Cinzia Angelini is a veteran story artist, animator and director with more than 20 years working in the animation industry. She has worked both in 2D as well as CG and is currently a story artist for Illumination Pictures. She has worked on films such as The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Meet the Robinsons, Bolt, and Spider-Man 2.
Her latest project is titled, Mila.
In this episode, Cinzia discusses:
-A bit about her professional background and how she got to the point she now finds herself in her career.
-The inspiration behind Mila.
-How she attributes the team of 250 people from 25 countries wanting to work on Mila because of its powerful theme.
-How animation artists typically work on happier projects intended to make children laugh, but the chance to work on such a strongly themed project made many of them want to jump on it.
-Some of the challenges that come from working with a large team from all over the world in a virtual environment.
-How she is happy that she was somewhat ignorant of how tough such a large project would be.
-How if you think too much about the potential consequence of trying something, you will lose the momentum and not even try.
-The power that comes from a visual representation of what you are trying to accomplish.
-The advantages of being able to multitask.
-How she gets through the daily struggles of being tired and worn out.
-How people can support the creation of Mila through the Indiegogo campaign.
-Her recommendation for anyone thinking about it, to direct even a short production because of how much you learn.
-The importance of surrounding yourself with people who have the skills that you don't have.
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“If it wasn't for the theme, I wouldn't have had this reaction from the artists.”
“My father usually tells me I am like a warrior, so I have a little bit of that attitude of, ‘Let's just do it and we will figure it out as we go.'”
“I would do it a gazillion times over, even if it is so much work.”