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...

Over-promise, under deliver!

Yeah, so how'd you guys like episode 26? Oh wait...Just to give an update, we're not dead. I've been busy as hell with the last stretch of "Alan Wake", Rick is still on hiatus of indeterminate length and Mike's schedule is overflowing with animation work on "Singularity" and completing his adult-themed My Little Pony fan fiction. ...

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...

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...

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GDC 2013 Animation Bootcamp Announcement

Last spring a conversation sprung up on twitter about game animation not being as well represented as it could be at conferences world wide. From that discussion, a handful of us got together to do something about it. What we present here is the type of game animation conference I have always dreamed about attending, with an equal focus...

2018 Animation Exchange Times and Schedule

One of the regular pieces of feedback we got last year was that the Animation Exchange started too late. So this year, we are starting earlier, so that even more people can catch it live! Starting at 12pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 20th, get your favorite animation friends gathered around a screen and enjoy all the knowledge sharing and...

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...

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...

FIRST POST!!!!

Thanks for stopping by the ReAnimators Podcast blog. Here is where you can find info about the show and the voices behind it.The ReAnimators Podcast is where three guys working as animators in the video games industry discuss (or as Mike would say "Nerd-slap") topics surrounding the creation of and the business behind games, film, animation and comic...

2020 Animation Exchange Update: The Situation at GDC

We know you've most likely been following all the recent cancellations at GDC. Some of you are probably wondering what this means for Animation Exchange 2020. We're sorry to announce that, despite our best efforts to keep our schedule and the event going, we have to cancel Animation Exchange this year. We want to thank everyone who had put so much...

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...

Un café, s’il vous plait!

To pass the time between our sometimes delayed episodes (like Episode 18, being recorded this weekend) I thought it would be fun for us to occasionally share some exceptionally awesome and/or inspirational animation we've found. After all, we are at the core an animation podcast/blog. So here we go with the first one, courtesy of Finland's favorite...

Mike on the 10th Muse Podcast

Our very own Mike Jungbluth is a guest on the 10th Muse Podcast, episode 19! Damn good episode, take a listen. 10th Muse Podcast

Oceans between us…

I know what you are thinking. "Why in the name of Shigeru Miyamoto/God are you guys taking such a long break over just one of ya moving a couple of states away. Seriously, is it THAT hard to use skype like the rest of the podcasting world to make some new frickin episodes? Is Wisconsin unable to connect...

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...

Animation Exchange Twitch Stream

I am super excited to announce that on Tuesday, February 28th from 2-10 PM PST, Animation is taking over Twitch! The Animation Exchange takes the knowledge sharing and powerful community of art and development conferences and makes it accessible to all. Bringing together developers in both AAA and Indie, and leveraging the open platform of Twitch, this event will shine...

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...

Black Lives Matter

The animation community, like the larger entertainment community, is not nearly diverse enough. We at AnimState can and should be doing more. So, to start, we would like to provide a spotlight on some of the amazing Black animators and artists already in the industry, that you should be following online We are all better for having them as our peers and...
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