The artist reveals how quitting her job and deconstructing appliances led to a full-time career in stop-motion.
Take a moment to head over to Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast, home now to 121 in-depth interviews he’s done with a very cool selection of artists from animation and related industries. With a new podcast every week, Ibele is dedicated to sharing the stories of today’s animation professionals - how they got to where they are, and what they learned along the way. Episodes cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, game design, and more. Guests have included 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.
His most recent interview is Episode 121: Stop-Motion Animator dina Amin & How She Built Her Career from Scratch In Egypt
This episode features Egyptian stop-motion animator dina Amin, who reveals how quitting her job and deconstructing appliances led to a full-time career in stop-motion.
Tune in to Ibele and Amin to hear:
- How to make it as a stop motion animator in Egypt
- What you need to give up to truly follow something you love
- What Amin does to get new client work
- Check out Amin's Skillshare course
- Check out Amin's website
- Check out Amin's YouTube
- Follow Amin 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.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.