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PRIMARY SOURCES S1 Resource List
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Mindy Johnson

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PRIMARY SOURCES WITH MINDY JOHNSON S1

EPISODE 1: Ask-Me-Anything with Mindy Johnson!

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: June 14, 2020, 11 am - 12:30 pm PST

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 1 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:


EPISODE 2: Finding the Funny with Storyboard Artist Jordan Koch

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: June 16, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PST

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson 'Finds the Funny' with Storyboard Artist JORDAN KOCH!

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 2 of the lecture series: Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

        Directing the Story: Professional Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation

By: Francis Glebas

Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers

By: Marcos Meteu-Mestre

The Art of the Storyboard: Storyboarding for Film, TV, and Animation

        By: John Hart

Creating Animated Cartoons with Character: A Guide to Developing and Producing Your Own Series for TV, the Web, and Short Film

By: Joe Murray


EPISODE 3: Career is a Marathon and Not a Sprint with with Legendary Animators Tom and Tony Bancroft

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: June 23, 1:30 pm - 3 pm PDT

 

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Legendary Animators TOM and TONY BANCROFT.

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 3 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Directing for Animation: Behind the Scenes with Animation Greats

By: Tony Bancroft

Character Mentor: Learn by Example to Use Expressions, Poses, and Staging to Bring Your Characters to Life

        By: Tom Bancroft

        Animator (The Coolest Jobs on the Planet)

        By: Tom Bancroft


EPISODE 4: Primary Sources. With Television Writer, Storyboard Artist, and Showrunner Aliki Theofilopoulos

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: June 30, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

 

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Television Writer, Storyboard Artist, and Show Runner ALIKI THEOFILOPOULOS.

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 4 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

        How to Write for Animation

By: Jeffery Scott

Storyboards: Motion in Art, Third Edition

By: Mark A. Simon


EPISODE 5: Primary Sources, With Award Winning Filmmaker, Producer, and Painter Don Hahn

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: July 7, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Award Winning Filmmaker, Producer, and Painter DON HAHN.

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 5 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men: Master’s of Animation

By: Don Hahn

Before Ever After:The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney’s Animation Studios

By: Don Hahn

Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century

By: Don Hahn

Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation

By: Hans Bacher and Don Hahn

EPISODE 6: Primary Sources, With Award Winning Director Sergio Pablos

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: July 14, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Award-Winning Director SERGIO PABLOS.

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 6 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Klaus: The Art of The Movie

By: Ramin Zahed

EPISODE 7: Primary Sources, Legendary Animation Professional Bill Kroyer

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: July 21, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Legendary Animation Professional BILL KROYER.

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 7 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

        Maxi and the Bark in the Dark (Maxi the Taxi Dog)

        By: Bill Kroyer, Todd Dakins

        The Making of Tron: How Tron Changed Visual Effects and Disney Forever

        By: William Kallay

EPISODE 8: Primary Sources, Director and Legendary Animator  Lorna Cook

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: July 28, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Director and Legendary Animator LORNA COOK.

 

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Spirit: Stallion on the Cimarron

By: David Clement- Davies

Prince of Egypt

By: Charles Solomon

The Art of DreamWorks Animation

By: Ramin Zahed

EPISODE 9: Primary Sources, With Senior Executive, Director Saraswathi 'Vani' Balgam

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: August 4, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

 Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Senior Executive and Director SARASWATHI 'VANI' BALGAM.

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

The Art of Abominable

By: Suzanne Buirgy, Bonnie Barton

EPISODE 10: Primary Sources, Creative Career Longevity with Producer and Executive Bonnie Arnold

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: August 11, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

 Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Producer and Animation Executive BONNIE ARNOLD.

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

The Art of DreamWorks Animation

By: Ramin Zahed

        Your Career in Animation (Second Edition)

By: David B. Levy

EPISODE 11: Primary Sources, With Producer and Animation Consultant Jinko Gotoh

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: August 18, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

 Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Producer and Animation Consultant JINKO GOTOH.

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Klaus: The Art of The Movie

By: Ramin Zahed

The Art of Finding Nemo

By: Mark Cotta Vaz

EPISODE 12: Primary Sources, With Director, Writer, and Cinematographer Jericca Cleland

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: August 25, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Director, Writer, and Cinematographer JERICCA CLELAND.

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Cinematography for Directors: A Guide For Creative Collaboration

By: Jacqueline Frost

The Art of Ratchet & Clank

By: Sony Computer Entertainment

Wolfwalkers: The Graphic Novel

By: Samuel Sattin

EPISODE 13: Primary Sources, With President of L.E.G. Productions Laura Gross

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: September  1, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews the President of L.E.G. Productions, and Producer LAURA ELKUS GROSS.

 

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

The Guide to Managing Post Production for Film, TV, and Digital Distribution: Managing the Process

By: Barbara Clark

Film Business: A Handbook for Producers

By: Tom Jeffery

EPISODE 14: Primary Sources, With Concept Artist and Character Designer Rael Lyra

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: September 8, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Concept Artist and Character Designer RAEL LYRA.

