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...

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)

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 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...

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...

Episode 42 – An Indie Approach to Animation

TOPIC: Indie Games & Animation GUEST: David Rosen, Founder of Wolfire Games A New Episode! I could type something or you could just go listen. You should do that. You should also check out David's games, which include Overgrowth, Receiver and Lugaru. You should also check out all the games in the show notes. And finally, you should smile, because it looks so...

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...

GDC2017 Podcast

At past GDC's, we've tried to record at least a couple of podcasts. It's a testament to the concentration of amazing stuff happening the week of GDC2017 that it was near-impossible for a group of us to find time to sit down and chat. The gang managed to wrangle the handful of folks who were still around on the Friday...

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 14 – Market Schmarket

Guest: Henry Frew, Animator at Fleetwood Gaming Topic: The Market Wow, this is probably our worst audio yet. Sorry. Henry's mic was coming in soft, and our lovely levelator couldn't even bring it all together. We will see what we can do to fix it, but that might take some time. UGH. -------------------------- Hahaha, well the on schedule...

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 44 – GDC in 3 Parts

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 It took 7 months to edit this episode. One may think this had to do with Ryan's busy schedule, but NO! It was literally him sitting in front of a screen for 7 months editing our longest episode...

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 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...

Keyframe of Mind – Episode 02

Welcome back to the Keyframe of Mind podcast! In this episode, we start our two-part discussion about arts education. We all took different educational paths to get started in our careers, and there were definitive pros and cons to each of our personal experiences. How did we stay motivated when stressed over classwork? What would we do differently if we...

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...

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 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 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 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...
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