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The do-it-yourself guide for independent animators. Learn tips and tricks to make your own animated web series, shorts, features and gifs!
Hosted by Jessica Doll and Lauren Morse.

The DIY Animation Show Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse

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The do-it-yourself guide for independent animators. Learn tips and tricks to make your own animated web series, shorts, features and gifs!
Hosted by Jessica Doll and Lauren Morse.

    Nintendo, Gifs, and Baguettes – Interview with Kevin ‘KekeFlipnote’ Gemin (Pt 02) :: DIYA #26

    Nintendo, Gifs, and Baguettes – Interview with Kevin ‘KekeFlipnote’ Gemin (Pt 02) :: DIYA #26

    Bonjour et bienvenue to the DIY animation show! We are back with part 2 of our interview with Kevin Gemin, aka KekeFlipNote, as well as our final episode of season four!

    Last time, we learned how the Nintendo DSi ignited Kevin’s passion for animating that still burns strong to this day. We were also given a detailed walkthrough of just how he makes his adorable, bouncing animations, as well as how to survive the naysayers and focus on what brings you joy.

    Today in Part 2, Kevin continues to enlighten us…
    - ...As he recounts how he came to work on the video series 'L'Odyssee de Klassik'
    - The most challenging episode of 'L'Odyssee de Klassik' and why
    - Tips for animating dance to music
    - Practices for supporting other artists online and protecting your own work
    - And the one most vital thing he thinks a diy animator needs!

    This episode wraps up Season 4 of the DIY Animation Show. This summer, there won’t be any season break posts as we both have big personal things coming up - moving, job transitions - you all know what that’s like! So we hope you all have a fantastic spring and summer, filled with fun and animation, and we’ll see you back here for Season 5 in autumn 2020! (Be on the lookout - we’ll post a teaser the week before we release the first new episode!)

    Until then, follow your heart, and have fun animating!

    This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
    Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Nintendo, Gifs, and Baguettes – Interview with Kevin ‘KekeFlipnote’ Gemin (Pt 01) :: DIYA #25

    Nintendo, Gifs, and Baguettes – Interview with Kevin ‘KekeFlipnote’ Gemin (Pt 01) :: DIYA #25

    What do pigeons, baguettes, and a Nintendo DSi all have in common?
    Kevin Gemin, of course! AKA 'KekeFlipnote'!

    Hailing from France, Keke’s work overflows with joy and charm.
    It’s easy to recognize his work. Quite often, his animations feature adorably bouncy, dancing, happy animals, smiling and living their best lives in silly and sweet scenarios.

    On top of this, the aesthetic of his animations is completely unique. Using his trusty Nintendo DSi as his go-to tool, the final look of his animations is a semi-pixelated 2D affair, unable to be replicated using any other program outside of the FlipNote Studio app.

    If you ever need to put a smile on your face, just turn to Keke’s work. You’ll be grinning ear-to-ear in no time!

    In today’s interview, we learn…
    - “Why pigeons, foxes, and baguettes?”
    - How FlipNote Studio’s unique magic captured Keke’s heart
    - Exactly how Keke creates one of his gifs in FlipNote Studio… and it’s not as straight-forward as you’d think
    - How Keke makes his squash and stretch ‘just so squashy and stretchy’
    - And surviving the naysayers and focusing on what brings you joy

    This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
    Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Special – Holiday Spectacular, vol. 2 :: DIYA #24

    Special – Holiday Spectacular, vol. 2 :: DIYA #24

    Happy Holidays! In this year's Christmas special, we're shooting the breeze about the incredible Klaus (Netflix 2019), our plans for the holiday break, personal projects, hopes for 2020, and way too much food. Grab a tasty hot beverage, some cosy socks, and hang with us for some super chill Christmas vibes!
    3 Jess & Lauren

    This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
    Big thank you to Antisocialite and SadBunny for this episode’s Holiday-themed music.
    Intro: Antisocialite - https://soundcloud.com/antisocialite/8-bit-wish-you-a-merry-christmas
    Outro: SadBunny - https://soundcloud.com/sadbunny/sadbunny-christmas-chiptune-medley

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Background Design with ‘Clarence’ Background Artist, Thomas Wellmann (Pt 02) :: DIYA #23

    Background Design with ‘Clarence’ Background Artist, Thomas Wellmann (Pt 02) :: DIYA #23

    Hallo, gutentag, and welcome back to the DIY Animation show!

