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Podcast EP79: David Rocco Facchini On How to Follow A Career in Storytelling

The storyteller, stop-motion animator, and founder of #MoStopMo shares his insights on how to pursue a career in narrative projects.

Take a moment to head over to Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast, home now to 79 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 79: David Rocco Facchini On How To Follow A Career In Storytelling (and Stop Motion Too)

This episode features storyteller, stop motion animator, and founder of #MoStopMo, David Rocco Facchini, who shares how to pursue a career in narrative projects.

You’ll also learn:

  • How to take control of your Neanderthal brain to tell more captivating stories
  • The secret to bringing attention to your narrative projects
  • How to get involved in the #MoStopMo stop motion mentorship program

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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.