Animation For Adults: The AFA Podcast
AFA Presents: ANNY Animator Interviews #11: Sam Lane

AFA Presents: ANNY Animator Interviews #11: Sam Lane

January 14, 2021

Animation For Adults presents the Animator Interview series from Animation Nights New York (ANNY). AFA and ANNY's Evan Vernon spoke with American animator Sam Lane, whose film SPELL OF THE WEST will screen at the January Virtual screening of Animation Nights New York.

Sam Lane

 

Website

https://www.samlaneart.com/

Portfolio

https://vimeo.com/flotsamlane

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/sam_lane_art/?hl=en

 

 

 

Animation Nights New York

 

Press Release for January Screening Event

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xs3IhqC-ocLCFIJeEvn0HmW-L12pIDOy5QPpuxH8tjI/edit?usp=sharing

 

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We curate and connect.

Animation Nights New York (ANNY) is a monthly screening event and annual festival based in NYC. We present high caliber animated short films and virtual reality animation experiences from all around the world. Our 5th Annual ANNY Best of Fest (Season 5 & 6 is scheduled for October 2021) https://animationnights.nyc

ANNY Exchange connects people to people. We connect creators to opportunity via both in-person and online events. https://annyexchange.nyc

ANNY Virtual Events - Animation Nights New York monthly screening events ONLINE happen in the ANNY Virtual Space on the third Sunday of each month. We offer limited VOD screenings and ANNY Exchange mixer events in webXR and VR. https://anny.nyc

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Christmas Special 2020: Klaus

Christmas Special 2020: Klaus

December 23, 2020

Welcome one and all to a very special episode of the AFA Podcast. Yes, it's the annual Christmas episode of  the show. Join Rachael and Evan as they discuss Sergio Pablos's 2019 film which is surely destined to be a Christmas classic- the wonderful Klaus!

They talk about what makes the film so special and how the film's animation makes it stand out. And how the film's message is more important now than ever.

Episode 154: Storyboarding 101 [The Art Of Animation]

Episode 154: Storyboarding 101 [The Art Of Animation]

December 17, 2020

Hey there animation fans, and welcome to a very special episode of The AFA Podcast. Today we start a brand new series on the podcast- The Art Of Animation, where we look in-depth at different parts of the animation project. And seeing as we have a working animation professional on our regular team, where better to start than with Storyboarding?

Rachael is joined by regular co-host and professional storyboard artist Dan and guest Jamie Iles, who is a storyboard artist at Blue Zoo animation. They talk about the craft and challenges of storyboarding for animation, how storyboarding fits into the process of animating and discuss how to get into storyboarding.

We think you'll find it a fascinating listen, whether you are interested in getting into the industry yourself or if you are just interested in learning more!

 

 

 

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The Team: 

 

• Rachael Ward @fail2ninja   

• Dan Hamman @hammoo   

GUEST: Jamie Iles @JamieIles 

 

 

SHOW NOTES:

Flooby Nooby 

boords.com

storyboardthat.com

 

 

Episode 153: Star Trek Lower Decks

Episode 153: Star Trek Lower Decks

December 2, 2020

Well, hello there animation fans, and welcome back to The AFA Podcast.  Could this be the nerdiest epsiode of the AFA Podcast ever? Could be, as Rachael, Dan and - making his first appearance on the podcast- Rachael's brother, Mike discuss the new animated comedy Star Trek series, Lower Decks, streaming on CBS All Access in the US.

They  talk about how they got into Star Trek, how Lower Decks fits into the  Trek cannon, how it pays tribute to the wider franchise, speculate about  season two and find time for plenty of general Trekky chat as well! Be  warned this episode features spoilers for Lower Decks season one.

Show Notes

Lower Decks Trailer

TNG Season 8 Twitter Feed

 Warped: An Engaging Guide To The Never Aired Season 8

Episode 152: The Making of Mosley with Writer/Director Kirby Atkins

Episode 152: The Making of Mosley with Writer/Director Kirby Atkins

November 25, 2020

Welcome back to The AFA Podcast, where this week Rachael and Yvonne are joined by writer/director Kirby Atkins to discuss his feature directorial debut Mosley. Kirby talks about his history in animation and the long road (nearly 25 years!) to bringing Mosley (aka Beasts Of Burden) to screen.

