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What forges great professional artists? That's the simple question we try to answer as we interview professional creators with careers in the Entertainment Industries.

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What forges great professional artists? That's the simple question we try to answer as we interview professional creators with careers in the Entertainment Industries.

    Mark Simon:  Godfather of Storyboarding

    Mark Simon:  Godfather of Storyboarding

    Mark Simon has had an incredible, storied career lasting more than 30 years of working in the entertainment industry as a Storyboard Artist, Producer/Director for live-action and animation, and author of a dozen books and countless industry articles. He has been a part of more than 5000 productions.
    Pat interviewed Mark in his magnificent basement studio back in late January to talk about his career and his terrific new book "Start at the Top: Stories To Help You Succeed".
    Mark's Storyboards Website Mark's Animation Website MarkSimonToons Youtube Channel Mark's book pages: MarkSimon.com and Amazon.com Start at the Top: Stories To Help You Succeed LinkedIn IMDB Page Audio editing by Pat Bollin

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ron Jones: Indie Cluster Founder

    Ron Jones: Indie Cluster Founder

    Game developer, game artist, entrepreneur, comic artist, and more, Ron Jones is a man of many interests and a fixture in the Atlanta game scene as the founder of the Indie Cluster. Jeremiah met up with him at SIEGE 2019 to talk about his journey to his current work of promoting and supporting Atlanta’s burgeoning indie game scene.
    Ron’s Website Indie Cluster Site Tripwire SIEGE Art Institute of Atlanta Brad Merritt (we interviewed Brad in Ep11)  
    Audio Editing by Jeremiah Clark & Adam Greenlee

    • 22 min
    Chris McLaughlin: Lead 3D Artist at Floyd County Productions

    Chris McLaughlin: Lead 3D Artist at Floyd County Productions

    Chris McLaughlin is Lead 3D Environment artist at Floyd County Productions where he works on FX's Archer. Jeremiah caught up with him at SIEGE 2019 for a short conversation about his work history and thoughts about how to navigate a creative career.
    Chris’ Portfolio
    FX's Archer
    Floyd County
    SIEGE Trick3D Went2Play Vizitech "NdotL" (Shaders for Artists)  
    Audio Editing by Jeremiah Clark & Adam Greenlee

    • 21 min
    Tony Grillo: Animator / Creator / Problem Solver at Mighty Pants Media

    Tony Grillo: Animator / Creator / Problem Solver at Mighty Pants Media

    As owner and sole full-time employee of Mighty Pants Media, Tony Grillo is a producer of dynamic video and animated content for advertising, messaging, training and entertainment. He has Directed ads as well as celebrated series for high-profile creative and corporate clients like Mark Cuban, Adam Sandler, and Tim Burton. He regularly works as a Story editor, writer, and development partner for short format content. Pat sat down with him to talk about his lengthy career that has spanned 3 decades and multiple states, and ask him what advice he has for industry hopefuls.
    Tim Burton: Stain Boy Animated Series Gracie Films Bottom Line Productions (where he worked in Atlanta while still at ACA) Atlanta College of Art X-Sheet format Atlanta College of Art (only history I can find) First Movie made in Flash Jib Jab This Land Toon Boom SCRUM  
    Audio Editing by Adam Greenlee
     

    • 56 min
    Lee Hammock: Senior Game Designer at Tripwire Interactive

    Lee Hammock: Senior Game Designer at Tripwire Interactive

     A self-described "Professional Nerd", Lee Hammock is a senior game designer at Tripwire Interactive where he has worked on titles like Killing Floor 2, Killing Floor: Incursion, the upcoming Man-Eater, and others. He has had a long and varied career that has included stints working on games, and RPGs and comics, for properties as diverse as Halo, Farscape, A Song of Ice and Fire, Pathfinder Online, Fallen Earth, Elder Scrolls, and Fading Suns.
    Tripwire Interactive Lee's Wikipedia page Lee's books on Amazon.com Tales From The Glass-Guarded World (podcast) Holistic Design Inc. Star Frontiers RPG Fading Suns RPG Hero Kids RPG- Fallen Earth MMO Perception (video game) Thomas Was Alone (video game)  
    Audio Editing by Adam Greenlee And Jeremiah Clark

    • 58 min
    Leah Knighton: Co-Founder and CCO at Ker-Chunk Games

    Leah Knighton: Co-Founder and CCO at Ker-Chunk Games

    Leah Knighton is co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Ker-Chunk Games. Along with co-founder and CEO Molly Proffitt, she has managed to start and grow a company in a highly competitive market. They balance client work with developing their own original IP, and they're making it work. Jeremiah sat down with Leah at the Ker-Chunk office for a short conversation about how they got their business off the ground, their commitment to creating inclusive and empowering games, and what they've been working on lately.
    PS: There are still a few sound issues, but I'm learning! We appreciate your patience.
    Leah's Profile Ker-Chunk Games
    Call Me Phrasy (iOS game) Princenapped (iOS game) Rainbow Tree Stickers (for Apple Messages) 2 Dads + 4 Kids Puppet Minis (Unity Asset Store) Hyper Casual Games Colorblind stats (I was WAY off)  
    Audio Editing by Adam Greenlee And Jeremiah Clark

    • 24 min

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