The artist shares how he got his start in stop-motion and CG, worked his way up in the animation world, and is now making a name for himself on social media.
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The self-taught animator discusses his transition from working on commercials to self-publishing his own work - creating funny stop-motion videos for kids - on YouTube.
Recent Sheridan College grad Dorsa Bidhendi discusses how her portfolio landed her a job fresh out of school, the advantages of having an animation vs. fine arts degree, and what exactly she does as a storyboard revisionist.
Industry veteran Ryan Summers discusses how he got his start and his advice for compiling a portfolio to get a job and kickstart a career in motion design.
Hear about Fong’s decision to pursue a major career change that will catapult him from the world of global supply chains to the world of animation and his ‘shotgun’ approach to making it happen.
Hear about the app's development (it began as a side project), its evolution into a tool used by millions, and why it’s become a starting point for many 2D animators.
The studio’s technical director describes his journey from Canada to Japan and what it's like working there; he talks about pitching his project, working with the studio to get the project funded and produced, and marketing it for sale as a series.
Podcast co-hosts discuss how they got down to it and started their show’s 1st episode, how the duo met, and Yang’s plans to teach kids stop-motion animation.
The freelance illustrator and motion graphics designer describes his journey from the world of ballet to the world of animation, what coursework he chose to learn his craft, and how he determines what to charge for his services.
The Nickelodeon director/producer discusses his path to success from young actor to director of some of Nick’s biggest shows and the mentality he adopted to get there; he also shares the storyboarding process for the live-action/animated hybrid series he currently produces.
The Dutch animator/student discusses the skillset learned from hand-drawn animation, her animation process from start to finish, and how she went about getting into the famous Paris-based school.
Animators Stephen Belford, Anna Harestad, Heather Little, and Tawny Therrien discuss the challenges they overcame creating a stop-motion animated film during the pandemic while working remotely.
The animator discusses what prompted him to pick up and leave the U.S. to pursue a career in the South Korean stop-motion industry, what the industry is like there, and how he keeps connected to US-based projects from abroad.
The storyboard artist and filmmaker discusses how he made the leap from animation supervisor to his storyboard artist, how to self-fund your film and what mentality is needed to reinvent yourself.
The animation duo discusses how they broke into the industry, what it took to launch Chubby Beagle animation studio, and how they funded their Drag Queen superhero film.
The Lobo partner and executive producer discusses his journey from Brazil to the USA and how he prioritized risky career movies to become the producer he is today; he shares skills to attract new opportunities, and advice on how to break into animation producing and rise in the ranks.
Spire Studios’ creative director, development discusses climbing the corporate animation ladder, a must have skill to attract new opportunities, and how to develop the confidence to forge your own path.
The stop-motion animator discusses the change in mindset that allowed him to leave his job after 15 years to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional filmmaker.
The London-based 2D animator offers up some tips for using ‘TVPaint’ for 2D animation and discusses his journey to social media fame and how he gets gigs with big clients.
The independent stop-motion animator discusses how he grew his YouTube following, how he manages to get brand deals, and what goes into the creation of figure stop-motion animation.
The Spanish illustrator and 2D/stop-motion animator discusses the journey she took to Canada to pursue her animation career, how she found work, and her ultimate decision to return to Spain.
The artist and animator shares how he got his original series off the ground, thoughts on self-taught learning vs. animation school, and how to improve your own art.
The artist and filmmaker discusses tips on impressing new clients, how to show confidence when something goes wrong, and what it’s like animating on a stop-motion TV show while pregnant.
The 3D animator, artist, and director discusses how to brand yourself to get noticed, how he broke away from the mainstream industry to do his own thing, and the post that made his work go viral.