The animator, writer, story editor, set designer and founder of Tiny Lion animation studio shares how to polish your pitch, connect with studios to deliver it – and what it’s like when you succeed.
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The webcomic creator shares how he teamed up with Dan Harmon to make his viral Instagram IP into a streaming sensation, which he monetized via merchandise such as t-shirts, plushies and a book.
Vassey shares her journeys, including how she crossed the bridge from TV and feature animation to CG gaming and what skill level is needed to be a technical artist; also learn about the short she’s currently producing.
The 2D animator discusses what industry experience completely changed his view of animation, how he is improving his character performance and building a social media presence for his new short - a work in progress funded via Kickstarter.
The CG animator, NOT known for his CG work, talks stop-motion animation, NFTs and where he’s going with his red blob creation, Tomba.
The animators discuss how independent paths brought them together at Phil Tippet’s studio and how their mutual trust prompted them to launch their own business - together.
The LA-based animator discusses the challenges of running his own studio and dives into the realities of self-producing a stop-motion short inspired by his journey through cancer treatment.
The independent stop-motion animator shares tips on leveraging social media, the challenges of running her own business and what the future holds for her ‘felt’ animation career.
The artist reveals what it takes to build a studio from scratch, how to sell and pitch an animated TV show, and how to start a career as a producer.
The artist turned animator shares her journey from Spain to Germany to New York in pursuit of an art career and how that path led her to a career in animation.
The animator shares fast-track stop-motion skills for beginners and discusses how anyone, in any situation, can pursue their dream career.
The Canadian-based Pomelo Studio owner discusses his shift from advertising to animation and how he is switching up the traditional studio business model.
The animator, director, and producer returns to discuss his pivot from adult animation to kids and the 4-year journey bringing his educational kids series from concept to fruition – now on PBS Kids.
The independent animator, filmmaker, and freelance storyboard artist shares his journey from studio life to freelance life – and what it took to get there.
The career animator turned educator reflects on student life at VFS, the school’s investment in its animation studio and how students have changed over the last 10 years.
The Canadian-born artist discusses coming to the U.S. to pursue his career, tips on excelling in TV animation, and if schooling has helped him along the way.
The Adult Swim and Cartoon Network animation director discusses developing and marketing an animation tool inspired by his love of animated indie music videos.
The writer, artist, and current animation history professor at RISD discusses his book, ‘The Disney Revolt: The Great Labor War of Animation's Golden Age.’
The 2D animator discusses how she creates hand-drawn animation, shares a behind-the-scenes look at her short ‘Syrenka: Legend of the Warsaw Mermaid,’ and talks about the team of women she assembled to help bring her project to life.
The Auckland-based art director and background supervisor discusses the challenges of finding freelance work and building a career in animation in NZ, and shares how he subsequently helped in MukPuddy animation studio’s evolution from a small group to a roster of over 50.
Vancouver-based 2D animation director shares his journey from Lithuania to Israel and finally Vancouver in pursuit of an artistic career.
The Italian animator, whose work includes title sequences for ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Amend,’ and ‘The Last of Us,’ shares her journey from freelance animator in Italy to creative director at Elastic in the U.S.
The director, filmmaker, and Bent Image Lab Studio founder shares everything about the stopmo animation technique he created and how it will continue to live on as a unique art form.
Microverse Studios CEO and ‘mechanism of action’ animation producer shares how he discovered this niche field of animation, started his own company, and uses AI tools to create visuals for microscopic function animations.