A Crash Course in Cartoon Animation
Join us virtually from anywhere!
Open to Teens, College Students, Recent Grads, and Professionals
Every Other WEDNESDAY
June 10, 2020 - October 14, 2020
Every Other Wednesday
4 pm - 6 pm PDT
(Subject to Change)
Beginning May 27th 2020, join Nico Colaleo (creator of Ollie & Scoops, and Too Loud on DreamWorksTV) for a brand new livestream series brought to you by CTN. It's CARTOON CRASH COURSE with Nico Colaleo! Each live-streamed episode will be a 2-hour discussion and Q & A of various topics about having a career in animation.
Plus, every episode Nico will be joined by a different prolific special guest from the animation industry! Episode streams will take place every other Wednesday, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT, and will take place in a CTN Zoom meeting room. For a $5 admittance fee (normally $27), you can sit in and a be a part of the live experience, including asking Nico and his guests anything you'd like regarding that episode's topic!
Below is the schedule of episodes planned so far. You may choose which episodes you'd like to join, or just plan to attend them all!
NICO COLALEO is a creator/director of OLLIE & SCOOPS, and DreamWorksTV’s TOO LOUD! He is currently at Netflix, working on a show called, KID COSMIC. Nico also loves curating art shows at CTN Studio. Past work: Disney TVA, Nickelodeon!
FREE Introductory Event
Ask-Me-Anything with Nico Colaleo!
May 27, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
An 'AMA' introduction session to the CARTOON CRASH COURSE series. Nico Colaleo will introduce himself, discuss his background, current projects, and answer general audience questions for anything and everything you would like to ask!
Getting Into The Animation Industry with Special Guest BROOKE KEESLING and DARON NEFCY
June 10, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
A Q&A/Talk for entering the animation business. How can you get your foot in the door? Does art school matter? What should be in your portfolio? All this and more will be discussed with a special guest.
Working in the Animation Industry with Kim Roberson and Phil Rynda
June 24, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
So, you got a job! This Q&A/Talk will focus on starting your career in cartoons, and what to expect now that you're a part of the animation industry. Joining this discussion will be Kim Roberson (Phineas and Ferb, Amphibia, and currently Creative Manager at Netflix Animation) and Phil Rynda (Adventure Time, and currently Netflix Animation Director).
Working From Home in the Animation Industry with Special Guest MATT BRAILY and RUTH TURNER
July 8, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
This Q&A/Talk will focus on how to work in the animation industry during something unexpected, like our current global pandemic. What are the pros and cons to working for home? How should you manage your time? How can one avoid going crazy being inside all week? All this and more will be discussed with a special guest.
Storyboarding and Character Design with Special Guests CHEYENNE CURTIS and ASHLYN ANSTEE
July 22, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
Interested in storyboarding and/or character designing for cartoons? This Q&A/Talk will be a discussion about the exciting world of storyboarding and character design for animation, with Nico being joined by special guest artist, Cheyenne Curtis (Star vs the Forces of Evil, Big City Greens, Amphibia) and Ashlyn Anstee (Adventure Time, Harvey Beaks, We Lost Our Human).
Voice Acting for Cartoons with Special Guest ERIC BAUZA
August 5, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
A Q&A/Talk for voice acting in animation, how to work at becoming a voice actor, and the process of bringing new and classic characters to life. Nico Colaleo is joined by voice actor extraordinaire, Eric Bauza, whose credits include Scoops in Nico's own show Ollie & Scoops, as well as Looney Tunes Cartoons (Bugs, Daffy, Tweety, Marvin Martian), Unikitty!, Ren & Stimpy (Stimpy), Muppet Babies (Fozzie Bear), Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Splinter/Narrator), Star vs the Forces of Evil, Uncle Grandpa, The Loud House, El Tigre, and much, much more!
Writing for Animation with Special Guest EMILY BRUNDIGE and MADISON BATEMAN
August 19, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
Want to become an animation writer? This Q&A/Talk will cover writing for animation, with special guests Emily Brundige (Hilda, Harvey Girls Forever, Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh, Unikitty!, Amphibia, DC Superhero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, Star vs the Forces of Evil) and Madison Bateman (DuckTales, The Curse of Molly McGee, Turbo FAST).
Making Your Own Cartoon with Special Guest VIVIENNE MEDRANO
September 2, 2020, 4 pm - 6 PDT
Planning to create a cartoon all on your own, without studio involvement? This Q&A/Talk will focus on creating your own independent cartoon/film/short/series for the internet, outside of the studio system. Further discussion includes differences in working on your indie project versus traditional in-studio projects. Nico is joined by special guest Vivienne Medrano, creator of internet sensations Hazbin Hotel and Helluva Boss.
Building Character with Special Guest CRAIG BARTLETT
September 16, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
This Q&A/Talk will focus on how to create well-rounded, interesting characters and situations for a cartoon. How do you find a voice and personality for your characters? Are your characters strong enough? What's the "hook" for your show and the situations that take place in it? All this and much more will be discussed with special guest Craig Bartlett, creator of the Nicktoon classic Hey Arnold!
Pitching to Studios with Special Guest JORGE GUTIERREZ
September 30, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
So now you've got a great idea, great characters, and you're ready to pitch it all to a studio! Now what? This Q&A/Talk will cover creating a pitch bible for your project, and the process of pitching your baby to studio executives. Nico is joined by special guest Jorge Gutierrez (Creator and director of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, the theatrical film The Book of Life, and the upcoming Netflix series epic Maya and the Three).
Running Your Own Animated Series with Special Guest CRAIG MCCRACKEN and ROB RENZETTI
October 14, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT
This Q&A/Talk will focus on the highest point you can reach in animation: Showrunning your own series. What entails being a good director to your crew? What's it like being the captain of the ship? Nico will discuss his experience running a show via the internet, with a long-distance crew of artists around the world, while his special guest Daron Nefcy (creator of Star vs the Forces of Evil)
will share her experiences of running a show and directing her crew traditionally in-house in a studio environment.
Please note that it is prohibited to record, photograph, screenshot or distribute talks and demo's of this Online Session on any other platform. Please be respectful to the artist and the other participants in this stream.
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