Episode 03 – Crunchberries

I promised a regular schedule on these and when a Reanimator makes a promise, he keeps 'em! Presenting Episode Three of the Reanimators Podcast on it's new regular, Tuesday night time. In this episode, we discuss quality of life and crunch time in the games industry, with Creative Director Mark Nau and Lead FX Artist Jamey Moulton. ...

Episode 45 – Talking with the 2015 GDC Bootcampers

http://www.animstate.com/Content/Podcasts/Episode_045_mono.mp3   TOPIC: GDC 2015 Animation Bootcamp GUESTS: Oh So Many Well hey there! It's time for our annual meet the bootcamp speakers episode. This time I am joined by Tim Borrelli as we put some lovely voices to the equally lovely names. This is a pretty long episode, so I included time stamps below for when we start talking to each guest. And as...

Episode 37 – Game-Imation

TOPIC: Animation Inside and Out Guest: Daniel Floyd, Animator at Pixar Canada and Host of Extra Credits "Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives." Let's play a game. Guess why we went months between episodes. A. We got busy B. Mike/Ryan/Both moved jobs/homes C. We couldn't get our crap together D. Any of the above Yes, those are all proper answers. This episode...

Episode 13 – Comics2Games2Comics

That's right son, we made our bi-weekly goal. Yes, I know. We rock. You know who else rocks? Jeff "Chamba" Cruz, the artist on the new Street Fighter II Turbo Comic. Our first words cover what we have been playing, co-op in games, more 2D talk and why American entertainment studios hate the rest of the world and why...

Keyframe of Mind – Inbetweens Episode 1: Real Reel Tips

A Keyframe of Mind is back with a quick episode on putting together game animation reels! In this episode, Esther drops 15 minutes of real reel tips on everything from cutting down unnecessary shots, to spending time on your reel where it counts, to exactly what you should ask when requesting a reel critique. And to make...

Episode 43 – Talking with the 2014 GDC Bootcampers

TOPIC: GDC 2014 Animation Bootcamp GUESTS: Oh So Many Welcome to the Annual ReAnimators Podcast. Or at least, it feels that way eh? Just like last year, we rounded up all the bootcamp presenters to chat about themselves and their talks. If this doesn't make you want to attend the bootcamp, then you probably don't care about animation. Or games. Or this...

Episode 09.1 – Hot Lunch Extra

Some guy named Mike Jungbluth sent us a message. He thinks we have forgotten about him. Haha, how could we forget about him? Well, I guess I kind of did forget about him because I forgot to add this message to the show last night. So I'm uploading it as an extra so listeners don't have to download the...

Episode 09 – Hot Lunch

After the tragic loss of our own Mike Jungbluth to the state of Wisconsin, we took a couple of weeks off to figure out what we're going to do with the show. But we're back now with Episode NINE, where Rick and I are joined with THREE special guests: Edge of Reality animators Trent Kollodge, Xavier Blackwell and...

Episode 20 – Geek Freak OUT!

Topic: Whatcha been up to fool?! To celebrate episode 20 and approximately 1 year of doing the show, we decided to kick it old school, and record with just the three of us. It is a trail of broken dreams that leads us to many questions. Is ending your series a good thing? Should we really be...

Keyframe of Mind – Episode 09

How long is the perfect time for a comeback? Hopefully, you answered something over a year because much like the underappreciated 90’s animated film about dinosaurs, we’re baaaaaack!! We’re talking about 2020’s big event and change to many of our lives: the PANDEMIC and its impact on our lives, specifically, working from home. In this episode we talk about...

Episode 07 – Furry Friends Podcast

It's a wonderful fur filled day here at the ReAnimators plush studio hallway. This week Jeremy Pantoja (Animator - Vigil Games) joined us in the chamber to talk about the various stages of job Burnout. We talk about what causes Burnout, how to avoid Burnout and how to remedy a bad case of Burnout. We also discussed the lives and...

Episode 17 – The Narrative Imperative

Topic: Narrative in Games Guest: David Goldfarb, Lead Designer at DICE Presenting episode 17, where we talk with David Goldfarb of DICE about narrative and story in games, Rick schools Ryan in Tom & Jerry history and we discuss every gamer's favorite subject: Lara Croft's boobs and whether or not they're responsible for the "disappointing" sales...

Episode 24a – Reanimators World Tour, part 1

Topic: Living and working abroad Guests: Espen Sogn (Ninja Theory), Neil Alphonso (Splash Damage), Aaron Butler (Yager Development) Listener Will du Toit pointed out that as awesome as the ReAnimators Podcast is (paraphrasing), it's been mostly Amero-centric and I have to agree with him. It's a big world out there and there are opportunities to work in games and animation...

Keyframe of Mind – Episode 01

We're super excited to be hosting a new podcast from an awesome group of animators... A Keyframe of Mind is a podcast about the game industry and life as a developer. Join your hosts, animators Jenny, Ju Li, Katie, and Esther, as they discuss topics ranging from best practices in animation, navigating the industry, and the never-ending journey to improve...

GDC2016 Speaker Interview: Geoff Harrower & Jeremy Mathiesen

At last year's Animation Bootcamp, Geoff Harrower (Senior Software Engineer, EA) and Lee Dowsett (Animation Director, EA) gave one of the crowd-favorite talks of the convention. Highlights included a live demonstration of a rear-naked-choke and "procedural toe-splay". In fact, it has been made available to view in the GDC Vault for free without a subscription! Check it out HERE. This...

Keyframe of Mind – Episode 07

Annnnnd we’re back! In this episode (that we sooo totally didn’t record last year), we dive into the artist’s favorite moving goalpost - the concept of “passion”. How do we define this internal motivation, and what does it mean to follow and maintain it? We each share the dangerous side of “doing what you love” and how the concept...

Episode 15 – Stark, Raving Mod

Guest: Erik Guilefoyle, ModsOnLine.com, "HL2 Modding for Dummies" Topic: Modding Back on schedule but like a fat kid on a diet, we've got us a fridge full of Slim Fast and the complete "Sweatin' To the Oldies" collection. This week our topic is modding games with the author of "Quake 4 Modding for Dummies" and "Half Life 2...

Episode 02 – Sound Check

In this episode, we discuss sound design with Senior Sound Designer Scott Snyder. Here are links to some of the topics we covered: Frank and Ollie Orphan Works was not a bill when we recorded this episode. It has since been introduced in both houses of Congress. Another Orphan Works resource Namco owns the patent on minigames during loading screens- Wikipedia entry on Loading Screens Arnold...

Episode 18 – Artsy Fartsy

Topic: Art Styles or Art Gimmicks Guest: Shane Corn, animator/artist of Neopets, Cartoon Network, and a founder of DrawingBoard.org Like your valentine's day date, we might be a little late, but we are bearing lots of flowers and chocolates. I know, we broke our promise to be on time, but baby I still love you. This show...

Episode 27 – Re-RE-Animated

TOPIC: Animation and general BS And here ya go.  We just delivered on a promise. Rick, Ryan and myself got together to catch up and decided to record some first words while we were at it.  Beyond what we have been up to, we talk about E3, Developer Celebrity, and Animation Tips.  And we quabble about software packages because... well... thats...
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