The independent stop-motion animator shares tips on leveraging social media, the challenges of running her own business and what the future holds for her ‘felt’ animation career.
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 218 episodes, the podcasts cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, and game design. Guests have included returning guest 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.
This episode features independent stop-motion felt animator Andrea Love, who shares how she has gained over two million followers on Instagram. She dives into all the ins and outs of running her own animation business and working with brands like Candy Crush, Hulu, and Laika.
Tune in to Ibele and Love to hear:
- Love’s top tips to leveraging social media
- How Love pushed through the lulls to find her success
- Where Love’s felt career is taking her next
Ibele has begun to publish the interviews as videos as well – you can find previous interviews here!
- Follow Love on Instagram
- Follow Love on TikTok
- Follow Love on YouTube
- Check out Love’s website
- Take Love’s new course on Domestika
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 A.W.N. first came to know him and his work.