The artist and filmmaker discusses tips on impressing new clients, how to show confidence when something goes wrong, and what it’s like animating on a stop-motion TV show while pregnant.
Check out Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast, featuring a new podcast every week focusing on the stories of today’s animation professionals - how they got to where they are, and what they learned along the way. Now home to 157 episodes, the podcasts cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, game design, and more.
Guests have included Aaron Augenblick, the notorious JJ Villard, Spike & Mike’s Spike Decker, Disney Director John Musker, Sony Lead Animator Humberto Rosa, Cuphead’s Tina Nowracki, Frederator’s Fred Seibert, Tumble Leaf’s Scarlet Nelson, and many others from major animation studios all over the world.
His most recent interview is Episode 157: How Chelsea Lee Changed Up Careers From Professional Dancer To Stop-Motion Animator
This episode features Toronto/New York-based stop-motion animator and filmmaker Chelsea Lee. In the past Lee has worked with brands like Bank of America, Hennessy, and Pinterest, and productions like Ultra City Smiths, and Benny’s Mini World. In this chat Lee shares her journey from professional dancer into the art of animation.
Tune in to Ibele and Lee to hear:
- Lee's biggest tips to impress new clients
- How to show confidence when something goes wrong (and you don’t know what you’re doing)
- What it was like being pregnant and animating on a stop-motion television show
Ibele, himself a stop-motion animator (see AWN’s Fresh Takes piece on his whimsical short, The Silly Duck Wizard, deftly digs into all manner of topics, encouraging interviewees to share insights and opinions on a wide range of topics like pitching shows, marketing your work online, key skills studios look for when they bring on talent in storyboarding, vizdev, character design and animation.
In 2018, Ibele, who lives in Toronto, decided to quit his career as a Marketer and pursue his love for animation. Since then, he’s become well known for his viral animation productions, which include the previously mentioned Silly Duck Wizard, which is how AWN first came to know him and his work.