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Rusty Gray from Rusty Animator.com dives into the art of animation, how to learn the craft, and make a living as an animator in VFX, Feature, or Games. Through interviews with recent graduates of the best online schools (Animation Mentor, IAnimate, CG Tarian and Animschool) that have made it pro, you’ll discover the shortcuts to your dream job at Disney, Pixar, Weta, ILM or any studio. If its insight and inspiration you need this is your source. Animation workflows, animation schools, personal struggles, successes, interviews, demo reel s, fast learning, drawing, art, networking, studios, movies and everything else Animation.

The Rusty Animator Podcast: Animation| Animators| Art | Rusty Gray Rusty Gray: Animator, Artist, and Mentor

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Rusty Gray from Rusty Animator.com dives into the art of animation, how to learn the craft, and make a living as an animator in VFX, Feature, or Games. Through interviews with recent graduates of the best online schools (Animation Mentor, IAnimate, CG Tarian and Animschool) that have made it pro, you’ll discover the shortcuts to your dream job at Disney, Pixar, Weta, ILM or any studio. If its insight and inspiration you need this is your source. Animation workflows, animation schools, personal struggles, successes, interviews, demo reel s, fast learning, drawing, art, networking, studios, movies and everything else Animation.

    RA Animation Podcast #11- Learning Confessions of a Blizzard Cinematic Senior Animator

    RA Animation Podcast #11- Learning Confessions of a Blizzard Cinematic Senior Animator

    http://rustyanimator.com/ra11/

    • 51 min
    RA Animation Podcast #10 – Animators of Duel

    RA Animation Podcast #10 – Animators of Duel

    http://rustyanimator.com/ra10/

    • 57 min
    RA Animation Podcast #9 – Artella and Bobby Beck

    RA Animation Podcast #9 – Artella and Bobby Beck

    Bobby Beck is CEO and Creative Crusader to both Artella and Animation Mentor.Together with fellow Cofounders, Shawn Kelly, and Carlos Baena, Bobby revolutionized Animation education  in 2005 with Animation Mentor.Now in 2016, Bobby Beck, Shawn Kelly, and Carlos Baena are again on track with Artella to change the Animation Industry - this time with virtual studios, animation projects, and creative teammates from all over the world.











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    Circus JamThis is the first animated short film completed with Artella. Directed by Bobby Beck, it was created with a team of 120 artists from 23 countries that we're all Animation Mentor Students and alumni. From models, texturing and lighting they covered it all in 10 months.











    La NoriaWritten and Directed by Carlos Baena (Pixar Animator and Artella/Animation Mentor Cofounder) - La Noria is an animated short film that was created with an online team of international artists. The project started outside Artella and then Artella was built around the battle tested necessities of this film. Currently, it's in its final stages with maybe a year left in production.











    Thistle OneThistle One is the project Bobby Beck is working on right now. There seeking artists and sharing their progress at CTN - check out the Artella project  page here: Thistle One











    DuelDuel was mentioned several times throughout the episode. It's making its debut kicking off at the 2016 CTN Animation conference on Nov 18th. Directed by Tim Rudder with several Artella artists bringing it to life - Duel will also be CTN's first original short film. Can't wait to see it!











    Thanks for Listening!Thanks for taking the time to tune in! I hope it helps you with your animation journey.  If you have any tips, suggestions or questions about this episode, please be sure to leave them below in the comment section of this post.  Id love to hear from you!Finally, please leave an honest review on iTunes! They are extremely helpful - both for new listeners to discover the podcast and ways I can improve future episodes. Hats off to you, its greatly appreciated!I'm looking forward to the next session of The Rusty Animator Podcast and what it can help you with! Happy Animating!

    • 54 min
    RA Animation Podcast #8 – Dana Boadway Masson

    RA Animation Podcast #8 – Dana Boadway Masson

    Dana Boadway Masson is a Veteran Animator, Senior Mentor at Animation Mentor, Critiquer on 11 Second Club and Director of  a short film called ‘The Cafe’. She’s covered it all – from TV, feature, and games in studio  to freelancing, and teaching.  Inside the episode she shares how she had to claw her way to a career as an Animator through passion and persistence. Having  also pursued acting before animation – Dana  always dishes bountiful wisdom you don’t want to miss.From the very beginning of the Rusty Animator Podcast I was looking forward to having Dana on. She was my mentor just 4 years ago and radically changed my life because of it.  Not only did Dana push me past my own limitations as an artist but she gave me the tools that I still use today in every studio. If you have the chance to learn from, hire, or work with this rockstar – do so!Mentioned in The Episode:Everyones Hero ( Directed By Christopher Reeve)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB4rJ0qn250Halo 3 Cinematicshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NUMiHDbqAUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e1No_Oo8f8Dana’s Filmography: IMDB11 Second Club Critique:Occasionally, Dana even critiques at 11 Second Club. Whether your participating in this monthly competition or not these crits are invaluable. Check out all the great acting tips she lays out to this already well done scene.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT89vUlSmBMThanks for Listening!Thanks for taking the time to tune in! I hope it helps you with your animation journey.  If you have any tips, suggestions or questions about this episode, please be sure to leave them below in the comment section of this post.  Id love to hear from you!Finally, please leave an honest review on iTunes! They are extremely helpful – both for new listeners to discover the podcast and ways I can improve future episodes. Hats off to you, its greatly appreciated!I’m looking forward to the next session of The Rusty Animator Podcast and what it can help you with! Happy Animating!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    RA Animation Podcast #7 – Dan Pozo

    RA Animation Podcast #7 – Dan Pozo

    Daniel Pozo is a Lead Animator at Sony Imageworks on Angry Birds. He shares his rise from TV to VFX to Feature Animation throughout his time in Australia, London, and Canada. If your wondering how to make that leap from one area of animation to the next - Dan lays out some hard earned wisdom. In the episode he describes the challenges faced in each type of studio and with specific movies. Some of which are - Legend of the Guardians, Gravity, Hotel Transylvania, and the Little Prince.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    RA Podcast #6 – Martin Bell

    RA Podcast #6 – Martin Bell

    Martin Bell is a freelance animator in the UK who works from home for various clients all over. His Studio is called Yes Commissioner? and in this episode he shares his journey on accidentally becoming a freelancer and turning it into a successful way to live with nothing but even more opportunities for the future. If you've sought another way to animate for a living and wondered how to get started this chat will get you started.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

SRVJohnson ,

One of my favorites

This podcast really focuses on the student to feature journey which helps keep me going. I can't wait to here more. I just wish iTunes updated on the day the new episode released on Rusty's website.

Nieznerd ,

really great advice

LOVE the content, I've been looking for an animator advice podcast forever, much needed in our field, however, the audio quality is VERY poor, I wish he had a better microphone, very harsh on the ears.

Sawsryqwa ,

INSPIRING I hope it continues

Thanks for starting this, really inspirational

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