Sarah Blank is a freelance animator, compositor, designer and sometimes-writer/director. In the episode, we chatted with her about CG and live action compositing, Travel Oregon and user interfaces in VR.
Travel Oregon: https://bit.ly/2N7dnfb
NYU Tisch: http://tisch.nyu.edu/
Nomad Editing: http://nomadedit.com/
-Apple screen graphics
-Game of Thrones Season 1
-Compositing (CG and live action)
-The forest for the trees approach
-Editing vs. Compositing
-Editing on Game of Thrones
-Seasons of freelancing
-Husband, Dave Blank
-Coordinating freelance schedules and taking time off
-Giving yourself deadlines on personal projects
-User interfaces in VR
-Commonalities in top-level work across studios
-Improving as a director
-Dream client: Michel Gondry
-Favorite animated film: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
-What do the people you love think you do at work all day?: CG modeling and animating
-Animalator: The Ouroboros
Lisha Tan is a Creative Director at The Mill in Los Angeles, CA. In the episode, we chatted about The Story of O.J., reading YouTube comments and managing creative limitations as a director.
The Mill: http://www.themill.com/
Resolution Design: http://www.resolutiondesign.com.au/
The Pirates of Somalia: https://imdb.to/2M955Gd
-The Mill LA
-The Story of O.J.
-Reading YouTube comments when a job goes out
-Giving and receiving notes as creative director
-Communicating vision on a project
-Transition to creative direction
-Coaching character animators
-Personal pitching process
-The Mill’s internal resources
-Pitching vs. pre-production
-Lisha’s process of ideation
-Managing creative limitations as a director
-The Pirates of Somalia
-Developing personal style
-Favorite animated film: Spirited Away
-What do the people you love think you do at work all day?: I don’t they know--messing around with cartoons.
-Animalator: A little hybrid cat-thing because people tell me sometimes I’m like a cat.
**Note: The Mill worked with JAY-Z, Roc Nation and Director Mark Romanek via Anonymous Content to create the animated music video for ‘The Story of O.J.’
Lisha and The Mill artists realized JAY-Z’s vision using a combination of hand-drawn cel animation, computer graphics, and painted backgrounds, collaborating with Titmouse to animate the original characters.