Animation Tips with Harvey Newman, SpeakEasy #16

Welcome to an extraordinary episode where we dive deep into the captivating world of animation. Join us as we embark on an exhilarating journey filled with insights, revelations, and the secrets of success in this ever-evolving industry. In this episode, we are thrilled to have a distinguished guest, Harvey Newman, a renowned figure in the animation industry. With his vast experience and remarkable achievements, Harvey is here to share invaluable knowledge and shed light on the future prospects, challenges, and common mistakes made by animators. 

Meet Our Guest

Harvey Newman is a highly respected and accomplished figure in the animation industry, and we are honored to have him as our special guest in this episode. With his extensive experience and expertise, Harvey has left an indelible mark on the field of animation. As a distinguished BAFTA Board Member, YouTube blogger, and former Animation Director at Build a Rocket Boy, he has contributed to groundbreaking projects and worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. 

The Topics We Discussed in the Episode

In this episode, we will also delve into the fascinating world of gaming animation and its promising future prospects. As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented pace, gaming animation has reached new heights, immersing players in rich and lifelike virtual worlds. Join us as we gain valuable insights from Harvey Newman, and uncover the secrets to success in this ever-evolving field. 

Don't miss out on this enlightening opportunity to stay at the forefront of the gaming animation industry!

Timecodes or your navigation:

( 00:00 ) - Episode teaser
( 00:44 ) - Guest Introduction - Harvey Newman
01:52 ) - The future of animation with AI
04:10 ) - AI Tools to simplify the research process for animators
( 06:21 ) - Keyframe VS Mockup - which will be disrupted first?
( 09:06 ) - Metahuman animation in UE5
( 11:09 ) - Main challenges for animators now and in the nearest future
( 12:09 ) - How to make original showreels
( 16:33 ) - Challenges of AAA production
( 19:21 ) - Setting up an animation department
( 21:54 ) - How to build cooperation between departments?
( 25:19 ) - How to establish a brief standard for animators?
( 26:40 ) - How to set your boundaries?
( 27:46 ) - Cooperation within the animation department
( 30:30 ) - The most common mistakes of animators
( 32:25 ) - How to stay inspired while cleaning up mock-ups
( 37:30 ) - Outro