This chat features stop motion animator Ian Boone, who shares the story of how he got an internship at Laika, twice, and then got to work on Amazon Prime’s TumbleLeaf.
He also shares:
*Tips to animate what a character is thinking
*A simple switch in mindset that will improve your animation performance 10x
*The simple trick that will get you animating twice as fast
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Ian is a stop motion animator from Louisville Kentucky. Ian was an animator on JibJab Bro’s Ask the Storybots, and Amazon Prime’s Tumbleleaf. Currently he is animating on Henry Selick’s Wendell and Wild. On top of this, he is very proud to have used his stop motion skills to further environmental advocacy through the Save the Dells Arizona and Raptors and the Solution projects. Besides stop motion, Ian loves to play the banjo.