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40 - Tara Nicole Whitaker - Director, Character Designer, Illustrator - Black N Animated Podcast

40 - Tara Nicole Whitaker - Director, Character Designer, Illustrator - Black N Animated Podcast

August 16, 2020

Hello Hello Hello!

 

In this episode of the podcast Bre and Way sit in the virtual room with Tara Nicole Whitaker! We discuss Tara's journey: graduating from Calarts, working as a prop designer and character designer on a myriad of shows, all the way to her current position as Director on the new Proud Family: Louder and Prouder at Disney Television Animation.

We also chat about dogs, stories that inspired us as kids, and what super powers we would have if we could have any....(We become a Danny Phantom conspiracy podcast for a few seconds  *ghost sounds*)

You can find Tara online here: http://www.taranicolewhitaker.com/

and on Instagram @taranicolewhitaker : https://www.instagram.com/taranicolewhitaker/

 

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33 - Verbum Dei Highschool Q + A - Black N Animated Podcast

33 - Verbum Dei Highschool Q + A - Black N Animated Podcast

April 19, 2020

Hey there BNA listeners. I hope you're all doing your best during these difficult times. 

Today we bring to you a different kind of BW episode. Black N Animated was reached out to by Verbum Dei High School, an all boys Catholic, Jesuit, college and career preparatory school in LA. They wanted to hear what we had to say about working in the animation industry and what advice we could give for those in high school still investigating their careers, and college prep.  

Join Bre, Waymond, Lorraine and Neil as they offer some good words of advice and as per usual, get some anime knowledge in there. 

Any youngsters still in high school looking into animation, this is the episode for you!

Neil Wade: Current Series Coordinator @ Nickelodeon Animation
Breana Williams: Production Coordinator @ Disney Television Animation
Lorraine Grate: Design/Asset Production Coordinator @ Wild Canary Animation 
Waymond Singleton: Storyboard Artist @ Disney Television Animation 

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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/

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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STAY GOLDEN, FOLKS---

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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Catchya on the FLIPSIDE!

13 - Bria Jones - Character Animator-  Black N Animated Podcast

13 - Bria Jones - Character Animator- Black N Animated Podcast

September 25, 2018

Hey howdy Hey it's that time again! A little late but we're here with a new episode for you! On This week's episode we've got a great interview by character animator Bria Jones! She gives us a rundown of what it's like to be someone who animates in house dispelling the notion that the actual job of animating is done and gone. 

Bria's portfolio : https://www.briajones.com/

Toonboom Harmony : https://www.toonboom.com/products/harmony

Adobe Animate CC : https://www.adobe.com/products/animate.html

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LATER DAYS---

11 - Kalen Whitfield - Storyboard Artist, Animator - Black N Animated Podcast

11 - Kalen Whitfield - Storyboard Artist, Animator - Black N Animated Podcast

August 26, 2018

Hey howdy hey everyone! On today's episode we interview Storyboard Artist and Animator Kalen Whitfield! Kalen's approching his 4th year here in the industry and is eager to share his experiences with us. We talked in depth about how to balance working in the industry while also maintaining your creative voice, being an animator in the indie scene, having artwork on the more mature side, and making it in the industry wile your art is heavily anime influenced. 

Housekeeping things! : We're on Spotify! Look us up on SPotify if that's your preferred method of listening, also if your flavor is Itunes we're there too and give us a review as well!

Kalen's Portfolio: http://jazlyte.com/
           Twitter : https://twitter.com/jazlyte
          Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm43fjH_iDOmnl2n5MP1tqg

Links Links Links! :   

https://www.newgrounds.com/  : NEWGROUNDS.COM

Storyboard pro : https://www.toonboom.com/products/storyboardpro

Sketchup :  https://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-pro/new-in-2018?ds_rl=1257435

Artist influences metioned : 

Takeshi Koi Kei : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=888Dq-AOqjc

Robert Valley : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97nSokL9BQs

******* One of the artistic influences mentioned by our guest will not be listed , because the hosts of Black N Animated do not agree with the things this artist has done. We recognize that someone can be influenced by an artist work and not the artist themselves, but we do not wish to offend by giving this person any more of a platform by sharing their work along with the other two artists. ********

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