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A podcast about the pursuit of knowledge through interesting and engaging conversation, hosted by Agent Palmer. Released every other Tuesday.

Sep 5, 2023

Episode 105 features Will White, an animator, artist, writer, and video creator who not only has experience in the studio system for animation but also has had his hand in YouTube as well with his channel WillBits. We discuss how Will became an animator, creating videos and animations on YouTube, appeasing the algorithm, supporting independent creations, throwing away good stuff, and does everyone really has a story in them, and much much more…

Throughout the conversation, we discuss:

  • Will's Animation Story
  • Cartoons
  • A VHS trick to watch movies frame by frame
  • Pre-Flash and Flash
  • Do you have to draw?
  • Webtoons
  • Vtubers
  • Fixing, Editing, and Retakes
  • Webcomics
  • Growing from bad writing
  • Supporting the Independents
  • YouTube
  • VidCon
  • Algorithm
  • The tedium of animation
  • Everyone has a story
  • Execution matters
  • An exploitative system
  • Fans not fanatics
  • And much more

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You can also hear more Palmer occasionally on Our Liner Notes, a musical conversation podcast with host Chris Maier or as co-host of The Podcast Digest with Dan Lizette.

Music created and provided by Henno Heitur of Monkey Tongue Productions.

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