The director, filmmaker, and Bent Image Lab Studio founder shares everything about the stopmo animation technique he created and how it will continue to live on as a unique art form.
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 203 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.
This episode features the creator of strata cut stop-motion animation, David Daniels, who shares everything you ever wanted to know about the art form. Director, filmmaker, and co-founder of Portland-based Bent Image Lab studio, Daniels has, over the years, made strata cut animations for notable clients, including Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Sesame Street, and MTV.
Tune in to Ibele and Daniels to hear:
- How to make your own strata cut animation
- Who’s willing to pay for strata cut animation
- How strata cut will live on as a unique art form
Ibele has begun to publish the interviews as videos as well – you can find previous interviews here!
- Follow Daniels on Instagram
- Check out the Strata Cut website
- Watch a 3-minute visualization of different strata cuts here or below:
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.