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Ep. #20 – Talkin’ Animation with an Animator

Nashville artist and animator Katie Callahan joins us for episode 20 to talk about the art of animation. Katie graduated from the Art Institute of Tennessee, Nashville, with a degree in Media Arts and Animation.

Segment 1 – Katie’s Accolades/Her History (2:33)
Katie fills us in on her background in the world of animation (i.e. her training, where she went to school, etc.), as well as some of the awards and nominations she’s received in the Nashville area

Segment 2 – Becoming an Animator (17:40)
During segment 2, Katie lets us know about the process of becoming an animator working in the field. She goes into detail about what you need to know going in, as well as some cheap/free learning resources for those interested in pursuing a career in animation.

Segment 3 – The Industry (31:50)
In segment 3, we discuss a few things directly involved with the animation industry, such as traditional vs. 3D animation and the future of the animation world. We also touch on a topic that is very important to Katie, which is getting more women involved in the realm of computer-based fields, such as animation.

Segment 4 – Katie’s Opinions (1:17:00)
We close out the episode by getting Katie’s opinions on a few random hot-topics in today’s world, such as facial regeneration. We also discuss her favorite animated movies and TV series.

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