Animation : Stop-Motion: How to Get Into the Business? by Wilson Diebold

Wilson Diebold

Stop-Motion: How to Get Into the Business?

I just graduated college, and my passion is stop-motion animation. How does one get their foot through the door when the pickings for stop-motion animators are so slim?

Debbie Croysdale

Get yourself out there! Earlier up in the lounge you posted a fun take on spaghetti westerns, throwing in the wild card of Klaus Kinski. (Scandinavian bad boy as opposed to Marlon Brando). It's still fresh in my memory, so you need to get your work to people whom you need to remember it. Why not make a small micro animation film, and enter it in relevant category at film festivals. Some festivals have animation or cartoon category, or enter an animation in children's section without the adult themes.

Wilson Diebold

Thanks Debbie, that definitely helps.

Regina Lee

I'm in live action development, so please take this advice with a grain of salt. I'd suggest locating yourself in LA or London, maybe Toronto or Vancouver or San Fran, and starting as an assistant/intern/apprentice. I'm sure you have a better handle on animation studios than I do.

Laurie Ashbourne

Debbie is right and if you haven't already get in touch with LAIKA, see if they take interns.

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