I have really enjoyed listening to podcasts over the past year or so. From road trips to mowing the lawn, listening to podcasts is a great way to pass time while keeping your creative juices flowing. My brain is always firing after listening to these. I feel so inspired and motivated to become a better animator and motion designer after finishing some of these episodes. So if you are looking for some new resources of inspiration, or just enjoy listening to intriguing conversations, be sure to give these podcasts a listen!
Consisting of a whopping 133 episodes, The Collective Podcast is one of the best out there. With tons of guests ranging from top tier animators to set designers to art directors, Ash interviews some of the best in their fields to the likes of Danny Yount of Prodigal Pictures, Karin Fong of Imaginary Forces, Raoul Marks, Errolson Hugh and Nejc Polovsak (Twisted Poly). Ash is a great interviewer and really allows each guest to talk through their creative processes.
Animalators with Zac Dixon
The Animalators podcast is relatively new and only has 22 episodes (as of Aug 2016). It is hosted by Zac Dixon, who is a great motion designer from Nashville, Tennessee. Zac has some amazing guests such as Claudio Salas, Greg Gunn and Michelle Higa Fox. Each episode has some amazing tips for any motion graphics artists!
Motion Sickness just hit the scene with some great interviews. It is a bi-weekly podcast and currently features a range of interviews from top level talent to some of the best unknown motion designers and animators. In the first episode of Motion Sickness, Brian has a great interview with Justin Cone of Motionographer. With more episodes constantly being dropped, it’s definitely worth a listen!