The Dutch animator/student discusses the skillset learned from hand-drawn animation, her animation process from start to finish, and how she went about getting into the famous Paris-based school.
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 169 episodes, the podcasts cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, and game design.
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 169: Gobelins Student Lava Hijzelaar's Process to Pencil & Paper Animation
This episode features Dutch animator Lava Hijzelaar, a current student at the Gobelins in Paris. In this chat, Hijzelaar shares how she got accepted as an international student into the renowned school, and how she was able to completely skip her first year. Hijzelaar will also explain why she began to prefer pencil and paper to digital animation and the benefits she has found from using that method.
Tune in to Ibele and Hijzelaar to hear:
- Three skills pencil and paper animation teach you that digital does not
- Hijzelaar’s entire animation process from start to finish
- The conference she attended that changed her life (and got her accepted into Gobelins)
- Follow Hizjelaar on Instagram
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.