TAN - Ep80: Storyboard Director, Owen Dennis

May 8th, 2017

In this season finale episode, Kris sits down with the creator of one of Cartoon Network's newest hit pilots, Owen Dennis of Infinity Train!


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TAN - Ep79: Storyboard Revisionist, Tara Helfer

April 10th, 2017

In our second attempt to do a documentary style interview since Episode 56, Tara Helfer joins The Animation Network to discuss (in real-time) her efforts to break into the animation industry by moving to Burbank, California in hopes to work for a major animation studio doing storyboard work.

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TAN - Ep78: Director of Social & Connected Content, Narbeh Minasians

March 27th, 2017

This week's interview holds the key to unlocking major tips for understanding and utilizing social media to increase a person's online presence and hiring potential with Nickelodeon's own Narbeh Minasians!

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TAN - Ep77: CG Background Painter, Audrey Gonzalez

March 20th, 2017

This week Kris had the pleasure to catch up with his pal, Audrey from Disney TVA, as they uncover differences between background painting for a 2D show vs a CG show, how to handle losing a job, and moving from a small studio environment into the large studio circuit!

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TAN - Ep76: Ask Me Anything! (Take 7)

March 13th, 2017

This time on the occasional "Ask Me Anything" episode, Tiara and Kris take on great questions about tips for beginning storyboarding artists, networking on LinkedIn, and working remotely through art websites like Artella. 

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TAN - Ep75: Show Creator, Butch Hartman

March 6th, 2017

In this milestone episode of The Animation Network, the legendary Butch Hartman shares amazing perspective on exactly HOW to become a show creator, what type of mindset to have in the industry, and building real longevity for a succesfully relevant career.

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TAN - Ep74: Executive Story Editor, Shea Fontana

February 27th, 2017

Shea Fontana has an astounding career path that keeps getting better and better at each turn in her story, from her incredible internship that started it all to being responsible for branding the mega hit DC Super Hero Girls at Warner Bros. Animation!

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TAN - Ep73: Storyboard Writer, Minty Lewis

February 13th, 2017

At the end of an era, Minty Lewis reflects on her non-animation background in graphic design and comics, and how it was spun into an opportunity to cross over into animation as a storyboard artist, writer, and voice actress on Cartoon Network's hit series "Regular Show"!


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TAN - Ep72: Animation Editor, Jeff Perlmutter

February 6th, 2017

This week, Jeff Perlmutter joins The Animation Network from DreamWorks TV to discuss he long-standing career as an animation editor, working with the different softwares to create animatics for television animation, and what kinds of exercises are best practice for aspiring animators!

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TAN - Ep71: Development Production Manager, Dasha Khailova

January 30th, 2017

This week's interview with Production Manager, Dasha Khailova, form Nickelodeon's Development team shares insight you never knew you needed about working in TV animation; uncovering thoughts about not being an artist, but still acheiving great success in our industry, the difference between working in production versus development, and what sorts of expectations to hold for yourself to be successful!


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