It's a fun conversation, encompassing cannibalistic M&Ms, the unintended symbolism of the film and the (adorable) story of how his daughter came to voice the central character of Rue.

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The Team: 

 

SHOW NOTES

Mosley Trailer: 

 

The AFA Podcast: Festival Of Cinema NYC's Night Of Animation 

Kirby Atkins Website 

 

The AFA Podcast 151: Fantasia 80th Anniversary [or “you don’t need to make fish sexy”]

The AFA Podcast 151: Fantasia 80th Anniversary [or “you don’t need to make fish sexy”]

November 17, 2020

Well, hello there animation fans and welcome back to another episode of The AFA Podcast. This week we go on one of our patented deep dive episodes, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Walt Disney's 1940 classic Fantasia.

Join your master of ceremonies Rachael, Dan and Evan as they take a look at the film's origins and their first encounters with the film, before getting in depth sequence by sequence to what makes the film so special as well as bringing you lots of fascinating titbits from the film's production. 

Just a heads up this episode contains a little bit of strong language. 

The AFA Podcast Interview:Neil Garguilo (Hell Den, TZGZ)

The AFA Podcast Interview:Neil Garguilo (Hell Den, TZGZ)

November 13, 2020

We're back with another AFA Podcast Interview! Evan Vernon returns with his conversation with Neil Garguilo, co-creator and show-runner of Hell Den, which returns for a second season on SyFy's adult animation block TZGZ this November.

Neil talks about his past in improv comedy and as part of a comedy troupe and how they came together to create the show, and shares his comedy influences.

TZGZ airs on Saturdays at Midnight  on SyFy in the US.

 

 

Show notes

Watch the first episode of season 2 here

Watch More TZGZ Videos

 

Dr God Comedy

AFA Podcast Interview: Glen Keane (Over The Moon)

AFA Podcast Interview: Glen Keane (Over The Moon)

November 9, 2020

Welcome animation fans to a very special episode of The AFA Podcast, which is the latest instalment of our interview series. This time we have our biggest guest so far, as Rachael chats with animation legend Glen Keane- veteran of Disney animation, ( he was designer of the main charcters in The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast and Aladdin) Oscar winning  short director (for Dear Basketball) and now a feature director with new film Over The Moon.

Glen discusses his work on the film- which is now streaming on Netflix- as well as sharing his thoughts on who animation is for and offers advice for new animators! It's a huge honour to feature Glen on the site and you won't want to miss this!

SHOW NOTES

 

Over The Moon Review

AFA Podcast Interview: Jeff Bergman (Bugs Bunny, Fred Flinstone, Our Cartoon President)

AFA Podcast Interview: Jeff Bergman (Bugs Bunny, Fred Flinstone, Our Cartoon President)

November 2, 2020

Welcome back to the AFA Podcast, where this week we have a real treat with another Podcast Interview. Evan Vernon talks to voice acting legend Jeff Bergman who has provided the voices of iconic chracters such as Bugs Bunny (including in Tiny Toon Adventures and Space Jam), Fred Flinstone and George Jetson as well as providing the voices of both Trump and Biden in satirical adult comedy Our Cartoon President.

Jeff talks about his fateful meeting with the OG voice of Bugs, Mel Blanc, what it's like voicing such iconic characters and the perks of moving into adult animation with Our Cartoon President. It's a super fun conversation- and Jeff even does some of the voices for us- don't miss it!

 Our Cartoon President Election Night Special airs on Tuesday, November 3.

Episode 150: Satoshi Kon

Episode 150: Satoshi Kon

October 28, 2020

Beware gentle listener because The AFA Podcast is here with our annual TERRIFYING Halloween Episode. OK, so actually it's only really tenuously linked to Halloween and an excuse to talk about one of our favourite filmmakers- as we discuss the career of the late great Satoshi Kon (Perfect Blue and possibly Paranoia Agent count as horror right?). It also brings to a close our season of articles, reviews and features marking 10 years since he passed away.

 

Rachael, Dan and making his debut on the regular podcast, Evan,  get staright into it and  discuss thier discoveries of Kon's films and have a genreal discussion about his work.  Then it's time for a discussion of each of his four films (and one TV series).

Trigger Warning: Kon's work covers some dark stuff so the discussion includes some brief mentions of sexual assault and suicide.

 

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The Team: 

• Rachael Ward @fail2ninja  
Evan Vernon
• Dan Hamman @hammoo  

 

 

 

 

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