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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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36 - Aaron Brewer - Storyboard Artist

36 - Aaron Brewer - Storyboard Artist

June 14, 2020

HELLO ANIMATION FAMILY,

Black N Animated took a bit of a break to support our community in the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement. We want you to know BnA continues to strive to highlight and uplift black creatives working in animation. 

In this episode we interview Storyboard Artist and Sheet Timer Aaron Brewer! He spins us his tale on how he got into animation, and we learn a little about what an Animation Sheet Timer does.

You can find Aaron Brewer online at www.brewtoons.com

And on social media at https://www.instagram.com/brewstuff/

 

Be in the know on everything BNA by following the social medias... and WEBSITE!

blacknanimated@gmail.com - email 

http://blacknanimated.com/  - website 

@blacknanimated - twitter / Instagram / Facebook

 

See you late-oes, from Beans and Potatoes! ;D

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/

Thanks for listening!
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Catchya 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---

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/

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

Don't forget, you can subscribe to the podcast at  blacknanimated.podbean.com

Or you can listen to the podcast through Spotify, Itunes, or even, Google Play

And be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @blacknanimated and check out the Black N Animated Facebook Group to interact with listeners of the podcast!

Catchya on the FLIPSIDE!

16 - Nilah Magruder  - Illustrator, Writer and Storyboard Artist  - Black N Animated Podcast

16 - Nilah Magruder - Illustrator, Writer and Storyboard Artist - Black N Animated Podcast

February 24, 2019

Hey howdy hey Guys! We're here with our first interview of Season 2!   Get ready to hear some awesome knowledge about publishing, illustration and making the big leap out west to start a career in animation.  Nilah Magruder is a writer and artist who has worked as a storyboard artist at Dreamworks TV and Disney Television Animation. She's also the winner of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity and has published comics online, in stores, Children's Books and written for Marvel! 

She's a powerhouse of creativity ! Dive right in to this episode and get inspired!

LINKS LINKS LINKS!

Nilah's Portfolio:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nilaffle

Instagram:

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Or you can listen to the podcast through Spotify, Itunes, or even, Google Play

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LATER DAYS---

 

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

Don't forget, you can subscribe to the podcast at  blacknanimated.podbean.com

Or you can listen to the podcast through Spotify, Itunes, or even, Google Play

And be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @blacknanimated and check out the Black N Animated Facebook Group to interact with listeners of the podcast!

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. ********

09 Jeff Trammell , Writer, Black N Animated Podcast

09 Jeff Trammell , Writer, Black N Animated Podcast

July 29, 2018

Hey howdy hey guys. Welcome to a new episode!


Just a couple of housekeeping things first,

We love that so many of you have supported and listen to the show. But if you’re not already.. Be sure to hit up the facebook group  , our instagram, and twitter for updates! Also remember, we’re not just here on podbean, if you’re one of those mac folks.. We’re on itunes, as well as google play and spotify!

Now then…   We’ve got another great interview for you!  The one , the only Jeff Trammell ! He’s a writer on that lovely little show on CN called Craig of the Creek.

     We get into some fun chatter about the avengers, the ins and outs of the Nick Writing Program, what it takes to work as a writer in animation and the powerful impact Craig of the Creek has had on the black community . So if you’re interested in writing this is 100% the episode for you!


Wanna talk to Jeff? You can catch him on Twitter @MrJeffTrammell , and while your there tweet at the podcast @blacknanimated 


For more information on the Nick Writing Program follow the link below!

https://www.nickanimation.com/writing-program

 

Later Dayz!!

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