Lorraine Lordan has worked extensively at renowned Irish studio Cartoon Saloon, including as Animation Supervisor on the Annie nominated TV Series Puffin Rock, Sequence Animation Supervisor on Oscar-nominated The Breadwinner and Assistant Director on the new Puffin Rock feature film. Her work in animation has taken her around the world, to studios in the Czech Republic, Germany, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Cambodia and the UK. http://www.amanandink.com
Eric is back to share more tips from his 'What Makes 'A Good Director' a Good Director?' document that he wrote while working as a Supervising Director at Rovio. We discuss points on leadership, empowerment, respect and passion. Eric has an accomplished animation and VFX career working on high-profile productions. His background includes creative leadership, directing, animation direction, screenwriting and IP development.
Natalie Wetzig is a director and storyboard artist who graduated from CalArts. Her credits include Rio 2, Epic, Lego Ninjago, Lego Batman, Lego 2 and unannounced projects in development. She has experience working in television, story boarding and directing on DC Super Hero Girls for Warner Brothers. She loves to hike and has completed the California section of the Pacific Crest Trail.
This episode features the directors of 'Shaun The Sheep:Farmageddon', Will Becher & Richard Phelan!
Since graduating from the Edinburgh College of Art, Will has worked as an animator and lead creative on many projects including Wallace and Gromit, Creature Comforts, ParaNorman and EarlyMan.
Prior to directing STS:Farmageddon, Richard was the Head of Story on STS:The Farmer’s Llamas, Senior Story Artist on Shaun 1 and Early Man, and Writer on Shaun series 4 & 5.
Welcome to Season 2! On this episode I have the great pleasure to talk to Signe Baumane. Signe, is a Latvian-born independent filmmaker, artist and animator based in New York. She is currently making her second animated feature "My Love Affair With Marriage". Her first, "Rocks In My Pockets", premiered at Karlovy Vary in 2014, went to over 160 film festivals and had its U.S. release through Zeitgeist Films. Her 16 animated shorts have screened collectively at over 400 film festivals.
On the fifth episode I have the pleasure to welcome back the super talented Ami Lindholm! When we recorder the first episode it felt that we barely scratched the surface. So Ami is back for part 02, sharing more insights and tips! We discuss the idea of leadership, perfectionism and the tricky topic of anger. This is the last episode for season 01, I'm taking a little break over the summer but will be back in a few months for season 02! Happy summer!
On the fourth episode I have the pleasure to speak with Eric Guaglione. Eric has worked on some amazing films such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, Lilo and Stitch, Mulan, just to name a few! He was the Supervising Director at Rovio, working on a plethora of projects. We discuss the importance of directors' brain-trust, receiving and understanding feedback from clients, insecurity and much more! imdb.com/name/nm0345200
On this episode I have the great privilege and pleasure to talk to director Jun Falkenstein. Jun directed Disney's feature film The Tiger Movie, worked as a Supervising Director on Monster High films as well as many other projects. We discuss the difference between a director and a supervising Director, voice records, bringing your vision to established brands and much more!
On the 2nd episode I'm speaking with Kari Juusonen. Kari has directed two animated feature films, as well as short films, and TV shows. He has won over 30 awards, including Prix du Jury in Cannes and Best Animated Feature in the European Film Awards. We discuss topics such as; how does a series director work with episode directors, how to stay calm in difficult situations, why is it important to stay curious and much more! karijuusonen.com
On this very first episode I'm speaking with Ami Lindholm, a director from Finland. Ami has worked as Episode Director on the Angry Birds Stella series, at Rovio. She has also directed several independent short animation films. Her latest film, Mother & Milk, is a beautiful and heartfelt story about the emotional journey of new parents. For more info about her work visit facebook.com/motherandmilk & Instagram @amilindholm