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Animation Q&A with Josh Taback and Jim Schumann

The Animator Island Podcast Animation Q&A with Josh Taback

Josh Taback returns for another Animator Island Q&A! This time he’s brought Dreamworks’ Producer Jim Schumann along and the two have an audio podcast version of the Q&A for your listening pleasure.

*Download it now by right-clicking here!*

Some of the highlights include which programs are the very best for digital drawing, how to deal with moving holds, and the every popular topic of jobs in the animation industry! Check it out, and if you have questions for the next Q&A send them along or leave them in the comment section right here!

Where Is Your Art Online?

Where do you keep your artwork online?
Thought we’d try something different today! I’m curious where you put your art and animation online. Do you have your own blog that you keep updated regularly with new work? Fan of DeviantArt, Newgrounds, or Tumblr? Maybe Instagram or Facebook are more your fortes? Leave a comment below and talk about where you like to house your work online for others to enjoy. Feel free to include a link as well if you’d like, and others can stop by and see your efforts!


We need your questions! FMX Interviews 2014


Like last year we will have a closer look at the FMX conference that takes place from April, 22-25 in Stuttgart Germany. Lots of creative, talented people from our industry will be there and we will be making interviews again (check out last year’s interviews).

So if you have any questions that you always wanted to ask a professional, here is your opportunity! Just post your questions in the comments below and we might just pick it. You can direct it to any of the persons on the list or ask something general like “ask an animator, if….”.

These are the people we will probably be talking too:


Q&A: Inbetweening with Joshua Taback

Joshua Taback, 18 year veteran Director, Animator and Character Layout artist answers some questions about 2D traditional inbetweening in a step-by-step tutorial. Find out how you can perfectly maintain volumes and shapes between your key poses using the possibilities of digital animation.

Josh is answering questions from an Animator Island Q&A article. Check out the other answers as well – they contain very helpful tips and tricks about how to get your career started and an example instruction for improving a fashion drawing.