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Podcast EP98: Nico Colaleo's Journey to Become an Animation Editor and Creator of ‘Ollie & Scoops’

The artist discusses the ins and outs of what an editor for animation does, and what it takes to produce a new episode each month of his own indie show.

Take a moment to head over to Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast, home now to 103 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 98: Nico Colaleo's Journey to Becoming An Animation Editor & Creating Ollie & Scoops

This episode features Nico Colaleo who shares the ins and outs of what an editor for animation does. He also reveals how he started his own indie show, Ollie & Scoops, and the resources it takes to pump out an episode each month.

Tune in to Ibele and Colaleo to hear:

  • How much each episode of Ollie & Scoops costs to make
  • The #1 skill you need to be successful at editing
  • The daily life of an animation editor

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Watch Ollie and Scoops on YouTube 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 www.terryibele.com. You can find all The Animation Podcast episodes on his Soundcloud site: https://soundcloud.com/animation-podcast.

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

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