The NoRights Podcast: S5E12 – Animation Retreat

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This week Ian and Ben are joined by the return of Nate and the later appearance of Doug to discuss retreats inspired by the Oceanmaker’s Production.

But first Ian brings us today’s headlines.

Trendy Entertainment suing Ark: Survival Evolved studio over non-compete clause

Netflix throttles video on AT&T and Verizon to keep users under data caps

Stealthy malware targeting air-gapped PCs leaves no trace of infection

YouTube may run with its own live-video app

Valve Makes It Easier to Change Your Steam Controller’s Design

Then Ben shares a few headlines of his own.

Microsoft deletes ‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours

Nintendo refutes rumors, claims Wii U production will continue into next year


‘Lego Batman Movie’ teaser trailer takes us inside the brick Batcave

Moving onto the main topic, Ben shares the article Watch Animated Short ‘The OceanMaker’, Learn How a Tropical Retreat Made This Film. Lucas Martell took the crew of the film to a Caribbean island for six weeks to work on the short. They even produced a YouTube behind the scenes series chronicling the experience.

This leads to a series of questions. Is an animation retreat a good way to network, learn new skills, and relax or can it be a good production environment? There are plenty of artist retreats and getaways out there, but how would one work for animation? World Animation Retreat is a weekend. Would it make more sense to run such an event as a nonprofit?

Finally, everybody hunkers down to play some King of the Hill trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

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