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.
Castle Rock Trailer: https://www.iv.studio/portfolio/castle-rock-teaser-trailer
-Daughter on the way
-Band videos on tour
-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
-Failing often allows you to succeed later
-Dream Client: FX
-Favorite Animated Film:Lion King, Song of The Sea
-What does your family think you do: Guitar playing
-Animalators: A red tailed hawk
On this week’s mini episode, Zac shares about our new Animalator product: limited edition t-shirts featuring the animalators designed by our guests. For our first t-shirt, we chose Justyna Stasik’s hermit crab (Ep. 36)!
To check out the t-shirt go to iv.studio/store. Fifty percent of all the profits go to the artist, while the other half goes to help support the costs associated with running Animalators. We are thankful for your support and are excited to continue cultivating community within the world of Animation.