Some cool or interesting stuff that happened in the world of games and animation:   New Trailers The long awaited Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer came out this week!   Interesting Articles The always awesome JC Delanoy posted a great article about common game animation mistakes. Tons of great info packed in here. CHECK IT OUT HERE! Jonathan Cooper posted a fantastic interview with Kristjan Zadziuk...

2014 GDC Animation Bootcamp

After the resounding success of last year, I proudly present the return of GDC Animation Bootcamp on March 17th! Taking what we learned from last year and listening to the feedback, I believe we have packed this one day event full of the practical, animation focused talks everyone loves, delivered by some of the most inspiring animators in the industry. But...

2015 GDC Animation Bootcamp Schedule

Here are the speakers and talk summaries for the 2015 GDC Animation Bootcamp! I hope to have an episode of the podcast interviewing each presenter like the previous years at the beginning of the year. As you can see, it is even more varied in content and disciplines than years past, which I believe speaks to the evolution of the skills required for game...

2019 Animation Exchange Recorded Talks

Talk about a whirlwind of awesome for over 10 straight hours! To be surrounded by so many amazing, talented and inspiring animation focused developers continues to be humbling. I hope you were able to catch some of the stream live to be able to take part in the chat and fun. But if you didn't get to, or you want to watch any part...

Art Gets Better – Mike Jungbluth

Born from twitter, we thought it would be fun to create a blog where "industry pros can post horrible old work and give some current students hope." A sort of "It Gets Better" for aspiring artists. So, as to never miss out on a pun, we bring you: Art Gets Better Mike Jungbluth Senior Animator at Zenimax Online Final Semester, Senior Year (2004) Lightwave - Modeled,...

GDC 2019 Animation Related Talks

The 2019 GDC talks are now available on the GDC Vault, and here are the talks that most relate to animation. Most of these are behind a paywall, and will likely stay that way for the next two years. But anything with an * before the name means it is free! And hopefully some of the Animation Bootcamp talks...

Weekly Roundup

Back again with some stuff you may have missed this last week in games and animation!   NEWS The much anticipated Battlefield 1 went live! The SAG-AFTRA Foundation went on strike regarding voice over compensation and contract details. This strike has wide reaching impact on the games industry and even non-guild VO actors as well. Read more about it HERE.   DEMOS Blair McNaughton And a progression...

Coming soon…

Look for Episode 25 in the next few weeks, which as promised will feature developers from all walks of life telling, in their own words how they "broke in" to the industry and what they used to do back in "civilian life". We've already got some pretty awesome ones so I hope you'll enjoy listening to them as...

Welcome to the NEW ReAnimators Website!

Welcome to the new website for the ReAnimators Podcast!  That's right, just like our name implies, we are NOT dead! We are still messing around with the look of it a bit, but this here be our new digs! We will hopefully be getting together in the next week or so to record a new episode, but in the meantime...
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