Here it finally is!

The Rusty Animator Podcast is now live. Not long ago the podcast was just one of the many ideas I had for the website. Ever since I’ve been itching to kick things off. Joseph Holmark made that happen by being our first guest.

Joseph is a awesome animator (who would never admit so) that recently wrapped up on Rio 2 at Blue Sky Studios. He’s been on the fast track chasing down dreams – as a really young guy that was a student only a few years ago.

Actually, together we graduated Animation Mentor class #23 and got our first animation jobs together in Singapore at One Animation. Today Joseph’s aiming for Disney and knowing him – its only a matter of time.

There’s more than a few things you can learn from him -so without further delay – hit play!
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Show Notes

Highlights from the show.

  • 03:30 – Hindsight on your art
  • 04:00 – How Animation came into Josephs life
  • 10:20 – Most difficult thing to learn
  • 15:12 –  The ideal mindset of Experimentation
  • 19:00 – Demotivation vs Staying Hungry
  • 24:36 – Current Student Problems
  • 32:30 – Transitioning from School to First Job
  • 36:00 – Surprising yourself
  • 36:30 – OnAnimation to Blue Sky Story
  • 40:00 – Courageously adjusting to Rio 2
  • 49:46 – 2 Hr Anim Challenge
  • 51:37 – Using the challenge to develop your story telling faster
  • 53:30 – Animation Quicksand – Polishing a Turd
  • 54:39 – Workflow and Shot Progression
  • 1:01:20 – Full Circle back to Motivation

Links from the Episode


What would you like covered in the next episode? Anything we should try out and let you know? Just leave a comment below!

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