This episode changes gears a bit with a talk from an Industry Veteran. Dimos Vrysellas started animating professionally at the age of 17 and its been the only trade hes ever known. Its been 25 years of making magic from pencils, seeing the rise of software, learning from some of best, and now starting passionate projects fueled mainly by willpower.
Currently, Dimos is working at AIC Movie Inc.as a Director on their first CG animated film. Hes also Director/Co Producer of The Ottoman animated short. Its co-produced by Luckbat Studios and Circus Ink Entertainment Ltd.
If that weren’t enough, Dimos teaches as well at Animation Mentor, getting a huge kick out of helping new aspiring animators find their way.
He shares a lot of valuable advice in his stories and ‘preaching’ about video reference/proper mechanics. You’ll also hear about an amazing ‘chance interview’ that lead to a major gig out of school and changed his life. So kick back where ever you are and hit play.
Below you’ll find more info about The Ottoman and Links from Episode topics.
The Ottoman Animated Short Film
“A legendary tournament. A brash mechanic determined to defeat a giant mechanical scorpion. And the wife and son caught in the middle.” – Luckbat Studios and Circus Ink Entertainment Ltd
This is just a teaser to the short film.
To earn all kinds of digital goodies, posters, shirts, and even a professional animation critique from Dimos himself check out the kickstarter link below.
The Ottoman Directing Team
Dimos Vrysellas – Animation Director/Co-Producer
(Left – Dimos, Right – Mike Stamm)
Links from the Episode
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