Hear about the app's development (it began as a side project), its evolution into a tool used by millions, and why it’s become a starting point for many 2D animators.
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 174 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 174: FlipaClip Founder Marcos Meson and How the App Came to Be.
This episode features Marcos Meson, one of the founders of the 2D animation app FlipaClip. Meson shares how FlipaClip, which he started as a side project with his brothers, grew into the app that is now used by millions. He also shares what it was like building the team from scratch, how he’s created an active international animation community and plans for the future of the app.
Tune in to Forrest and Ibele to hear:
- How schools are using FlipaClip
- Why social media influencers are turning to 2D
- Why FlipaClip is the entry app for so many 2D animators
- Follow FlipaClip 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.