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Podcast EP 249: Ben Osroosh & Making Motion Control Rigs and Winders for Stop-Motion

LA-based Iranian stop-motion artist discusses his move from Iran to the U.S., his unexpected entry into stop-motion animation and his recently launched Motion Control Kit’s capabilities.

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 248 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.

Podcast EP 249: Ben Osroosh & Custom-Making Motion Control Rigs and Winders for Stop-Motion

This episode features stop-motion artist Ben Oscroosh, who, originally from Iran, now lives and works in Los Angeles. In recent years, Osroosh has become known for his mastery and construction of stop-motion rigging devices. After nearly two years of development, Oscroosh has launched his Motion Control Kit, which connects to any rig or winder and is synced with Dragonframe software to automate different types of stop-motion movements.

Tune in to Ibele and Osroosh to hear:

  • Why Osroosh moved from Iran to the U.S.
  • The unexpected way Osroosh stumbled into stop-motion.
  • The complete capabilities of his Motion Control Kit.

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

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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.

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.