Check out Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast, featuring a new podcast every week focusing on the stories of today’s animation professionals – how they got to where they are and what they learned along the way. Now home to 221 episodes, the podcasts cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, and game design. Guests have included returning guest Aaron Augenblick; the notorious JJ Villard; Spike & Mike’s Spike Decker; Disney Director John Musker; Sony Lead Animator Humberto Rosa; Frederator’s Fred Seibert; Tumble Leaf’s Scarlet Nelson; and many others from major animation studios all over the world.
Podcast EP 221: Tomas Barrenechea on Creating Stop-Motion NFTs
This episode features Argentinian CG animator Tomas Barrenechea, whose online reputation has nothing to do with CG animation; instead, he’s known for a fun Claymation character named Tomba, a red blob with two eyes and a mouth. Over the past three years, Barrenechea has learned to animate in stop-motion, built a small home studio, gained a growing online following for Tomba’s short antics – and even turned them into NFTs.
Tune in to Ibele and Barrenechea to hear:
- How to create and sell stop-motion animation as NFTs
- Where Barrenechea plans on taking the concept of Tomba
- The stop-motion skills that translate into CG animation and vice versa.
Ibele has begun to publish the interviews as videos as well – you can find previous interviews here!
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 A.W.N. first came to know him and his work.