The artist shares how he got his start in stop-motion and CG, worked his way up in the animation world, and is now making a name for himself on social media.
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 179 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 179: Stop Motion & CG Animator Justin Rasch
This chat features Rasch, a stop-motion and CG animator who has worked on stop-motion productions, including ParaNorman and Kubo and the Two Strings, and CG productions like Blizzard’s Overwatch and World of Warcraft shorts. He shares how he got his start, worked his way up in the animation world, and is now making a name for himself on social media.
Tune in to Ibele and Rasch to hear:
- What compels Rasch’s perfectionism in everything he does
- The career benefits of having a lot of social media followers
- The lesson learned by rushing a shot and how it brought his entire career forward
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.