Show 03 Jason Ryan

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Friendly banter ensues as Jason Ryan, founder of iAnimate current animator at Disney Feature Animation, joins me to talk about animation.

Jason hardly needs an introduction! But anyways… With a strong traditional background, Jason soon found himself heading to Disney Feature Animation fairly early in his career. Leaving to pursue his plans for what was to become iAnimate and was picked up by DreamWorks along the way. I felt Jason was in the unique position to give advise on career paths, showreels and how to keep yourself relevant in this ever challenging, ever changing industry. Having come full circle, Jason is now back at Disney’s for Big Hero 6. I’m sure this podcast will be of interest to professionals and students alike. Both Jason and I are very interested to hear your feedback, please don’t be shy, comment below and join the discussion.

Show notes:

Jason Ryan


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  1. Michael March 16, 2014 9:24 am  Reply

    I really liked this interview, jason been interviewed a bunch of times before but you had some great questions! i learnt quiet a bit! thank you.

  2. ToonTalksPodcaster March 16, 2014 9:37 pm  Reply

    Thanks Michael! Really glad to hear you got something out of it.
    I love this growing industry. Theres always something new to talk about :)

  3. leon September 10, 2014 11:43 pm  Reply

    very imformative, indeed, there were somethings that really made me think about where I am as a animator and where I want to be, thanks

  4. Courtney Washburn December 6, 2016 11:07 pm  Reply

    Really loved this podcast it was super fun to listen too and full of great advice!

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