The animation editor discusses her journey to ‘lead’ editor, the ins and outs of her job and how social media plays a part in becoming a professional editor.
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 184 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.
Episode 184: How Stephanie Earley Became Lead Editor on Central Park
This episode features Central Park animation editor Stephanie Earley, whose credits also include The Awesomes and Bob’s Burgers. In this chat, Early shares her start as an assistant editor and how she worked her way up to lead, as well as the ins and outs of the job. In addition, she discusses what software studios use, how she makes cuts, and how editors get jobs in animation.
Tune in to Ibele and Earley to hear:
- How much social media plays is involved in becoming a professional animation editor
- The differences in editing different genres of animation
- How to do to become an in-demand animation editor
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.