The London-based 2D animator offers up some tips for using ‘TVPaint’ for 2D animation and discusses his journey to social media fame and how he gets gigs with big clients.
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 161 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, Former Frederator head Fred Seibert, Tumble Leaf’s Scarlet Nelson, and many others from major animation studios all over the world.
His most recent interview is Episode 161: How Independent Animator Jeremy Nixon Manufactures Social Media Fame
This episode features London-based 2D animator Jeremy Nixon of Instagram and TikTok fame. Over the years Nixon has worked with brands like Amazon Prime, Dell, and Modern Wolf to create animated loops, music videos, and game trailers. In this chat he shares his climb to social media fame and his strategy to make it as an independent animator.
Tune in to Ibele and Nixon to hear:
- Nixon’s social media strategy
- How Nixon gets gigs with big clients
- Nixon’s tips for using “TVPaint” for 2D animation
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.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.