TOPIC: Shootin’ the breeze
GUEST: Jamey Moulton, 3D Artist at Junction Point
Hey there, sports fans,
Re-animated Ryan here, bringing you an ALL NEW, NEVER-HEARD-BEFORE episode of the Re-animators Podcast!!! For the low, low price of free! Kick back and animate to the silky sounds of Rascally “DJ Rab” Rick Blankenship and the smoky rasp of yours truly, along with returning guest and male model, golden-voiced effects artist, Jamey Moulton. Mike was there too!
This episode was mostly just a catch-up for us all, since we haven’t done an episode together since October or November but we try to keep it topical, talking about where we’re all at now, the different kinds of animators, the different scenarios of the next games industry apocalypse and what the worst Pixar movie is.
It was also our first attempt at a live group on the Snowball plus a Skype call and other than some webcam difficulties, it worked pretty much without a hitch, at least as far as recording was concerned, which opens up some more show opportunities for us, like getting some of my Nordic and Dutch friends to do the show (despite our pathetic regularity, our Snowball mic is actually quite the world traveler by now). We’re a little rusty and were in a bit of a hurry to finish so please pardon the bad edits in the second half. Yes, you missed some stuff but it’s okay since we mostly just repeat ourselves anyway.
Michael Carr’s blog on “Animation Nerds” (designer’s animators/animator’s animators)
My apologies for the sad plea for attention in the last half of the show as internet narcissism is one of my pet hates (says @ReanimatorsRyan on Twitter) but really, there’d be probably be more shows like ours if animators weren’t so damn busy all the time. We started doing this show because we love animation, game development and all the nerd media. And we really only found one other podcast that was doing anything close to what we had in mind (www.10thmusepodcast.com). We thought it might be something people would want to hear. But it takes money to host these podcasts and a lot of time and effort to get the three of us available to record at the same time, often across 9 or 10 different time zones, then mix, edit for content, compress, upload to distribute then blog and announce the thing. Some of these shows have taken close to a full workday to produce and share a single episode. Not to mention tapping some pretty badass guests to join us and share their smarts, which we’ve done and can continue to do.
We won’t ask for donations or anything and this is something we do enjoy doing but it would be nice to hear from those of you who feel you actually get anything out of this show, or even if you just like listening to us embarrass ourselves like monkeys at the zoo. Because I can’t speak for the other guys, but for me, my part of our ever-slipping schedule is largely due to a motivational impairment; I could get a fair bit of animation work done in just the time it takes to edit one of these things alone. I love talking shop with Mike, Rick and guests but like I’ve said before, there’s some risk to recording and sharing these conversations and I’m personally on the fence if it’s worth it.
To the many of you who have emailed and commented over our three year history, a huge thanks! You’re a big reason why I’m still along for the ride, for now.
Love and hershey kisses,