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  • Masterclass:Steve Hickner/Animation Director/Storyboard Artist/Dreamworks

    in Movies

    Steve Hickner has spent over thirty-five years working at some of the most fabled studios in animation; including: DreamWorks, Disney, Amblimation, Aardman, Hanna-Barbera and Filmation.  He has worked on both the production and artistic sides of the process, serving as Producer on such films as:  American Tail II: Fievel Goes West, We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story, and Balto.  His director credits include Bee Movie and The Prince of Egypt.   In addition, he has contributed to such feature films as Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Little Mermaid, The Great Mouse Detective, Madagascar, Shrek Forever After, Peabody and Sherman and Home.  His television credits include such favorites as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. Most recently, he has contributed to location-based entertainment projects in Singapore, Dubai, China, and London.   For Christmas 2014, he was one of the creative leads on DreamPlace; which was placed in shopping malls across the U.S. He has been a guest speaker at many colleges and universities, film festivals and animation He is the author of Animating Your Career, and Animation Rules! The three subjects we will discuss in depth as follows 1) Breaking into the animation field, and what you can do to grow your career. 2) How the animation field has changed since I entered it thirty-five years ago, and how it is changing now.  What are the influential animation films and TV shows now. 3) The future of the animation business.  You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:09

    Ep. 2 - 21st Century Animation w/Producer/Director Giancarlo Volpe

    in Television

    Giancarlo Volpe is an animator, director, producer and comic creator, known best for his work on "Green Lantern: The Animated Series."  He's also worked on JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, King of the Hill, and is currently directing on the new Disney XD animated series Star vs. the Forces of Evil.


    He joins me for a fun chat about those shows, plus what's currently going on in the ever-changing world of animation.


     

  • 00:58

    Guest: Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP, author of The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills

    in Relationships

    In this powerful book, a pediatrician specializing in teen and adolescent medicine offers a breakthrough mindfulness program to help you deal with stress in healthy ways, improve communication, and reduce conflicts with family and friends.
     
    Being a teen is stressful! Whether it’s school, friends, or dating, the teen years are full of difficult changes—both mentally and physically. If you’re like many teens, you may have difficulty dealing with stress in effective ways. You aren’t alone, and there are things you can do to stay calm, no matter how stressful life becomes. All you need to do is stop, breathe, and be mindful and aware in the present moment.
     
    The Mindful Teen offers a unique program based in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to help you deal with stress. The simple, practical, and easy-to-remember tips in this book can be used every day to help you handle any difficult situation more effectively—whether it’s taking a test at school, having a disagreement with your parents, or a problem you are having with friends.
     
    If you’re ready to uncover your own inner strength and resilience through mindful awareness and take charge of your life, this book will show you how.
     
    Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, and clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada. His medical practice, teaching, and research emphasize promoting resilience in young people to help them thrive in the face of complex stress and adversity. He has helped to develop and teach mindfulness training programs for youth with chronic stress, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. You can find him online at www.mindfulnessforteens.com.

  • 01:31

    March Madness - Nail Style with Kenny Vo

    in Education

    Join us for an exclusive conversation with Instagram Nailebrity Kenny Vo!


    AthenA has a special announcement and essie pro joins the NTR family!


     

  • 00:07

    Composing music for animation

    in Writing

    My main project is an animation project where I do a little bit of everything, but I make it a priority that the people who work with me on each individual step are substantially better than I am at it. For this episode I'll be talking to my lead composer and sound engineer Mike Beaty. We'll be discussing our overall process from a music and a production standpoint.

  • 00:26

    Love of Heart Movement spotlights Veronica Olivo-Styled by Vo

    in Motivation

    Queen of Hearts interviews Veronica Olivo-Styled by Vo


    Top 6 reason to listen to this interview:


    1. Learn how Veronica found her purpose.


    2. Learn why Veronica says reinvention is the key to success.


    3. What is required for everyone seeking success.


    4. Learn what a future entreprenuer should do.


    5. What should a struggling entreprenuer do.


    6. Learn what motivates Veronica.

  • 00:44

    PITA – EP 57 – Mega Man Recap

    in Television

    TFG1Mike’s Mom has passed away so PITA will be going on a slight hiatus. If you’d like to send him condolences or well wishes CLICK HERE,  or shoot him an email: tfg1mike at gmail dot com In Episode 57 TV’s Mr. Neil Steve Megatron and TFG1Mike wrap up the Mega Man cartoon, this will be the final Pixels ep until further notice!! So be sure to go back and check out our past podcasts and help us find the Pixels In The Animation!

  • 01:47

    Sarah Chalke / Vivica A Fox / The Matthew Aaron Show

    in Entertainment

    Actress Sarah Chalke (Rick & Morty, Scrubs, Roseanne…,) & Actress Vivica A. Fox (6 Ways to Die, Kill Bill 1 & 2, Independence Day…) join us on The Matthew Aaron Show this Thursday (7/30) as we broadcast live from Chicago starting at 5pm PT / 7pm CT.


    Sarah joins us to discuss the upcoming second season of the animated comedy RICK & MORTY which debuts July 26th on Adult Swim.


    Vivica will be joining is to talk about her role in the upcoming crime flick 6 WAYS TO DIE starring opposite Vinnie Jones and Tom Sizemore which opens in limited theaters and VOD on July 31st.


    We'll also discuss her return to fighting aliens in the upcoming sequel INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE which is currently filming.


    Show starts at 5pm PT (7pm CT / 8pm ET.) Stream it live from our website or subscribe for free and download the show on iTunes. You can also listen on the go on your Android/iPhone/iPad device via Stitcher.

  • 00:59

    Laws of Material Wealth with guest Jeremy Mosby

    in Spirituality

    July 29, 2015 – Jeremy Mosby


     


    Jeremy Mosby is the creator of a super hero in his book I-COIN.  The character is now being developed for animation.  Jeremy is from Memphis Tennessee and his book was recently featured at Bookstock, the main library in the Shelby County system. It will be interesting to talk with Jeremy and his team of illustrators and graphics people.

  • 01:31

    Reel to Real ~ Tinker Bell, 2008

    in Movies

    Enter the land of Tinker Bell and her four best fairy friends.


    Director: Bradley Raymond Writers: J.M. Barrie (characters), Jeffrey M. Howard, 


    Stars: Mae Whitman, Kristin Chenoweth, Raven-Symoné


    Watch it here

  • 00:38

    PITA – EP 56 – Mega Man Eps 25-27

    in Television

    In Episode 56 TV’s Mr. Neil Steve Megatron and TFG1Mike give you their thoughts on more Mega Man episodes! This week we have a Bad Day At Peril Park, and then we meet Mega X, and finally we are witnesses to the Crime Of The Century!! All in the latest episode of Pixels In The Animation! ...