Episode 16 – The PRESSures of Games

Guest: Leigh Alexander. Gamasutra/Kotaku/Sexy VideoGameLand Topic: Games Journalism Happy Birthday 2009! Our gift to you is a new episode of the podcast. I know, we really shouldn't have. This show's guest is Leigh Alexander who is the news editor for Gamasutra, contributor to Variety and Kotaku, and blogs at Sexy Video Game Land. Can you guess what...

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 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 11 – ReANIMATED!

Season 2 starts NOW! In this episode we transcend timezones, skype, and technical difficulties to finally catch up with each other after the all moves. Find out just how much Rick would pay a minute for some cooler weather, how Mike can rationalize working on an FPS game, and what Ryan's dream car is. Hint, it doesn't have fins... After a...

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...

GDC 2016 Tuesday Podcast

Braving the torrential rain, all manner of flight delays, late night preparations, and a warm hotel room full of animators, we bring you the first of two GDC 2016 AnimState Podcasts! In this episode, recorded on the Tuesday after the bootcamp, many of the speakers got together to discuss their favorite talks from the bootcamp. This episode features (Left to Right...

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...

Keyframe of Mind – Episode 04

Welcome back, y’all! In this episode of A Keyframe of Mind, we take our crew and a special guest into the hellfires of burnout; discussing our experiences of what it feels like, what causes it and methods we’ve found for detangling ourselves from the grips of inadequacy, physical exhaustion and the loss of joy on the job. It’s a...

Episode 25 – Breaking In Part One

TOPIC: Breaking In Stories GUESTS: More than you can shake a stick at We are BACK! After a 4 month break, we have lived up to our name and returned with a new season. And as promised, we have a cavalcade of guests! But, before that, we give a quick update to what we have been up to and of course give...

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 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 44 Part 3

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. Part 3: The Shitshow What we would be doing if not animating Muse questions for the new folks Ryan's stupid car

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 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. ...

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!  

GDC2016 Speaker Interview – John Paul Rhinemiller

Tim and Mike chat with John Paul Rhinemiller about his upcoming GDC talk about the cinematics for Skylanders. John Paul brings a wealth of experience to his talk. Prior to being a Lead Cinematic Animator at Vicarious Visions, he was a lead at Rhythm and Hues, working on films such as Hop, Mr. Poppers Penguins, Yogi Bear, and Alvin...

Episode 24b – Reanimators World Tour, part 2

Topic: Living and working abroad (cont'd) Guests: Espen Sogn (Ninja Theory), Neil Alphonso (Splash Damage), Aaron Butler (Yager Development) The epic expat get-together continues! Download link (right-click and save as)

Episode 29 – Nothing Personal

TOPIC: Balancing Professional and Personal Work GUEST: Michael Cawood, Lead Animator at Armature Studio, Director of Devils Angels and Dating Oh. Hey there!  How ya been?  Yeah, sorry we haven't talked lately, I've been real busy.  You know how it is.  Busy with work and what not.  I haven't been avoiding you.  I promise.  It isn't personal.  Just work ya know. What...

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...
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