137 - Purposefully choosing a career with Andrew Ford

We talked to animator Andrew Ford a couple years ago and the theme of that episode was Reach your goal and keep learning. Andrew’s goal was to work at Disney and now that he’s done it you can hear how his philosophy hasn’t changed. Even after getting to Disney he still want to just get better. 

 

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82 - Trust The Process and The Process is Crazy with Betsy Bauer

Everything you see in an animated movie needs to be created by someone. From the dirt on the floor to the frying pan in the kitchen to the kitchen itself someone has to design it and that’s what our guest Betsy Bauer does for a day job. Outside of work does children’s books and other projects and we talk about her recent project, a fun colouring book about cats dressed as super heroes. We also talk about her work at Google creating Google doodles and how her getting the job all started with a retweet.

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30 – Learn from reference. Learn from others. Learn from teaching. – Jackie Koehler - Animator

Jackie Koehler is an animator and she loves what she does. She loves doing it and she loves learning about it. Most recently she just finished as lead animator for the character of La Muerta in film The Book Of Life. While she’s worked on some pretty high profile movies, even being nominated for a very prestigious Annie award as part of the team for The Amazing Spider-Man she doesn’t consider herself having ‘made it’ simply because there is still more to learn and more to do.

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28 – Reach your goal and continue learning – Andrew Ford - Animator

Andrew Ford just finished his latest professional project as a lead animator on the movie The Book Of Life. His path to being an animator on feature films was somewhat winding but always with that final goal in mind. Once he reached that goal he didn’t rest on his accomplishments. Not only does he consider each scene he animates a learning experience he continues to hone his craft by taking animation courses on his own time.

Make sure that where you are going isn’t the end but simply a new starting point.

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26 – Jorge Gutierrez – The Book Of Life Movie

Jorge Gutierrez is the writer and director of the animated movie The Book Of Life. This movie is just the latest in a long line of animated creations and projects he’s worked on and while he jokes that it may be his last movie I’m certain that this is not the last you will hear of today’s guest Jorge Gutierrez.

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