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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February 24, 2019
Hey howdy hey Guys! We're here with our first interview of Season 2! Get ready to hear some awesome knowledge about publishing, illustration and making the big leap out west to start a career in animation. Nilah Magruder is a writer and artist who has worked as a storyboard artist at Dreamworks TV and Disney Television Animation. She's also the winner of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity and has published comics online, in stores, Children's Books and written for Marvel!
She's a powerhouse of creativity ! Dive right in to this episode and get inspired!
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August 26, 2018
Hey howdy hey everyone! On today's episode we interview Storyboard Artist and Animator Kalen Whitfield! Kalen's approching his 4th year here in the industry and is eager to share his experiences with us. We talked in depth about how to balance working in the industry while also maintaining your creative voice, being an animator in the indie scene, having artwork on the more mature side, and making it in the industry wile your art is heavily anime influenced.
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Kalen's Portfolio: http://jazlyte.com/
Twitter : https://twitter.com/jazlyte
Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm43fjH_iDOmnl2n5MP1tqg
Links Links Links! :
https://www.newgrounds.com/ : NEWGROUNDS.COM
Storyboard pro : https://www.toonboom.com/products/storyboardpro
Sketchup : https://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-pro/new-in-2018?ds_rl=1257435
Artist influences metioned :
Takeshi Koi Kei : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=888Dq-AOqjc
Robert Valley : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97nSokL9BQs
******* One of the artistic influences mentioned by our guest will not be listed , because the hosts of Black N Animated do not agree with the things this artist has done. We recognize that someone can be influenced by an artist work and not the artist themselves, but we do not wish to offend by giving this person any more of a platform by sharing their work along with the other two artists. ********