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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2020 Animation Exchange Schedule & Speakers

We are excited to announce the fourth annual Animation Exchange on Tuesday, March 17th starting at 12pm Pacific Time! Just like the last three years, we will take the knowledge sharing and thriving community of a game development conference and make it free for everyone to enjoy! And this year we will be streaming on our very own AnimState Twitch channel! So make sure to follow us, so that you will...

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...

2021 Animation Exchange – Submissions are OPEN!

Animation Exchange 2021 - Speaker Submissions are open!
After the very strange events of March 2020, our carefully laid Animation Exchange 2020 plans were scattered to the winds. Our organizers slumped away defeated, retreating to fight another year. Well, now that time has come. We've regrouped and we are looking to the future, equipped with newly made plans for a fully online...

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...

Animation Exchange 2021: PHASE TWO – Live Stream Schedule

As previously announced, Animation Exchange is coming at you March 24th-26th, revised and heartier than ever for 2021! We have an exciting schedule of talks and, as always, we're streaming FREE for everyone to tune in and enjoy! As you can see, we're doing things a little differently this year and the fun...

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...

Animation Exchange 2021: PHASE ONE – Prerecorded Talks

We're kicking off Animation Exchange 2021 early starting riiiiiiight NOW! As you may have already heard, we're doing Animation Exchange 2021 a little differently this year, reflecting the changing times and everyone's chaotic pandemic schedule. Instead of one long packed day of live stream, we've broken up the animation knowledge we've collected this year...

Animation Jam 3 – JUDGEMENT DAY

Animation Jam 3 Judging announcemnt
We know you've been on the edge of your seat, wondering when the time would come. IT FAST APPROACHES. The Animation Jam 3 judging! Please join Tea Time co-founder Lana Bachynski and AnimState judges Mike Jungbluth, Esther Ko and Ju Li Khaw for an upcoming Twitch stream where we will be going through the...
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