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27 - Chaz Bottoms - Indie Animator,Producer,Director, writer - Black N Animated Podcast

27 - Chaz Bottoms - Indie Animator,Producer,Director, writer - Black N Animated Podcast

July 28, 2019

Hey howdy hey it's that time again! However we're mixing things up a little bit here on this second to last episode of the season ( *GASP* ). Instead of a BW episode we've got another dope interview for you!

   This week Bre and Way have a great chat with India Animator Chaz Bottoms. A fellow Chicagoan like Bre , Chaz has made the great leap to the west coast and has been here making waves.  He's started his own remote, freelance studio, directed and produced various shorts, and a feature.. he's constantly working on various projects for clients on the web and has started to create a community of animators to do business together with.  You don't want to miss this episode, proving that for the Indie life there's a will and a way and Chaz is certain do that and more. 

Chaz's portfolio : http://www.chazbottoms.com/

The Indies Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bluegeekmusic/the-indies-an-animated-short

All Kids go to Hell : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8VQlaW6ZvE

26 - James Mosley II - Production Coordinator

26 - James Mosley II - Production Coordinator

July 14, 2019

Hey Animation fam!

This ep Bre and Way chat with Production Coordinator James Mosley! He talks about his experience as a Production Coordinator working and various shows and his personal journey to making it into animation. We talk about dreams of being in the NBA, making shorts on Newgrounds, and skills necessary to make it as a PC. 

James has great inspiration content in his Insta Stories! Find him here: https://www.instagram.com/jamesmosleyii/

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25 - Networking - Black N Animated Podcast

25 - Networking - Black N Animated Podcast

July 1, 2019

Hey gang!

In this episode of Black N Animated. Way and Bre discuss different ways of networking. We briefly discuss the first Black N Animated Mixer with Disney TVA and Disney Junior, and continue with discussion of how one networks in animation. 

Have some more networking tips reach out to us on Instagram and Twitter @blacknanimated and check out the Black N Animated Facebook Group to interact with listeners of the podcast! You can also email us using blacknanimated@gmaill.com 

Catch yah on the flipside!

24 - Vassiea Hurt - Production Assistant

24 - Vassiea Hurt - Production Assistant

June 16, 2019

What up Animation FAM!

This ep Bre and Way chat with Production Assistant Vassiea Hurt! She talks about what she does as a Production Assistant in the Design Department of a 3D animated series at Nickelodeon, and drops some great advice about networking, and how skills from a different career path can help you pursue your animation career.

You can catch Vassiea Hurt on Twitter @VahSeeYa :https://twitter.com/vahseeya

Thanks for listening!
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STAY GOLDEN, FOLKS---

23 -  Static Shock - Black N Animated Podcast

23 - Static Shock - Black N Animated Podcast

June 2, 2019

   Hey howdy hey BNA Listeners!

Bre and Way are back this week to chat about the SUPER HERO... STATIC SHOCK, WHOOP WHOOP!  It's almost funny how long it's taken them to talk about this show. WELL THE WAIT IS OVER.  Bre and Way discuss 3 iconic episodes in the series, and discuss their powerful messages involving gun violence, bullying, racisim, and black acceptance.   Static is a show that wasn't afraid to be silly, but also tackle important issues that children should learn about.

They also dive in briefly to the Origin of Static in Milestone Comics and his creator Dwayne McDuffie. 

Come to think of it... maybe it's good it took them a little bit longer to get around to talking about Static. Yesterday, 6/1/19 was the 25 year anniversary of Static Shock! PERFECT TIMING!

22 - Dashawn Mahone -Storyboard Artist - Black N’ Animated Podcast

22 - Dashawn Mahone -Storyboard Artist - Black N’ Animated Podcast

May 19, 2019

Hey animation fam! 

This week Way and Bre Interview Storyboard Artist Dashawn Mahone:

Dashawn Twitter: https://twitter.com/@dashawnmahone

Dashawn Instagram: http://instagram.com/dashawn.mahone

Valorous Tales: https://valoroustales.com/

21 - Iconic Black Voices in Animation - Black N Animated Podcast

21 - Iconic Black Voices in Animation - Black N Animated Podcast

May 5, 2019

Hey gang!

