December 7, 2013 @ 6:21 am

Flipped Podcast #9: Celine Kiernan

Welcome to Episode 9 of Flipped with traditional feature film animator and award-winning author, Celine Kiernan. Celine worked on many features at the Don Bluth studio in Dublin, including Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven and Anastasia and she chats about getting into animation, working in Dublin and Phoenix, starting her own studio and her writing career.

Podcast Contents

00:00 - Intro
01:09 - Interview start - Starting out zoetropes and going to Dun Laoghaire
03:58 - Applying to Sullivan Bluth and getting a hair cut
06:19 - The Dublin studio - learning the craft
13:19 - The Phoenix studio 
16:01 - Animation Process - reference vs rotoscope
20:44 - Back to Ireland - Pigs in the Attic and email
24:30 - Sudden end of 2D animation
30:25 - On writing 
32:23 - How to feel about your work and never looking back
39:18 - Outro


To find out more about Celine's artwork and books visit her website

All Dogs Go To Heaven



Help! I'm A Fish

Laura's Star


Rotoscoping is an animation technique in which animators trace over (usually live action) footage, frame by frame.

Photo stats (in this context) are the individual frames/photos of live action that have been printed out and mounted on animation paper

We wanted to say a special thanks to Celine for taking the time to talk to us.

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