THE OTHER DAN SAVAGE
Daniel Savage, not to be confused with Dan Savage the LGBT activist and writer, is one of my favorite designers and animators in our industry. He’s a bit of a maverick who has not only reinvented himself in terms of his portfolio and style but he has initiated beloved projects such as Yule Log and Mixed Parts, a Reddit style discussion forum for our industry.
Dan’s one of the most honest and sociable people I have met and I always enjoy getting into a discussion with him as he always has an insightful point of view when it comes to design and animation.
Join Dan and myself discuss a broad range of stuff over a cup of coffee together in my home town Austin, Texas. The episode was recorded out of the sound studio so keep that in mind while listening. Enjoy!
Daniel Savage | Ladybird Lake | Dan’s childhood | Percussion & Drumming | SUNY College | Punting on AOL, Warez Groups, Trolling | Chapter 3, Jens Karlsson, Vir2L, Gmunk, Mike Cina, Mike Young, You Work for Them, Enter the Dragon, Shilo | Cranbrook | Getting into MoGraph | Adam Gault | Nicktoons Animation Film Festival | Realizing character work is what we’re into | Scrapping together a reel | Animating his print assignments in school | First job at Comedy Central | Salih Abdul-Kareem | Freelancing | Super Fad: Seth Hulewat, Pierce Gibson | Getting bummed out on commercials | Helium Harvey | Colin Hesterly | Something Savage | 3 Legged Legs | Running 3 jobs and renting studio space | Michelle Higa Fox | Figuring shit out | Erica Gorochow | Gif Shop | Staying hungry | Joey Korenman | Finding a voice | Illustration | Abstracting the human form | Saul Bass, Paul Rand, Abner Graboff, Jerome Snyder | Art of subtraction | Doodle drums | 36 Days of Type | Narrow your range | Bringing estate and something together | Joaquin Torres Garcia | Ben Shahn | UPA | Mary Blair, Small World | Yule Log | Wondersauce | Yule Log jury | Burrito & Hot Sauce, TJ Sochor | Wishlist | Living our values | Thinking ahead | Geoff McFetridge | Pencil Factory | Dan’s sibling theory | Dan is sick of the word “mograph” | The word and title “director” | Traveling to recharge | Adam Gault | Jon Contino | Mixed Parts, Joshie Fishbein, Robbie Junge | Look See short film