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500 employee layoff at Dreamworks, The Oatmeal Kickstarter ‘Exploding Kittens’ raises 3mil dollars in 3 days

 


Layoffs, lawsuits, and cats — OH MY! Stephen and Rob talk about the tough subjects of foreign VFX subsidies and the troubles fighting them, the abrupt closing of PDI/Dreamworks Redwood City campus, and a Kickstarter campaign so ridiculously popular it brings up the topic of how democratic is the internet really. But with all the negative subjects, we also got a few questions from you listeners so we end on some positive thoughts! Oh also, it’s my (Stephen) birthday and we totally didn’t mention it once… so there’s that. Enjoy!


 

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(1:32:55)   QUESTIONS: start with one from Andrés Eduardo
(1:49:38)   … and another from Kelli

 
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About Stephen Brooks

Stephen Brooks
Stephen Brooks is a freelance animator in NYC that specializes in a hand-drawn style. Being a professional since 2005, he also produces indie shorts with self-made music, sound fx & voices. Lately Stephen has taken to introducing others to animation with production VLOGs, a podcast, instructional videos and is writing a book on traditional principles in a digital world. View his animation work www.rubberonion.com

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