    We’re here with part 2 of our interview with Thomas Wellmann - background artist on Clarence and Summer Camp Island, Adventure Time storyboard artist, illustrator, AND indie comics creator in his spare time.

    Last time, in Part 1 Thomas shared his process for creating backgrounds for animation, as well as discussing his lo-fi, grounded approach to making his art, and encouraging the evolution of your visual style.

    And in case you missed it, be sure to check out his latest book, 'Nika, Lotte, Mangold!' It looks so good, and is available from publisher Rotopol Press - http://www.rotopolpress.de/en/produkte/nika-lotte-mangold-zeichenheft

    So today in Part 2 of our interview, Thomas talks about
    - His free-fly approach to character design
    - His creative process for making his comics
    - He breaks down some helpful techniques for creating backgrounds with crazy perspective
    - Discusses the importance of finishing things
    - And, of course, shares the one most vital thing he thinks a DIY Animator(or creator! needs

    Plus, we have a bonus conversation on whether we really need websites, and what Germany’s comics scene was like.

    Thomas has such great creative energy, and a real passion for exploring and making, so grab your bare essentials and adventure boots, and let's get on with the show!

    This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
    Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

    • 51 min
    Background Design with ‘Clarence’ Background Artist, Thomas Wellmann (Pt 01) :: DIYA #22

    Background Design with ‘Clarence’ Background Artist, Thomas Wellmann (Pt 01) :: DIYA #22

    Today we talk with story and background artist Thomas Wellmann, calling all the way from Germany!

    Thomas Wellmann wears many hats as an artist, being an illustrator, a background artist for Clarence and Summer Camp Island, a storyboard artist on Adventure Time, and an indie comics creator in his spare time!

    We were initially stoked to pick his brains just about making backgrounds for some of our favourite shows. But as we soon learned, and as you’ll soon hear, his wealth of experience lead to an enriching discussion on what it means to tell a visual story, whether through backgrounds, comics, or in the simplest of drawings.

    We loved his grounded, simple approach to his art, as well as his enthusiasm and curiosity towards making it, and we know you will too!

    So today in pt 1, we talk with Thomas about:
    - How he got to work on Adventure Time & Clarence… while still living in Germany
    - His favourite things that help him work effectively from home
    - His technical nuts & bolts process for creating backgrounds for Clarence
    - His lo-fi, no-frills approach to creating his art
    - And His philosophy on visual style and encouraging its evolution

    This episode is an indie production from your hosts, Jessica Doll & Lauren Morse.
    Our theme music is provided by Azureflux.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    "In the Name of the Moon!" - Interview with Kate Sullivan, Moon Animate Make-Up (Pt 2) :: DIYA #21

    "In the Name of the Moon!" - Interview with Kate Sullivan, Moon Animate Make-Up (Pt 2) :: DIYA #21

    We're back with part 2 of our interview with Kate Sullivan, the magical Guardian behind the wheel of fan-animations, Moon Animate Make-Up 1 and 2!

    In part 1, Kate touched on what her re-animated project process was like, the state of 2D animation, what makes a great demo reel, and what hustling really looks like.

    Now, here in part 2, Kate dives into more detail about:
    - her project management process for Moon Animate Make-Up 2, from breaking down the episode, to dishing out the work, to putting it all together
    - discusses the importance of fan creations and making the transition from fan to professional
    - we also go over the importance of timing for your animated project, career, and any aspect of life
    - and, of course, the one most vital thing she thinks a DIY animator needs!

    We should mention Kate's audio gets iffy in places - her WiFi and Skype were having a tough time, BUT we so enjoyed Kate’s active energy and love of Sailor Moon, and her optimism and excitement for what the animation community will create next shines through.

    In the name of Moon Animate, let’s start part 2!

    • 48 min

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