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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.
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Now displaying: August, 2018

Animalators: curious conversations from the world of animation

Aug 10, 2018

Lisha Tan is a Creative Director at The Mill in Los Angeles, CA. In the episode, we chatted about The Story of O.J., reading YouTube comments and managing creative limitations as a director.

 

Links:

Portfolio: http://www.themill.com/portfolio/filter/collection/103/lisha-tan

The Mill: http://www.themill.com/

Lilchotchke: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lilchotchke

Resolution Design: http://www.resolutiondesign.com.au/

The Pirates of Somalia: https://imdb.to/2M955Gd

 

Notes:

-The Mill LA

-Mill+

-Project processes

-The Story of O.J.

-Jay Z

-Reading YouTube comments when a job goes out

-Giving and receiving notes as creative director

-Communicating vision on a project

-Transition to creative direction

-Coaching character animators

-Personal pitching process

-The Mill’s internal resources

-Pitching vs. pre-production

-Lisha’s process of ideation

-Managing creative limitations as a director

-Lilchotchke Ceramics

-Lisha’s mentors

-Resolution Design

-The Pirates of Somalia

-Developing personal style

-Favorite animated film: Spirited Away

-What do the people you love think you do at work all day?: I don’t they know--messing around with cartoons.

-Animalator: A little hybrid cat-thing because people tell me sometimes I’m like a cat.  

 

**Note: The Mill worked with JAY-Z, Roc Nation and Director Mark Romanek via Anonymous Content to create the animated music video for ‘The Story of O.J.’

 

Lisha and The Mill artists realized JAY-Z’s vision using a combination of hand-drawn cel animation, computer graphics, and painted backgrounds, collaborating with Titmouse to animate the original characters.

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