Episode 44 Part 2

TOPIC: GDC 2014 with Rick Blankenship @rickblankenship Mike Jungbluth @lightbombmike Ryan Duffin @animationmerc Matt Derksen @mattderksen Simon Unger @simonunger Jay Hosfelt @hosfross Tim Borrelli @anim8der Mellissa Shim @SlappaDeBass Victor Chavez @TorVez In Order for iTunes to get all of these, we need to break each into individual posts. If you want to hear all three in one place, go here Part Two: Down the rabbit hole Thinks veer a little more...

Episode 08 – Specular Spectacular

Yeah, specular. In this episode we talk about normal maps... and our topic is Next Gen, or as we like to call it - G6. What is G6? Why is G6? What comes after G6? Does your G6 wear 3D glasses? Joining us was 2 time reanimators podcast guest Angel Arca. Be sure to listen to our last words this week...

Episode 00 – Who We Are

So, we got together to record a "who the hell are these guys?!" show. Highlights include Ryan telling us why we are called the ReAnimators, Mike calling out all video game animators and Rick bustin' out with an animator rap, yes rap. And yes, I wrote bustin'. word em up... Thanks for listening

Episode 40 – Outsourced

TOPIC: Outsourcing Guest: Jon Jones, Art Outsourcing Manager with smArtist Sooooo, how have you been these last five months? Did you do something new with your hair? It looks great! Nothing too crazy new from our side of things. A couple of us shipped some games and we all still live in the same places as the last episode. So anyone that...

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 19 – The Race is On!

Topic: Race and Ethnicity in Games Guest: Manveer Heir, Game Designer at Raven Software Neither Daylight Savings Time or a case of the common cold keep us from recording this show on time. Though after listening to me sniffle and cough throughout, I'm thinking you might wish it had. On this show we talk about the always...

Episode 23 – ANIMATION-APOCALYPSE!

Topic: Evolution of Game Animation Guest: Jay Hosfelt, Lead Animator at Epic Games Super Animation Dance Party Time! We get back to our roots hardcore this time with an animation centered podcast, joined by Epic Lead Animator Jay Hosfelt, from Gears of War fame. We also ponder the important things in life, such as, "Is it possible to have a...

Keyframe of Mind – Episode 03

Welcome back, Keyframe of Mind listeners! In this episode, we get into part two of our discussion on education. Over time, we’ve individually explored a wide variety of self-education options, and we spend this episode getting into the nitty gritty of our experiences with each option. We also go over many accessible animation resources, the impact of our studies on...

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 21 – Tight Rope of Life

With Ryan away on his beer eating assignment, it was up to Mike and me to record Episode 21 with guest Christian Sheppard, animator at Disney/Junction Point Studios. Our main topic this week was balancing family and work. Our esteemed guest tells a tale of his first animation job and having to live in a barn away from his wife...

Episode 12 – Politically In-Correct

Alright, so we didn't make the bi-weekly time line we set up. But a new episode is gracing your face now so you can't be TOO disappointed. We have the next couple already tentatively planned out, so we should be sticking to schedule. In this episode we are all over the map, both topically and geographically, coming to you from...

Season 2 Finale

Listen as season 2 comes to a close! Much as was the case last summer, this summer has been a rather eventful one for us ReAnimators. Be it vacations, new work, games being released, what have you, getting together is never easy from June through September. So, to wrap us up, we recorded this little diddy. We...

The Tim & Simon Show! Episode 03

"...you gotta sculpt the keys like you're a beautiful sculptor!" We're back with another pre-GDC episode, this time with the always amazing Lana Bachynski, who is organizing this year's Animation Bootcamp. We talk about all the talks and speakers who will be presenting this year as well as teach Tim something new in Maya!

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...

Lost Episode – The Winter Summer Special

I know, you have questions. What have we here?! I will tell you. This is a recording from this summer, before Ryan moved, but after I moved. And it is our first skype experience. Not a lot of in depth topics being covered, but it is a chance to peer into the deep recesses of our minds. Why are...

Episode 26 – More Breaking In Stories

TOPIC: Breaking In Stories GUESTS: More than you can shake a stick at That was a long weeks wait eh? Without further adieu, here is the second part of our breaking in stories. We jump right into them, because, well, we've been crazy swamped finishing our current games. But give it a listen, and if you are going to GDC,...

Episode 41 – Meet the GDC Bootcampers

TOPIC: GDC 2013 Animation Bootcamp GUESTS: Animation Bootcamp Presenters The GDC 2013 Animation Bootcamp hype train barrels forward! But instead of just listening to the conductor, we have all the on board entertainers getting into the specifics of their talks. With this episode you will get to know what each presenter and their talk is all about in preparation for the bootcamp...

GDC2016 – Speaker Interview – Jake Clark

An all-Canadian interview today! Lana sits down with Jake Clark an animator on the hugely anticipated and extremely innovative Cuphead!  

Episode 04 – Pirates of the Booty

Episode 4 has arrived! If you could only hear the outtakes... you would come at us with torches and burn down our snowball. This week we talk about suppressing your inner fanboy while working on a licensed video game. We were joined by Environment artist Angel Arca and we really had a blast, as you will hear. Here are some links to...

Episode 30 – Saved Game

TOPIC: Faith and Religion in Games GUESTS: Christian Sheppard, Animator at Junction Point Caleb Zart, Animator at Raven Software Paul Robbins, Animator at Insomniac Games With both Rick and Ryan off experiencing the true meaning of turkey, I recruited the ghosts of jobs past to help me out this episode.  And even though there is a common adage about talking politics and religion being the...
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