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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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38 - Neil Wade - Coordinator of Current Series at Nickelodeon Animation Studios

38 - Neil Wade - Coordinator of Current Series at Nickelodeon Animation Studios

July 19, 2020

*ahem* 

DEFUND THE POLICE

and.....Welcome back to the podcast everyone!

In this episode we chat with real deal Neil Wade who was, (as of this recording) Coordinator of Current Series at Nickelodeon ( at the time of posting the ep he got promoted to Manager!! WOOT!) We talk his journey into animation by way of going to teach in Japan,  his career goals in animation, and what in the world a Coordinator of Current Series even does?!

Neil is also Studio Liaison for the Black N Animated group!

You can find Neil's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/helloneil100/

And his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-wade-74000310/

 

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Catch ya later!

35 - Black Youtubers Chat - Black N Animated Podcast

35 - Black Youtubers Chat - Black N Animated Podcast

May 17, 2020

Get READY! GET SET....LISTEN TO THIS NEW EPISODE!

This week we chat with Animation Video Essayists Al-Tariq Harris (aka ToonrificTariq) and David (aka The Storyteller). We talk about being an Animation Reviewer from a Black perspective. the Youtube Content Creator's landscape, and a WHOLE LOT OF TEEN TITANS GO!!!! (HECK YEAH folks talking cartoons!! makes me so happy! )

You can catch ToonrificTariq's YT channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpsNkB1QPzk1BM_evWbVibw 

And The Storytellers channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheStorytellerAJ/featured

 

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34 - Taneka Stotts - TV and Comics Writer

34 - Taneka Stotts - TV and Comics Writer

May 3, 2020

HEY ALL YOU PEOPLE!
HEY ALL YOU PEOPLE!

HEY ALL YOU PEOPLE WON'T YOU LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE!!!!!!

We have a GREAT episode for you all this week. We talk with Animation and Comics writer Taneka Stotts about their animation journey. We dig in on the difference between animation and comic writing, how to get into animation writing, making scanlations, and how to come up with story ideas!

Taneka is SUPER INSIGHTFUL and just fun to be around so please enjoy and follow them on social media.

https://twitter.com/tanekastotts
https://www.instagram.com/tanekastotts/

 

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TTFN HashtagAshleys! ;D

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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32 - Chris Wade - Freelance Animator/Indie Filmmaker

32 - Chris Wade - Freelance Animator/Indie Filmmaker

April 5, 2020

Hey Animation family!

Hope everyone is practicing social distancing and staying healthy!

 In this episode we talk with Animator and Indie Filmmaker Chris Wade. We discuss his animation journey, working as a freelance animator for government jobs, animation testing in mobile games and explainer videos, and garnering an animation network online.

This is our second remote interview, hope you are ready to learn from an animator working in Washington, DC

You can find Chris Wade on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ItsmeChrisWade

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31 - The Proud Family - Black N Animated Podcast

31 - The Proud Family - Black N Animated Podcast

March 22, 2020

It's a family thing.. a family...Black N Animated~ 

Hey there animation family, we're back again this week with another BW, WB..( It's been three seasons... it don't matter) episode.  This time Bre and Way take a look at another Bruce W Smith classic. One that a lot of young black folks grew up watching in the early 2000s on Disney Channel. The Proud Family! 

 Here a little discussion about 3 episodes  "Behind Family Lines", "I had a Dream", and "Culture Shock." Each episode diving into something relevant to all our lives.  The different types of family dynamics within black culture, Islamophobia following the attacks on 9/11 and how we can convey the message of unity to young children, and teaching kids about racism and black struggles. 

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30 - Monique aka Simply Robotix, Production Assistant.

30 - Monique aka Simply Robotix, Production Assistant.

March 8, 2020

Hey Animation family! Bre and Way are keeping the podcast ball rolling! In this episode we talk with  Monique aka Simply Robotix! She is a podcaster, a mentor, a blogger and all around awesome person that is great to know! We talk her animation journey, favorite films, and building an animation community online and in real life!

Plus it's our first remote record! Monique lives in NYC and talks the NY animation industry.

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29 - Our Friend Martin - Black N Animated Podcast

29 - Our Friend Martin - Black N Animated Podcast

February 23, 2020

I HAVE A DREAM....
That one day a black and animated podcast will come back for Season 3 in 2020....

Get ready for you dream to come into fruition because Black N Animated is BACK! To kick things off, your hosts Bre and Way watch the old educational VHS classic "Our Friend Martin".They discuss story theme, 90's animated aesthetic, and the history of Martin Luther King. They even have a James Earl Jones show up as a surprise guest for two seconds!
 
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28 - Season 2 Finale - Black N Animated Podcast

28 - Season 2 Finale - Black N Animated Podcast

August 25, 2019

Hey howdy hey, 
 We're back this week after a teeny tiny break in the system for some catching up/personal stuff for our hosts. All is well with the world.. except is this... THE LAST EPISODE OF THE SEASON? It's here. It's the beginning of the end.... or... just this season. Bre and Way wrap up their jam packed season 2 with a few kind words of thank yous , goofs and what they're looking forward to in the awaited 3rd season. Not to mention the slow but steady growth beyond just being a podcast. 

Slow and steady wins the race. Things are cooking. 

Stay tuned for more BNA to come next year and coming events as well. 

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