Thursday, June 11, 2020

Ep 8 - What is The Animation Minute?

In the making since March 2018! Finally got around to follow through with it. Starting a new weekly series! What is it? It's your one-stop weekly overview of all things animation!

Check out the first of many episodes on my Youtube Channel:

(this is a straight audio rip from this Youtube clip since it doesn't contain any visuals)

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Ep 7 - Industry Advice for Graduating Animation Students - Pro Tips

It's a tough industry to break in and a tough industry to stay in. Be mindful of the pitfalls, especially when you transition from student to professional. This episode will hopefully include tips that will make navigating these waters easier.

(this is a straight audio rip from my Youtube clip since it doesn't contain any visuals)

Monday, March 23, 2020

Ep 6 - Oculus Quest for Animation

Today's episode centers around VR, when I first discovered it, the different headsets I used and how I'm absolutely loving the Oculus Quest.

If you want to see an unboxing clip then head over to my channel and check out the "Oculus Quest for Animation".

Today is also the day of Half-Life:Alyx! I'm going to play it tonight and fold my impressions into the MSI Prestige Desktop review, which should be on my channel in the next few days!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Ep 5 - The Year of Coronavirus

So much has changed in the world within the last few weeks! I hope everybody is safe out there and has the means to stay safe. It's affecting so many aspects of life and the animation industry is going through changes just like everybody else.

How has your experience been? Do you have any tips for the people who are working from home now for their first time?

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Ep 4 - The Pitfalls of the Animation Industry - Pros and Cons

The animation industry can be tough. It's important for you to research this field and listen to artists like Janet Chan who've had negative experiences. They're valid and they're important.

At no point am I saying she is wrong for saying what she's saying; I thought I was clear about that in my clip but the comments and reactions since my Youtube clip has been uploaded are interesting to say the least, so let me state it again: she is not wrong and her opinions are valid, my experience is on the other side of the spectrum from staying at one company for a long time, separate from her experience with my own set of context (how did I get there, how did I manage to stay there for so long, the help I got along the way in form of connections, privilege, etc.).

So here are my subjective thoughts regarding her post and why I did NOT quit this industry:

Here's the Cartoon Brew article:
Cartoon Brew

Direct Link to Janet Chan's clip: WHY I QUIT MY JOB AT DISNEY (Storyboard Artist)

Here's what I tell my students during their first class: For New Animators: DON’T DO IT!

Here's the clip you just heard but in video form:
The Pitfalls of the Animation Industry - Pros and Cons

Monday, January 13, 2020

Ep 3 - What is my Online Animation Workshop?

It is the year 2020 and time to update my overview of the Spungella Animation Workshop.

So, what is my workshop?

It's an animation workshop where you can submit your work for 16 submissions.

You can sign up at any time - today, tomorrow, whenever you want.

You can start whenever you want - you can start right after the sign up or whenever it works for you.

You can submit whenever you want: - once a week, twice a week, once every few weeks, take a break, etc. - the schedule is flexible and tailored towards your needs

Submissions cover beginner to advanced animation levels, it doesn't matter if you're starting with a bouncing ball, or if you're working on a pantomime shot, lip sync, creature work, single shots, sequences, demo reel evaluation, etc.
If you're new I can also create a suggested exercise list for you.

I can review one shot of yours over the course of 16 submissions, or each submission is a new shot, a mix of that, etc. totally up to you.

Reviews are video critiques.You can check out the playlist of my critiques on my Youtube channel:
Animation Workshop Playlist

The uploads also serve as archives, not just new signups, meaning some clips are old and no full run through of the clip is available.

You don't have to have your critique online, a lot of the workshoppers keep things private. You can have it online and I will put "anonymous" in the title instead of your name, or have it private until you're done and then release the critiques online - it's all optional to you.

All of this costs $500 via Paypal.

More questions? Check out the FAQ link, post a comment, email me (, etc.

So, recap!

- Sign up at any time
- Start whenever you want
- Flexible schedule for submissions
- 16 submissions
- Beginner to advanced animators
- $500 paid via Paypal

You can also watch the video version of the overview on my Youtube channel:
What is my Online Animation Workshop? - 2020 Update

Thanks for listening!


The Podcast is available on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic and Stitcher.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ep 2 - Who am I and how did I get here?

Episode 2 is all about me! Kinda. Where am I from, how did I get into animation, when, and where, etc. etc. a little bit about myself and who's behind this Swiss accent. And no, despite the intro, I did not go into my love for chocolate, it shall remain a mystery!! If you want more visuals, here's the Youtube version of my quick intro:

 Youtube - Who am I?

Thanks for listening!


The Podcast is available on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic and Stitcher.