135 - Getting there is only half the journey with Jackie Koehler

Hello and welcome to the The Spark & The Art creativity podcast. Thank you for subscribing to our weekly podcast, where we alternate between interviews with creative folks from all different career levels and insight and inspiration episodes. All with the intention you’ll get what you need to get your creative projects started and, more importantly, finished.

I’m your host Tucker and this week is an interview with animator Jackie Koehler. Jackie was a guest on the show a couple years ago as she had just finished up as lead animator on the film Book of Life. Her goal through everything she’s done was to one day work at Disney. Well, she made it and now we talk about if she feels like she’s ‘Made it’. 

We also talk about the importance of learning the skill of taking feedback and critiques. Also, once you get feedback and suggestions you need the skill of filtering all those ideas into the best ones for your work.

There is also a nice chat about the importance of loving the practice of your work. Not just the results. You can’t just want to be good at something. You can’t just want to practice. You have to enjoy the practice.

I'm sure you’ll enjoy today’s chat with animator Jackie Koehler

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Do you know someone who’s a little shy about actually fulfilling a dream? About finally reaching a goal? Do they seem to be finding reasons not to do things in order to keep from getting to they say they want to go? 

I’d hope you’d share this episode with them. Maybe they’ll see that getting there is only half way. The easiest way to share is to send the short url TheSparkAndTheArt.com/135. The hardest way is to stomp the url into the snow after an avalanche and hope your friend is in the helicopter when they come to rescue you. 

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Thanks for listening and remember: you won’t get the art without the work and you won’t do the work without the spark. 


- Links for this episode -

Jackie Koehler - http://www.jackiekoehler.com/about-me-and-this-site.html

Jackie’s First visit - http://www.TheSparkAndTheArt.com/30

Matt Roberts (Disney) - https://about.me/gouletniac

Disney Internships - https://www.disneyanimation.com/careers/interns-apprentices

Emily Carr - http://www.ecuad.ca/

Nerd Corps - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DHX_Studios_Vancouver

Animation Mentor - http://www.animationmentor.com/