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54 - Eliza Harris - Casting Assitant - Black N Animated Podcast

54 - Eliza Harris - Casting Assitant - Black N Animated Podcast

September 5, 2021

Ever thought how Tv Shows and Films get those actors to work on their projects? Look no further than the Casting Department! Eliza clues us in on how casting works, and the day to day of a Casting assistant. We also discuss the struggles of casting characters of color.

And of course, we talk ANIME!! CELEBRATE!!

 

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51 - Shakira Pressley - Writer - Black N Animated Podcast

51 - Shakira Pressley - Writer - Black N Animated Podcast

July 11, 2021

Want to become an animation writer? You've stumbled upon the WRITE episode! (Get it?.... Geeeet it?)

In this episode of the podcast Bre and Way sit down in the virtual booth with animation writer Shakira Pressley! They talk about her animation journey, from oddjobs to working for a lawyer, to writing cartoons! They also discuss ways to be better at writing, and what getting you're first writing gig might look like in the animation industry.

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49 - Bruce W Smith -Showrunner, Director, Animator - Black N Animated Podcast

49 - Bruce W Smith -Showrunner, Director, Animator - Black N Animated Podcast

June 13, 2021

Hey Animation Fam!

Get ready for a double packed, feature length, summer blockbuster of an episode! Bre and Way sit down in the virtual booth with the one and only Bruce W Smith. we chat humble beginnings of rub tracing Batman and monkeys off of lunch boxes, and being encouraged by elementary school teachers to pursue art, to creating the Disney Channel hit TV show Proud Family!

Hope you're ready to laugh, cry, and be amazed!

You can find Bruce on Twitter @BruceAlimightee: https://twitter.com/BruceAlmighteee

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40 - Tara Nicole Whitaker - Director, Character Designer, Illustrator - Black N Animated  Podcast

40 - Tara Nicole Whitaker - Director, Character Designer, Illustrator - Black N Animated Podcast

August 16, 2020

Hello Hello Hello!

 

In this episode of the podcast Bre and Way sit in the virtual room with Tara Nicole Whitaker! We discuss Tara's journey: graduating from Calarts, working as a prop designer and character designer on a myriad of shows, all the way to her current position as Director on the new Proud Family: Louder and Prouder at Disney Television Animation.

We also chat about dogs, stories that inspired us as kids, and what super powers we would have if we could have any....(We become a Danny Phantom conspiracy podcast for a few seconds  *ghost sounds*)

You can find Tara online here: http://www.taranicolewhitaker.com/

and on Instagram @taranicolewhitaker : https://www.instagram.com/taranicolewhitaker/

 

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36 - Aaron Brewer - Storyboard Artist

36 - Aaron Brewer - Storyboard Artist

June 14, 2020

HELLO ANIMATION FAMILY,

Black N Animated took a bit of a break to support our community in the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement. We want you to know BNA continues to strive to highlight and uplift black creatives working in animation. 

In this episode we interview Storyboard Artist and Sheet Timer Aaron Brewer! He spins us his tale on how he got into animation, and we learn a little about what an Animation Sheet Timer does.

You can find Aaron Brewer online at www.brewtoons.com

And on social media at https://www.instagram.com/brewstuff/

 

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See you late-oes, from Beans and Potatoes! ;D

33 - Verbum Dei Highschool Q + A - Black N Animated Podcast

33 - Verbum Dei Highschool Q + A - Black N Animated Podcast

April 19, 2020

Hey there BNA listeners. I hope you're all doing your best during these difficult times. 

Today we bring to you a different kind of BW episode. Black N Animated was reached out to by Verbum Dei High School, an all boys Catholic, Jesuit, college and career preparatory school in LA. They wanted to hear what we had to say about working in the animation industry and what advice we could give for those in high school still investigating their careers, and college prep.  

Join Bre, Waymond, Lorraine and Neil as they offer some good words of advice and as per usual, get some anime knowledge in there. 

Any youngsters still in high school looking into animation, this is the episode for you!

Neil Wade: Current Series Coordinator @ Nickelodeon Animation
Breana Williams: Production Coordinator @ Disney Television Animation
Lorraine Grate: Design/Asset Production Coordinator @ Wild Canary Animation 
Waymond Singleton: Storyboard Artist @ Disney Television Animation 

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26 - James Mosley II - Production Coordinator

26 - James Mosley II - Production Coordinator

July 14, 2019

Hey Animation fam!

This ep Bre and Way chat with Production Coordinator James Mosley! He talks about his experience as a Production Coordinator working and various shows and his personal journey to making it into animation. We talk about dreams of being in the NBA, making shorts on Newgrounds, and skills necessary to make it as a PC. 

James has great inspiration content in his Insta Stories! Find him here: https://www.instagram.com/jamesmosleyii/

Thanks for listening!
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Catchya on the FLIPSIDE!---

24 - Vassiea Hurt - Production Assistant

24 - Vassiea Hurt - Production Assistant

June 16, 2019

What up Animation FAM!!

This ep Bre and Way chat with Production Assistant Vassiea Hurt! She talks about what she does as a Production Assistant in the Design Department of a 3D animated series at Nickelodeon, and drops some great advice about networking, and how skills from a different career path can help you pursue your animation career.

You can catch Vassiea Hurt on Twitter @VahSeeYa :https://twitter.com/vahseeya

Thanks for listening!
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STAY GOLDEN, FOLKS---

22 - Dashawn Mahone - Storyboard Artist - Black N Animated Podcast

22 - Dashawn Mahone - Storyboard Artist - Black N Animated Podcast

May 19, 2019

Hey animation fam!!

This week Way and Bre Interview Storyboard Artist Dashawn Mahone:

Dashawn Twitter: https://twitter.com/@dashawnmahone

Dashawn Instagram: http://instagram.com/dashawn.mahone

Valorous Tales: https://valoroustales.com/

18 - Mariama Alizor - Color Designer - Black N Animated Podcast

18 - Mariama Alizor - Color Designer - Black N Animated Podcast

March 24, 2019

Welcome back everyone!!

Get ready, this episode we talk with Color Designer and all around cool person, Mariama Alizor. We discuss her journey into becoming a Color Designer, and what you do as a Color Designer on a television animated show, and the thought process behind choosing the right colors. (It's a real color-filled episode y'all)

Ooooh don't forget them SWEET SWEET Links!:

Mari's Portfolio: https://www.chromantica.com/

Mari's Insta: https://www.instagram.com/astronacht/

Mari's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chromantica

Color & Light by James Gurney: https://www.amazon.com/Color-Light-Realist-Painter-Gurney/dp/0740797719

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Catchya on the FLIPSIDE!

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