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Podcast EP145: Adam Rosenberg and the Most Ambitious Pixilation Project Ever

The indie filmmaker, director, editor, and animator discusses his current production, ‘Alphabetical Athleticalz,’ which just might be the most ambitious pixilation project ever.

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 144 episodes, the podcasts cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, game design, and more.

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.

The most recent is Episode 145: Adam Rosenberg and the Most Ambitious Pixilation Project Ever

This episode features Adam Rosenberg, a filmmaker, director, editor, and animator living in Colorado. He’s directed and animated on dozens of music videos, commercials, and short films - in fact his work has screened at nearly 100 festivals worldwide. His current production, Alphabetical Athleticalz, just might be the most ambitious pixilation project ever, and in this chat he’s going to share all the behind-the-scenes on how it’s coming together.

Tune in to Ibele and Rosenberg to hear:

  • Five surprising tips to take your pixelation to the next level
  • Where Rosenberg has gotten funding to make his short films
  • The number one thing that has contributed to Rosenberg's success as an independent animator

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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.

Learn more about Ibele’s work and podcast by visiting You can find all The Animation Podcast episodes on his Soundcloud site

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.