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 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...

GDC2016 – Speaker Interview – Dan Lowe

Far Cry 3, Watch Dogs, and now Far Cry Primal. Dan Lowe has worked on some of the gaming industry's biggest games in his 10 years in game development as an animator. Mike and Tim have a chat with Dan and learn about what it means to be a Technical Animator at Ubisoft and get some info on what...

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 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 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 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...

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 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 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...

GDC2016 – Speaker Interview – Mike Jungbluth

Lana chats with the man, the myth, the legend...Mike Jungbluth! Mike is a Lead Animator at Volition who's past projects include Shadow of Mordor, Elder Scrolls Online, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Wolfenstein, and many more! On top of that, Mike is one of the organizers for the GDC Animation Bootcamp!  

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...

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...

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...

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...

Keyframe of Mind – Episode 05

Hello Keyframers! We are BACK with a two-part podcast adventure into our first job hunts! In part one, we start by sharing some heart-warming stories of family reactions to our initial career decision to go into game development.  We move into a discussion of how we prepared (or panicked) for our first animation job applications as students. How did...

GDC 2016 – Wednesday’s Podcast

In this episode, recorded on the Wednesday of GDC16, we get ten animators in a hotel room and mix in a lot of beer. The result is what made us want to start AnimState in the first place. A way to keep these candid, fun conversations about what we do going all year, not just at a convention. This episode features: Andy...

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.

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 22 – Start Me Up

Topic: Starting up a game studio GuestS: Bryan Jury and Scott Fabianek of Epicenter Games The gang's all here for Episode 22, overcompensating with not one but TWO guests: Scott Fabianek, Art Director and Bryan Jury, co-founder, both of Epicenter Studios. We pick their brains about something that so many game developers dream of; starting your own studio and...
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