animation

PK 160: How to Turn Your Ideas Into an Animated Cartoon Series. Interview with Spook Squad Illustrator, Peter Richardson

Want to know how to turn your ideas into an animated cartoon series? Do you have a cool creative idea trapped in your head and you’re wondering how to turn your idea into something more? In this week’s interview, PK member, Peter Richardson, tells the story of how his new project, Spook Squad, went from …

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PK 153: How to Make an Animated Short Film. Interview with Creator of ‘The Wrong Rock’, Michael Cawood.

Want to know how to make an animated short film? In this week’s interview, we speak to Michael Cawood, creator of the award-winning Devils, Angels & Dating, about his exciting new project, The Wrong Rock. You’ll hear what it was like to work on big name movies, such as The Mummy, Happy Feet, and Dawn …

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PK 099: How to Launch Your Creative Project – With Merida Creator, Brenda Chapman

Want to know how to launch your creative project? Then who better to speak to than an artist, writer, and director who’s worked on countless films for Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks?
Meet Brenda Chapman. She made history as the first woman ever to be made ‘head of story’ on a major animated movie – The Lion King.
In this week’s podcast, she reveals some fascinating insights about working at Disney in the 1980s, gives you stacks of advice on how to launch your creative project…

PK 090: Acclaimed Illustrator Cale Atkinson Reveals How to Become a Freelance Artist

Want to know how to become a freelance artist?
Cale Atkinson is an illustrator and author based in Kelowna, Canada. These days, he’s mainly working on children’s books, including Explorers of the Wild published by Disney Hyperion.
But he didn’t set out to become an artist. Cale didn’t go to art school, and he didn’t even know how to draw and paint when he started out.
So how on Earth did he manage to carve out a successful freelance creative career?

PK 084: Cinzia Angelini on Making the Mila Film – an Incredible New CG Animated Short

The Mila Film isn’t just an incredibly powerful and moving CG animation short about a young girl caught up in the ravages of WWII.
It’s also a testament to the power of creative collaboration across the world, and the hard work and sheer talent of the 250 artists from 255 countries who created it.
In this week’s podcast, director Cinzia Angelini tells us why this film was so important for her to make, and why its message is just as poignant and relevant today.

PK 083: The Big Difference Between Artist and Craftsman – Interview with Jake Mengers from Bruvva

Want to know how to start a creative career? Meet Mike Clarida, an artist who’s had an amazing career so far working for Disney and other big names.
But it’s not all been plain sailing. Along the way, he’s had to adapt and learn all kinds of new skills as an artist to land the jobs he was looking for.
And, in this week’s podcast interview, he tells you what today’s employers are looking for, and how you can make sure your portfolio ticks all the right boxes for landing your dream creative job.

PK 082: 3 Key Steps For Your Creative Career – Interview With Mike Clarida Part 2

Want to know how to start a creative career? Meet Mike Clarida, an artist who’s had an amazing career so far working for Disney and other big names.
But it’s not all been plain sailing. Along the way, he’s had to adapt and learn all kinds of new skills as an artist to land the jobs he was looking for.
And, in this week’s podcast interview, he tells you what today’s employers are looking for, and how you can make sure your portfolio ticks all the right boxes for landing your dream creative job.

PK 081: How to Start a Creative Career – Interview With Mike Clarida Part 1

Want to know how to start a creative career? Meet Mike Clarida, an artist who’s had an amazing career so far working for Disney and other big names.
But it’s not all been plain sailing. Along the way, he’s had to adapt and learn all kinds of new skills as an artist to land the jobs he was looking for.
And, in this week’s podcast interview, he tells you what today’s employers are looking for, and how you can make sure your portfolio ticks all the right boxes for landing your dream creative job.

PK 080: Learn Cartoon Animation Software With Jeff Maksuta

Want to learn cartoon animation software? Meet Jeff Maksuta, the new mentor of the Pencil Kings Community Animation House.
With years of teaching experience under his belt and an infectious enthusiasm for making art, he’s the go-to guy for just about anything you need to know about 2D animation software or traditional animation.
And, in this week’s podcast, he explains how you can get started as an animator and learn the in-demand skills you need to land a career in this exciting creative industry.