In this episode of Black N Animated. Way and Bre discuss Iconic Black Voice Actors. We name as many as we can think of along with well known works of theirs. (No shade to people we didn't get to mention.)

 

Who are your favorite black voice actors?  Tell us  on Instagram and Twitter @blacknanimated and check out the Black N Animated Facebook Group to interact with listeners of the podcast! You can also email us using blacknanimated@gmaill.com 

Here is a list of the vocal talent mentioned in this episode! :

Phil Lamar (https://imdb.to/2DOSDWM ), Cree Summer (https://imdb.to/2GXxY3R), Regina King (https://imdb.to/2Y6OxBd), John Witherspoon (https://imdb.to/2JiYg36), James Earl Jones (https://imdb.to/2WywHXe), LeVar Burton (https://imdb.to/2Yf2ptp), James Avery (https://imdb.to/2Y1U1Nw), Kevin Michael Richardson (https://imdb.to/2WpmP2j), Gary Anthony Williams (https://imdb.to/2JeWyjc), Keith David (https://imdb.to/2H3VKfN), Isaac Hayes (https://imdb.to/2Vf3jcg), Zeno Robinson (https://imdb.to/2H2UARs), Shameik Moore (https://imdb.to/2vFEcA2 ), Kimberly Brooks (https://imdb.to/2WkI3y9), Estelle (https://imdb.to/2DRAO9L)

KEEP COOL, Y'ALL!!

20_Christina Halstead - Technical Director- Black N Animated Podcast

20_Christina Halstead - Technical Director- Black N Animated Podcast

April 21, 2019

Hey howdy hey, 
   we're back again with another episode for you! This time we interview Technical Director on Disney TVA's Big City Greens CHRISTINA HALSTEAD YA'LL!

   We dive into the world of a critical role in the animation process that honestly isn't talked about enough! The TD's are the last line of defense and they are the problem solvers.  She tells us the tale of how she came into the world of animation and how everyone has their own path into the industry, whether it's the traditional way of doing internships... or being recognized for knowing certain programs and becoming a valuable asset to the pipeline. We even peer into her personal love of fantasy creature character design and her love of the hero's journey and how those tales inspire her own work. 

Check out the world of being a TD you guys! You don't wanna miss it!

 

LINKS LINKS LINKS!!

Christina's Portfolio : http://shadowbrushcreations.com/

Chirstina's twitter : https://twitter.com/Risuquin

Christina's instagram : https://www.instagram.com/risuquin/

Christina's Gamertag: Risuquin

Toon Boom Harmony : https://www.toonboom.com/products/harmony

Christina's Tutorials : 

https://www.toonboom.com/resources/video-tutorials/chapter/harmony-interface

https://www.toonboom.com/resources/video-tutorials/chapter/character-creation-and-rigging

https://www.toonboom.com/resources/video-tutorials/chapter/introduction-effects

                                  

19 - Song of the South - Black N Animated Podcast

19 - Song of the South - Black N Animated Podcast

April 7, 2019

Zip ah Dee doo Dah every body!

This week we discuss Song of the South. This film has been lock away in the Disney Vault for years because of controversial stereotypes. However many people may recognize elements from the film but have never seen it, including the song Zip-Ah-Dee-Doo-Dah and characters like Br'er Rabbit, Bear and Fox. 

Bre and Way watch the film and review what make it so controversial, and ask themselves if it really is something that must be hidden in the vault forever.

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18 - Mariama Alizor - Color Designer - Black N Animated Podcast

18 - Mariama Alizor - Color Designer - Black N Animated Podcast

March 24, 2019

Welcome back everyone!

Get ready, this episode we talk with Color Designer and all around cool person, Mariama Alizor. We discuss her journey into becoming a Color Designer, and what you do as a Color Designer on a television animated show, and the thought process behind choosing the right colors. (It's a real color-filled episode y'all)

Ooooh don't forget them SWEET SWEET Links!:

Mari's Portfolio: https://www.chromantica.com/

Mari's Insta: https://www.instagram.com/astronacht/

Mari's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chromantica

Color & Light by James Gurney: https://www.amazon.com/Color-Light-Realist-Painter-Gurney/dp/0740797719

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