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 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...

GDC2016 – Speaker Interview – Joar Jakobsson

We have a quick chat with Joar Jakobsson, one half of a two-man team currently working on the very cool Rainworld game. It's a survival platformer with a gritty, pixel-art style and an interesting animation system. Find out more during the Animation Bootcamp at GDC2016!  

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...

Episode 06 – It’s a Small World After All…

A day late but definitely not a buck short, we semi-proudly present Episode 6 of the Reanimators Podcast with special guest, comic book illustrator and senior concept artist at Edge of Reality Kelly Goodine. This week we fire off our usual barrage of first words before we discuss with Kelly "what makes a good character", as suggested by Super Munkyboy...

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 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 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...

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!  

The Tim & Simon Show! Episode 01

Here it is! The first of what we hope to be an ongoing series where we talk about all things animation and game development from the perspective of two veteran animators. We start off with our origin stories, how we got into the industry, then move on to one of my favorite Tim stories, the creation of Summoner Geeks!   Stuff we...

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 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 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 05 – Rodeo Riders

Cinco de ReAnimatoras es here Pedro! And we brought the tequila... or at least some beer. This could be considered our longest episode yet, but the last 10 mins is more of a bonus than actual content. We decided to try a little roleplaying, and well, you can be the judge on how THAT turned out. This...

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 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 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...

The Tim & Simon Show! Episode 02

We're back! This time we're joined by Mike Jungbluth and talk about all things AnimX In case you missed it, you can check out the schedule and lineup for AnimX HERE.

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...

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...
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