This episode of the Animation Industry Podcast features Maximilian Lopez, stop motion animator on Tumble Leaf and Founder of Apartment D Films on how to get stop motion client work.
You’ll also learn:
*How Max worked his way from painting a bathroom during his first internship to owning his own studio
*How to entice clients to take on stop motion projects
*A whole lot of really really really really solid business advice for anyone who wants to become a professional animator
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Maximilian Lopez is a stop motion executive producer, director, animator and armature machinist from New Jersey. He has worked on films such as Hell and Back (his first job), Anomalisa, Wendell and Wild and recently Bubbles, but he cut his teeth on the 13 time Emmy Award winning series Tumble Leaf. Max studied animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology under Tom Gasek where he met his creative/business partner Sean Malony. After graduation he went home for two weeks to say goodbye to my family before moving to Los Angeles with Sean, where he’s been ever since (7 years)! On Tumble Leaf Max learned the ins and outs of producing a high craft series, and creating a studio culture that pushes artists to grow and do their best work. After 4 years Max left Tumble Leaf with his business partner to create a studio of his own! In the two and a half years since Apartment Ds founding, they’ve brought on another partner, Cami Kwan, amassed millions of views on YouTube, and recently negotiated their largest contract to date!