About This Show
From Identity Visuals comes Animalators: curious conversations from the world of animation. On each episode, animator Zac Dixon sits down with members of the animation community to discuss life, art, business and the creative process.
Animalators is part of the Gradient Podcast Network, with new episodes released every other Friday.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 38: Jay Grandin Interviews Zac Dixon
Zac Dixon is the creative director at IV in Nashville, TN and also happens to be the host of this very podcast. During the conversation, our guest host, Jay Grandin, (creative director / owner of Giant Ant) and Zac talk about why he started Animalators, how he built up his studio in Nashville and his love for personal projects. Links: Twitter: twitter.com/zacdixon Website: Iv.studio Castle Rock Trailer: https://www.iv.studio/portfolio/castle-rock-teaser-trailer Highlights: -IV -Daughter on the way -Why Animalators -Band videos on tour -Why Nashville -Decentralization of animators -Full-time person in chicago -Learning from Animalators -Nashville was the reason for the switch to animation -Seven person team -Obsessed with finding something original -Having the longview -Bring in new talent and ideas -JJ Abrams projects -Intentionally debrief after seasons -Trying to be a voice of positivity -Not alone in your struggle -Future of IV & the podcast -Personal projects -Failing often allows you to succeed later -Dream Client: FX -Favorite Animated Film:Lion King, Song of The Sea