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36 – Designing Tabletop games. From idea to publisher pitch with Jeff Hunt

Jeff Hunt makes tabletop games. Not just any table top games. Epic 250 piece games for 6 people to play for a couple hours kind of games. The craziest part is that he does it after his full-time job and it was the first game he decided to design.  In today’s chat with Jeff we…

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35 – Reaching an End vs Being Finished

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/35 – When a project is over you have to decide if it’s reached an end or if it’s finished. Is it something you can come back to later if you want or are you just going to wipe your hands and move on.

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34 – Games and stories and so much more with Steve Ogden

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/34 – Steve Ogden is a serial creative with a long string of projects behind him: A book of short stories, an animated short, online graphic novel and web comics. All of these while working full time in the games industry at Cyan Interactive on the Myst family of games and currently at Firaxis games,…

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33 – How to keep a project going.

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/33 – It’s been a few days or a couple weeks and you are moving along on your project like you haven’t done in a while. It feels great. You’re happy and you reach your flow state and time flies by in a blur you pack up for the night and sleep like a baby….

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32 – Break it down to get it done. Making video games with Karyl Gilbertson.

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/32 – Karyl Gilbertson is a web designer and dad who is creating a video game in his spare time. In today’s interview we talk about his little trick for getting to work on his project even when he doesn’t feel like it and how breaking his project into smaller chunks allowed him to get…

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31 – The Blessed Unrest

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/31 – That curiosity that drove you in the beginning can sometimes stop you in your tracks or keep you in a comfortable place once you get to a certain level of skill. What do you do when your blessed unrest is feeling more like a curse? 

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30 – Learn from reference. Learn from others. Learn from teaching. – Jackie Koehler – Animator

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/30 – This week’s interview is with Jackie Koehler. Jackie is an animator and she loves what she does. She loves doing it and she loves learning about it. Most recently she just finished as lead animator for the character of La Muerta in film The Book Of Life. While she’s worked on some pretty…

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29 – The Fear Of Done

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/29 – You’re at the end of a project. You only have a few little things left to do. But for some reason you can’t get to it. Everything is suddenly more important. You are experiencing the … Fear Of Done.  Today’s episode we talk about what could cause the Fear Of Done and a…

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28 – Reach your goal and continue learning – Andrew Ford – Animator

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/28 – Andrew Ford just finished his latest professional project as a lead animator on the movie The Book Of Life. His path to being an animator on feature films was somewhat winding but always with that final goal in mind. Once he reached that goal he didn’t rest on his accomplishments. Not only does…

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27 – Get done. Move on.

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/27 – Are you still working on that thing? You know that thing you’ve had in your head all this time. That thing that is just about right but just needs a little more work. You know, *that* thing.  

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