The Adult Swim and Cartoon Network animation director discusses developing and marketing an animation tool inspired by his love of animated indie music videos.
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 209 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, Frederator’s Fred Seibert, Tumble Leaf’s Scarlet Nelson, and many others from major animation studios all over the world.
Episode 209: Adam Fuchs And His New Animation App Called PX12
This chat features Adam Fuchs, an Animation Director at Adult Swim & Cartoon Network, who shares how his love for animating indie music videos led to developing an animation app called PX12. If you’re wondering what it takes to develop your own app, Fuchs dives into how he found and teamed up with a developer, the type of investment it took to build, and what he’s learned about marketing it on the App Store.
Tune in to Ibele and Fuchs to hear:
- Two need-to-know animation tips Fuchs learned from Richard Williams himself
- What makes PX12 different from other animation apps
- How to get indie music video clients for your animations
Ibele has begun to publish the interviews as videos as well – you can find previous interviews here!
- Check out PX12’s website
- Watch PX12 tutorials on YouTube
- Follow PX12 on Instagram
- Check out Fuchs’ website
- Follow Fuchs 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.
Learn more about Ibele’s work and podcast by visiting terryibele.com. You can find all The Animation Podcast episodes on his Soundcloud site: https://soundcloud.com/animation-podcast
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.