 

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

The Art of Mass Effect: Andromeda

By: Bioware

The Art of Anthem

By: Bioware

EPISODE 15: Primary Sources, With Visual Development Artist Jordi Lafebre

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: September 15, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Visual Development Artist JORDI LAFEBRE.

 

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Always Never

By: Jordi Lafebre

EPISODE 16: Primary Sources, With Academy Award Nominated Animation Studio Cartoon Saloon

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: September 22, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Nora Twomey, Paul Young, and Tomm Moore of Academy Award Nominated Irish Animation Studio CARTOON SALOON.

 

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Cartoon Saloon Sketchbook

By: Cartoon Saloon

The Breadwinner Novel

By: Deborah Ellis

WolfWalkers Artbook

By: Cartoon Saloon

EPISODE 17: Primary Sources,  Director, Producer, and Story Artist Jim Capobianco

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: September 29, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

 

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

The Art of Pixar: The Complete Colorscripts from 25 Years of Feature Films (Revised and Expanded)

        By: Pixar

        Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films

By: Dean Movshovitz

How to Write for Animation

By: Jeffery Scott

Animated Storytelling: Simple Steps for Creating Animation and Motion Graphics

By: Liz Blazer

EPISODE 18: Primary Sources, Director, Producer, Writer Jerry Rees

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: October 27, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Director, Producer, and Writer JERRY REES.

 

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Walt Disney Imagineering: A Behind the Dreams Look At Making the Magic Real

By: Disney Book Group

The Imagineering Way: Ideas to Ignite Your Creativity

        By: Disney Book Group

The Imagineering Workout

By: Disney Book Group

EPISODE 19: Primary Sources, Warner Bros Producer, Connie Thompson

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: November 3, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

Join award-winning author and historian, Mindy Johnson as she brings leading talent, authorities and masters of creativity together for thought-provoking, insightful and impactful conversations in an interactive webcast forum on CTN Network.

Mindy Johnson interviews Warner Bros. Producer CONNIE THOMPSON.

 

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

The Animation Producer’s Handbook

By: Lea Milic

EPISODE 20: Primary Sources, Floyd Norman

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: November 16, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

 

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

Animated Life: A Lifetime of tips, tricks, technique and stories for an animation Legend (Animation Masters Title)

By: Floyd Norman

EPISODE 21: Primary Sources, Director Rob Minkoff and Director Roger Allers

Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: November 17, 2020 11 am - 12:30 pm PDT

 

RECOMMENDED READING

Below are resources (supplemental reading) referenced in Week 8 of the lecture series Primary Sources. There will be more resources to come with each weekly topic; the below are quite general and inform the basic premise of the series:

The Art of Mr. Peabody and Sherman

By: Jerry Beck

The Art of The Lion King

By: Christopher Finch

Directing for Animation: Behind the Scenes with Animation Greats

By: Tony Bancroft

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

“Sometimes, we think of artists as just having the gift or not. You either have the talent, or you don’t. You either can draw, or you can’t. But I think what I want people to see is NO! There’s work. There’s just plain work that goes into it. And it’s hard work, and it’s long hours, and it’s a commitment. And that’s part of genius, also.”~ Don Hahn

“I've had the opportunity to work on a number of just amazing, exceptional motion pictures. I've had the opportunity to work with some of the finest talent in the business. All this because I was at the right place at the right time.” ~ Floyd Norman

“I grew up always loving animation because for me at the time animation always really had this timeless quality and it could play to audiences today, tomorrow, and even long after that.” ~ Rob Minkoff

As director, make a plan that you’re happy with and stick to it. Your crew can then trust that they won’t be tripped up halfway through and will be free to charge ahead at full speed. Aside from that, take the part of filmmaking you love the most and start doing that. Then you’ll have stuff to share with a school or a company or a team, and they can see your excitement as evidence of what you’re capable of.” ~Jerry Rees

I think animation has an interesting quality where you can make things bearable that might be a bit melodramatic or too much in live-action.” ~ Tom Moore

“When you draw some characters for a long period of time, even you see them evolve and grow up and get older. You have a real connection with them.” ~Jordi Lafebre

Learning animation is a battle against your own limitations. It’s easy to get lost in the myriad of information and to get overwhelmed. Line of action, arcs, timing, acting. It’s important to remember that all these are terms created to help you achieve believability and appeal, but the end goal is always relatability and entertainment. Don’t forget that.” ~Sergio Pablos

“Everyone should be able to live their dream if they work hard and are passionate. I’m very hopeful that the playing field will be leveled, but it takes both sides. It takes the companies and the individuals,” ~Jinko Gotoh

And what I actually enjoy is that I love working with artists. I love creative people. I try to tell students that I spent a lot of time early in my career fortunately working with some great producers and directors, and I spent a lot of time being on the sidelines and watching what they did.” ~Bonnie Arnold

“They would say that we all had 1,000s of bad drawings in us and we should start working toward getting them out of us now.  It’s old school, but it works.  I am in the same boat as everyone else, I still have 1000s of bad drawings in me and I get out a few more everyday!” ~Tom Bancroft