Podcast co-hosts discuss how they got down to it and started their show’s 1st episode, how the duo met, and Yang’s plans to teach kids stop-motion animation.
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 172 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 172: Fu Yang and Johnny Knittle On How They Created The Nice Shorts Animation Podcast
This episode features the Nice Shorts animation podcast co-hosts Fu Yang and Johnny Knittle. Along with interviewing animators on their short film process, Yang is an award-winning stop-motion, 2D animator, and Knittle is a music composer who focuses his talents on concert hall works and animated short films. In their chat, Yang and Knittle share what it’s like behind the scenes of running an animation podcast and the ins and outs of their careers.
Tune in to Yang, Knittle, and Ibele to hear:
- How they started their first episode.
- Yang’s plan to teach stop-motion animation to kids.
- How Yang and Knittle met.
- Follow Knittle on Instagram
- Check out Knittle’s website
- Follow Knittle on Twitter
- Check out Yang’s website
- Follow Yang 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.