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Podcast EP 196: Pattama Homrod and Building an Animation Career in Thailand

The mixed media artist, stop-motion and 2D animator shares her career journey, including her schooling and how she navigated opportunities to branch off as a freelancer.

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 196 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.

PODCAST EP 196: Pattama Homrod and Building an Animation Career in Thailand

This episode features Pattama Homrod, a mixed media artist from Thailand specializing in stop-motion and 2D animation. She is known for her cute films like Little Miss Dungjai, Autumn Was Here, and Heads Up!. In this chat, she shares the journey in Thailand that got her into animation, including job opportunities in the industry and how she has been able to branch off to follow a freelance career.

Ibele has begun to publish the interviews as videos as well – you can find previous interviews here!

Tune in to Ibele and Hemrod to hear:

  • What type of school Homrod went to in Thailand in pursuit of a career in animation
  • What the animation industry is like in Thailand
  • What skills allowed Homrod to follow a path as a freelancer

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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.

Learn more about Ibele’s work and podcast by visiting You can find all The Animation Podcast episodes on his Soundcloud site:

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.