Animation Podcast #112 - Into the Spider-Verse
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In this special episode, the Bancrofts (squared) get a chance to talk with two of the directors of the super hot Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse film- just days after opening weekend! Find out what “special sauce” made this film the best SpiderMan movie of the decade - or - ever!

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Stan Prokopenko, Marshall Vandruff and Studio71
A Few of Our Favorite Books
It’s the last episode of the season! Before Stan and Marshall go on break they share with you some of their favorite books that they recommend reading. Some of them are art related, business, marketing, fiction, and self help books. If you’re interested in picking up any of these check out the full list of books below.  Answer the Survey - If you have trouble with the shortlink - Call and Ask Your Art Questions: 1-858-609-9453 Show Links (some contain affiliate links): Marshall’s Books - Previous Draftsmen Episodes About Books: How to Learn Perspective – Draftsmen S1E26 - How to Learn Anatomy – Draftsmen S1E10 - Art and Fear – Draftsmen S2E24 - The War of Art – Draftsmen S2E16 - Building Art Communities, Picture Clarity, and Finding Art Mentors – Draftsmen S1E13 - Art Collection books: Omphalos - Kim Jung Gi - “Art of” Books: The Tarzan Chronicles - The Art of Pixar - The Art of Up - The Mandalorian - Art & Imagery - Norman Rockwell - Behind the Camera - The Man who Inspired Disney – Heinrich Kley ORIGINAL Sketchbook Tour - Adopting Art Parents to Develop Your Style – Draftsmen S1E05 - Art Instruction Alla Prima II by Richard Schmid - Alla Prima II by Richard Schmid Color and Light by James Gurney - Imaginative Realism by James Gurney - Drawing Manual by Glenn Vilppu - Self Help The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod - The One Thing by Gary Keller - Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl - The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle - The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss - I Will Teach You to be Rich by Ramit Sethi - Linchpin by Seth Godin - The Practice by Seth Godin - Tribes by Seth Godin - Purple Cow by Seth Godin - Zero to One by Peter Thiel - The E Myth by Michael Gerber - Gary Vaynerchuk - Fiction Off To Be The Wizard by Scott Meyer - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - The Martian by Andy Weir - Learn to Draw - Marshall Vandruff - Stan Prokopenko - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
1 hr 46 min
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast
Learn Jazz Standards Podcast
Brent Vaartstra: Jazz Musician, Author, and Entrepreneur
LJS 259: 7 Steps for Not Getting Lost During Your Jazz Solos
Welcome to episode 259 where today we're addressing a really common problem improvisers face, which is getting lost in the form while you are soloing. Getting lost is something that happens to everyone, but the key is reducing this occurrence and being able to get back on quickly. Here are 7 steps to consider. Listen to episode 259 So you're in the middle of your solo, and you are playing all the notes. You think you are playing the changes. You're getting swept away. Then all of a sudden you realize, I don't know where I am in the song.  This horrible feeling in the pit of your stomach comes up, and you feel embarrassed. You don't even know what you're doing. You just started playing random notes. You're getting disflustered. All these things are coming about, you just don't know where you are in the song anymore. Somehow, you got lost.  And so the big question is, how can we avoid this from happening? How can we avoid getting lost when we are playing jazz standards, when we are improvising our solos? And how do we set ourselves up for success so that this does not happen to you ever again? That's exactly what we are going to talk about in today's episode. And we're going to go over 7 questions to ask yourself if you are doing these things or not, to help you avoid this mistake. In this episode: 1. How are you learning the tune? By ear or by sheet music? 2. Can you recognize the sounds of basic chord progressions? 3. Do you practice singing along with the form? 4. Do you practice with a metronome? 5. Do you have a good concept of playing subdivisions? 6. Do you practice keeping track of the form while listening to recordings? 7. Do you practice improvising off of the melody? Important Links 1. LJS Inner Circle Membership
26 min
SoundWorks Collection
SoundWorks Collection
Colemanfilm Media Group
The Sound of Nomadland
We chat with Supervising sound editor Sergio Diaz and re-recording mixer Zach Seivers about Director Chloé Zhao's new film, Nomadland. Frances McDormand and director Chloé Zhao met a day before the 33rd Independent Spirit Awards in March 2018, and instantly wanted to do a film together. Filming for Nomadland took place over four months in fall 2018, with writer-director Zhao splitting time between set and pre-production for Eternals (2021). McDormand, Zhao, and other crew members lived out of vans over the course of production. David Strathairn, and real-life nomads Linda May, Charlene Swankie, and Bob Wells, also star. The sound design was very important to the film and was tailored to the very different specific landscapes Fern travels through. For this Zhao and her team worked with Mexican born Sergio Diaz, who has collaborated with renowned directors Alfonso Cuarón (Roma), Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hell Boy II: The Golden Army), and Alejandro González Iñarritu (21 Grams, Babel). For Nomadland he partnered with Los Angeles based Zach Seivers who also served as re-recording mixer. “We wanted to keep the sound design true to the soundscapes of the places where Fern finds herself, explains Zhao. “Very much like the music, we didn’t want to use “tricks” in sound design to tell the audiences how and what to feel. We wanted to be creative, experiential in our sound design, as well as true and honest.”
41 min
Spilling the Paint Water with Chloe Rose
Spilling the Paint Water with Chloe Rose
Chloe Rose
Stuart Semple: The Story Behind the Worlds BLACKEST Paint?! Artist, Activist, and Art Supply Maker!
In todays episode I spoke with Stuart Semple! Artist, Activist, Art Brand Business Owner, and more! You may know Stuart most recently as the man who made the worlds blackest paint - and he’s here to discuss the story behind it! A self made man, Stuart has an amazingly impressive history as a painter and sculptor, holding multiple solo and group exhibitions, in galleries across the world. He’s also presented and written for many huge companies, and is also an activist for mental health, helping other artists, and those in need throughout his lifetime. Stuart virally is known for making the worlds blackest paint, and not only does he discuss his experience with it during this podcast, but he also discusses his brand culture hustle where he creates fun and iconic paints like the pinkest pink, mirroriest mirror, and many more. You can find him online at, or @stuartsemple on Instagram and Twitter. Apostrophe - USE CODE: PAINTWATER for $15 off! Follow Spilling The Paint Water Podcast Instagram - YouTube - Follow Chloe Rose YouTube - Instagram - Twitter - Follow Amanda YouTube - Instagram - Twitter - --- Send in a voice message:
39 min
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